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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    B
  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
    A
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.
7500 University Dr
Bismarck, ND 58504
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference

University of Mary Rankings

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Mary Admissions

Acceptance Rate
78%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
1050-1270
ACT Range
20-25
Application Fee
$30
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$17,216/ 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
$11,317/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
98%

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.48 responses
65%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.48 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
12
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
12
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    20%
  • On Campus
    67%
  • Online
    13%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,846Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
688
Undergrads Over 25
8%
Pell Grant
24%
Varsity Athletes
23%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 26 responses
  • Dedicated
    69%
  • Hard working
    27%
  • Outgoing
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
90%
Poll
91%
of students say they don't have Greek life.32 responses
Poll
48%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.46 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 30 responses
  • Awesome
    30%
  • Friendly
    30%
  • Helpful and Safe
    17%
  • Good
    13%
  • Boring
    7%
  • Home away from home
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$48,000/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
55%
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 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!
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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.