Saint Mary’s College (Notre Dame, IN) is home to approximately 1,600 students from 42 states and 11 foreign countries. At the undergraduate level, Saint Mary's is a women's college. At the graduate level, Saint Mary's College is co-educational. Founded in 1844 by the Sisters of the Holy Cross, Saint Mary’s is where women "develop their talents and prepare to make a difference in the world." More than 80% of students volunteer locally and nationally; more than 50% study abroad.
Saint Mary’s suburban campus includes 75 acres of rolling hills and historic buildings along the St. Joseph River. More than 510 clubs and organizations are available for students between Saint Mary's and the University of Notre Dame, across the street. The more than 50 academic programs include but are not limited to, nursing, business administration, education, communicative sciences and disorders, psychology, communication studies, and biology/pre-med. Saint Mary's also offers a co-ed engineering program with the University of Notre Dame. Classes average 17 students. Classes are taught by full professors, not teaching assistants, with a 1:10 faculty-to-student ratio.
It's your turn to be heard, to stretch your abilities and exercise your imagination. At Saint Mary's College, our rigorous academics and nurturing community will empower you to learn, grow, and lead. “The drive to excel is contagious, and we're all pushing each other to strive for more. Saint Mary's is where you can achieve things you never knew you could. You'll feel like you can go out into the world upon graduation and do something incredible.” —Chelsea Young, art major Saint Mary’s outstanding faculty are top scholars in their fields and are centered on your education. They’ll engage you in classroom discussions and activities, then lead you outside the classroom for hands-on learning. Our close-knit student community of approximately 1,600 women will embrace and encourage you to achieve your potential and make a difference in the world. Saint Mary's welcomes you, challenges you, and immerses you in academic and personal exploration. Discover your passion and be prepared a life of endless possibilities. It all begins at Saint Mary's.
Founded by the Sisters of the Holy Cross in 1844, Saint Mary’s College promotes a life of intellectual vigor, aesthetic appreciation, religious sensibility, and social responsibility. Saint Mary’s is a Catholic, residential, women’s, liberal arts college offering undergraduate degrees and co-educational graduate programs.