a current student here
Students should attend St. Mary's if they are interested in a smaller, more in depth university which offers classes with less than 50 students in each class. The professors know your name, and that makes it easier to have a connection with them rather than being total strangers the whole semester. I personally find this favorable since the high school I attended was about the same size, or a bit smaller, than St. Mary's. I am not exactly too religious, but attending the masses and getting involved religiously on campus is optional. Beware: most freshman attend St. Mary's their first semester as a biology major and chemistry minor. Only do this if you are the upmost positive you have intentions of sticking with it, the classes are difficult. Biology is a rigorous major. Do not waste your precious time and money if you are not 100% positive that you love the sciences enough to stick with it for 4+ years.