As a Catholic Women’s College, Saint Mary’s College is dedicated to students who share a common spirit and an eagerness to grow learn and shape the world. We develop strong thinkers by providing individualized attention with a 10:1 student-to-faculty ratio in over 60 academic programs. Outside of the classroom students become leaders through 28 different study abroad programs and over 50 clubs and activities in addition to spiritual activities and community service opportunities. Saint Mary’s students also have the unique opportunity to take classes dine and participate in clubs and social events at both The University of Notre Dame and Holy Cross College both of which are located right next to Saint Mary’s College.
% enrolled undergraduates that are minority students
% enrolled undergraduates that are Latinx students
Scholarship opportunities for Latinx, first generation, or other underrepresented populations.
We do not have any specific scholarships for Latinx, first generation, or other underrepresented populations at your institution. However, every student does receive a merit scholarship (ranging from 15,000-30,000 per year for the 20-21 year) and we do give out grants based off of the FAFSA as well.
Support services for Latinx, first generation, or other underrepresented populations.
Belles Connect – A program new students can join which assists new traditionally underrepresented, first generation, and home schooled students in transitioning and acclimating to Saint Mary’s College while immersed in a meaningful sense of community through graduation. Better Together – A club that brings people of different world views together in order to build community and promote peace. Center for Women’s Intercultural Leadership (CWIL) – The Center for Women’s Intercultural Leadership (CWIL) advances Saint Mary’s College’s mission of “preparing students to make a difference in the world” by empowering women to realize their call to leadership and to develop the intercultural knowledge and competence critical in today’s increasingly interdependent world. In the spirit of the College’s sponsors, the Sisters of the Holy Cross, CWIL promotes human transformation and systemic change, from the local to the global context, by providing challenging, justice-based educational opportunities. Feminists United – A Club that stands for womxn who can and who cannot stand for themselves. By using the word “womxn” it is meant to show their inclusivity to people from all different backgrounds. First Gen Family – An organization on campus with the purpose to provide support and encouragement for all first generation college students. The goal is to provide guidance, and a comfortable environment to those who have little to no experience with college lifestyle. La Fuerza – A Club that shares the customs and traditions as well as the experiences of Latinas from all backgrounds. They welcome girls from all ethnic and social backgrounds to share and learn more about each other and their respective histories. Work with local communities and departments on campus to help give the Latina community a voice and chance to be heard. Multicultural Services and Student Programs – strive to expand Saint Mary’s College commitment to meeting the needs of its diverse student population. Through outreach, collaboration, and programs, the office promotes the College’s core values of learning, community, faith/spirituality, and Justice. Office for Student Success – An Office that assists students on an individual basis or by professor referral to help you: Manage your time and set goals, Understand the learning process and how to combat forgetting, Develop better reading, listening, and note-taking strategies, Understand the difference between homework and studying, Conquer concentration, stress, and procrastination issues, Learn testing strategies. Office of Inclusion and Equity – This office serves as an essential resource in furthering the College’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion while fostering a learning environment for all members to succeed in an increasingly diverse and global society. President’s Council on Inclusivity and Multicultural Diversity (PCIMD) – An advisory and leadership team responsible for developing, overseeing, and monitoring College-wide efforts to achieve Saint Mary’s commitment to inclusivity and multicultural diversity as core institutional and educational values. Society for the Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science – An inclusive organization dedicated to fostering the success of Chicanos and Native Americans, from college students to professions, in attaining advanced degrees, careers, and positions of leadership in STEM. Spanish Club – This club works to unite the Spanish Department with Saint Mary’s Students who are enrolled in Spanish classes at the college, those who speak Spanish, and those who are interested in the many cultures of countries where Spanish is spoken around the world. Student Diversity Board – This organization’s mission is to create awareness of diversity within the Saint Mary’s College community by creating social events, educational programming, being a support system, and provide opportunities that will initiate and change through the perspective of our diverse students.