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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
    B+
Saint Mary's Minnesota is an above-average private, Catholic university located in Winona, Minnesota. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,129 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Saint Mary's Minnesota acceptance rate is 64%. Popular majors include Business, Healthcare Management, and Psychology. Graduating 58% of students, Saint Mary's Minnesota alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $38,300.
About Saint Mary's University of Minnesota...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Address
700 Terrace Heights
Winona, MN 55987
Website
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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
64%
Application Deadline
May 1
SAT Range
960-1210
ACT Range
20-25
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

Cost

Net Price
$22,554/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$21,359/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
18:1
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.35 responses
62%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.34 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,129Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
374
Undergrads Over 25
7%
Pell Grant
31%
Varsity Athletes
31%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 28 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    43%
  • Passionate, caring, hardworking, enthusiastisc
    39%
  • Dedicated
    7%
  • Average Joe
    4%
  • Judgemental
    4%
  • Unique
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
93%
Poll
48%
of students say they don't have Greek life.40 responses
Poll
49%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.45 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 24 responses
Report
  • Welcoming Community
    46%
  • Catholic
    17%
  • Cardinals
    13%
  • Culturally Diverse
    13%
  • Network
    13%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$47,800/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
58%
National
49%
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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When I began my college search, one thing that was my top priority was finding a school that cared about their student's success, and needs. After my search, I found that Saint Mary's University of Minnesota was the school for me. The small tight-knit community allows the students and faculty to stay connected which is something that I need. One thing that was a bonus for me was that my school has a Student Success Center, which means that if you do encounter some academic troubles, you can seek help from academic advisors that can give solutions for your academic problems.
Being around my peers, they allow me to be myself and they allow me to have fun!
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I love SMU! It has such an incredible community of people and I love the smaller amount of people. It makes it much easier to get to know many people and find friends as well as mentors. I love everything SMU has to offer. My only complaints would be the limited spots for classes, which makes it very hard to get into the classes you need for your major sometimes (although most professors are pretty understanding and willing to lift the class cap size), and the food on campus.
The campus is beautiful and the town is safe. There are a lot of things to do on campus like intramurals, clubs, and social events. The town of Winona is great for people who enjoy being outdoors and in nature due to easy access to bluffs, lakes, and the Mississippi River. Academics are tough yet manageable and a good challenge. Athletics are a large part of campus life, however, the athletic teams are not very successful and coaching is lacking. The strength and conditioning program for student athletes is above average and the best part of the athletic program at Saint Mary's.