Watching a loved one move on to college is a time of great joy and excitement. It can also bring about a bit of anxiety. You want the best for your daughter—a place that will nurture her, challenge her, and empower her to make the most of her distinct talents and interests.

Since our founding in 1844 by the Sisters of the Holy Cross, that’s exactly what we have strived to do for bright, talented young women from around the world every day. As a part of the Saint Mary’s community, your daughter will experience a journey of discovery that, at every step, is focused on her.

Her Talents… Our nationally ranked academic programs will expand her knowledge and strengthen her talents.

Her Support… Our setting in the small, beautiful community of Notre Dame, Indiana, offers a caring and supportive learning environment.

Her Spirituality… We live our faith every day by being responsive to the needs of others and striving for social justice, equality, and human dignity for people everywhere.

Her Inclusion… Students here express themselves, are passionate about what they believe, and support and encourage each other in a way that builds a true sisterhood for life.

Her Preparation… We empower women to lead with a clear vision and strong voice, which can be seen throughout our impressive network of alumnae.

Her Global Perspective… Our students learn to change the world by through exploration. They realize that as long as today’s problems transcend geographic boundaries, so too must our education.

Her Future… Approximately 93 percent of our students are employed full time or enrolled in some of the world’s finest graduate schools one year following graduation.

Your daughter’s education is an investment in her potential. Understand that at Saint Mary’s we will work closely with you to access financial assistance to help you realize that investment. In fact, 100 percent of our students receive some form of financial aid, which comes through scholarships, grants, loans, and campus employment.