Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College in Saint Mary of the Woods

Saint Mary of the Woods, IN

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Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College offers 167-degree programs and 106 via distance education. Student-to-faculty ratio is 6:1. 1 high safety campus. Acceptance Rate is 100%. The most popular test is SAT - 68% of students submitted it in comparison to 38% of students who submitted ACT. 6.9% are women, and 93.1% are men. 1% percents of international students. Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College is a member of 2 athletic associations. The average annual total cost of attendance at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College is 14259$, that is above national average. Total price of living is between $32991 and $43241 per year. 52% of full-time Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College students completed their education in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is below national average. Average salary after attending is $31,600, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in less than 2 years.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College is a private and academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and receive Title IV aid. The total cost of attendance depends on whether undergraduates live on campus, off campus (not with family), or off campus (with family).


By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$11,018
$30,001 - $48,000$13,398
$48,001 - $75,000$12,703
$75,001 - $110,000$21,739

Admission considerations


  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school record
  • Completion of college-preparatory program
  • Recommendations
  • Admission test scores
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)


  • Secondary school rank
  • Formal demonstration of competencies

Neither required nor recommended:

  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)



  • Typical room charge for academic year: 4126

  • Typical board charge for academic year: -

  • Combined charge for room and board: -


Percent of students with financial aid


Types of financial aids


619 of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College undergraduate students were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 83 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College number 44 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in Indiana.

Students at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a federal, state, local or institutional grant aid.

Salary After Attending


According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education

Students services


Academic/career counseling service

Employment services for students

Living & meal

Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

Institution provide on-campus housing

Institution provides board or meal plan

Veteran Services Available

Yellow Ribbon Program

Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges

Disability services


Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

Undergraduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Alternative tuition plans

Any alternative tuition plans offered by institution

Tuition payment plan

Tuition payment plan - a program that allows tuition to be paid in installments spread out over an agreed upon period of time, sometimes without interest or finance charges.

Special learning opportunities

Here are the learning opportunities available in Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College.


ROTC - Army

ROTC - Air Force

Study abroad

Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)

Teacher certification: students can complete their preparation in certain areas of specialization

Teacher certification: approved by the state for initial certification or licensure of teachers

ROTC - Reserve Officers' Training Corps, a college program providing scholarships for training commissioned officers covering college tuition.

Study abroad - programs and arrangements providing students a possibility to complete part of the college program studying in another country.

Teacher certifications programs are designed to prepare students to meet the requirements for certification as teachers in elementary, middle/junior high, and secondary schools.

Athletic associations

  • Member of National Athletic Association
  • Member of National Small College Athletic Association (NSCAA)

Graduation Rate


52% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time of completion.

The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.

Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes an extensive number of students. This index doesn’t consider students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading picture. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare institutions.

Applying information

Average number of admissions to one applicant

1 : 1

Average number of applicants to one enrolled

4 : 1

Admission considerations


  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school record
  • Completion of college-preparatory program
  • Recommendations
  • Admission test scores
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)


  • Secondary school rank
  • Formal demonstration of competencies

Neither required nor recommended:

  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

Acceptance Rate

The percentage of students given offers out of all those that applied.


In comparison to National Average

Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College acceptance rate is above national average.

In comparison to state Average

Average acceptance rate for institutions in state is 72%, so acceptance rate value is above state average for 28%.


In comparison to an average acceptance rate in of colleges in $10k - $20k price range

Average acceptance rate for all institutions in state in the same net price range is 66%, so Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College acceptance rate value is above state net price average for 34%.


Admissions yield

Of those that receive offers to enroll, this is the percent of students that actually do enroll. It is equal to the number of students that enroll divided by the number of accepted students multiplied by 100.



Full time


Part time

Retention rate

Full-time retention rate


Part-time retention rate


The Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College full-time retention rate is 74% and part-time retention rate is 75%.

Retention rate is the percentage of the institution's first-time first-year undergraduate students who continue at that institution the next year. E.g., full-time students who study in the fall semester and keep on studying in the same program next fall semester are included in the retention rate.

Retention rate is an important index: if it is high, it demonstrates that school has quality curriculum, pleasant student environments and cultures as more students choose to continue their studies.

