St. Mary’s College of Maryland, the state’s public honors college, was recently acknowledged in the 2019 edition of the “Fiske Guide to Colleges.”

For more than 30 years, millions of students, parents, and guidance counselors have relied on the Fiske Guide to Colleges during their college search. Compiled by former New York Times education editor Edward B. Fiske, the guide is a selective, subjective, and systematic look at 300+ colleges and universities in the U.S., Canada, and Great Britain.

According to a senior quoted in the guide, “Because of the nature of an honors college, all students who attend St. Mary’s are academically focused, and there is a common goal to succeed.”

St. Mary’s College’s study abroad and internship programs were highlighted: “St. Mary’s offers study abroad semesters at the University of Heidelberg in Germany, Fudan University in China, James Cook University in Australia, and Stellenbosch University in South Africa, among others, as well as short-term study tours in several other countries. The Washington Program places students in top summer internships with the government, nonprofits, and think tanks in Washington, D.C., and also offers mentoring from alumni.”

According to the guide, “students leave with a solid grounding in the liberal arts—and the close bonds that they forge with friends during peaceful days on the St. Mary’s River. For those looking to be part of an intellectual community in a small-town setting, St. Mary’s just might be a place to set sail.”