Saint Mary’s College is a private, Catholic, liberal arts learning institution located in Notre Dame, Indiana. It was founded in 1844 by the Sisters of the Holy Cross and named in honor of the Blessed Virgin Mary. In existence for over 150 years, Saint Mary’s College is one of the oldest institutions for higher education for women. Consistently ranked among the best liberal arts schools in the United States, Saint Mary’s is also recognized as a “Premier Catholic Women’s College” in many annual surveys of American colleges and universities.
Today, there are approximately 1,664 students enrolled at the college, 85% of them living on campus. The school’s faculty is made up of top scholars who are recognized in their respective fields. With the average class size no more than 15 students and the student to faculty ratio at a low 10 to 1, students enjoy a close working relationship with their professors.
The college offers Bachelor’s degrees in over 30 academic majors covering various areas of study like business administration and economics, political science, religious studies, information technology, justice education, and inter-cultural studies.
Typical cost of attendance at St. Mary’s College for academic year 2009-2010 for fulltime, resident students with 12 to 18 credit hours is US$43,200 broken down into full-year tuition of US31,020; room and board at US$9,480; cost of books estimated at US$1,200; miscellaneous expenses at US$1,000; and travel/transportation at US$500. To make sure students are able to pay for their cost of attendance, financial aid is extended in the form of loans, grants, scholarships, and work-study programs.
For more information on admissions, college majors, degrees offered, online programs, athletics, school rankings, tuition, scholarships and financial aid options, please contact Saint Marys College.