B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    B+
  9. Dorms
    A-
  10. Campus Food
    C+
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    A
Saint Mary's University of Minnesota is ...
Private not-for-profit, Catholic
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Address
700 Terrace Heights
Winona, MN 55987
Website

Saint Mary's University of Minnesota Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
74%
SAT Scores Range
921-1158
ACT Scores Range
20-26
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
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Test Scores and GPA for Saint Mary's University of Minnesota

Cost

Net Price
$21,123/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $15,513/ year
  • $30-48k
    $16,236/ year
  • $49-75k
    $19,457/ year
  • $76-110k
    $20,821/ year
  • $110k+
    $25,110/ year

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
16:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
90%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.31 responses
74%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.31 responses
60%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.30 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,298Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
9%
Pell Grant
33%
Varsity Athletes
26%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 24 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    42%
  • Passionate, caring, hardworking, enthusiastisc
    38%
  • Dedicated
    8%
  • Average Joe
    4%
  • Judgemental
    4%
  • Unique
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
99%
Poll
50%
of students say they don't have Greek life.36 responses
Poll
49%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.41 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 20 responses
Report
  • Welcoming Community
    40%
  • Catholic
    20%
  • Cardinals
    15%
  • Culturally Diverse
    15%
  • Network
    10%

After Saint Mary's University of Minnesota

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$41,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
65%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
95%
National
83%
65%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.20 responses
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Saint Mary's University of Minnesota Reviews

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So far, I'm really enjoying my experience at Saint Mary's University! I am an online student and the school provided me with an iPad, which is so great. The class structure is easy to understand and the professors are typically very quick to respond to any questions or concerns. I do wish we were able to take more than one class at a time, but I can understand why the university does not allow it.
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I love the wellness center. St.Mary's is one of the most understanding schools about mental illness and you can see a counselor for free unlimited times. I see someone once a week since I started school and it's greatly helped. This school is also very helpful if you have academic disabilities! Everyone is so understanding, I was scared of having a bias against me but I didn't feel that at all from any one of my professors. The only sucky thing is that the wellness center doctor isn't open on the weekend so you would have to take the bus to the urgent care down by Winona state, 10-15 min away. I had the flu one weekend and had to do this. Also, if you're sick you have to get a note from the DR or the wellness center excusing you from class, but it's so hard to get out of bed and walk yourself to the wellness center to do this, I wish you could just email or call.
Upper division classes have been a great experience for me. Professors are usually well-experienced and enthusiastic about what they teach. I rarely give a bad professor review for upper division classes. As for generals, you get a bad class every now and again but what liberal arts school doesn't have that problem? I still think generals are a great way to explore what you like and what you're good at. The variety of courses offered depends on the major.. for majors that have a larger number of students enrolled, there are more options. Class size is 12:1 student to teacher ratio and is great for anyone who needs the option to ask questions in class and likes to participate in class. It's a little harder to just 'skate by' at SMUMN, but I think that's a good thing. I've experienced all types of class styles at SMUMN, from lecture to mostly group-work and student lead presentations.