Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College

1 St Mary Of Woods Coll, Saint mary of the woods, IN 47876-1099
Tel: (812)535-5151
Private not-for-profit | 951 students
Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College, a Catholic women's college sponsored by the Sisters of Providence, is committed to higher education in the tradition of the liberal arts. The College serves a diverse community of learners in undergraduate and graduate programs, while maintaining its historical commitment to women in its campus program. By participating in this community, students develop their abilities to think critically, to communicate responsibly, to engage in lifelong learning and leadership, and to effect positive change in a global society.

School Overview:

Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College
CountyVigo County, IN
Title IV EligibleParticipat
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate Colleges--General
Institution LevelFour or more years
Institution ControlPrivate not-for-profit
Instructional Staff Total
(research/public service staff included)
103 staff115 staff
Student Body
Total Enrollment951 students1,633 students
# Full-Time Students
575 students1,434 students
# Part-Time Students
376 students137 students
# Undergraduate Students
791 students 1,507 students
# Graduate Students
160 students129 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
% Asian
% Hawaiian
% Hispanic
% Black
% White
% Two or more races
Finances and Admission
In-State Tuition Fees
Out-State Tuition Fees
Tuition Notesfor full-time studen
Percent Admitted64%64%
SAT Reading (25-75%)440-560450-570
SAT Math (25-75%)390-500460-573
SAT Writing (25-75%)420-500440-570
ACT Composite (25-75%)18-2320-25

School Notes:

  • The peaceful and beautiful campus features a fitness trail, lake, and stables amid the stately academic buildings. Founded in 1840 by the Sisters of Providence, the College boasts an enrollment of approximately 1,700 students in campus-based, undergraduate distance-learning, and graduate programs. Besides the College, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods is common ground for the Sisters of Providence, Woods Day Care/Pre-School, Providence Center and the White Violet Center for Eco-Justice.
  • Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College also offers four masters programs, open to both women and men, in theexternal degree format.
  • For more than 165 years, Excellence, Integrity and Service have been the hallmarks of a Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College education. With programs that are innovative, exciting and challenging, and courses that blend the latest in technology with the most forward-thinking business, educational and leadership ideals, an SMWC education represents a wide breadth of knowledge and a firm grasp of the concepts that shape today's ever-changing world.
  • Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College, the nation's oldest Catholic college for women, is a 67-acre wooded campus located five miles northwest of Terre Haute, Indiana.
  • Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools through the Higher Learning Commission
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