B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    A-
  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
    C+
  12. Safety
    B+
University of Mary is ...
Private not-for-profit, Catholic
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
77%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
930-1170
ACT Range
20-26
Application Fee
$30
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$16,746/ 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
    $14,174/ year
  • $30-48k
    $13,033/ year
  • $49-75k
    $14,540/ year
  • $76-110k
    $17,001/ year
  • $110k+
    $18,542/ year

Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
15:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
81%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.36 responses
81%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.43 responses
63%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.43 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,734Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
7%
Pell Grant
22%
Varsity Athletes
20%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 21 responses
Report
  • Dedicated
    76%
  • Hard working
    24%
  • Diverse
    0%
  • Nerdy
    0%
  • Outgoing
    0%
  • Stressed
    0%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
90%
Poll
93%
of students say they don't have Greek life.27 responses
Poll
49%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.41 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 25 responses
Report
  • Awesome
    32%
  • Friendly
    28%
  • Helpful and Safe
    20%
  • Good
    12%
  • Boring
    8%
  • Fast-paced
    0%
  • Home away from home
    0%

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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I really love going to this school! The academics are great and is more comfortable due to smaller classroom size. The professors actually want to help you and know you by name. The only thing I think needs work is acceptance of more religious views rather than just Catholicism. I know that I go to a catholic school, but there is no place where you get to learn about other religious views and have a more open mind.
The University of Mary really embodies what education is all about. It is a true community where one receives deep intellectual, professional, and character formation. The University's faculty and staff from the top down are all deeply concerned with the success and well-being of the students, and it is evident from the moment one steps on campus.

The mentorship that one is able to receive at the University of Mary is second to none, and I credit the close relationships with faculty and my peers for my professional success. The University of Mary prepared me well for my future after college where I am now surrounded by largely Ivy League alumni who are all amazed when I describe to them my university experience. The University of Mary is truly a first-rate institution.