St Mary's College of Maryland
St Mary's College of Maryland Photo #2 - The SMCM waterfront, where students can check out kayaks and sailboats.
St Mary's College of Maryland Photo #6 - The annual cardboard-boat race is a great way to start homecoming weekend.
St Mary's College of Maryland Photo #7 - One of many performances by SMCM students at World Carnival.
St. Mary's enjoys a unique place in higher education. Designated a Public Honors College by both former Governor of Maryland, William Donald Schaefer, and an act of legislation, we promise and provide for academic excellence within the context of a traditional liberal arts curriculum. This means that we offer the same high caliber education that the best private colleges offer. However, as a state-supported college, we strive to remain affordable and accessible to Maryland's students, as well as to students from around the country and the globe.
St Mary's College of Maryland
|County||Saint Marys County, MD|
|Title IV Eligible||Participat|
|Carnegie Classification||Baccalaureate Colleges--Liberal Arts|
|Institution Level||Four or more years|
|Instructional Staff Total|
(research/public service staff included)
|171 staff||115 staff|
|Total Enrollment||1,895 students||1,633 students|
|# Full-Time Students||1,854 students||1,434 students|
|# Part-Time Students||41 students||137 students|
|# Undergraduate Students||1,863 students||1,507 students|
|# Graduate Students||32 students||129 students|
|% American Indian/Alaskan||-||1%|
|% Two or more races||2%||2%|
|Finances and Admission|
|In-State Tuition Fees|
|Out-State Tuition Fees|
|Tuition Notes||Tuition, Fees, Room,|
|SAT Reading (25-75%)||560-680||450-570|
|SAT Math (25-75%)||540-650||460-573|
|SAT Writing (25-75%)||550-670||440-570|
|ACT English (25-75%)||24-30||19-25|
|ACT Math (25-75%)||24-29||18-25|
|ACT Composite (25-75%)||25-29||20-25|
- Non-sectarian since its founding in 1840, St. Mary’s College of Maryland enjoys a unique status in public higher education as Maryland’s public honors college. Because it is a coeducational state college, St. Mary’s is committed to the ideals of affordability, accessibility, and diversity. St. Mary’s offers an undergraduate, liberal arts education and small-college experience like those found at exceptional private colleges. St. Mary’s shares the hallmarks of private institutions: an outstanding faculty, talented students, high academic standards, a challenging curriculum, small classes, a sense of community, and a spirit of intellectual inquiry. By combining the virtues of public and private education, St. Mary’s provides a unique alternative for students and their families. This special identity underpins the College’s success and its reputation for excellence.
- Our beautiful campus is situated along the St. Mary's River in the heart of the Chesapeake Bay region, and adjacent to Historic St. Mary's City, site of Maryland's first colonial capital. The College and the Historic St. Mary's City Commission are forging an affiliation that promises new opportunities in the study of colonial history, archaeology, and museum studies, which will enhance our rich liberal arts curriculum. It's an alliance that may be unequaled on any other college campus and one we are very excited about.
- It's not just the river and our 319-acre waterfront campus. It's people who are drawn to it and to the concept of an honors college. Creative individuals, who write music, conduct experiments, build computers and put their beliefs into action. Don't just take our word for it. As one of the top 100 liberal arts colleges in the nation, St. Mary's is ranked prominently in the major college guides.
- St. Mary’s College is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. The Carnegie Foundation Classification Code for the College is “Baccalaureate College – Liberal Arts.” SMCM was awarded a Phi Beta Kappa chapter in the fall of 1997.