About SMC

At Saint Mary's College of California, we achieve more and do better—in education, in community, and in service.

Founded in 1863, Saint Mary’s is rooted in inclusive excellence and community. Today, the College is proud to have over 3,600 Gaels across 43 majors, and 56,000 living alumni, all purposefully creative and grounded in Lasallian devotion to social justice. Saint Mary’s College offers an innovative educational experience through January Term and Collegiate Seminar so that students are equipped with more at every step and fulfillment for every potential.