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St. Mary's College of Maryland
St. Mary's City, MD
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.
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Institution Type Public
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 1,643
   Women 936 (57.0%)
   Men 707 (43.0%)
Graduate Students 31
Entrance Difficulty Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate 80% of 1,767 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered Yes
Early Decision Offered No
Regular Admission Deadline January 15
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA 3.34
SAT Math 552 average
490-610 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 575 average
510-640 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 26 average
23-29 range of middle 50%
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests X      
Essay X      
Extracurricular Activities   X    
Cost of Attendance In-state: $29,400
Out-of-state: $44,548
  Tuition and Fees In-state: $14,192
Out-of-state: $29,340
  Room and Board $12,442
Average Percent of Need Met 72%
Average Freshman Award $13,772
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 141
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 18% of classes
10-19 students: 54% of classes
20-29 students: 23% of classes
30-39 students: 3% of classes
40-49 students: 2% of classes
St. Mary's City Population 3,000
Nearest Metropolitan Area  
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 96% of freshmen, 84% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division III
Mascot Seahawks
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
4.2% Asian
8.6% Black/African-American
8.6% Hispanic/Latino
5.0% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
69.6% White
3.6% Unknown
International Students 0.5% from 9 countries
First-Year Students Returning 86.5%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 65.2%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly 31.0%