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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    C
  7. Professors
    C+
  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 $42,500.
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
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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.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $13,337/ year
  • $30-48k
    $15,090/ year
  • $49-75k
    $15,847/ year
  • $76-110k
    $17,642/ year
  • $110k+
    $19,273/ year
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Academics

Professors
C+
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
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,794Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
9%
Pell Grant
21%
Varsity Athletes
20%
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
$46,200/ 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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The University of Mary is the embodiment of the phrase "knows now bounds". I've never encountered more willing staff to help you, and I've never met a more welcoming community. They're innovative and constantly trying to improve life for students by doing things like having a 24 hour open cafeteria!
University of Mary is really great! The staff and professors helped me through a recent medical trauma where I had to leave right before finals week of the spring semester. They worked with my family and I the whole way and let me catch up when I was ready. The student body was helpful during the whole endeavor as well. They were all uplifting and helpful and just great friends and peers! The Benedictine values that the school teaches truly shines through the students and the staff.