The original St. Mary’s College Act received Royal Assent on September 18, 1986. On June 16, 2004, St. Mary’s College officially became St. Mary’s University College and was authorized to grant its own Bachelor of Arts (BA) degrees. St. Mary’s University (StMU) is an innovative teaching and research university that provides affordable, accredited and highly valued degrees in the LIBERAL ARTS, SCIENCES AND EDUCATION. Located on a historic site in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, our students are inspired to combine academics with a passionate commitment to ethics, social justice and respect for diversity of opinion and belief. St. Mary’s has 875 full- and part-time students, 80 full- and part-time faculty, and an average class size of 25.