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Saint Mary's College of Maryland

As Maryland’s public honors college, 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.

Bachelor's programmes

Natural Sciences & Mathematics (5)
Arts, Design & Architecture (4)
Computer Science & IT (1)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (1)

About

History

The land now occupied by the campus of St. Mary’s College has played an important role in the evolution of the community and in the history of Maryland. The campus, lying on a broad bend of the St. Mary’s River, was the home of the Yaocomaco people during the 1600s. 

Education

St. Mary’s College of Maryland is Maryland’s honors college, a selective, public liberal arts college-a vibrant community of scholars and learners. We foster a rigorous and innovative curriculum; experiential learning; scholarship and creativity; close mentoring relationships; and a community dedicated to honesty, civility, and integrity. We are committed to diversity, access, and affordability. Our students, faculty and staff serve local, national, and global communities and cultivate and promote social responsibility.

Research

St. Mary’s College of Maryland will increasingly serve as the liberal arts college of choice for intellectually ambitious students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds, attracted by a rigorous, innovative, and distinctive curriculum that integrates theory and practice; a talented, professionally engaged, and student­ centered faculty and staff; and a strong infrastructure. Students will be part of a collaborative learning community that embraces intellectual curiosity and innovation, the power of diversity, and the College’s unique environment. Our graduates will thrive as responsible and thoughtful global citizens and leaders.

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2019

GSSA 2019

The Global Student Satisfaction Awards empower students across the globe to determine the best universities of 2019. By rating institutions on a scale from 1 to 5, on multiple studies-related questions, we found the top educators in the world.

Learn more about the Global Student Satisfaction Awards

Services

Student services

The Office of Institutional Research at St. Mary’s College of Maryland is the source for official institutional information and contributes to the high standard of excellence through supporting College goals by providing timely information to assist with planning, decision-making, and reporting.

Housing services

All housing is air conditioned and free WiFi is available throughout campus. All guests will receive a linen package including a blanket, pillow, sheets, and towels.

Library services

The St. Mary’s College of Maryland Library is the largest library in the St. Mary’s, Calvert, and Charles tri-county region. Our collection includes over 200,000 books, DVDs, CDs and periodicals available to loan to members of the St. Mary’s College community as well as alumni and local patrons. 

Medical services

The Wellness Center is staffed by a team of medical and mental health professionals to assist you in addressing your physical and mental health concerns. In order to provide you with the highest quality of care, the Wellness Center utilizes an integrated treatment approach.

Student Life

Campus life

The Campus Center is the hub of student life at SMCM. This is a great place to catch a movie, attend a lecture, or take advantage of one of the many events organized by the Office of Student Activities.

Student clubs

St. Mary’s has a wide array of clubs and organizations that provide support and activities for students.

  • Asian and Pacific-American Club (APAC)
  • Students for a Democratic Society (SDS)
  • Student Environmental Action Coalition
  • Latinos Unidos
  • Habitat for Humanity

Accreditation

Accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.

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