St. Mary's City, MD
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$27,573 ($14,773)
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Reviews 451 total reviews with an average rating of 3.2

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1 College Sophomore

Greek Life: We do not have a greek life.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: The athletics at my school are great. Our students are very supportive of our teams, but especially of our mens basketball team who have won championships before. We also have one of the best sailing teams in the country. Many students are involved in sports, weather it is a varsity sport or just intramural or a club team. We have nice athletic facilities.

5 College Sophomore

Academics: I am a math major. The professors are very helpful and willing to help you succeed no matter what. The workload is intense, but it is worth it. The classes are small which allows for a more comfortable environment in which every student knows each other and can even help each other if and when needed.

5 College Sophomore

Academics: The academics are very intense. The teachers are very involved are truly care about their students. The registration process is fairly easy and if there any questions there are faculty members that are readily available to offer their assistance. Most professors offer a variety of office hours, as well as many of the teaching assistants. There are plenty of study rooms around campus and plenty of free tutoring available if needed.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Most students choose to stay on campus due to the variety of housing options that are offered. Dorms are not the only options; there are also suites and apartments.

3 College Senior

Guys & Girls: The guys are kinda slubby. Either you have the ones that always smoke and live in the woods and don't shower or the athletic ones who are douchey. The only ones who dress nice are the republicans and... Enough said.

The ladies are beautiful and amazing (cause ladies always are). There are a few who identify as queer but they're either in a relationship already or not looking for anything serious/only wanna hook up. If that's your thing cool but if you're looking for something more serious it's difficult. There are always the straight girls who say they would go gay for the right girl but it's best to steer clear of them.

3 College Senior

Campus Dining: The dining options used to be great! They had late night dining until 11 and a Quiznos. Both have, unfortunately, been removed. Now the great room has a variety of meals (with a variety of quality) during breakfast, lunch, and dinner times and salad, cereal, pizza, and bagels/bread that are always up.

Flex can be used to get goodies from the campus store and coffee and smoothies. There is also a pub that accepts flex but it runs out quickly, no matter what meal plan you get.

4 College Senior

Majors: My English and film majors were both fairly easy to get into with most students choosing biology or psychology majors. The early classes were all easy to register for as long as it is done early.

4 College Senior

Majors: I like both my film and English Majors on campus. Faculty members within my majors have all been helpful with any personal difficulties or lack of understanding of the subjects. Both majors require a lot of reading and homework is every night, but most of the time it does not take long and is enjoyable. The only problem is the lack of internship suggestions and opportunities the school offers for these majors. With my film major there were little to none, the only ones offered had to do with theater and not film.

3 College Senior

Academics: For my English Major there are not a lot of writing classes. The only ones offered are creative writing and every few years they offer novella writing, poetry, and screenwriting. The classes themselves are very helpful and have a lot of interesting reading material. The English teachers (that I have taken) are easy to understand and utilize class discussion which makes the class sessions more enjoyable.

For my film major there are only two classes which actually involve filming with equipment. The rest are just watching films and talking about them. While those classes are entertaining and engaging they are not helpful to my film knowledge and my aspirations for life outside college.

3 College Senior

Academics: The schools professors are for the most part, engaging and helpful. They are always willing to meet with students who are having difficulties. The workload is not too heavy and I have had nights where I only have a few minutes of homework to complete for the next day. Registering for classes is difficult during freshman and sophomore year but once one reaches junior year and has a higher number of credits it is easy to get into whatever classes they want. During midterms and finals it is almost impossible to find a table in the library but there are other areas of campus. (Like Maggie Brent Hall and the room opposite the campus center that are free. A few Schaefer Hall classrooms and The Monty Mac lab will also have room, although at the end of the semester there will be no chance of the printers working.

1 College Senior

Facilities: This college is falling apart. The library is always overheating, the dorms have roaches in them, stains in the library carpet, and markings all over the walls, tables are wobbly in the library, some classrooms get really hot and cold, and the college has a "deal with it attitude" about everything. It's so nice seeing bugs walk by when you get out of the shower (no joke).

