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What is the value of a CSM education?


Why CSMSelecting a college is among the most important decisions you will make. You will experience the impact of this decision for many years to come, as college is more than a pathway to a career. It is a life-altering experience, one that lays the foundation for a life of success, significance, and service. Your investment at College of Saint Mary will engage you in ways you never imagined; challenge you intellectually and personally; and, prepare you to help shape the world in a positive way. 

So, the question remains - Why College of Saint Mary?  

· Academic Excellence - Our graduates are among the most sought after for professional schools as well as some of the nation's top employers. We boast outstanding pass rates for the National Nursing Board Exam, National Teachers Exam, and Occupational Therapy Board Exam to name a few. IBM, Experian, Ford Motor Company, Alegent and numerous others have recruited recent graduates. We are the small school with a mighty reputation.

· Women's Leadership - At the heart of CSM is a focus on fostering leadership in women. That vision is realized in our numerous service-learning opportunities, active undergraduate research; internships and focus on the individual. We will help you grow into the person you are destined to become. Every college offers opportunities to women; College of Saint Mary offers every opportunity to women. There is a distinct difference: one that you will experience.  

· Outstanding Value - College of Saint Mary is committed to making an outstanding educational experience affordable. Ninety-eight percent of our students receive some form of financial aid and the average award package last year was $20,019! The following pages will demonstrate our commitment to providing an affordable education through the numerous scholarship opportunities available to you.  

We believe one of the most outstanding aspects of your experience here at CSM is our community. Studies reveal that there is a strong relationship between student satisfaction and academic success. When you enroll at College of Saint Mary, you're not just joining an academic department; you are joining a community. A community of women learners and leaders, like yourself. They have the same commitment to academic and personal success as you, even if their stories are different. The faculty will know you and take an active role in your success here - something that doesn't show up in rankings or statistics. 

The only way to find out is by experiencing it yourself: sitting in on classes, seeing how the professors interact with the students, and (most importantly) see how the students interact with each other. A visit to CSM will tell you if we're the right school for you. 

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