About University of Mary

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.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate77%
Application Deadline
Application Fee30
SAT Range930-1170
ACT Range20-26

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.

STUDENT LIFE

We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at University of Mary.

0%
“We”re apathetic”
13%
“We know about current events and vote”
63%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
25%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
0%
“We save it for the classroom”
0%
“Sometimes, but not often”
38%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
63%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
0%
“I only go out in groups”
13%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
88%
“I feel extremely safe”
13%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
63%
“We bought the gear”
25%
“We live for the big game”
13%
“It”s not really our thing”
13%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
63%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
13%
“We”re a very artistic group”
0%
“Haven”t met them”
0%
“Available in class”
50%
“They keep regular office hours”
50%
“They”re always available”
75%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
13%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
13%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
0%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
38%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
50%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
0%
“We only party on weekends”
13%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
38%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
63%
“There might be people who do”
0%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
0%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
0%
“We”re apathetic”
13%
“We know about current events and vote”
63%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
25%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
0%
“We save it for the classroom”
0%
“Sometimes, but not often”
38%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
63%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
0%
“I only go out in groups”
13%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
88%
“I feel extremely safe”
13%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
63%
“We bought the gear”
25%
“We live for the big game”
13%
“It”s not really our thing”
13%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
63%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
13%
“We”re a very artistic group”
0%
“Haven”t met them”
0%
“Available in class”
50%
“They keep regular office hours”
50%
“They”re always available”
75%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
13%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
13%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
0%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
38%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
50%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
0%
“We only party on weekends”
13%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
38%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
63%
“There might be people who do”
0%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
0%
“There”s a huge drug scene”

University of Mary REVIEWS

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    39 Students rated on-campus housing 3.8 stars. 26 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    32 Students rated off-campus housing 3.4 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    42 Students rated campus food 3.4 stars. 21 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    46 Students rated campus facilities 4 stars. 41 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    46 Students rated class size 4.5 stars. 61 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    46 Students rated school activities 4 stars. 41 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    46 Students rated local services 3.8 stars. 35 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    46 Students rated academics 4 stars. 37 % gave the school a 5.0.

What's your overall opinion of University of Mary?

14 Students rated University of Mary

Elizabeth - 11/17/2021

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!

Jenna - 09/19/2020

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.

Nicole

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.

Maura

I believe that the University of Mary overall is remarkable. Professors teaching students their passions, but also teaching what it means to seek truth and goodness in this world. What it means to take your values and morals and place them into your future workplace, home, and anywhere that you may venture to next.

University of Mary FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at University of Mary?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for University of Mary is 77%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    make sure that you are ready for college

    Read all  93 answers
  3. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    Mary has a beautiful campus.

    Read all  20 answers
  4. What's unique about your 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!

    Read all  17 answers
  5. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    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.

    Read all  16 answers
  6. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    How much it would really cost

    Read all  15 answers
  7. Describe the students at your school.

    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.

    Read all  14 answers
  8. What kind of person should attend this school?

    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.

    Read all  14 answers
  9. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    I would have to say the most frustrating thing about my school is the cold.

    Read all  12 answers
  10. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    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.

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  11. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    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.

    Read all  10 answers
  12. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    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.

    Read all  8 answers
  13. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    The University of Mary's study abroad in ROME Program.

    Read all  8 answers

Student Body

Students

64%

female

36%

male

2,218

Total Undergrad Enrollment

1,042

Total Grad Students

51%

Out-Of-State

46%

In-State

3%

International

Organizations

29

Student Organizations

N/A

Fraternities

N/A

Sororities

Housing

Yes

On-Campus Housing

26%

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1%
% Asian/Pacific Islander
1%
% Black or African-American
2%
% Hispanic/Latino
4%
% White or Caucasian
82%

TUITION & AID

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.

Cost Out of State

$17,445

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$1,222

Books and Supplies

$6,482

Room and Board

25,149

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$14,174
$30 - $48K
$13,033
$48 - $75K
$14,540
$75 - $110K
$17,001
$110K & UP
$18,542

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