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St. Mary's College of Maryland Students are

  • Diverse Achievers
  • Honors Students
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Critical Thinkers
  • Experiential Learners

About St. Mary's College of Maryland

Our 361-acre waterfront campus lies in the heart of Maryland’s Chesapeake Bay region, adjacent to historic St. Mary’s City—the 4th-oldest permanent English settlement in North America. As the first of only two public honors colleges in the country, we offer a prestigious tradition of providing students of all backgrounds a solid liberal arts and sciences foundation combined with experiential education. If you’re ready to work hard and reach further, we are with you all the way. Our unique curriculum blends experiential learning with applied discovery. Our faculty are among the most accomplished academics in the country and dedicated to teaching and mentoring students who are uncommonly driven to step up and stand out. And with one of the lowest student to faculty ratios in the nation, they will be more than just your teachers. They will be your advisers, your advocates, your friends, every step of the way.

Total Student Population Approximately 1,500
Undergraduate 1,488
Graduate 22
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Diversity at St. Mary's College of Maryland

  • 30% Students of color
  • 1% International students at undergraduate level

Top Majors at St. Mary's College of Maryland

St. Mary's College of Maryland is Part of Verto’s Direct Transfer Program

Through Verto’s Direct Transfer Program, you can gain admission to St. Mary’s based on your academic performance with the courses delivered by the Academic Provider during your Verto study abroad experience. While admission will depend on St. Mary’s’ availability and is ultimately up to their discretion, this route tends to give Verto participants who meet the college’s academic criteria a higher chance of admission and a fast-tracked application.

Learn About Verto’s Direct Transfer Program

St. Mary's College of Maryland, The National Public Honors College, is excited about our partnership with Verto. Experiential education and study abroad are part of "The Honors College Promise" woven into the College's signature LEAD curriculum that prepares students for 21st century career and personal accomplishment. Students who participate in Verto programs are a step ahead when they enroll at St. Mary's College. We look forward to them enriching our campus culture through this invaluable experience.

David L. Hautanen, Jr. Vice President for Enrollment Management