The Best of Both Worlds
St Mary’s is a modern, friendly university offering the best of both worlds: with nearly 6,000 students it’s easy to feel at home quickly, but we're big enough to offer you all the challenges and excitement of a full and rewarding student life.
The buildings are steeped in history, being set in the grounds of the original Strawberry Hill House, a world famous example of the Gothic Revival style.
The leafy, self-contained campus also includes modern and well-resourced teaching blocks, accommodation, library facilities and sport facilities. Why not take a virtual tour or come to one of our open events?
We are located in a pleasant part of South West London where a green space is never very far away.
Established Reputation and History
Established in 1850, we are respected as an established church university with a reputation for high quality courses.
We have a Catholic history but you don’t need to be Catholic to come here - we welcome students of all faiths and none.
Our active Students' Union (SU) and location mean we can offer you an exciting social life both on and off campus.
The SU organises all kinds of entertainment, from weekly events through to annual major occasions like Freshers' Week, SIMMStock (above) and our Summer Ball.
You can easily travel into London or to local towns for cinemas, clubs and theatres.
We are renowned for our caring student-centred approach and the level of support we give to students.
Sport For All
We have an excellent reputation for sport with numerous successes every year in team and individual events.
Our first-rate facilities make us an excellent choice for all from talented and committed sports people through to those who play sport or keep fit for fun.
St Mary’s offers a wide range undergraduate degree programmes. Many subjects can be combined, offering you flexibility and choice to shape your studies the way you want to.
Recent results show that up to 52% of undergraduate students achieve a 2:1 or First Class Honours degree.
Our experienced and dedicated lecturers, many of whom are respected international scholars, are committed to their subject and to teaching. With good staff/student ratios they get to know you very well.
We were proud to be ranked highly in league tables, with 96% of graduates in employment or postgraduate study within six months of graduating.