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- Party SceneC+
- Campus FoodB+
- Student LifeB
Mary is an above-average private, Catholic university located in North Dakota. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,846 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Mary acceptance rate is 78%. Popular majors include Business, Nursing, and Elementary Education. Graduating 55% of students, Mary alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $44,300.
NCAA Division II (with football)
Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference
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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.36 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.48 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.48 responses
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Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say they don't have Greek life.32 responses
- of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.46 responses
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
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- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.26 responses
University of Mary Reviews
The University of Mary provides an incredible opportunity for students to thrive. Faculty and staff are dedicated to help students learn and grow as individuals. The campus as a whole values community, leadership, and service in the Christian, Catholic, and Benedictine traditions. Since I first set foot on UMary’s campus two years ago, my life has been transformed for the better. I am grateful to be in an environment where I can grow in my faith, discover my passions, form friendships for life, and acquire the skills needed to pursue a career. 10/10 would recommend this institution!
The University of Mary in Bismarck offers numerous opportunities. This isn’t a school where people go to party and experience worldly pleasures. This is a university where young adults partake in a beautiful formation. The students benefit from knowledgeable and kind professors. These professors speak on intellectual levels or simple terms. The community at Mary is stunning and inspirational. Students often greet one another in passing whether or not they know one another. The strength and love of the community is evident. This beautiful community shines forth through the vibrant faith life. The Mary campus offers numerous opportunities for students to pursue their faith and grow in virtue. These engaging and delightful aspects of Mary transpire through the remarkable and inspiring efforts and vision of the president Monsignor James Shea. At the University of Mary, students, faculty, and staff pursue together the ultimate good through their studies and interactions.
I really enjoy studying at the University of Mary. The staff in the school are very polite and kind . The academics are very good and have a lot of quality. I have learned a lot since I started college and I had very understanding teachers who helped me get accustomed to the United States’ education system. The sports overall are not a huge thing because it’s a division II school, but still the teachers are willing to help the athletes in every possible way. It’s a very religious school, so for people who are not catholic can sometimes feel out of place for having different religious identities. As an international student and being from Mexico I’ve felt very welcomed by the students and never experienced any kind of racism and prejudice. Some of the things that I don’t enjoy from the school is the lack of diversity and international students. As an international student I feel that people who are outside the country always feels very lost. The school overall is pretty good.