SAT/ACT scores

SAT scores

Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College students submitting SAT scores


Composite SAT Range (25th - 75th):
1230 - 1530

SAT Range by section (25th - 75th)
Critical Reading: 420 - 530
Math: 410 - 500
Writing: 400 - 500

SAT Test Score Range


ACT scores

Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College students submitting ACT scores


Composite ACT Range (25th - 75th):
19 - 23

ACT Range by section (25th - 75th)
English: 19 - 23
Math: 18 - 22
Writing: 0 - 0

ACT Test Score Range


SAT Score Converter

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Most students in the Class of 2017 will take the new SAT, and most colleges will convert old SAT scores to new SAT scores.

Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College is 6:1, that means that for every 6 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

Student-to-faculty ratio



Number of international students


Percent of international students

Race/ethnicity breakdown


Students enrollment in distance education


In Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College the biggest percent of students are enrolled in on-campus courses.

Distance education location breakdown


Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in Indiana.

Campus Safety

The percentage of crimes on Main Campus

The campus located by 1 St Mary Of Woods Coll address in St Mary-Of-The-Woods, Indiana.


Main Campus in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is a part of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College with 0.64% of maximum crimes a year. The only type of crimes detected on Main Campus is burglary.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College offers 167 programs in total: 122 are for Bachelor's degree, 24 - for Associate's degree, 12 - for Master's degree, and 9 are Postbaccalaureate certificate.

This is one of the lowest number of programs in comparison with other 135 universities in Indiana state. Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College is one of the few institutions in Indiana that offers an Associate's degree program.


Number of degree programs offered via distance education

There are 106 distance learning programs that are provided in the Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College: 76 are for Bachelor's degree, 21 - for Associate's degree and 9 are Postbaccalaureate certificate.

Note, that programs offered via distance education might be fully online as well as partially online and contain real-time elements. So explore each program to make sure you can commit.


Total credit/contact hours

Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the Indiana state average data to help you compare.


Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College provides coursework for undergraduate students and graduate students.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 552 students with 16545 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period. The enrollment for graduates was 128 with 3073 credit hours.

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Student Reviews and Ratings for Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College

Overall Rating:

Overall Rating:

MAPT '99 Excellent institution and beautiful campus. The faculty and staff at the woods proclaim the Good News in and out of the classroom. I came to better understand the role and plight of women in the Church from the Sisters of Providence. Deacon Dan Johnson

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

SMWC provided an outstanding educational experience which opened the door for many internship and job opportunities both during and after college. The Woods helped shape me into the woman I am today and I made lifelong friends along the way. There simply isn't a better option when considering private schools in the Midwest. Both my mother and I are legacies of the Woods and I can only hope to send my future children here one day.

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Overall Rating:

Saint Mary of the Woods College is a really good college. I have been attending this school for a couple years now through their online program. I feel that there is a lack of a connection between the students who attend school online and those that attend on campus. The online students, like myself, are not always included with the activities and events held on campus. There is very little communication from the school, advisors, and staff to the online students. I felt, at times, that I never knew what I needed to do next or what courses to change. It was as if I was doing things on my own and only received direction when paperwork needed to be done. I understand that we are adults and we can handle ourselves, but it would be nice to have some guidance and some sort of feedback. It may be different for other students but these were things I experienced.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

SMWC is a place where you become part of something bigger than yourself - where you can learn and grow, find your future and aspire higher. I love this campus with all of its historic architecture. There is a great story to tell about Saint Mary-of-the-Woods!

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

Not great. Perhaps this is because the Woods Online program hasn't figured out how to properly implement distance learning. Maybe on campus programs are better. I felt like I was given As too easily from most instructors, and they were not even really interested in teaching. I felt like I was 100% on my own reading the text and doing the coursework only to have an unknown entity grade it and return it (and sometimes it took weeks to get feedback on an assignment you need in order to fully move to the next). Only when I had classes with the department head and one other instructor did I feel like I was getting genuine feedback. Poor communication in general. I don't know if I would pursue my education here if I could go back in time. I don't necessarily regret it, but hindsight is 20/20.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Location & Website

Address: 1 St Mary of Woods Coll


Religious affiliation: Roman Catholic

Calendar system: Semester

General Phone Number: +8125355151

Institution is active in current year: 1

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