Saint Mary Of The Woods College

Saint Mary Of The Woods College

Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College was founded by the Sisters of Providence and Saint Mother Theodore Guerin in 1840. It is the oldest catholic liberal arts institute for women in America. SMWC's campus occupies 67 acres of land in Indiana. More than 1,500 students enroll in the college every year.

Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College offers a wide variety of undergraduate and graduate degree programs in the fields of math, biology, English, art, music, statistics, theology and philosophy, among others. A number of licensure and certificate programs are also available.

The athletics teams of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College are members of the United States Collegiate Athletic Association and the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association. Nicknamed the Pomeroys, the teams participate in basketball, equestrian, softball and soccer.

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Contacting Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College

Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College
St Hwy 150
Saint Mary-Of-The-Woods , IN 47876-1099
General Phone: (812) 535-5151

Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Education and Teaching55education, special ed, elementary school teaching, early childhood education, teacher education, art education, social science teaching, education courses
Business and Management51accounting and computer science, business, business management, non-profit management, electronic commerce, business administration, accounting, human resources, marketing ...
Therapy and Counseling25psychology, art therapy, music therapy
Liberal Arts15French language, Spanish language, English, creative writing, technical and business writing, English language and literature, liberal arts and sciences, humanities, social services, ...
Animal Science and Care14equine science, equestrian studies, animal services
Computer Science and Engineering11computer and info science, web design
Religion and Philosophy10religion, theology
Family and Social Work9adult development and aging, human services, social service professions
Mathematics5mathematics, systems science and theory
Media5journalism, digital communications, advertising, communications tech courses
Art Studies3art studies
Design3design and visual communication, graphic design
Drama and Performing Arts3stagecraft
Law2legal assistant
Medicine1health professions
Photography and Commercial Art1photography

Number of programs and degrees for Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree17451
Associate's degree79
Postbaccalaureate certificate02
Master's degree355

Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College had a total enrollment of 1,677 students (869 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 2%
Women 98%
Full-Time 78%
Part-Time 22%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 90%
Graduate 10%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 76%
Black 3%
Hispanic 2%
Asian 0%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 17%
(Foreign Students) 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 0%
18-19 7%
20-21 11%
22-24 14%
25-29 15%
30-34 16%
35-39 21%
40-49 11%
50-64 5%
65+ 0%

Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 82 %
Part-Time 72 %

Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal430540
SAT Math410520
SAT Writing410550
ACT Composite1825

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordnot required
College Prep Programrequired
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT73%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT26%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 21,550
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 21,550
Room and board $ 7,890
Room charge $ 3,080
Board (meal plan) charge $ 4,810
Books and supplies $ 1,300
Other expenses $ 2,000

Financial Aid:
Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 183500)

Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College Faculty

Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track512
Non-tenured and not on tenure track88

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year1*1*
Associate professorcalendar year0*4$48,585
Assistant professorcalendar year1*1*
All faculty totalcalendar year2*6$48,473

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year0*5$57,657
Associate professoracademic year10$47,42216$46,247
Assistant professoracademic year10$38,63114$37,690
Instructoracademic year1*3$34,203
All faculty totalacademic year21$42,56538$43,645

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College Athletics

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports04444

Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College Degree Programs (2007)

Animal Science And Care
Agricultural and Domestic Animal Services, Other
Equestrian/Equine Studies
Horse Husbandry/Equine Science and Management

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Accounting and Computer Science
Business Administration and Management, General
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
Business/Commerce, General
E-Commerce/Electronic Commerce
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design

Design and Visual Communications, General
Graphic Design

Drama And Performing Arts
Dramatic/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft, Other

Education And Teaching
Art Teacher Education
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Education, General
Education, Other
Elementary Education and Teaching
Social Science Teacher Education
Special Education and Teaching, General
Teacher Education/Profess Development, Levels & Methods, Other

Family And Social Work
Adult Development and Aging
Human Services, General
Public Administration and Social Service Professions, Other

Legal Assistant/Paralegal

Liberal Arts
Creative Writing
English Language and Literature, General
English Language and Literature/Letters, Other
French Language and Literature
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Social Sciences, General
Social Sciences, Other
Spanish Language and Literature
Technical and Business Writing

Mathematics, General
Systems Science and Theory

Communications Technologies/Technicians & Support Services, Other
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia

Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other

Music, General

Photography And Commercial Art

Religion And Philosophy
Religion/Religious Studies
Theology/Theological Studies

Biology/Biological Sciences, General

Therapy And Counseling
Art Therapy/Therapist
Music Therapy/Therapist
Psychology, General

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