Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College is a private, Catholic, liberal arts women’s college located in Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana. Associated with the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, the college was founded in 1841 by Saint Mother Theodore Guerin, a French nun, as an academy for young women. Saint Mother Theodore Guerin was canonized in 2006 and became Indiana’s first saint. Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College is the oldest Catholic liberal arts college for women and one of the oldest institutions of higher education for women in the United States.
Today, there are approximately 1,700 women students enrolled at the college mentored by full-time faculty members made up of women, men, religious and lay people. For its regular on-campus classes, the college offers undergraduate programs for women. For its distance education and certificate programs, however, both men and women can enroll. With a student to faculty ratio of 12 to 1, students at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College is assured of a focused, one-on-one interaction with their professors who are always willing to lend them an ear and a hand.
Cost of attendance for academic year 2009-2010 for fulltime undergraduate students living on campus is US$22,360 for tuition, US$700 for fees, US$3,300 for an average cost of room and US$3,300 for a typical meal plan. For part-time undergraduate students the cost of tuition per credit hour is US$424. For those enrolled in graduate programs, the cost of tuition is US$488 per credit hour plus technology fee of US$150. Financial aid in the form of loans, grants, scholarships and work-study arrangements is extended by the college to ensure that students are able to pay for their cost of tuition and fees.
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