Points of Pride

Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College is a liberal arts institution that pledges its faithfulness to Catholic values and excellence in academics. With an emphasis on the positive power of Providence, SMWC is a community of faith and scholarship. Our unique educational philosophy stresses an exploration of spirituality, a respect for diversity, a passion for stewardship and, as our college motto, “Virtus cum Scientia” (Virtue and Knowledge United) states, a devotion to the unity of faith and reason.


Founded in 1840 by Saint Mother Theodore Guerin and the Sisters of Providence, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College (SMWC) is the oldest Catholic liberal arts college for women in the United States.

Location & Contact

Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College

1 Saint Mary of Woods Coll,

Saint Mary of the Woods, IN 47876

United States

Office of Admissions

Degrees Offered

Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree
Pre-Professional and Certificate Programs

Areas of Study

  • Accounting
  • Art Education
  • Art/Studio
  • Biology
  • Business Administration and Management
  • Communication/Journalism
  • Computer Science
  • Criminal Justice
  • Education
  • Education/Early Childhood and Elementary
  • Education/Middle and High School
  • English
  • Equestrian/Equine Studies
  • Graphic Design
  • Health Care Management
  • Human Resources
  • Interactive Media Design/Digital Technology
  • Marketing
  • Mathematics
  • Medical Technology
  • Music
  • Music Therapy
  • Psychology
  • Religious Studies
  • Social Work