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Discover who you’re meant to be. You’re smart, creative, passionate, dedicated to your dreams, and you want to make a difference in the world. Start here.
Be part of something bigger
Saint Mary’s College ranks among the top 100 Best National Liberal Arts Colleges for 2015, according to U.S.News & World Report. Founded in 1844, Saint Mary’s is a pioneer in the education of women and is sponsored by the Sisters of the Holy Cross.

Our strong science and mathematics departments turn out graduates who are accepted into top-notch graduate schools. Our applicants have been accepted to prestigious schools such as the University of Michigan, Boston College, Johns Hopkins University, MIT, Northwestern University, and Carnegie Mellon University.

Discover your power
With an average class size of 15 and an 11:1 student-faculty ratio, Saint Mary’s is home to women from 40 states and 17 countries who share different perspectives and talents, as well as a common desire to learn. Our professors are dedicated to each student’s personal growth and academic success. In discussion-based classes you’ll develop your communication and critical-thinking skills. You’ll have the opportunity to demonstrate your learning through creative projects and presentations such as the senior comprehensive project, a graduate-level research project in your major. When you leave class, you’ll go home to one of five residence halls, including senior apartments, where you’ll live in a community with your classmates and continue your learning outside the classroom.

Discover your voice
Saint Mary’s is a community of 1,500 academically motivated women determined to make the world a better place. It’s a community focused on intellectual endeavors where you will explore your talents, get involved in campus life and the broader community, and form lifelong friendships. As a Saint Mary’s student, you can choose from more than 30 study abroad opportunities, join one of more than 60 student-led organizations, and participate in one of our eight varsity athletic programs and numerous intramural sports.

Discover your passion
Choose from more than 30 majors that will help you take on the complex challenges of the world. Through rigorous academics and experiential learning, you will acquire the tools to take charge of your life and your future. You’ll graduate with more than a degree. You’ll gain experience through internships with Fortune 500 companies, graduate-level research with your professors, and service opportunities around the country and the world. You’ll discover opportunities to explore your faith and examine the issues that are important to you with other like-minded women.

Discover your potential and grow—intellectually, socially, spiritually, and emotionally. You’ll find your voice, find your passion, find your power, and achieve greatness at Saint Mary’s.  

Call +1-574-284-4587 or visit to learn more about the Saint Mary’s experience.



Located in Notre Dame, Indiana, just north of South Bend beside the Saint Joseph River and across the street from the University of Notre Dame, our suburban campus includes 100 acres of trees, gardens, and manicured lawns, historic buildings, and technologically advanced classrooms.


Type of college: Four-year liberal arts; small campus

Number of students: Approximately 1,500

Number of Faculty: Approximately 130

Colleges, programs, and degrees: Saint Mary’s offers bachelor’s degrees in more than 30 majors and three graduate programs to help you pursue a meaningful career and make a difference in the world.

• Accounting
• American History
• Anthropology
• Art, with concentrations in art history and studio art
• Art History
• Biology, major with concentrations in cellular/molecular; ecology, evolution, and environmental; integrative
• Business Administration, major with concentrations in accounting, finance, international business, management, management information systems, marketing
• Chemistry, with a biochemistry concentration
• Communication Studies
• Communicative Sciences and Disorders
• Computing and Applied Mathematics
• Computer Science
• Dance
• Early Childhood Education
• Economics
• Elementary Education
• English as a Second Language/Bilingual Bicultural Education
• English Literature
• English Literature and Writing
• English Writing
• Environmental Studies
• European History
• Film Studies
• French
• Gender and Women’s Studies
• Gerontology
• Global Studies, major with concentrations in anthropology, gender and women’s studies, global business administration, global economics, intercultural studies, international development, international higher education administration, modern European culture
• History, major with optional women’s history concentration
• Humanistic Studies
• Intercultural Studies
• Italian
• Justice Studies
• Management Information Systems
• Mathematics, major with optional teacher concentration
• Mathematics/Computer Science
• Music
• Music Education
• Nursing
• Philosophy
• Political Science
• Psychology
• Public Communication
• Public Relations/Advertising
• Reading
• Religious Studies
• Secondary Education
• Social Work
• Sociology
• Spanish
• Statistics and Actuarial Mathematics
• Student-Designed Major
• Studio Art
• Theatre (with performance and production minors)
• Third World History
• Women’s History

Dual Degree Program in Engineering
In addition to completing a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree from Saint Mary’s College, students also earn an engineering degree in aerospace, chemical, civil, computer science, electrical, environmental, geosciences, or mechanical engineering from the University of Notre Dame.

Thinking pre-med or other health profession?
Regardless of the major you choose, Saint Mary’s offers courses of study and advising for admission to graduate/professional programs in:
• Dentistry
• Medicine—Human or Veterinary
• Occupational Therapy
• Optometry
• Pharmacy
• Physical Therapy
• Physician Assistant Studies
• Other allied health fields                  

Interested in a law career?
The Career Crossings Office provides resources as you research law schools, register and prepare for the LSAT, and write personal statements. Academic advisors provide guidance as you choose your major and courses in preparation for law school.

Student-Designed Major (SDM)
Qualified students are offered the option to design an independent, interdisciplinary course of study outside the traditional department structure at Saint Mary’s.

Visit to learn more about Saint Mary’s majors, concentrations, and academic programs. 
Geographic diversity: Students come from 40 states and 17 other countries.

International student services: Saint Mary’s offers International Orientation Program, cultural activities, English Language School, and more through its Center for Women’s Intercultural Leadership.

International student budget: As an international student, you must maintain full-time status, which is a minimum of 12 credit hours each semester. In addition, all international students are required to purchase health insurance through the College.
Tuition and Fees     $37,400
Housing and Food    $11,320
Books, Supplies, and Personal Expenses    $1,950
Health Insurance    $775
Total    $51,445

Financial aid: For qualified students, we offer scholarships based on academic profile and financial need.

Test score requirements: We require proof of English proficiency through the TOEFL or IELTS. We also accept SAT scores.

Application deadlines and fees: Application priority deadline is February 15. Late applications are accepted until the last class is filled.