When you think of your college experience, what do you imagine? Meeting a new group of people who become life-long friends? Decorating your room so it’s totally you? Maybe it’s discussing philosophy deep into the night. We get it. College is one of the great adventures of your life. It should be everything you imagine—and more! We invite you to take a look at campus life, and see how you can go further than you ever thought possible.

No Ordinary College Town

At Saint Mary’s, you get all the benefits of a world-class women’s college, along with experiences no other small college can offer. Across the street sits the University of Notre Dame. You’ll fall in love with our corner of northern Indiana and its proximity to everything you need.

SMC Traditions

College involves much more than just going to classes. Ask any Saint Mary’s alumna about the special things that remind them of their time on campus and several will stand out—the Avenue, the ring, ND football games. Learn more about the unique traditions of Saint Mary’s College and what keeps alumnae coming back to this beautiful 140 acre corner of the world.

Rooted in Faith

In 1844, the Sisters of the Holy Cross had a vision to build a place where women of all faiths were welcomed, educated, and empowered. Today, this mission continues as Saint Mary’s emboldens all members of the community to take passionate and direct action to improve lives in the local community and around the world. Our campus ministry serves a vital role on campus by accompanying students as they grow spiritually as well as academically.