18952 E. Fisher Road St. Mary's City, MD 20686-3001 240-895-5000
http://www.smcm.edu admissions@smcm.edu
About St. Mary's College of Maryland
  • Year of Foundation 1840
  • Size of Campus 319 Acre
  • Type of Instituition Public institution
  • Religious Orientation None
  • Degrees Bachelor, Master
  • Calendar Type Semester
  • Undergraduate Population 1,964
  • Women % / Men % / Out of state 57%, 43%, 19%
  • App. Deadlines FAFSA
  • Tuition Costs In / Out - State $11,325 in-state, $22,718 out-of-state
  • Room and Board $7,550
  • Nonfall Registration Accepted
  • Selectivity of the Intuition More selective
  • Application Fee $50
  • Enrollment No. 1,978
Since its founding, St. Mary's has been state-sponsored, publicly funded, administered by an independent Board of Trustees, actively non-sectarian, and devoted to providing an affordable liberal arts education. In 1840, the Maryland legislature authorized a lottery to finance the construction of a "female seminary" (girls' boarding school) in St. Mary's City; the school was incorporated by an act of legislation in 1846. In 1927, St. Mary's became Maryland's first junior college, and a 1964 name change to St. Mary's College of Maryland reflected the school's evolution into a four-year baccalaureate college. The state General Assembly designated the school Maryland's public honors college in 1992; the state also granted the College an institutional status designed to assure stable public funding.
Social Life And Activities
  • Number of frat chapter houses 0
  • Popular Event and Social Activities on Campus Cardboard Boat Race, World Carnival, River Concert Series, Christmas in April, weekly Coffeehouse series, monthly Comedy series, monthly Poetry Readings, Eco-fest, several lecture series, concerts, sporting events, Winter Formal, Senior Gala
  • Number of students in fraternities 0
  • Percent students who are frat members 0%
  • Number of honor societies Beta Beta Beta (Biology), Omicron Delta Epsilon (Economics), Omicron Delta Kappa (Leadership), Phi Alpha Theta (History), Phi Beta Kappa (Academic), Pi Sigma Alpha (Political Science), Psi Chi (Psychology), Sigma Tau Delta (English)
  • Setting Rural
  • Number of sororities 0
  • On-campus religious organizations (Appears as submitted by school) Intervarsity Christian Fellowship, Hillel, Newman Society
  • Other on-campus organizations N/A
  • Percent students who are frat sororities 0%
  • Number of on-campus international organizations (Appears as submitted by school) Black Student Union, Raices Hispanas, International Club
  • Alcohol Policies Yes
  • Number of frats 0
  • Other general policies class attendance mandatory, class attendance policies set by individual instructors, hazing prohibited
  • Distance to nearest bus Lexington Park, MD (7)
  • Public Transportation to the University Yes
  • Car Permitted On Campus Yes
  • Distance to nearest airport Arlington, VA (Reagan National Airport) (70), Linthicum Heights, MD (Baltimore-Washington Int'l) (95
  • Distance to nearest train Washington, DC (70)
Student Housing
  • College housing safety - Fire alarms 100%
  • Number of students using college housing 84%
  • College campus housing availability Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are triples 24%
  • Number of housing and appartment units owned by the university 8
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are singles 7%
  • Off and remote campus housing assistance available Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are undefined N/A
  • On and Off campus housing offered Yes
  • Type of housing provided for students coed dorms (27%), women's dorms (10%), men's dorms (11%), apartment for single students (27%), special housing for disabled students (1%), other housing options (24%)
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are doubles 42%
  • High speed or wireless internet in college housing 100%
  • College housing safety - Sprinkler system 38%
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are apartments 27%
Campus Services
  • Estimated Capacity Of Wireless Network 500
  • Library Facilities Media Center with multimedia editing suites and classrooms; Special Collections; College Archives; and Maryland Collection.
  • Online Course Registration Available Yes
  • Number Of Subscriptions 1,114
  • Student Computer Availability Yes
  • Wireless Network - Student wi-fi Yes
  • Library On Campus Yes
  • OS of Wifi Network Microsoft
  • Number of e-books 7,931
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Campus Labs(est) 151
  • Location Of Available Computers computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • Internet Access Yes
  • Tutoring and Remedial Help N/A
  • Number Of Books in Library 158,318
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Library 30
  • Basic Services Provided nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, other
  • Student Email Accounts Yes
  • Student Allowed To Post A Web Page Yes
  • Number of Audiovisuals-cds,videos,dvds 16,740
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Classrooms 74
  • Campus Safety 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)
  • Counseling Services minority student, career, personal, veteran student, academic, psychological, birth control
  • Location Of Area With Wireless Support in some of the libraries (excluding computer labs), in all the libraries, in some classrooms, in computer labs, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas
  • Museums Art Gallery, archaeological site of historic St. Mary's City, electron microscope, marine research vessel, freshwater and saltwater research facilities
  • Number Of Microforms 43,783
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Other Locations 0
  • Computer Courses No
Student Employment and Career
  • Career placment and training co-op education, on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training
  • Does the school discourage student employment No
  • Employed Students after 6 Months N/A
  • Top Companies Selecting Students For Jobs Private businesses and companies (including technology firms, consulting firms, financial services companies, and health care firms), schools (including Maryland Public School Systems and several private institutions) and numerous government agencies.
  • Employed Students after 2 years N/A
  • Airforce ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • Navy ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • Army ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • Number of undergraduates (only) with employment 30%
  • The average earnings of employed undergrads 1,100
  • Employed Students after 1 year 68%
  • Student Employment Fedral Work Study Program Available
Loan, Scholarship, Fellowship, Grant Page Details
  • Specific Locations/Universities Rural