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  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 Minnesota is an above-average private, Catholic university located in Winona, Minnesota. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,118 undergraduate students. The Saint Mary's Minnesota acceptance rate is 91%. Popular majors include Business, Marketing, and Accounting. Graduating 61% of students, Saint Mary's Minnesota alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $38,300.
700 Terrace Heights
Winona, MN 55987
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Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference

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.

Saint Mary's Admissions

Acceptance Rate
91%
Application Deadline
May 1
SAT Range
1030-1240
ACT Range
20-26
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

Cost

Net Price
$21,370/ 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
$23,830/ 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
73%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.37 responses
64%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.36 responses
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Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
4
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
4
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    8%
  • On Campus
    88%
  • Online
    4%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,118Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
324
Undergrads Over 25
7%
Pell Grant
30%
Varsity Athletes
32%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 30 responses
  • Friendly
    43%
  • Passionate, caring, hardworking, enthusiastisc
    40%
  • Dedicated
    7%
  • Average Joe
    3%
  • Judgemental
    3%
  • Unique
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
94%
Poll
48%
of students say they don't have Greek life.42 responses
Poll
51%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.47 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 26 responses
  • Welcoming Community
    46%
  • Catholic
    15%
  • Cardinals
    12%
  • Culturally Diverse
    12%
  • Network
    12%
  • Home away from home
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$47,800/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
61%
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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For having everything have to transition to an online platform, SMUMN did an amazing job at creating a supportive online environment for the students. Initially, it was overwhelming to think that everything would be online, but once you found your groove, it worked very well!
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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!
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.