Best Liberal Arts Colleges 2023
St. Mary’s College of Maryland, the National Public Honors College, is ranked sixth best public liberal arts college in the nation in U.S. News & World Report’s “2023 Best Colleges.” The College also ranks 89 on the national liberal arts colleges list, public and private. The College also is listed by USN&WR as a best value school and a top performer on social mobility – a ranking based on enrolling and graduating large proportions of disadvantaged students awarded with Pell Grants.
Best Colleges / Best Regional Colleges for the Northeast
The Princeton Review features St. Mary’s College in the 2023 edition of its flagship college guide, “The Best 388 Colleges” based on more than surveys of more than 160,000 students nationwide.
Best Liberal Arts Colleges 2022
Washington Monthly College Guide ranks colleges “based on what they do for the country.” In the 2022 rankings, St. Mary’s College of Maryland is ranked 56 overall among the top Liberal Arts Colleges in the United States and is the ranked third among public liberal arts colleges. SMCM is also ranked 109 out of 391 colleges in the northeast who offer the “Best Bang for the Buck.” The guide describes this ranking as “the schools where students of modest means get the most for their money.”
Best Colleges for Your Money
St. Mary’s College of Maryland has been noted as one of the “Best Colleges” combining quality and affordability by Money magazine for 2022.
Best Liberal Arts Colleges
St. Mary’s College of Maryland has been ranked by Money magazine for 2022 as #16 overall and the top public liberal arts college in its list of best liberal arts colleges.
Best Professors in Maryland
Using U.S. Dept. of Education data paired with reviews from real students, Niche rates St. Mary’s College as #5 College with the Best Professors in Maryland in 2023.
Best College Food in Maryland
Using U.S. Dept. of Education data paired with reviews from real students, Niche rates St. Mary’s College as having the #1 Best College Food in Maryland in 2023.
Public College of Distinction / Maryland College of Distinction
Recognized by the Colleges of Distinction publication based on student engagement, quality of teaching, and successful post-graduate outcomes.
Career Development Colleges of Distinction
Recognized by the Colleges of Distinction publication for exceeding expectations in the area of career development, equipping students with self-reflection, job market research and networking skills needed for their lifelong career journey.
National College of Distinction
Recognized by the Colleges of Distinction publication for our committed implementation of high-impact educational practices, earning its title as one of the nation’s Colleges of Distinction.
Best and Most Interesting College
Recognized in the 2023 edition of Fiske Guide to Colleges.
Best Value Colleges
The Princeton Review also lists St. Mary’s College based on academics, costs, financial aid, debt, graduation rates, and alumni career and salary data.
Top 50 Green Colleges
The Princeton Review includes St. Mary’s College #43 in its 2023 Guide to Top 50 Green Colleges as an environmentally responsible school.
Forbes Top Colleges 2022
Forbes’ top colleges ranking spotlights schools that offer an excellent education at a great price, graduate high-earners and propel students to become successful entrepreneurs and influential leaders in their fields.
Lowest Student Loan Debt in Maryland
St. Mary’s College is ranked #1 for lowest average student loan debt among Maryland public colleges by LendEDU for 2022.
Best STEM Hidden Gem Colleges 2023
St. Mary’s College of Maryland has been listed as a Best STEM Hidden Gem College for individuals who wish to pursue STEM fields by CollegeRaptor.com. The higher education planning tool compares colleges based on number of applications received, graduation rates, campus diversity, endowment per student, and other key metrics as reported via the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) for the most recently available enrollment year.
Tree Campus Higher Education
Recognized by the Arbor Day Foundation as a Tree Campus Higher Education site for making trees and green space an integral part of the campus experience.