Saint Michael's is proud to be included in the most exclusive college and university guidebooks, and our students and faculty earn accolades in and out of the classroom for their outstanding work. Some of our most recent kudos include:
The Best Academic Success Rate for Athletes in Division II Athletics
In 2011, Saint Michael's entire athletic program was said to have the best Academic Success Rate (ASR) in our division as released by the NCAA. St. Mike’s graduated 99 percent of our student-athletes during the most recent four-year assessment period.
A Guidebook Favorite
The Fiske Guide, long been regarded as the most exclusive arbiter of the best colleges, includes Saint Michael's in its best 300 colleges, chosen out of over 2,200 four-year colleges. Saint Michael's College is also included in the Princeton Review's Best 377 Colleges, the college made the 8th best in the Princeton Review category "best town-gown relations". Kiplingers Personal Finance calls us a Best Value Private College with a strong academic record.
Our Gardens Grow Words
A small college gives students a chance to speak and be heard--and at Saint Michael's, even our gardens talk. Our unique Word Garden, part of our Teaching Gardens, offers up more than 300 words carved in stones that can be arranged and rearranged to say what needs to be said. As far as we know, no other college has a garden like ours!
Physics professor Alain Brizard was recently named a fellow of the American Physical Society, called the "ultimate honor as a physicist." Professor of Journalism David Mindich was named 2011 New England Journalism Educator of the Year. Political Science professor Patricia Siplon and Art History professor Amy Werbel each won Fulbright Fellowships for 2011-12. Physics professor John O'Meara and two of his colleagues from UC Santa Cruz discovered information about the origins of the universe that Physics World magazine hailed as one of the top 10 breakthroughs of 2011.
Saint Michael's received a $766,000 grant from the National Science Foundation as part of a 5-year Plant Genome research project that will involve our students and biology professor Mark Lubkowitz. The NSF also granted $200,000 to professors Greta Pangborn and Jo Ellis-Monaghan for a math/computer science project involving students and nanoconstruct design projects.