News Release, St. Mary’s College of Maryland
For the second year in a row, St. Mary’s College of Maryland has been listed as a Hidden Gem by CollegeRaptor.com, a higher education planning tool that offers side-by-side comparisons of colleges. St. Mary’s College was selected for inclusion in the Hidden Gems in the Northeast listing.
This selection recognizes St Mary’s College as one of the best colleges in the country, based on a combination of factors, including number of applications received, graduation rates, campus diversity, endowment per student, and other key metrics as reported via the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) for the most recently available enrollment year.
St. Mary’s College has recently received several accolades: Ranked fifth-best public liberal arts college in U.S. News & World Report’s “2020 Best Colleges,” ranked #1 in lowest average student loan debt among public institutions in the state of Maryland (class of 2018) by LendEDU, included in The Princeton Review’s “Best 385 Colleges” Guide for 2020, 2019 Best College Value by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, 2019-20 College of Distinction, 2018 Tree Campus USA by the Arbor Day Foundation, and as an Individual Conference Champion in the 2018-19 College and University Green Power Challenge by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.