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Location:St. Mary's City
On Campus:86%
  • Fall 08/25-12/19
  • Spring 01/15-05/14

Tuition & Payments
You will pay your normal tuition/fees to your home campus.
OPEN - Host campus accepts ALL qualified applicants.

Estimated Per Semester
Costs For Room And Meals:

Additional Information
Receive From Canada

Campus Diversity
0%Native/First Nation
0%Hawaiian/Pacific Island
5%Two or more races

Campus Links
Home Page
Outgoing Students
Incoming Students

NSE Links
Policies & Procedures
Campus Detail Info
Member Campus Links

How to Apply
Applications are submitted through your home campus coordinator.
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St. Mary's College of Maryland

St. Mary's campus is a beautiful riverside landscape of quiet charm in St. Mary's City. The College offers a waterfront which features off-shore sailing, a fleet of small racing boats, racing yachts, sailboards, kayaks, paddle boats, and canoes. There are over 80 clubs and organizations that all students are able to participate in and there are ample activities during the week and especially on the weekends happening on this residential campus.

Due to the smaller class size students are also able to better get to know their professors and their fellow classmates which allows them to integrate themselves into St. Mary's life. They can also participate in the many, often quirky, traditions that take place throughout the entire academic year.

Campus Location - St. Marys waterfront campus is located 70 miles southeast of Washington, D.C. and 95 miles south of Baltimore on a peninsula bounded by the Potomac River and the Chesapeake Bay.

The College is located in St. Mary's County adjacent to the historic site of St. Mary's City (1634), the original capital of Maryland and the fourth oldest permanent settlement in British North America.

Helpful Information - Off-campus housing is not an option at SMCM.

Notable Academic Programs
  • Archaeology

Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students

Anthropology: Anthropology

Area Studies: African Studies, Asian/Oriental Studies

Art/Design/Fine Art: Art, Art History, Media Arts, Studio Art, Theater Art, Visual Arts

Biological Sciences: Biology/Life Science

Chemistry: Biochemistry, Chemistry

Communications: Film

Computer Science: System Administration

Economics: Economics

Education: Educational Studies

English: English

Environmental Studies: Sustainability Studies

Foreign Language: Chinese, French, German, Spanish

General Studies: Gender Studies, Individualized Degree Program, Natural Sciences

Geography and Urban Studies: Geography

History: History

Information Studies: Computer Science

Mathematics: Mathematics

Performing Arts: Music, Theater Arts/Drama

Philosophy/Religious Studies: Philosophy, Religious Studies

Physics: Physics

Political Science: Political Science, Public Policy Studies

Pre-Professional : Engineering Pre-Professional, Law Pre-Professional, Medicine Pre-Professional, Veterinary Medicine Pre-Professional

Psychology: Psychology

Sociology/Social Work: Sociology

Theater: Performance and Directing

Registration Priority
  • According to class standing
GPA and Other Academic Requirements
  • No students accepted from NSE members within my own state
  • 3 GPA
  • None.
Exchange Preferences
  • Full-year exchange Accepted
  • Single term exchange Accepted
  • Require students who will live on campus
Mid-Year Exchange (Exchange that begins with the Spring/Winter Term)
  • Available
Non-Native English Speakers
  • TOEFL: must have a score of 550 paper, 250 computer or 90 Internet
  • IELTS: must have a score of 7
Graduate and Post-Baccalaureate Students
  • No graduate or post-baccalaureate students
Summer Exchange
  • Not available
International Students (Visa Students)
  • Will accept on Plan B
  • Fees are subject to change without notice.
  • Two semesters = one academic year
  • Three quarters = one academic year
Tuition and Fees - Plan B Students
  • No tuition/fees are paid to the host campus.
  • Figures do not include costs you will incur for course specific enrollment (e.g., laboratory courses, student teaching, studio art)
  • See below for credit hour restrictions and/or miscellaneous fees applicable to Plan B students.
Maximum Credit Hours Per Semester
  • Plan B: 18
Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester
Figures are current as of 5/6/2015.

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
NSE Program Fee: $150 Semester Plan B Mandatory
Parking Fee: $50 Semester Plan B Mandatory

Important Notes:

Exchange with Canada - Health Insurance
Students must purchase campus health insurance at $580 per semester.

Financial Aid
Plan B
For Plan B students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your home campus.

Regardless of Plan A or Plan B, students exchanging to or from Canada, apply for financial aid at their home campus.
  • Figures are current as of 5/6/2015.
  • Expect 5% or more increase for the subsequent academic year.
  • Figures are based on the average room and meal plan selected by NSE students. Actual costs may be greater or less depending upon your selected room type and meals.
  • Two semesters = one academic year
  • Three quarters = one academic year
On-Campus Housing Per Semester
  • Double: $4,122
  • Per semester unless otherwise noted
  • Students must live on campus
Meal Plans Per Semester
  • Meal purchase is required for on campus living.
  • $2553 per semester for 21 meals per week.
Notes About Meal Plans

All data in this document is the responsibility of the campus and has been provided by the campus NSE coordinator.