St. Mary's College of Maryland

47645 College Dr, St. Mary's City, United States
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Overview of St. Mary's College of Maryland

About this school

St. Mary's College of Maryland, founded in 1840, is a public, liberal arts honors college. Its 275-acre campus is located in St. Mary's City, 68 miles south of Washington, D.C.
  • Institution Type


    Public

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:1,570
    • Men:665 Men (42.4%)
    • Women:905 Women (57.6%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to St. Mary's College of Maryland is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is recommended

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
3
4
Science
3
-
Foreign Language
-
4
Social Studies
2
3
History
1
-
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
February 15
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
Considered if submitted
February 15
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy
SAT: Not used ACT: Not used

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
47645 College Drive
City, State, Zip
St. Mary's City, MD 20686-3001
Phone
(240) 895-5000
Fax
(240) 895-5001
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
January 15
Application Fee
$50
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling, notification begins April 1
Accept Offer Of Admission
May 1
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
November 1
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
November 1
Early Action Notification
Rolling, notification begins December 20

Application Form


Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
2 required for all freshmen
Other
Common Application required for freshmen
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
82% of 1,655 applicants were admitted
Women
85% of 1,000 applicants were admitted
Men
79% of 655 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
429 (31%) of 1,364 admitted students enrolled
Women
254 (30%) of 849 admitted students enrolled
Men
175 (34%) of 515 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.33
375 And Above
19%
3.50 - 3.74
20%
3.25 - 3.49
23%
3.00 - 3.24
18%
2.50 - 2.99
18%
2.00 - 2.49
2%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
576 average |530-630 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
6%
• Score 600 - 700
32%
• Score 500 - 600
50%
• Score 400 - 500
12%
• Score 300 - 400
1%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
• Score 700 - 800
12%
• Score 600 - 700
43%
• Score 500 - 600
34%
• Score 400 - 500
10%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
26 average |22-28 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
20%
• Score 24 - 29
39%
• Score 18 - 23
36%
• Score 12 - 17
6%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - In-state: $14,496|Out-of-state: $29,947 (48.84%)
  • Room & Board: - $12,816 (43.18%)
  • Other Expenses: - $800 (2.7%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $1,566 (5.28%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expenses
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


St. Mary's College of Maryland accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline February 28
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning November 15
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 002095
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
284 (85.0%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
178 (62.7%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
176 (98.9%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
9 (5.1%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
72%
Average Award
$15,606
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 162 (92.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $11,527
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 138 (78.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,310
• Merit Based Gift
Not reported
Merit Based Gift
96 (28.7%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $3,651

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
1,126 (71.3%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
817 (72.6%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
808 (98.9%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
34 (4.2%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
68%
Average Award
$12,454
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 753 (93.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $10,240
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 647 (80.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,383
• Merit Based Gift
Not reported
Merit Based Gift
407 (25.8%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $4,084

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
53%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$21,911
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
16.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
5.0%

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
Academic scholarships, Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Education
Creative Arts/Performance
Not reported
Special Achievements/Activities
Not reported
Special Characteristics
Children of Faculty/Staff

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$960

Academics & Instruction

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Students not required to own/lease a computer

Foreign Language


Required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


139

Part-Time Faculty


60

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


69%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 22% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 50% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 24% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 3% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 1% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 5% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 62% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 26% of discussion sections/labs
  • 30-39 students: - 7% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
262,365
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
395
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Not Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


St. Mary's College of Maryland provides hearing impaired services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


87.1%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


69.5%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


76.9%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


78.0%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (23)


  • Anthropology
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Asian Studies/Civilization
  • Biochemistry
  • Biological and Physical Sciences
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Economics, General
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
  • History, General
  • Mathematics, General
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Music, General
  • Philosophy
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Policy Analysis, General
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Sociology

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Not reported

Special Programs


Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Double major, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Social sciences, Psychology, Biological/life sciences

Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Not reported

Master's Programs of Study (1)


  • Education--General

    Campus Life

    Location & Geography

    Population


    3,000

    Nearest Metropolitan Area


    Campus Size


    361 acres

    Weather


    Temperature
    23.4 average low in January, 83.2 average high in September
    Rain
    114 rainy days per year

    Available Transportation


    Nearest Bus Station
    75 mile(s) from campus in Washington, D.C.
    Nearest Train Station
    75 mile(s) from campus in Washington, D.C.

    Housing

    College Housing


    College offers housing to students

    Types of Housing


    Men only housing, women only housing, coed housing, disabled student housing

    Students of College Housing


    82% of all students

    Housing Restrictions


    Freshman Housing Guarantee


    Freshmen are guaranteed housing

    Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


    18%

    Security

    24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


    Available

    24-Hour Security Patrols


    Available

    Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


    Available

    Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


    Available

    Personal Support Services

    Health Service


    Offered

    Personal Counseling


    Offered

    Child Care


    Not offered

    Sports & Recreation

    School Athletics


    Athletic Conferences
    NCAA Division III
    Mascot
    Seahawks
    School Colors
    Navy blue and old gold

    Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


    FactorOfferedScholarships Given
    Badminton
    Baseball
    Basketball
    Cheerleading
    Cross-Country Running
    Field Hockey
    Lacrosse
    Sailing
    Soccer
    Swimming And Diving
    Tennis
    Volleyball

    Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


    SportOfferedScholarships Given
    Badminton
    Baseball
    Basketball
    Cheerleading
    Cross-Country Running
    Field Hockey
    Lacrosse
    Sailing
    Soccer
    Swimming And Diving
    Tennis
    Volleyball

    Recreational Sports


    Intramural Sports
    badminton, basketball, soccer, volleyball

    Student Activities

    Activities And Organizations


    St. Mary's College of Maryland offers choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, dance club, humans vs. zombies, intervarsity christian fellowship, habitat for humanity, history club

    Sororities


    Fraternities


    ROTC


    Student Body

    Co-educational


    Yes

    Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


    1,516

    Undergraduates


    All Undergraduates
    1,570
    Women
    905
    Men
    665

    Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


    • 0.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
    • 4.1% Asian
    • 9.1% Black/African-American
    • 7.8% Hispanic/Latino
    • 5.2% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
    • 0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
    • 71.3% White
    • 2.3% Unknown

    International Students


    1.1% from 11 countries

    Average Age


    20

    Number of Graduate Students


    28

    Student Resources

    Study resources