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The St Mary's College of Maryland

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Going to St, Mary's was by far the worst decision I ever maSuper BrilliantPolitical Science
Going to St, Mary's was by far the worst decision I ever made in my life. The place is falling apart, the teachers and administration are arrogant, their are mice in the library, the roof is leaking in the library also, the air and heating are always braking in most buildings, the degrees are worthless, and the classes don't even use PowerPoint's most of the time. They pay their President, of a 1,800 student college, more then the Governor of Maryland (which is just absurd). They like to say that they decreased tuition, but they really did't. See they decreased the tuition by 1,000 dollars recently, and then they increased housing and food costs the same year (the increase was close to 1,000). Most of the buildings and tables are falling apart (they still use wood chairs in the classrooms, the ones that were used in the forty's typically). Also, they take advantage of students with community service for stupid violations, which no other college in the state does for the same violations. They also tend to suppress opinions that they don't like, and don't allow students to speak to the Board of Trusties directly (which every other college in the state does). This place act's as arrogant as an IVY, yet their far worse then the average state college. Most community colleges are ran far better than this place. If you want to waste your money and life, then come to SMCM.
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St Mary's is a great university if youreQuite BrightBiology
St Mary's is a great university if youre a person that wants to work hard and be in a close knit environment. Its a nice, calm campus; not really for party animals. With any university, you come out with what youve put into it. St marys has a small body of students, so you can get more one on one help from professors, and the attention you need to excel. I would definitely recommend it if you want to stay in Maryland.
1st Year Female -- Class 2019
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St. Mary's is a good school for you if:Quite BrightMath
St. Mary's is a good school for you if:

-you are seeking a degree for the sake of getting a degree
-you are an average or below average student
-you grew up in a rural community
-you don't need crazy party life
-you want to be whoever you areComing from a private school education I found the academics to be anything but challenging however some of my slacker friends barely passed. It is what you put into it. That said, I am seeking to transfer in my sophomore year for the chance at a more demanding education and a more meaningful degree. Additionally, take a look at each of the school's list of majors that you are applying to. If you are unsure about your future line of study, I recommend leaning towards the school with a broader list of options. St. Mary's covers all of the basic majors however does not delve into anything specific. Teachers are very nice and approachable, especially with a population of 1800 students and really no competition to get time with your teachers. (exceptions being in mathematics fields)

1st Year Female -- Class 2018
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