Undergraduate Education

This Catholic, residential, women's, liberal arts undergraduate college is about discovery, exploration, hands-on learning opportunities, and being personally mentored by accomplished, expert faculty. 

While studying any of our more than 30 undergraduate majors, you’ll dig in, push boundaries, fall down, get up, challenge yourself, surprise yourself, open yourself up to new realities, and understand how, in today’s world, academic disciplines intersect every day. (We also have graduate programs for women and men.)

Respected programs… We are consistently recognized as one of the Best 100 National Liberal Arts Colleges by U.S. News & World Report.

Expert faculty… Your classes will be led by accomplished faculty who are passionate about teaching and have earned their degrees at places like Harvard, Brown, Stanford, Berkeley, Yale, Princeton, Cambridge, and Vassar, among many others.

Global discovery… We offer yearlong, semester, and summer programs, and students can study in Italy, France, Spain, England, Australia, Ireland, Morocco, Austria, South Africa, South Korea, China, Argentina, El Salvador, Ecuador, Greece, Honduras, and Uganda.

Personalized learning… The average size of our classes is just 15 students, which means your voice will be heard and your professors will know your strengths and goals.

Proven results… Ninety-three percent of recent Saint Mary’s alumnae are either employed full time or enrolled in graduate school one year following graduation.