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Reviews 525 total reviews with an average rating of 3.2

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1 College Sophomore

Administration: It would be best if all the administration was fired in my opinion. They should just start from scratch.

1 College Sophomore

Scholarships: They seem to think that they can do things differently in a way that hurts students in terms of financial aid policy (financial aid at other schools is so much easier). Institutional need based aid, caps out at 6,000 (yep that's it, and that's if your really poor).

1 College Sophomore

Majors: This college will take anyone, they are desperate for money (because of how much they have screwed things up in the past, now the applications have went down).

1 College Sophomore

Majors: The classes at this college are horrible. The teachers don't post PowerPoints, the have absurd attendance polices, and they grade like its some sort of Berkeley. Therefore, you leave with a lower GPA, yet no one even knows about this college. Unlike elite schools, where people know why your GPA is lower.

1 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Everything about this college, including the housing, sucks. The dorms are falling apart (some prisons have better conditions from what I hear), and there are various types of bugs around. Residence Life acts like their your superiors, and they threaten to fine students constantly. The parking is horrible, you get to pay 100 dollars to park on dirt in some parking lots. The heat is kept so low during the winter, that your freezing most of the time (ironically employee buildings are always warmer). The beds are also hard, and the hot water is barley hot. Also, they give you less than twenty four hours to move out after finals, its just so absurd (coming to this college was the worst decision that I have ever made in my life). Also, I forgot to mention, three of the dorms don't have air conditioning. Calvert is one of them. Ironically, the students on third floor don't have window units, but all the offices on the second floor do have air conditioning units in every room (I think that they forget that were the ones paying them). Do your self a favor, don't come to this college. Unless you like paying people money, only to be treated like your not entitled to anything.

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: There is plenty of choice and some of the chefs are willing to make you something special.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I was lucky and got a great roommate

1 College Junior

Overall Experience: I'm saying its the worst because recently I realized how bad the sexual assault and rape issue is at SMCM. The OCR has started an investigation and already they found out that the sailing team had some sort of hazing going on that involved sexual assault. I don't feel safe here and none of my friends do. The school administration is really trying to push students who are trying to bring this issue into the open down. Recently some girls were assaulted and this guy had a ton of complaints about him but I heard his family paid a huge amount to the school to let him off. Honestly a lot of girls here are scared because the administration is not doing anything and doesn't want to do anything. They keep shoving us away and are trying to expel/get rid of girls who are complaining. We're scared and don't know what to do anymore without getting in trouble. That's why I came here to speak out, so seriously think twice before you come here.

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3 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Lots of chain restaurants to choose from

College Junior

Party Scene: I don't really do parties so I'm not the best person to come too

3 College Junior

Campus Food: It's alright, not the best not the worst. We all joke about great room poops because the food can really mess with your stomach sometimes

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3 College Junior

Campus Housing: It's alright. The worst is the freshmen dorms which can get really nasty. I had cockroaches my first year and it was horrible. But as you go up the housing gets better.

4 College Freshman

Party Scene: I like the parties at our school. If you are looking to go out and find a party, you will find one. They are most popular in LQ, WC and the Greens. I would say it has a positive impact on student life. You are not pressured into drinking anything or doing any drugs, it's a great way to meet people and have a good time!

College Freshman

Greek Life: WE do not have greek life....we should, i think it could be fun.

2 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: It makes much more sense to live on campus with all of the options.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Lexington Park offers many popular chain restaurants healthy and not, many of which are open late.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: The school is not a super athletically superior school. Students don't care. I would say clubs and LGBTQ clubs are more popular than sports events. Not many people come to them, although they are attended. The athletic facilities are subpar. The weight room is so small and hard to move around during popular times which makes one not want to go to the gym. The cardio room is nice, and the movement room is also nice and big. It could be worse.

3 College Freshman

Administration: At SMCM there are rules, but nothing that would prevent a student from having a limited college experience. That being said, students who choose to act irresponsibly will tell you that public safety is annoying and there are too many rules. I disagree. There is a difference between having fun and being stupid. Our administration is overall helpful and attentative. Minus a few sexual assault accusations I have heard about, I wouldn't say there is anything they can do. It's a small college and our Public Safety is based out of a trailer, nothing is too intense. There is a healthy balance between social lives and academic lives. Overall, students leave school to the week and socializing to the weekends. It is very balanced.

3 College Sophomore

Party Scene: Lots of small parties. Yet Public Safety at this school is horrible, and they are just looking to write people up for any little small thing that they can. Also, you can look forward to multiple fines for their ridiculous parking policies that everyone hates. Also, you get to pay 100 a year to park on dirt (I'm not joking, it really is dirt).

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1 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Coming to this college was by far the worst decision I have ever made in my life. The teachers are arrogant, the administration is overpaid, the buildings are horrible and falling apart. The programs are horrible two, and they focus on making the work extra hard, yet not substantive and practical in terms of the data that your learning. If you want to waste your money and your life, then St Mary's College of Maryland is the school for you. I regret coming here so much, that I am literately about to write a letter to the governors office telling them how horrible this state school is. This is not some angry student, for I came here with the best of intentions. Yet each semester I regret my decision more and more, it's just to late for me to transfer colleges (otherwise I would).

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1 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: A liberal arts degree is worth nothing. All you get for comping here is an artificially low GPA, and no one will understand why at grad school (because no one knows about SMCM). Also, unlike most Liberal Art colleges, they don't even have a business degree option. This place is a complete waste of money.

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3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Not the best but the staff works with you.

1 College Sophomore

Greek Life: We dont have Greek Life

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Its nice to be off campus sometimes with no rules.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: I don't really know much cause I live on campus but I am looking into the option of living off campus my senior year.


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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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