Saint Mary's University of Minnesota Admissions

ACT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More

Saint Mary's University of Minnesota
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Saint Mary's University of Minnesota Admissions Overview:

Admissions at Saint Mary's University are generally open--in 2016, the school admitted over three-quarters of applicants. Students with good grades and test scores within or above the ranges listed below have a good chance of being accepted to the school. In order to apply, interested students will need to submit an application (which can be sent in online), official high school transcripts, scores from the SAT or the ACT, and a writing sample. For complete requirements and other important information (like deadlines and addresses), be sure to visit the school's website. If you have any questions about applying, or would like to visit the campus, be sure to get in touch with the admissions office at Saint Mary's.

Admissions Data (2016):

  • Saint Mary's University of Minnesota Acceptance Rate: 79%
  • Test Scores -- 25th / 75th Percentile

Saint Mary's University of Minnesota Description:

Saint Mary's University of Minnesota is a private, Lasallian Catholic university whose 400-acre undergraduate campus is located in Winona, Minnesota, a town about 50 minutes east of Rochester. The university has a 13 to 1 student / faculty ratio, and undergraduates can choose from roughly 60 bachelor degree programs. The university ranks highly among midwestern colleges, and results from the National Survey of Student Engagement show that most Saint Mary's students found their college experience to be extremely positive. On the athletic front, the Saint Mary's Cardinals compete in the NCAA Division III Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC). 

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 5,640 (1,590 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 46% Male / 54% Female
  • 73% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $32,575
  • Books: $1,300 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $8,635
  • Other Expenses: $1,490
  • Total Cost: $44,00

Saint Mary's University of Minnesota Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 99%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 99%
    • Loans: 63%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $21,115
    • Loans: $8,368

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Accounting, Business, Criminal Justice, Human Resources Management, Marketing

Retention and Graduation Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 70%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 51%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 61%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Track and Field, Soccer, Ice Hockey, Swimming and Diving, Golf, Baseball, Basketball, Tennis, Cross Country
  • Women's Sports: Ice Hockey, Swimming and Diving, Volleyball, Basketball, Track and Field, Softball, Golf, Tennis, Cross Country

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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Saint Mary's University of Minnesota Mission Statement:

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"Enriched by the Lasallian Catholic heritage, Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota awakens, nurtures, and empowers learners to ethical lives of service and leadership."

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