St Mary's College of Maryland Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (5)
St. Mary's is a wonderful institution of learning. Students are challenged both in and out of the classroom. Faculty work closely with students to ensure they not only understand the material, but to enhance their learning experience. Students are encouraged in their final year to complete a thesis project, something many students in graduate school don't even have the opportunity to complete.
St. Mary's College of Maryland was an absolutely amazing experience. The campus is beautiful with many outdoor and water-based activities and the professors really care about their students. The small class sizes encourage participation and constructive criticism which helped me prepare for the collaborative environment of a job in the real world. I wouldn't trade my time there for anything in the world!
SMCM is great school academically. The classes are small (maybe 10-15 students max to a teacher) and you're able to have one-on-ones with instructors and advisers, as many as you need. You're given many options in ways to complete your education whether it be study abroad or off campus work. I changed my major 3 times and the sociology program was a great fit. That program was like a dream, it was amazing. The instructors were always available for help and discussion based classes made a great difference. And the school generally cares. They do what they can to help you get that degree. They give you tons of resources and it's up to you to take advantage of them. No easy cake walk; they make you work hard for that piece of paper. Despite being located in the middle of no where in MD, the perks of being right off the St. Mary's river make up for it. Now, if you're looking for a party school, this isn't the place. The school is very secluded and the campus is small. You're first two weeks there and you'll already have seen every single student, teacher, and staff that works there at least once, literally. Very typical middle/upper class white american liberal arts school. DEFINITELY needs more diversity. But lucky for me, I went to this school for an education, and I'm pleased with the results.
St. Mary's is a fabulous institution for higher education. The professors encourage independent thinking and engage students in a variety of ways. St. Mary's gave me the chance to grow not only academically, but also socially; the small campus and serene setting allowed for an unforgettable college experience.
I had a wonderful experience at St. Mary's. The campus was beautiful, and the students were very active in pursuing their interests.