St. Mary’s College of Maryland is one of the nation’s best institutions for undergraduates to earn their college degree, according to The Princeton Review. The education services company profiles and recommends St. Mary’s College in the 2021 edition of its annual college guide, “The Best 386 Colleges.”

The Princeton Review also includes St. Mary’s College in the following lists within the guide: Best Northeastern, Best Value Colleges, Green Colleges, and ranked the College #5 in the Top 50 Green Colleges.

According to the guide, “Students fortunate enough to attend St. Mary’s College of Maryland receive a “top tier education” wherein they have ample “opportunity to try new things and explore their interests.” That extends beyond the applauded “research-based curriculum” to the environment—” the campus is absolutely gorgeous”—and even the food in the “great dining hall.” Where St. Mary’s shines most, however, is in its academic offerings, which “reflect the challenges that [students] will face in the workplace,” particularly for those in the STEM field who “can really get a leg up by doing publishable work even prior to grad school.”

Only about 13 percent of America’s 3,000 four-year colleges are profiled in the book, which is one of The Princeton Review’s most popular publications. The company chooses colleges for the book based on data it annually collects from administrators at hundreds of colleges about their institution’s academic offerings. The Princeton Review also considers data it gathers from its surveys of college students who rate and report on various aspects of their campus and community experiences for this project.   

The Princeton Review’s school profiles and ranking in “The Best 386 Colleges” are posted at where they can be searched for free with site registration.

St. Mary’s College of Maryland was also recently recognized in the 2021 Fiske Guide to Colleges and as a 2020-21 College of Distinction.

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