Saint Mary's University of Minnesota

384 reviews
  1. Winona, MN
  2. 4 Year
B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    B+
  9. Dorms
    A-
  10. Campus Food
    C+
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    A
Saint Mary's University of Minnesota is ...
Private not-for-profit, Catholic
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Address
700 Terrace Heights
Winona, MN 55987
Website

Saint Mary's University of Minnesota Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
74%
SAT Range
921-1158
ACT Range
20-26
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Application Website
Data not available

Cost

Net Price
$21,123/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $15,513/ year
  • $30-48k
    $16,236/ year
  • $49-75k
    $19,457/ year
  • $76-110k
    $20,821/ year
  • $110k+
    $25,110/ year

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
16:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
90%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.31 responses
74%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.31 responses
60%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.30 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,298Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
9%
Pell Grant
33%
Varsity Athletes
26%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 24 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    42%
  • Passionate, caring, hardworking, enthusiastisc
    38%
  • Dedicated
    8%
  • Average Joe
    4%
  • Judgemental
    4%
  • Unique
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
99%
Poll
50%
of students say they don't have Greek life.36 responses
Poll
49%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.41 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 20 responses
Report
  • Welcoming Community
    40%
  • Catholic
    20%
  • Cardinals
    15%
  • Culturally Diverse
    15%
  • Network
    10%

After Saint Mary's University of Minnesota

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$41,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
65%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
95%
National
83%
65%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.20 responses

Reviews

384 reviews
  • Excellent
    57
  • Very Good
    121
  • Average
    156
  • Poor
    30
  • Terrible
    20
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