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Institutional

Named One of 40 Transformative Institutions

Saint Mary’s was chosen as one of only 40 U.S. institutions in the 2013 edition of Colleges That Change Lives: 40 Schools That Will Change the Way You Think About Colleges. Saint Mary's is the only Catholic college – and the only California college – in the history of the 40-school compilation, which was originally created by former New York Times education editor Loren Pope to highlight exemplary liberal arts colleges that break the traditional Ivy League mold. It is widely recognized for identifying colleges that offer life-transforming educational experiences. Read the complete entry.

SEBA Achieves Milestone with AACSB Accreditation

SEBA was awarded AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) accreditation. With this new honor, SEBA joins only five percent of business schools recognized as representing the highest international standard of instruction and scholarship in business education. 

SMC Listed Among the Top 5 Percent of U.S. Colleges for Value

Payscale.com listed Saint Mary's in the top 10 percent of all U.S. colleges and universities for return on investment. The College ranked 107 of 1,002 colleges surveyed.

President's Community Service Honor Roll

Saint Mary's was listed on the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for the ninth year in a row and the second time "with distinction." In the past academic year, Saint Mary's students provided almost 47,000 hours of service to communities in the U.S. and abroad. 

High in Academic Engagement

Saint Mary's students rate their College experience high in terms of academic engagement. That’s the consensus from the National Survey of Student Engagement, which polled freshmen and seniors in spring 2012. Our students scored above other colleges in the poll on most measures, especially “level of academic challenge.”

Student-Athlete Success

SMC student-athletes graduate at the second-highest success rate among all California Division I institutions, according to the data released by the NCAA.

Top 10 for Study Abroad Programs

The Institution of International Education's Open Doors Report ranked Saint Mary's seventh among colleges that grant master's degrees, up from 11th the year before, noting that 55 percent of undergraduates had participated in study abroad programs.

Listed Among "Green Colleges"

Saint Mary's was included in the Princeton Review’s Guide to 322 Green Colleges: 2012 Edition, which profiles 322 institutions of higher education in the U.S. and Canada that demonstrate notable commitments to sustainability in their academic offerings, campus infrastructure, activities and career preparation.

Academics

High in Academic Engagement

Saint Mary's students rate their College experience high in terms of academic engagement. That’s the consensus from the National Survey of Student Engagement, which polled freshmen and seniors in spring 2012. Our students scored above other colleges in the poll on most measures, especially “level of academic challenge.” 

Top 10 for Study Abroad Programs

The Institution of International Education's Open Doors Report ranked Saint Mary's seventh among colleges that grant master's degrees, up from 11th the year before, noting that 55 percent of undergraduates had participated in study abroad programs. 

Listed Among "Green Colleges"

Saint Mary's was included in the Princeton Review’s Guide to 322 Green Colleges: 2012 Edition, which profiles 322 institutions of higher education in the U.S. and Canada that demonstrate notable commitments to sustainability in their academic offerings, campus infrastructure, activities and career preparation.

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