Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College (SMWC) is consistently ranked as one of the best colleges in the Midwest by U.S. News & World Report.
The nation’s oldest Catholic liberal arts college for women, SMWC offers undergraduate, distance and graduate degrees to women and men. The College was founded in 1840 by Saint Mother Theodore Guerin and the Sisters of Providence.
Saint Mary of the Woods, Indiana (five miles northwest of Terre Haute)
67-acre, wooded rural setting.
The College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
The Woods is a member of the United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA) and the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA).
Students and Faculty
Enrollment (Fall 2012)
Total Students: 1,309
- 265 undergraduate women
- 823 distance, coed
- 221 graduate, coed
Full-Time Tuition for Undergraduate Students: $26,872
New students enjoy our Tuition Promise: the same tuition for all four years.
Room and Board per Year (average): $9,800
Tuition per Credit Hour: $482
Approximately 95% of campus students receive financial assistance.
Qualified veterans have the opportunity to attend SMWC at no cost. We provide scholarships up to 50 percent of the cost of tuition and fees that exceed the standard education benefit. The U.S. Department of Veteran’s Affairs will match the amount of the scholarship – completely covering your tuition.
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More than 55% have a terminal degree.
With SMWC’s superior academic programming and a supportive community, you will find your voice to make a positive change in the world. We offer more than 25 majors, an international exchange program, in-depth faculty interaction and numerous leadership opportunities.
For 40 years, SMWC’s student-centered distance education program has ignited a passion for lifelong learning in students all over the world. Whether changing your career or advancing in your current one, Woods Online offers the high-quality education you need for the life you want. The flexibility of our 8- or 16-week distance programs allows women and men to earn a degree while working, raising a family or both.