For an education grounded in excellence and an outlook steeped in service and the Catholic faith, 1100 students per year turn to Maria College of Albany, New York. Originally founded by the Sisters of Mercy, Maria College has evolved to offer eleven associate’s and bachelor’s degrees, including highly competitive programs in the health and occupational sciences. Day, weekend, evening and online classes are available to meet the needs of adult and ongoing learners in addition to those of traditional undergraduates. MC offers individual attention and fosters personal connection via a small 14:1 student-to-faculty ratio and a pair of freshman courses called the First Year Experience. On-campus organizations include the OTA Club, Psychology Club and clubs devoted to seeking out student volunteer opportunities. Maria Magazine, published in-house, helps keep the surrounding community and alumni up-to-date as to campus happenings, and students that meet certain academic standards can gain special recognition by their acceptance into the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. Maria College truly stands out among all the rest in the northeast U.S.!