College of Saint Mary
1901 South 72nd Street
Omaha, Nebraska, 68124-2377
Admission: Tel (402)399-2405 or
FAX: (402)399-2412


550 women
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College of Saint Mary
Omaha, Nebraska

College Description
Located in the middle of Omaha, Nebraska, College of Saint Mary is a 25-acre green space surrounded by the diversity of the city. Founded in 1923 by the Sisters of Mercy, College of Saint Mary is the only all-women's college in a five-state region. A private, Catholic college, College of Saint Mary offers associate and bachelor's degrees in over 30 areas of study, including pre-professional programs in six fields. The college is committed to the education of women in an environment that calls forth potential and fosters leadership. Students can expect an emphasis on academic excellence, life-long learning and compassionate service to others. The college is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

Academic Life
A CSM education integrates a liberal arts core, practical learning opportunities, career-specific skills, community leadership and service. College of Saint Mary functions on a semester schedule. The college's main divisions are nursing, natural and health sciences and mathematics, humanities, community resources and business. Major programs within those divisions include business administration, paralegal studies, health information management, computer information management, telecommunications systems management, education and occupational therapy. The paralegal studies program is the only four-year program in the state approved by the American Bar Association. For diverse learning opportunities, CSM students can study abroad or interact with students from Shokei College in Japan who attend the college each year.

Campus Life
The college offers more than 25 clubs and organizations. Students serve on college committees, participate in professional academic clubs, join community and social organizations and clubs and get involved in community service projects. Even though College of Saint Mary is all women, there are opportunities for social events on and off campus. Social events are sponsored by organizations, residence halls and Student Senate so students have a chance to meet other people and enjoy their lives outside of class. A campus minister is available, along with the unique Mertz Outreach Center, which provides opportunities for service around the city. The Student Senate is an active part of campus, providing activities and forums for all students. At CSM, students are supported through the Student Assistance Program for counseling needs and a Learning Support Center for academic assistance.

Facilities and Resources
CSM's campus offers outstanding facilities for its students' pursuits, whether they be academic or athletic. One of the most popular facilities is the new Lied Fitness Center, where students can take advantage of a swimming pool, weight facilities, racquetball courts, elevated jogging track and basketball courts, along with outdoor tennis courts, soccer fields and softball diamonds. The library houses 75,000 volumes, 500 periodical titles, and research information on CD-ROM, along with access to Internet and audiovisual resources. An extensive interlibrary loan agreement provides materials from other regional libraries. The library maintains study rooms and an impressive women's studies special collection. Laboratories and a state-of-the-art computer center allow for hands-on learning and studying opportunities. For spiritual growth, the Our Lady of Mercy Chapel is open for reflection or for Mass, and the Hillmer Art Gallery presents shows year round to showcase local and student talent. Students live in three residence halls, and can relax and dine in the College Center.

A member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics in the Great Plains region and the Midlands Collegiate Athletic Conference, CSM offers competition in golf, soccer, softball, tennis and volleyball. Competitive sports have enjoyed great success at the college, with each reaching regional success and soccer and softball achieving national rankings during the past season. The new Lied Fitness Center is utilized by each team, and every student is encouraged to take advantage of the facilities. Recreational sporting opportunities and intramurals are available for all students throughout the year.

Financial Aid
Financial aid totaling over $6 million is awarded to more than 95 percent of CSM students. College of Saint Mary awards institutional and academic scholarships, grants, loans and campus work, study to help meet educational costs. Students must submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) if the student is applying for financial aid. The CSM Financial Aid Office will forward an award package to the student, outlining the aid available, including grants, loans and scholarships. Students may call the Enrollment Services Office for assistance.

Admission Requirements
Applying for admission can be done at any time through College of Saint Mary's rolling admissions plan. However, students are encouraged to start the process early to ensure space in selected programs. To apply, please submit the following: an application for admission and application fee; high school transcript or GED; and scores from the American College Test (ACT) or Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT). For specific program requirements, please call (800) 926-5534.

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