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Founded in 1959, University of Mary. is a Private college. Located in North Dakota, which is a city setting in North Dakota, the campus itself is Rural. The campus is home to 2,218 full time undergraduate students, and 1,042 full time graduate students.
The University of Mary Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 15:1. There are 123 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at University of Mary include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.
Admissions at are considered Less Selective, with ,19% of all applicants being admitted.
In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 37 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.
71% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 42% were in the top quarter, and 16% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.
We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at University of Mary.
39 Students rated on-campus housing 3.8 stars. 26 % gave the school a 5.0.
32 Students rated off-campus housing 3.4 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.
42 Students rated campus food 3.4 stars. 21 % gave the school a 5.0.
46 Students rated campus facilities 4 stars. 41 % gave the school a 5.0.
46 Students rated class size 4.5 stars. 61 % gave the school a 5.0.
46 Students rated school activities 4 stars. 41 % gave the school a 5.0.
46 Students rated local services 3.8 stars. 35 % gave the school a 5.0.
46 Students rated academics 4 stars. 37 % gave the school a 5.0.
15 Students rated University of Mary
I am so glad I chose to attend the University of Mary. It is a very safe, welcoming culture filled with good people and great opportunities that promote growth and community. It is not by any means a "party school", though there may be some students to be found here and there who are into that kind of thing. Overall, it is a wonderful university that I am proud to be a student at!
When I first visited the University of Mary, I felt a huge welcoming presence. Now that I am half way through my sophomore year, I still feel that same welcoming spirit! I do not regret my choice to go to UMary at all! I love it here and I am so glad this is where I have ended up!
University of Mary, in my opinion, can either be a perfect fit or it could be everything you didn't want in a college. If you are looking for the "college experience" then UMary is not for you. There are strict rules about pretty much everything you can think of. This can either be seen as a good thing because it means there is structure on campus or it can be seen as restraining to some. The campus is diverse and filled with all kinds of personalities so finding friends shouldn't be a concern! There is pretty much every sport available if you are interested in those! We just got a golf team this year! Personally, I recommend going to the hockey games because the stands are always filled and it's a lot of fun! Bismarck is not the worst place to go to college. It might seem like it's in the middle of nowhere but there is plenty of stuff in town and campus is a short drive to town. And I have to mention the view off the hill on the UMary campus is something you really can't see anywhere else.
I feel that it is an extremely safe school that creates a welcoming community feel. There is always something going on with a wide variety of options of things to do to get involved and make new friends. The Benedictine values that the University upholds truly make it an amazing university with values that make the community strong.
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Mary has a beautiful campus.
We have Mass offered every day, Adoration, and Confession. The retired bishop lives out here! The Catholic Studies Program is awesome, and we get the opportunity to study in Rome, Italy! Some of our favorite high school teachers work out here too!
The only real problem with my school is simply that it is in North Dakota and during the winters it gets much colder then I have ever experienced due to the fact that I lived most of my life in Hawaii.
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My classmates are very typical, everyone gets along for the most part, we have smaller classes so we all know each other, there are a few loose strings in the bunch, but that usually happens.
The University of Mary offers community as well as a good environment for learning. The kind of person that should attend this school would be one that would like a smaller school that still offers opportunities to advance acedemically. The Benedictine values are shown and there are many activities here that can help strengthen one's faith. It is also nice for those students who what more one on one contact with their instructors.
I would have to say the most frustrating thing about my school is the cold.
The University of Mary is best known for its Benedictine Values and our leadership abilities. These values are hospitality, service, community, respect, prayer, and moderation. These six values are used in every area of the school, whether it is in the classroom or in a sport. All six values are incredibly important to UMary, thanks to the Benedictine Sisters, our founders. UMary is also known as "America's leadership university," that is pretty incredible for a small school in North Dakota. I think that together, these to aspects make this school a special place.
I like that the University is not right in town with all the hussle of the big city. Most of the buildings here at the University are connected so there is less walking outside in the cold, long winter.
A person who enjoys large cities and a large variety of activities such as dances, clubs, malls, and arcades would not enjoy it here. A person who has low academic motivation should also not attend this school. People who do not enjoy cold weather probably would not like the University of Mary becuase the campus is small and we walk everywhere.
The University of Mary's study abroad in ROME Program.
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All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA.
Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.
100% of students
attending University of Mary receive some sort of financial aid.
22% were awarded federal grants.
While 67% received federal loans.
Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.
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