In the United States, St. Mary's University is one of the best-known universities.
- The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools has accredited St. Mary's. Aside from this accreditation, the Greehey School of Business is also a member of the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).
- The ability to engage students, provide exceptional teaching, offer lively learning communities, and produce good outcomes has earned St. Mary's a reputation as one of the best universities in the country.
- The St. Mary's Core Curriculum is required of all first-year students, and it serves to extend students' horizons and deepen their sense of identity and social responsibility.