Overall Niche Grade
- Party SceneB
- Campus FoodC+
- Student LifeB
Saint Mary's University of Minnesota is ...
Private not-for-profit, Catholic
NCAA Division III (without football)
Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Saint Mary's University of Minnesota Rankings
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Student Faculty Ratio
Evening Degree Programs
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.31 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.31 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.30 responses
Most Popular Majors
Undergrads Over 25
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 24 responsesReport
Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say they don't have Greek life.36 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.41 responses
After Saint Mary's University of Minnesota
- Very Good121
I love the wellness center. St.Mary's is one of the most understanding schools about mental illness and you can see a counselor for free unlimited times. I see someone once a week since I started school and it's greatly helped. This school is also very helpful if you have academic disabilities! Everyone is so understanding, I was scared of having a bias against me but I didn't feel that at all from any one of my professors. The only sucky thing is that the wellness center doctor isn't open on the weekend so you would have to take the bus to the urgent care down by Winona state, 10-15 min away. I had the flu one weekend and had to do this. Also, if you're sick you have to get a note from the DR or the wellness center excusing you from class, but it's so hard to get out of bed and walk yourself to the wellness center to do this, I wish you could just email or call.
- College Freshman
- 10 months ago
In the beginning, it was extremely easy to receive financial aid. The school gave me a lot of money and my first two semesters was easy to come up with the money that I needed. My sophomore year I got quite a bit of financial aid, but no where near the amount that I received my freshman year. Although I did not receive as much, it was enough for me to comfortable afford my sophomore year. As I am preparing for my Junior year, the amount of financial aid I received dropped significantly. I received less than half of what I was give then previous year, and has really cause me worry. Without the reassurance from my parents, I would have seriously considered transferring. Some tips for getting financial aid is to make sure you get your FAFSA in as soon as possible, because this is important for on campus work study. My sophomore year I missed the deadline and the would not offer me work study, and this is a great way to make some extra money. Also, in your FAFSA, report anything and everything! You never know what is going to help you out.
- College Junior
- July 1 2014
I am so happy I chose this school! I am so appreciative with the content and connections I have made with my professors thus far. I have never been more confident in my future. I am so thankful! I want to be a first-grade teacher (general education) and also receive my reading certificate. I would eventually love to be a professor at a University after I have received many years of experience and maintain a comfortable financial situation. I am concerned of finding a teaching job right away because I chose to pursue my Master's degree right after I received my bachelor's degree. I know teaching jobs are not always the easiest jobs to receive right away. I am also concerned about my salary and my debt to income ratio. I feel like I will never get ahead, or just break even right when I retire. I would love to be able to take a deep breath and relax but constantly worry about my current and future financial situation. I know I am going to be one great teacher and will do everything in my power to shape the lives of our youth. That is what I am born to do, and I know if anything, that will be the most rewarding aspect of this entire experience.
- College Junior
- May 15 2014