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University of Mary

Bismarck, ND, USA
3.60 Average Rating

The University of Mary is a 4-year Benedictine university in the North Dakota state capital of Bismarck and the only Catholic university in the state. Mary grants undergraduate degrees in over 60 academic majors. In addition to classroom facilities, the Mary campus is home to the Warford Grotto featuring space for prayer and reflection. As a Catholic school, Mary celebrates mass every day and holds confession services six days per week.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Not for Profit
  • Roman Catholic
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Suburb or town

0
100
76%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
No
ACT
No
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Rolling Admissions

The college has rolling admissions, which means applications are accepted any time throughout the year.

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
46%
Out-Of-State Students
42%
90%
Submitting ACT
4%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 23
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1160
0
1600
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
3,396
Total Number of Undergrads
2,237
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

0
100
39%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
60%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
14:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$17,342
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Tuition
In-State Tuition 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.
$18,444
Out-of-State Tuition 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.
$18,444
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (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.
$7,034
Books and Supplies
$1262

Aid & Grants

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.
19%
Average Aid Per Year
$10,409
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.
19%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$5,496
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$8,617

Student Loans

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.
70%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$8,151
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.
$14,715
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.
$223
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
37%
63%
Student Organizations
28
Size of Town
Suburb or town
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
No
On Campus Women's Center
No

Housing

0
100
48%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
Yes

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Marauder
School Colors
Orange/Blue/White
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Bismarck
Fargo
Minneapolis
Grand Forks
Billings
Employed
6 mos. after graduation
70%
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$53,000
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What Students Are Saying

3.60 Average Rating
university of mary is a great school for anyone who wants a well rounded education. not only does the university prepare you for your future career but also for life. i think the university of mary is one of the best catholic schools in the nation.
University of Mary is the only school I looked at that I didn't feel like just another number because everyone was so welcoming. It is not in the city, and I like that because you get to know the people you are with. It is the perfect size, and I would recommend it to anyone looking!
Mikayla from Monticello, MN
The University of Mary is a leadership academy that focuses not only on academics, but also on your faith. The small campus life helps with one on one interaction with your professors. I feel so welcomed and at home at the University of Mary, it is the only place I toured and applied to because I fell in love with it on my first visit.
Kayla from Fergus Falls, MN