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You have the potential to be a leader in your community, your career and your life. At Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College, we see that potential in all of our students and empower them to Aspire Higher.

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  • Aspire Higher in Confidence. At a women’s college, nothing holds you back. With a focus on critical thinking, leadership and responsible communication, a Woods education will give you the confidence to take charge of your future.
  • Aspire Higher in Community. Explore your interests while making friendships that last a lifetime. Students can be active in clubs and organizations the moment they set foot on campus.
  • Aspire Higher in Knowledge. As a non-profit, Catholic liberal arts college balancing between tradition and innovation, SMWC allows you to engage your mind, your imagination and your heart. With our incredible study abroad opportunities, you can earn college credit while traveling the world.
  • Aspire Higher in Spirit. The College campus offers a unique spiritual atmosphere as a Catholic institution that is inclusive to women of all faiths and backgrounds. Our campus ministry program provides activities, mission trips and guidance to members of all faiths.

Since its inception in 1840, SMWC has been encouraging women to excel academically and empowering them to lead others with confidence, integrity and intelligence. Through our perfect blend of campus and academic life, you will emerge as a strong leader with defined goals to prepare you for life’s opportunities. At The Woods, you will be challenged to find connections, evaluate information, take a stand, think, choose and always Aspire Higher.

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