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St. Mary's University of Minnesota is a private institution that was founded in 1912. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,985, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 350 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. St. Mary's University of Minnesota's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is National Universities, 173. Its tuition and fees are $29,315 (2013-14).
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Saint Mary's University of Minnesota is dedicated to advancing the educational and career goals of today's students. Today the major academic units of the university are the College, offering the bachelor of arts degree based in the liberal arts, and the Schools of Graduate and Professional Programs, offering bachelor of science completion degrees, certificates, master degrees, education specialist degree, and two doctoral degrees, all based on a career-oriented curriculum. The university also offers undergraduate and graduate programs in Nairobi, Kenya and the Master of Education in Teaching and Learning in Mandeville, Jamaica. Today SMU has more than 5000 students enrolled in undergraduate, graduate and certificate programs at locations in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Nairobi and Jamaica.
|School type||private, coed college|
|Religious affiliation||Roman Catholic|
When applying to St. Mary's University of Minnesota, it's important to note the application deadline is May 1. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due May 1. The application fee at St. Mary's University of Minnesota is $25. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 79 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2012 acceptance rate||79.0%|
|Application deadline||May 1|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||May 1|
The student-faculty ratio at St. Mary's University of Minnesota is 16:1, and the school has 70.2 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at St. Mary's University of Minnesota include: Business/Commerce, General; Accounting; Marketing/Marketing Management, General; Human Services, General; and Criminal Justice/Police Science. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 75.5 percent.
|4-year graduation rate||49%|
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St. Mary's University of Minnesota has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,985, with a gender distribution of 47 percent male students and 53 percent female students. At this school, 88 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 12 percent of students live off campus. St. Mary's University of Minnesota is part of the NCAA III athletic conference.
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|Collegiate athletic association||NCAA III|
Campus Info & Services
St. Mary's University of Minnesota offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, health service, and health insurance. St. Mary's University of Minnesota also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at St. Mary's University of Minnesota, 75 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at St. Mary's University of Minnesota.
|Students who have cars on campus||75%|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
Paying for School
At St. Mary's University of Minnesota, 77.7 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $16,251.
Paying for college doesn't have to be difficult or devastating. Go to the Paying for College knowledge center to get advice on raising cash and reducing costs.
|Tuition and fees||$29,315 (2013-14)|
|Room and board||$7,700 (2013-14)|
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* Overview details based on 2012 data