Saint Mary's College

Discover your perfect college town.

South Bend, Indiana, is one of the best places to live in the country. But don’t just take U.S. News & World Report’s word for it. 

Scenic view of South Bend at sunset
Top 150 places to live in the United States (U.S. News and World Report)
Vibrant campus community - Notre Dame and Holy Cross are our neighbors
One of the most bike friendly communities in the midwest.
1.5 hours to Chicago - Saint Mary's is an easy drive from big city arts, entertainment, sports, and internship opportunities.
1 Hour to Indiana Dunes National Park - From hiking and biking to skiing and snowshoeing, this state park is a perfect day trip destination year-round.
45 minutes to Lake Michigan - Enjoy fishing, swimming, boating, and sunbathing along the beautiful beaches of Lake Michigan.
Less than 3 hours to Indianapolis - It's an easy drive south on US-30 to enjoy Indy events, attractions, restaurants, and shopping.
Photo of Lauren Faso

“I call this place home now. When I’m talking about home, I mean Saint Mary’s.” 

--Lauren Faso, Homewood, IL, Communicative Sciences and Disorders, 2017 

Saint Mary’s Students Recommend: 

  • Best patio dining: Brother’s
  • Best coffee shop: Chicory Cafe
  • Best nearby hike: St. Patrick’s Park
  • Best evening activity: The interactive River Lights display along East Race Waterway

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Saint Mary's College  
Notre Dame, IN 46556