Saint Mary’s is a selective, comprehensive university that engages the intellect and the spirit with exceptional academics and not a hint of elitism. This is an education that changes lives and inspires the desire to transform society.
Saint Mary’s College was chosen as one of only 40 U.S. institutions in Colleges That Change Lives: 40 Schools That Will Change the Way You Think About Colleges. We are the only Catholic college—and the only California college—in the history of the 40-school compilation that highlights exemplary liberal arts colleges that break the traditional Ivy League mold.
Our faculty are talented researchers who contribute to scholarship in their disciplines, but also are deeply passionate about teaching. They know their students as individuals, travel the world and work side-by-side with them on research. Some also live on campus as residential advisors. Saint Mary’s faculty are mentors and advisors who want their students to succeed