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5 College Student

Health & Safety: St. Mary's administration has been taking steps to prevent sexual assault on campus. Any time an incident happens, all students are informed via email of the situation and the appearance of the suspect. They are also careful to not reveal the victim, only taking steps to warn other students who may run into the perpetrator at parties/off-campus/ect. Overall, I think they are doing a great job. The campus is also very isolated and small, so while it can be slightly creepy walking alone at night, the atmosphere is generally very familliar. There are well-advertised student support services for anyone who is in need of advice or aid from their peers. Overall, the campus feels very safe.

3 College Student

Athletics: This is not a sports-focused school, but many people join club sports. It's a fun way to meet new people. I worked out on my own during the school year, and I never had any trouble in the athletic center. It gets crowded in the afternoon from about 12-5, but if you go in the morning or evening then you shouldn't have any trouble.

3 College Student

Diversity: The student body tends to be very liberal/progressive and accepting of different kinds of people. That being said, it still seems as though people have a tendency to stick in homogeneous groups, though it's not intentional nor malicious.

College Student

Off-Campus Dining: I haven't gone off campus much in the semester that I've been here, so I don't know much about the surrounding area.

College Student

Local Atmosphere: I have only been at this school for one semester, therefore I don't feel that I have enough experience with the surrounding area to rate it accurately. I don't drive, so leaving campus wasn't something I did often.

4 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: The waterfront is the best. You can kayak, paddle board, sail, row, swim, and hang out whenever you want. There is always a party on campus if you look for one. Hallowgreens and World Carnival are the big party events that has everyone out on the greens.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: Lots of athletes on campus and the gym is awesome. Easy to be a double or triple sport athlete.

4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Lots of different people and interests. Bound to find someone who you have similar interests with.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I love St. Mary's. It is located right on the river and there is always something to do. Most teacher take a genuine interest in your well-being and almost all teachers are PhD's.

5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: The campus takes sexual assault extremely seriously. Student orientation is all about practicing safe sex and defining consent and what to do when you witness sexual assault or are a victim of sexual assault. They have a "Green Dot" system in place and they have very present First Responders who are always willing to jump in and help. Public safety sends out warnings after a sexual assault is reported and usually this will be the talk of campus, since all the students are very concerned and upset. They take it very seriously. In the case a sexual assault is reported, it is always the townies who assaulted a student. Needless to say, be careful who you associate with at the local bar and at parties. The brownies really kind of suck.

3 College Sophomore

Majors: A lot of people switch majors or go in not knowing what to major in. The CORE curriculum is designed to help students with that. You have to take courses in a variety of different subjects and it takes up about 3 semesters if you wish to take only CORE classes at the beginning of college which is nice. I feel like advisors don't really help you find your way much or help you much period. At least at the beginning, when you have an assigned advisor. Once you know what your major is and select your own advisor I am sure it is better.

As for getting accepted.. admission used to be very selective. In fact, it was so selective that people stopped applying and they had to start accepting everyone and extending application deadlines so.. don't stress about getting in too much. Definitely have a good application but I didn't take AP classes and had a pretty bad SAT score and got in. (Granted, I did take college courses in high school and graduated early but other colleges did not value this much).

College Sophomore

Majors: I just finished my first year and am not entirely sure which major to peruse yet.

College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: I live at home with parents. I have looked at listings but can't give a real review.


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Jess O'Rear
Parsippany, N.J.
Gender Studies
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St. Mary's looks like it's going to be a boring campus in the middle of nowhere with nothing to do for fun. But most students find that this impression is wrong once they stay on campus for a bit and meet everyone. The friendly students and faculty make St. Mary's a warm and inviting place where everyone feels right at home. Students enjoy hanging out by the water or lazing around on the grass, taking a stroll through Historic St. Mary's City, and going swimming down by The Point. While enjoying what is supposedly the best four years of their lives, students receive a quality education that will take them further in life than they ever imagined. Graduating students are excited for their futures to unfold but also regretful that they must leave St. Mary's, a place lovingly called "home" for so long.

St. Mary's facilitates learning through incredible faculty, amazing course offerings, and a general atmosphere that broadens horizons and fosters growth within students. Students who attend St. Mary's arrive as children and leave as adults, having been given the opportunity to experience new things and learn so much through these experiences.

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