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. "
Currently a PhD candidate at Cornell University
"Being a student at a public honors college was more than just challenging coursework. At most schools, research opportunities are reserved for graduate students, but at St Mary’s, I was given the resources and the mentorship to pursue my own undergraduate research, present at conferences, and prepare for my Ph.D."
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.