National Rankings and Accolades
- Listed as "Hottest for Loving the Great Outdoors" in Newsweek's 25 Hottest Colleges.
- #2 - Environmental Protection Agency's College and University Green Power Challenge (The college bought 15 million kWh of power during the year-long challenge).
- #7 - Princeton Review's "Most Race/Class Interaction".
- #10 - Princeton Review's "Best Value Public Colleges".
- #17 - Princeton Review's "Gay Community Accepted".
- #18 - Princeton Review's "Happiest. Students"
- #87 - U.S. News & World Report's "Top Liberal Arts Colleges".
- #93 Forbes' America's Best Colleges.
- The campus newspaper, The Point News, was named the "Most Outstanding College Newspaper" and ranked "First Place with Special Merit" by the American Scholastic Press Association. (ASPA)
- Kiplinger placed St. Mary's in the 92% percentile for its 12:1 student/faculty ratio.
- Ranked in the top 10% of U.S. colleges by Barron's Magazine's Best Buys.
- St. Mary’s College of Maryland currently holds 13 national titles, and has produced more than 100 ICSA All-American sailors and four Olympic sailors- one of whom earned a silver medal.
- The co-ed and women's teams have been ranked first in the nation by Sailing World magazine for the past two years.
- In 2004, the College won the annual Inter-Collegiate Sailing Association (ICSA)/Layline North American Team Race Championship.
- In 2006, the women's team won the Atlantic Coast Championship, defeating many venerable schools, including Harvard, Yale, Georgetown, and the U.S. Naval Academy.
- In the spring of 2008, St. Mary's Men's Basketball team was ranked 24th in the nation after making an appearance at the 2007-2008 NCAA Division III Men's Basketball Tournament.
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