At Saint Mary’s, we’re meeting the challenges of the future head-on.

Our first priority is the empowerment of women. We’re preparing for a better world, one graduate at a time. In the classroom and in our close-knit community, you will grow in understanding of yourself and your purpose.

This is our moment—and yours.

Empowerment Starts with Access

100% of incoming students receive scholarships or grants

Financial Aid and Scholarships

Empowerment is having the knowledge, experience, and opportunity you need to create the life you want. Financial access is the first step to that empowerment, which is why 100% of our students receive scholarships or grants. And why equity is woven into everything we do so that every student has access to the full Saint Mary’s experience.

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Launch More Than a Career With More Than a Degree

We don’t just make education affordable; we make it valuable. Our signature Avenue Experience ensures every student at Saint Mary’s can discover, explore, and be prepared for the avenues they want to take in life. From day one, you’ll have your own career advising team to see you through all the way to graduation.

Discover the Avenue Experience

Avenue immerses you in the world’s big issues—climate, hunger, health equity, racial justice, and identity. You work in small groups with other students, top faculty, and our incredible graduate network to understand and develop real solutions to these shared challenges. As you pursue one of 60 academic programs, you are guaranteed high-impact, hands-on experiences like internships, global study, and research.

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Become a Part of Our Tri-Campus Community

Through our unique and historic collaboration with the University of Notre Dame and Holy Cross College, you’ll experience four years on a college campus you can’t find anywhere else. From courses and activities to dining halls, club sports, and the Notre Dame Marching Band, you’ll have access to much of what they offer as a Saint Mary’s student.

Grow in Compassion and Confidence

We believe in your power to bring about transformation in the world. Here, we help you grow into that power and develop the confidence to use it to help others.

Our Center For Faith, Action, and Ministry provides ongoing opportunities to serve and work for justice through community engagement, advocacy, and volunteering—sometimes on our own Sustainable Farm. And through academic experiences like the First-Year Seminar, you'll focus on shared challenges like climate change, health equity, and racial justice, develop skills to engage in respectful dialogue, and learn how to create—and advocate for—solutions that serve the greater good.

You Belong Here

All are welcome at Saint Mary’s, where our Division for Inclusion and Equity is committed to educating and empowering the community to create an inclusive and safe environment across campus. Whoever you are and whatever your journey, you will find resources to support you and safe spaces where you can connect with others. Learn more about how our LGBTQ+ Center, Multicultural Services and Student Programs, and the Office for Student Equity support access to a just and equitable student experience.

  • Amanda Acosta “At Saint Mary’s, I learned to speak for myself among people in the science fields. I learned how to be fluent in speaking about science and gained the confidence to go into medicine.” Carries Dubeau ’16
  • Amanda Acosta “I developed confidence at Saint Mary’s. In my time there, I learned how strong I was as a woman and where I could go in my career. Now I’m the youngest woman to be elected to the Tennessee State Senate.” London Lamar ’13
  • Amanda Acosta “As a 16-year-old, adjusting to a new country, speaking a different language, and meeting new people while discerning my career path would not have been possible without the unconditional faculty support.” Michelle Espinal ’16
Being a part of the Saint Mary’s community empowers young women by preparing them to succeed in their field of interest along with having the sisterhood as support and to provide guidance. – Alexia Ceja '23
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