Originally founded as a men’s college, Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota is a coeducational Lasallian Catholic institution in southeast Minnesota. Saint Mary’s is home to a residential liberal arts college granting undergraduate degrees in 59 academic majors. As a Catholic university, Saint Mary’s celebrates weekday and Sunday mass at the Saint Thomas More Chapel. For students who wish to learn in a different culture, Saint Mary’s offers a number of study abroad programs including a London Theatre Program.
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In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
Room and Board
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(amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
+ amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
+ amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
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Students Receiving Gift Aid
Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
Average Aid Per Year
Students Receiving Grants
Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
Students Borrowing Loans
Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
Average Loan Amount Per Year
Average Debt at Graduation
The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
Median Monthly Loan Payment
The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
Saint Mary's is a small private school with a friendly, close-knit community. The liberal arts education has given me a solid, well-rounded background that will influence my ethical decisions in the working world. There are wonderful opportunities for leadership positions at the university, and the professors really care about you and your progress.
I absolutely love the campus! It is small, yet organized so that I will be able to know where I am going once I get there. I can't wait to be there!
Elsa from Stewartville, MN
Saint Mary's University is a small school located in between the beautiful bluffs of Winona. It is an excellent school for students who want to experience a small college campus experience. The teachers and students are friendly and there is good communication between everyone on campus.
Saint Mary's University is an amazing school. The professors, faculty, and students make the school a wonderful place to attend college. The bluffs and weather of southern Minnesota is a huge bonus as well!