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A Wall Street work week is not your typical work week. It means long hours — 70 to 90 per week — in a fast-paced and competitive atmosphere. But there are St. Mary’s University graduates whose educational foundation and drive prepared them to thrive in this pressure-cooker environment, holding their own alongside graduates from top-tier schools.


St. Mary's University includes about 4,000 students and 75 academic programs, including Ph.D., J.D. and pre-professional programs.

Nearly 70 percent of St. Mary's University students participate in community service.

University-wide, 93 percent of St. Mary's University professors hold a Ph.D. or equivalent in their field.

International opportunities for St. Mary's students include study abroad programs with universities in Asia, Mexico, South America and Europe.

St. Mary's University has been named to The President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction.

St. Mary's athletic programs have earned six national titles in basketball, baseball, softball and golf (one individual and one academic).

St. Mary's University is home to Richard Cardenas, Ph.D., recipient of President Obama's Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring.