Rigorous academics, personal fulfillment, a private liberal arts education at the cost of a public college - that’s why you come to a school like St. Mary’s College of Maryland
Are you ready to be challenged?
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Are you ready to succeed?
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Are you ready to experience the world?
"A lot of students come here because of the water, but they stay here because of the community. "
Minor: African Diaspora Studies
TV Anchor/Reporter for CBS42 News Birmingham, Alabama
"Little did I know SMCM would be the place I embraced wholeheartedly and that would in turn embrace me back, making it a place to truly always call home."
Professor of Economics
Hilda C. Landers Endowed Chair in the Liberal Arts
"I love St. Mary’s because of the quality of students, the faculty, and the staff. We are a big family. "
Less than 2.5 hours from Washington D.C., Baltimore, and Richmond, we are located in St. Mary’s County adjacent to the historic site of St. Mary’s City (1634), the original capital of Maryland and the fourth oldest permanent settlement in British North America.