…students are given the chance to explore complex ideas, take risks, and ultimately find real meaning in the subject matter they're most passionate about.
Dr. Katie Gantz
Professor of French
…[SMCM] offered a unique combination of intellectual vigor and close-knit collaboration and support. My time there made me a better thinker, a better writer, and a better person.
Neil Irwin '00
Senior Economic Correspondent
The New York Times
All my life my family and I have moved around the country and I never had a place to call home until St. Mary's College of Maryland.
Jacob Traver ‘18
We have the highest four-year graduation rate in Maryland and the lowest average debt amongst graduates of all Maryland public 4 year institutions.
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.