Established in 1840, St. Mary's College of Maryland (SMCM) is an independent public institution located in St. Mary's City, Maryland, USA. The Carnegie Foundation Classification for the College is “Baccalaureate – Arts and Sciences”.

St. Mary's College is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.

St. Mary's College of Maryland, designated the Maryland state honors college in 1992, is ranked as one of the best liberal arts schools in the nation by U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger's, and The Princeton Review. St. Mary's is a College of Distinction.

Awards and Ranking Profile:

- Ranked 90th among tier 1 National Liberal Arts Colleges (USNWR 2012).

- St. Mary's College of Maryland was judged one of the best of the 266 liberal arts colleges in the nation, of which most are private. It is ranked 92nd among Tier 1 Liberal Arts Colleges and 1st among public traditional liberal arts colleges in the nation (US News & World Report 2010).

- St. Mary's College of Maryland is one of the country's best institutions for undergraduate education, according to The Princeton Review. The school featured in the 2010 edition guidebook, "The Best 371 Colleges". Only 15% of America's 2,500 four-year colleges are good enough to be profiled in the book. In addition, the college placed 5h for "Lots of Race/Class Interaction," meaning students from different ethnic and economic backgrounds frequently mingle; 9th for "Happiest Students"; and 12th for the "Most Beautiful Campus".

- It was awarded a Phi Beta Kappa chapter in the fall of 1997.

- Listed as "Hottest for Loving the Great Outdoors" in Newsweek's 25 Hottest Colleges.

- Ranked in the top 10% of U.S. colleges by Barron's Magazine's Best Buys.

- Named "One of the top ten small public colleges" by Kiplinger's.

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