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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    C
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    B+
Mary is an above-average private, Catholic university located in North Dakota. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,794 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Mary acceptance rate is 76%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Nursing, and Business. Graduating 54% of students, Mary alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $44,300.
About University of Mary...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference
Address
7500 University Dr
Bismarck, ND 58504
Website

University of Mary 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
76%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
940-1160
ACT Range
21-26
Application Fee
$30
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

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Cost

Net Price
$16,929/ 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
$10,409/ 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
14:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
81%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.36 responses
83%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.47 responses
64%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.47 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,794Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
443
Undergrads Over 25
9%
Pell Grant
21%
Varsity Athletes
23%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 25 responses
Report
  • Dedicated
    72%
  • Hard working
    24%
  • Outgoing
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
93%
Poll
90%
of students say they don't have Greek life.31 responses
Poll
47%
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 29 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    31%
  • Awesome
    28%
  • Helpful and Safe
    17%
  • Good
    14%
  • Boring
    7%
  • Home away from home
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$48,000/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
54%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
95%
National
83%
96%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.26 responses
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The University of Mary prioritizes the formation of the whole person through friendships among faculty and students, challenging academics, and a rich spiritual life. One of my favorite parts about my time as a student was getting to know my professors. They were radically available to their students and took time to get to know me. The administration, faculty, and staff love the students and serve the academic, spiritual, and personal needs of those students. I am so grateful for my education at the University of Mary!
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I have completed two years here at the University of Mary and overall, my experience has been amazing. They have wonderful professors who not only truly care about you, but are also some of the most intelligent people in their fields of study. The friends I have made here have impacted my life many times over what I expected when I first applied. I just finished one of their study abroad programs and it also far exceeded my expectations, but the college showed consistency with the amazing professors and the thought and care put forth in the academic program there. Really the only thing that I can complain about is that the college is growing almost faster than the campus can keep up.
University of Mary is an amazing school! The faculty are more than willing to accommodate to people's needs. The facilities are very nice and well-kept. The university sits on top of a hill giving a great view of the valley, city, and Missouri River.