St. Mary's College of Maryland: Narrative Description

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18952 East Fisher Rd.
St. Mary's City, MD 20686-3001
Tel: (240)895-2000
Free: 800-492-7181
Admissions: (240)895-5000
Fax: (240)895-5001
E-mail: [email protected]
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State-supported, 4-year, coed. Part of Maryland State Colleges and Universities System. Awards bachelor's degrees. Founded 1840. Setting: 319-acre rural campus. Endowment: $28.6 million. Research spending 2003-04: $498,828. Educational spending 2003-04: $7225 per student. Total enrollment: 1,935. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 13:1. 2,321 applied, 57% were admitted. 39% from top 10% of their high school class, 70% from top quarter, 90% from top half. 22 National Merit Scholars, 23 valedictorians. Full-time: 1,830 students, 59% women, 41% men. Part-time: 105 students, 51% women, 49% men. Students come from 36 states and territories, 18% from out-of-state, 0.1% Native American, 3% Hispanic, 7% black, 4% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 3% 25 or older, 84% live on campus, 4% transferred in. Retention: 85% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: social sciences and history; psychology; biological/life sciences; English. Core. Calendar: semesters. Services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, freshman honors college, honors program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study at National Student Exchange. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, electronic application, early admission, early decision. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, SAT or ACT. Recommended: 2 recommendations, interview. Entrance: very difficult. Application deadlines: 1/15, 12/1 for early decision plan 1, 1/15 for early decision plan 2. Notification: 4/1, 1/1 for early decision plan 1, 2/15 for early decision plan 2.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $40. State resident tuition: $8092 full-time, $150 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $15,572 full-time, $150 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $1588 full-time. Part-time tuition varies according to course load. College room and board: $7400. College room only: $4165. Room and board charges vary according to board plan, housing facility, and student level.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 75 open to all. Most popular organizations: For Goodness Sake (community service), The Point News (student newspaper), FMLA (feminist group), Black Student Union, Dance Club. Major annual events: World Carnival, Christmas in April (community service), Cardboard Boat Races. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. College housing designed to accommodate 1,482 students; 1,522 undergraduates lived in college housing during 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Baltimore Hall with 157,077 books, 44,816 microform titles, 1,343 serials, 16,463 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $1.8 million. 180 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

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