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Study at Saint Mary of The Woods College

Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College was founded by the Sisters of Providence and Saint Mother Theodore Guerin in 1840. It is the oldest catholic liberal arts institute for women in America. SMWC's campus occupies 67 acres of land in Indiana. More than 1, 500 students enroll in the college every year.

Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College offers a wide variety of undergraduate and graduate degree programs in the fields of math, biology, English, art, music, statistics, theology and philosophy, among others. A number of licensure and certificate programs are also available.

The athletics teams of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College are members of the United States Collegiate Athletic Association and the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association. Nicknamed the Pomeroys, the teams participate in basketball, equestrian, softball and soccer.

Profile of Saint Mary of The Woods College

Saint Mary of The Woods College is located in Saint Mary-of-The-Woods, IN (a small suburb). The school is a Roman Catholic school. Saint Mary of The Woods College is a private, not-for-profit institution. The highest degree level offered by the school is the Master's degree.

Course Topics

Saint Mary of The Woods College has a greater breadth of degree programs (majors) than most colleges of its size. The school is known for its programs in music, mathematics, animal science and care, education and teaching, and therapy and Counselling.

Saint Mary of The Woods College Selectivity

Saint Mary of The Woods College does not offer open admission. Three quarters of students in 2007 had SAT verbal scores of at least 460. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 420 and 540. Many applicants are from out of state, an indication of the quality or special character of the school.


The school maintains a faculty/student ratio (full-time) which is better than most colleges. Saint Mary of The Woods College has a tenure system for senior faculty.

Student Enrolment

The school had 1, 677 enrolled students in 2007. A very high share of students at Saint Mary of The Woods College are female.

Student Life

A lot of students at the school attend part-time. Saint Mary of The Woods College offers dorm rooms to a higher percentage of its students than do most colleges. The school offers students meal plans.

The school reports its educational mission is:

"Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College, a Catholic women's college sponsored by the Sisters of Providence, is committed to higher education in the tradition of the liberal arts. The College serves a diverse community of learners in undergraduate and graduate programs, while maintaining its commitment to women in its campus program. By participating in this community, students develop their abilities to think critically, to communicate responsibly, to engage in lifelong learning and leadership, and to effect positive change in a global society. "

Saint Mary of The Woods College Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Education and Teaching42elementary school teaching, early childhood education, education courses, special ed, teacher education, education, social science teaching
Therapy and Counselling22psychology, art therapy, music therapy
Business and Management13business management, marketing, non-profit management, business, accounting and computer science, accounting, human resources, electronic commerce, . . .
Animal Science and Care13animal services, equine science, equestrian studies
Liberal Arts10liberal arts and sciences, humanities, social services, English, technical and business writing, social studies, English language and literature, Spanish language, . . .
Law8legal assistant
Mathematics8systems science and theory, mathematics
Religion and Philosophy8theology, religion
Family and Social Work7human services, adult development and aging, social service professions
Design5graphic design, design and visual communication
Media4digital communications, journalism, communications tech courses
Art Studies2art studies
Computer Science and Engineering2computer and info science
Photography and Commercial Art2photography
Drama and Performing Arts1stagecraft
Medicine0health professions

Contact: Saint Mary of The Woods College

Saint Mary of The Woods College

St Hwy 150

Saint Mary-of-The-Woods, IN 47876-1099

General Phone: (812) 535-5151


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