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Saint Mary's College

It's your turn to be heard, to stretch your abilities and exercise your imagination. At Saint Mary's College, our rigorous academics and nurturing community will empower you to learn, grow, and lead. Saint Mary’s outstanding faculty are top scholars in their fields and are centered on your education. 

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About

History

We’ve practiced our core values of learning, community, faith, spirituality, and justice for more than 170 years. The College continues to grow and prosper, with approximately 20,000 living alumnae. Saint Mary’s tradition of empowering women with excellent academic programs and spiritual support began with our founding in 1844 by the Sisters of the Holy Cross.

Education

A Holy Cross education is integrated, holistic, balanced. Knowledge and faith merge at Holy Cross schools. Blessed Basil Anthony Moreau, founder of the Holy Cross congregations, provided his philosophy of Christian education that is distinctive at Holy Cross institutions.

We believe that a Holy Cross education is for those who want to make a difference in the world. At Saint Mary’s, we’ve been educating students since the sisters founded the school in 1844. When you graduate, you’ll move into the world as a prepared and responsive citizen.

Research

The Office of Institutional Research (OIR) contributes to the College mission by providing consistent and reliable data to inform and support information-driven decision-making, institutional planning, and the assessment of student learning.  The OIR collaborates with College community members to identify information needs, collect and manage data, provide analysis, disseminate clear findings, and encourage data-driven discussion.  The OIR serves the diverse information needs and reporting demands of the campus and external entities in a timely, unbiased, and responsible manner.

Career

Approximately 93 percent of recent Saint Mary's graduates are employed full-time or enrolled in graduate school.

Services

Student services

Saint Mary’s is committed to supporting your personal growth and development. As part of our mission to empower our students and develop strong leaders, we want to help your life run smoothly. Whether you need medical services or are interested in addressing diversity issues, need textbooks, or want to order the best computer to complete school projects, Saint Mary’s offers services to help you meet your needs.

Housing services

Accommodations are available to those legally eligible. Arrangements for such consideration must be initiated by the student herself by contacting the DRO and completing intake and registration.Accommodation letters are sent to each faculty member listed on the Request Form for Accommodations.  This letter informs the faculty member that the student has a disability (no specifics given) and recommends that the student be provided with specified academic accommodations. The student is expected to make a private appointment with each of the designated faculty member to discuss implementations.

Library services

The Cushwa-Leighton Library and its staff provide its users with balanced and diverse sources, services, instruction, and student-centered spaces.

  • We use these to develop in students the knowledge, skills, and critical thinking capacities they need in order to find, evaluate, select, and apply information as educated women.

Medical services

Wellness is having the tools to make informed decisions about your health. We are here to empower and support you, whether it's anwering questions, performing health services, or providing a counselor. 

We provide:

  • Health services and referrals
  • Confidential counseling services
  • General health education

Student Life

Campus life

Our beautiful, 100-acre campus in Notre Dame, Indiana, will offer you an ideal backdrop for learning and living. From The Avenue leading through the heart of campus to Holy Cross Hall, to the Moreau Center for the Arts, to the state-of-the-art Spes Unica Hall, to Angela Athletic Facility, Lake Marian, and our five residence halls, and all points in between, ours is a setting that inspires excellence, vibrant activities and events, and friendships that last a lifetime.

Sports facilities

  • The addition of lacrosse to the varsity athletic program will give Saint Mary's nine varsity sports, all of which compete in the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA) as a Division III member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association. Currently, more than 200 NCAA Division III member institutions sponsor women's lacrosse as a varsity sport.
  • The College has sponsored lacrosse as a club sport since the early 2000s, and the program has continued to grow since its inception. Last spring, the club had more than 70 students try out for the team. Saint Mary’s joins the other eight MIAA members in fielding a varsity women’s lacrosse program. 

Student clubs

Get involved. Become the leader you're meant to be. With over 70 student organizations there are many chances for you to find your voice. To inspire and be inspired.

The Student Nurses Association (SNA) is a pre-professional association of nursing students at Saint Mary’s College. It is part of a nation-wide organization that works to better the nursing profession. Involvement in SNA promotes leadership and prepares students for involvement in professional associations upon graduation. Nursing students may also wish to join the National Student Nurses’ Association (NSNA). Members are eligible and encouraged to attend national and state offerings.

Accreditation

Saint Mary's is fully accredited through the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association. 

South Bend, Indiana, United States

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