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Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College is a private not-for-profit institution located in Saint Mary of the Woods, Indiana. SMWC is located in the countryside, which is perfect for students who enjoy a rural lifestyle.

21 Undergraduate Degrees
$30,308 Avg Cost After Aid (Undergrad)
76% Acceptance Rate

Where Is Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College?

Location of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College

Contact details for SMWC are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1 St Mary Of Woods Coll, Saint Mary of the Woods, IN 47876-1099
Phone: 812-535-5151

How Do I Get Into SMWC?

You can apply to SMWC online at:

Admission Requirements for SMWC

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank neither required nor recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program neither required nor recommended
Recommendations considered but not required
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into SMWC?

76% Acceptance Rate
87% Of Accepted Are Women
85% Submit SAT Scores
With an acceptance rate of 76%, SMWC may not be as selective as some schools, but you should not take admittance for granted. Be sure to submit the best application you can.

Approximately 13% of accepted students are men and 87% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 67%, and the acceptance rate for women is 77%.

Average Test Scores

About 85% of students accepted to SMWC submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 450 and 550. Math scores were between 440 and 520.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College  ( 450 to 550 )

SAT Math Scores for Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College  ( 440 to 520 )
SMWC received ACT scores from 34% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 17 and 25. Math scores were between 17 and 23. Composite scores were between 18 and 23.

ACT English Scores for Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College  ( 17 to 25 )
ACT Math Scores for Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College  ( 17 to 23 )
ACT Composite Scores for Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College  ( 18 to 23 )

Can I Afford Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College?

$30,308 Net Price
70% Take Out Loans
5.2% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of SMWC is $30,308. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At SMWC, approximately 70% of students took out student loans averaging $5,192 a year. That adds up to $20,768 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at SMWC is 5.2%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College Undergraduate Student Diversity

629 Full-Time Undergraduates
84% Women
19% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 767 undergraduate students at SMWC, with 629 being full-time and 138 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  SMWC

There are also 327 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 629 full-time undergraduates at SMWC, 16% are male and 84% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  SMWC

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of SMWC Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 3
Black or African American 35
Hispanic or Latino 17
White 487
International Students 5
Other Races/Ethnicities 82

Geographic Diversity

Indiana students aren't the only ones who study at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College. At this time, 5 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 8 countries are represented at SMWC. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Taiwan, China, and Vietnam.

Online Learning at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College

248 Took All Classes Online
383 Took At Least One Class Online
-13.0% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 25 bachelor’s degree and 1 master’s degree programs available online at SMWC. In 2017-2018, 383 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at SMWC has changed over the last few years.


This school is the 17th most popular in Indiana for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of SMWC

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College was -13.0%. This is the #1,822 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at SMWC regardless of major.

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at SMWC ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at SMWC.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Registered Nursing #442

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College Nursing Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s TOTAL
Registered Nursing 21 21
TOTAL 21 21


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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