University of Mary 1

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7500 University Drive

Bismarck, ND 58504

Phone: (701) 255-7500
2013-2014 Tuition
tuition and fees
rolling admission

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U.S. News Rankings

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U.S. News rank Category Name
#86 Overall Score: 39 out of 100. Regional Universities (Midwest)

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University of Mary is a private institution that was founded in 1959. It has a rural setting and the campus size is 110 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. University of Mary's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (Midwest), 86. Its tuition and fees are $14,730 (2013-14).

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

Recognized as America's Leadership University, the University of Mary envisions a learning community that prepares its graduates to become leaders through service. The University is committed to providing leadership experiences for every student to include competence mastery in their profession, decision making skills based on Benedictine values, and service to others as they prepare to lead in their professional, religious, civic, and global communities.

General Information

School type private, coed college
Year founded 1959
Religious affiliation Roman Catholic
Academic calendar semester
Setting rural
2012 Endowment N/A


When applying to University of Mary, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 18. The application fee at University of Mary is $25. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 75.2 percent.

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Selectivity selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 75.2% 4
Application deadline rolling
SAT/ACT scores must be received by August 18

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Academic Life

The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 76.3 percent.

Class sizes N/A
Student-faculty ratio N/A 4
4-year graduation rate N/A
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
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Student Life

University of Mary is part of the NCAA II athletic conference.

Total enrollment N/A
Student gender distribution N/A
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity N/A
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority N/A
Collegiate athletic association NCAA II

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Campus Info & Services

University of Mary offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, and health service. University of Mary also offers campus safety and security services like late night transport/escort service, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at University of Mary, 95 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at University of Mary.

Students who have cars on campus 95%
Health insurance offered No

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Paying for School

At University of Mary, 68.9 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $3,770.

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Tuition and fees $14,730 (2013-14)
Room and board $5,505 (2013-14)
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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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