#4 Best Private Colleges in Indiana

Saint Mary's College

Notre Dame, Indiana

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Saint Mary's College overview
Location Notre Dame, Indiana
Online saintmarys.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Rural Fringe
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Saint Mary's College overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad
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Saint Mary's College, a private Catholic women's liberal arts college founded by the Sisters of the Holy Cross in 1844, is located in Notre Dame, Indiana, adjacent to the city of South Bend and in close proximity to the University of Notre Dame. The college showcases a traditional collegiate Gothic architectural style across its 100-acre campus. Saint Mary's College is recognized for its strong academic programs, notably in fields such as nursing, education, and business administration. While the college does not emphasize a high-profile athletic program, it concentrates on fostering a rigorous academic environment and provides multiple opportunities for research and internships. Student housing is available on campus, with over 90% of students choosing to live in one of the residence halls or apartments offered. Saint Mary's College maintains a selective admissions process, seeking students who demonstrate strong academic potential and a desire to contribute to the campus community.

In the most recent statistical year 2,260 prospective students applied, and 1,896 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 397 enrolled in the school.  1,436 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 83 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $48,880 plus fees of $1,050. St. Mary's College is ranked 162 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2024 U.S. Colleges Ranking.












St. Mary's College is rated within the top 26% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 8 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards

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SAT 1100/1328
ACT 26/32
GPA 3.83

Applications Accepted

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Applications Due -
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $0

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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for Saint Mary's College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,150
Other Fees$1,050
Room and Board $13,580
Budget for Other Expenses$1,550
Total One Year Cost$66,210

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$51,100 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

79% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Saint Mary's College students
Subject Percent of Class
Health Professions 13%
Communication 12%
Business 10%
English and Literature 9%
Social Sciences 9%

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