Students Say

Getting a degree at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College is a “positive experience that will take you far in this world emotionally, academically, and socially,” students attest. Many SMWC students chose the school for its unique major programs in fields such as music therapy and equine studies. In addition to offering specialized academic offerings, SMWC upholds “a great reputation for making students well-rounded in every subject with core classes.” Professors at The Woods are “passionate about the subject[s] that they teach, and it is clear that they have the excitement that is needed to ignite the passion for knowledge within each student.”

Overview

Applicants
417
Acceptance Rate
70%
Average HS GPA
3.30

GPA Breakdown

20%
Over 3.75
8%
3.50 - 3.74
23%
3.25 - 3.49
22%
3.00 - 3.24
25%
2.50 - 2.99
2%
2.00 - 2.49

Test Scores

SAT Reading
430 - 540
SAT Math
410 - 520
ACT Composite
18 - 25

Deadlines


Regular
August 8

Other Admission Factors

Overall

Students Say

Getting a degree at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College is a “positive experience that will take you far in this world emotionally, academically, and socially,” students attest. Many SMWC students chose the school for its unique major programs in fields such as music therapy and equine studies. In addition to offering specialized academic offerings, SMWC upholds “a great reputation for making students well-rounded in every subject with core classes.” Professors at The Woods are “passionate about the subject[s] that they teach, and it is clear that they have the excitement that is needed to ignite the passion for knowledge within each student.” Students further benefit from lots of attention and one-on-one time with the professors due to small class sizes. Students warn, however, that while the atmosphere is inspiring, “The academics here are tough; they want you to be prepared for the real world.” Despite the challenges, the all-women’s atmosphere promotes leadership and confidence. A senior reflects, “I am encouraged to attempt the new, expected to do my best, and . . . free to express myself and voice my opinions.”

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
8:1
Total Faculty
130
with Terminal Degree
46

92
Women
38
Men
5
Minority
3
International

Most frequent class size
2 - 9
Most frequent lab / sub section size
2 - 9

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
83%
Graduate in 5 years
98%
Graduate in 6 years
100%


Degrees

Associate
Bachelor's
Certificate
Master's
Post-Bachelor's certificate
Post-Master's certificate
Transfer Associate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
No

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
On Campus Interviews
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Experiential
Internship

Prominent Alumni


Barbara Brugnaux '70
First elected female judge in Vigo County, Indiana

Jean Mary Wilkowski '41
Former U.S. Ambassador to Zambia and United Nations

Marylin Seibert Leinenbach '69
Received Walt Disney American Teacher Award - 1998

Valerie Dziubek Kuck '61
Named Outstanding Woman Scientist in 2001

Carmen Hansen Rivera '70
President of Carmen, Inc., Indianapolis, Indiana

Monica Dell'Osso '71
Only woman partner, Larson and Burnham, San Francisc

Elizabeth Nardi Jeffries '84
1997 recipient of CPAE - National Speakers Assoc.

Dates

Financial Aid Rating
73
Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Dec 1

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$16,279

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$13,445

Average Need-Based Loan
$3,983

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$20,310

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
85%

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$3,782

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$20,900
Required Fees
$650
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$900

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$4,810
Transportation for Commuters
$900

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodoloy
Federal

Scholarships and Grants
Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
Federal Perkins Loans
FFEL PLUS loans
FFEL Subsidized Stafford Loans
FFEL Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
No

Overall

Students Say

While most students at SMWC are White, middle class, and hail from Indiana, they’re quick to point out that their peers are “diverse in lifestyle, aspirations, and background.” Indeed, undergrads are far more interested in character traits than demographics, describing themselves as “nerdy, atypical, interesting, or unique . . . the ‘cheerleader type’ of girls [are] a minority.” However, you won’t find cliques or social exclusion on this exceptionally friendly campus. “The nice part about SMWC is the fact that the students here are really accepting of different types of people,” a freshman writes. “A lot of intermingling goes on that you might not find at a large university where people might feel like they have to stick to their own.”

Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
1,414
Out of State
30%

International
Foreign Countries Represented
5

Demographics

96% female
4% male
30% are out of state
36% are full time
64% are part time

Overview

Students Say

Boasting an incredibly friendly undergraduate community, comfy dorms, and a beautiful campus, life at The Woods feels like “one big slumber party,” replete with dorm rooms that “are the biggest and homiest that I have ever seen.” While the Student Activities Committee sponsors campus events such as “comedy groups, bands, casino nights, henna-tattoo parties, movie nights” and more, simple pleasures are the most popular pastime. A freshman shares, “A lot of us get into big groups and go to the local coffee shops and either listen to local bands, study, or just hang out.” Things quiet down on the weekends, but if you’d like a dose of the traditional collegiate atmosphere, you don’t have to look far: There are many parties off campus at colleges nearby (“Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology and Indiana State University” are two names that students here frequently drop). Commuters are “comfortable in the facilities provided” and feel that “the college is continually reaching out to make commuters feel more a part of The Woods.”

Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
66%
Help finding off-campus housing
No

Quality of life rating
88
First-Year Students living on campus
70%

Campus Environment
Suburban
Fire safety rating
99

Housing Options

Disabled Student
Dorms Female

Special Needs Admissions


College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
30
Number of Honor Societies
6

Number of Social Sororities
0
Number of Religious Organizations
1

Sports

Athletic Division
Other

Men's Sports ()
0 Sports

Women's Sports (Pomeroys)
6 Sports

Basketball
Equestrian Sports
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Track Field Outdoor

Student Services


Minority Support Groups: Student organization to support women of color by providing programming and activities representative of various racial, ethnic or cultural differences.

Army ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: Indiana State University, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
Air Force ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: Indiana State University,Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology

Sustainability

Green Rating
76

Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
8

Average Number of PC's per Lab
12

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
Yes

Student Web Pages Permitted
No

Student Web Pages Provided
No

Partnerships with Technology Companies
Yes

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Undergraduates that Own Computers
90%

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
- Bell Tech-Logix, Inc, for HP/Compaq. - Apple (direct)

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
Yes

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
No

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Hila Cheesman
Office Manager

Address
Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College
115 Guerin Hall
Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, IN 47876

Phone
812-535-5106

Email
smwcadms@smwc.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Le Fer Hall (residence hall)
Mari Hulman George School of Equine Studies
Softball/Soccer Fields
Cecilian Auditorium
Church of the Immaculate Conception
Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College is a 67-acre wooded campus located five miles northwest of Terre Haute, Indiana. The peaceful and beautiful campus features a fitness trail, lake and stables amid the stately academic buildings. Besides the College, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods is common ground for the Sisters of Providence, Woods Day Care/Pre-School, Providence Center and the White Violet Center for Eco-Justice.

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Swope Art Museum
Honey Creek Mall
C.A.N.D.L.E.S. Holocaust Museum
Indiana State University
Rose Hulman Institute of Technology
Woods students take advantage of the area's growing culture, shopping and dining. Interaction with students from the areas two other universities on their campuses and local "hangouts".

Campus Tours

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Varies
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Advance Notice
2 weeks

Contact Email Address for Visit
http://www.smwc.edu/admissions/visit.php

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Indianapolis International Airport is the closest airport. The airport is an hour's drive from campus. Bus service via Greyhound is available to Terre Haute.

Driving Instructions to Campus
Interstate 70 West Take Terre Haute exit number 7. Turn right on U.S. Highway 41 North. Follow U.S. Highway 41 North directions below. Interstate 70 East Take Terre Haute exit number 7. Turn left on U.S. Highway 41 North. Follow U.S. Highway 41 North directions below. State Highway 63 South Approximately nine miles past the intersection of State Highway 63 and State Highway 163, turn right onto Bolton Road at the Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College sign. Follow the two-lane road through a residential area. Turn left onto U.S. Highway 150 at the stop sign. Drive past the Mari Hulman George School of Equine Studies entrance. Turn right at the Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College entrance. The College is on your right. The main gate is the second on the right. U.S. Highway 41 North Continue on U.S. Highway 41 North about nine miles past the I-70 intersection, to the junction with State Highway 63 North. Take State Highway 63 North and travel approximately two miles to Bolton Road and the Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College sign. Turn left and follow the two-lane road through a residential area. Turn left onto U.S. Highway 150 at the stop sign. Drive past the Mari Hulman George School of Equine Studies entrance. Turn right at the Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College entrance. The College is on your right. The main gate is the second on the right.

Local Accommodations
The College has a Guest House, where many visitors choose to stay. In addition, most major hotel chains have a property located on or near US 41 and I70. Please call the Campus Admission Office at 1.800.926.SMWC for detailed information.
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Key Stats

417
Applicants
1,414
Size
70%
Acceptance Rate
950
SAT Scores

Rankings & Lists