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About Saint Mary's University of Minnesota

Type Control of Institution - Public/Private



4 Years

Student Population Number of Students attending College




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Religious Affiliation Indicates religious affiliation (denomination) for private not-for-profit institutions that are religiously affiliated.

Roman Catholic

On Campus Housing Does the institution provide on-campus housing?


Saint Mary's University of Minnesota was founded in the year 1912 and is a private not-for-profit university whose campus is located in the city Winona, Minnesota, United States. It is religiously affiliated as a Roman Catholic institution.

  • The student-faculty ratio is 20:1.

  • The total student population is around 5,640 out of which 3,871 are full-time students and 1,769 are part-time students.

  • University's acceptance rate is 79%.

  • The graduation rate is 61%.

Online Education at Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota

The university offers various distance education online programs. The online programs can be accessed online and the curriculum structure is flexible. It offers various courses which are entirely accessible online and the tuition fee is lesser as compared to other universities.

  • The online degrees are accredited and the credits can be transferred easily.

  • The university offers Undergraduate and Graduate degrees online.

  • The university provides an extensive range of majors. Some of these are Nursing, Public Administration, Accounting, Computer Science, Human Services, and many others.


  • According to student reviews, the university has an amazing community to learn in.

  • Great resources and housing facilities are provided to the students.

  • The professors are focused on real-world learning, not just funneling students through the pipeline, unlike most.

  • Many students receive amazing guidance online and are able to take what they learned into the real world environment.

Location & Contact


700 Terrace Heights


Email: N/A
Phone: 5074571600
Fax: 5074571600
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Application Deadline Deadline for application submissions. Please contact the school for more details.

1st May

Acceptance Rate Percentage of applicants who are accepted in an Institution.


SAT Range

1030 - 1240

ACT Range

20 - 26

Application Fee




High School GPA


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Saint Mary's University of Minnesota Admission ProcessAdmissions at Saint Mary's University 

Admission Process

To get into the admission process of the Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota, the candidate must fulfill the following requirements

  • The candidate must incumbently hold a bachelor’s degree and a GPA of 2.75 on a scale of 4.00.
  • A demonstration in respective proficient language is required.
  • If GPA is below 2.75, the admission has to be done on provisional status with prior permission of the individual program’s director.
  • There might be a personal face-to-face interview with program’s director. After that, a counselor will guide the candidate through the entire admission procedure by staying in contact.

Application Form details and Documentation

  • The application fee is $25.00.
  • You may Apply Online for your chosen program.
  • There is an application fee waiver for Saint Mary’s alumnus, military services candidates.
  • All the official transcripts from the previous institution or credit granting institution must be sent in a sealed envelope. It would be acceptable if the institution sends directly.
  • Transcripts which are scanned, broken, Xeroxed or expired are strictly unacceptable.
  • If the transcripts submitted are from countries outside the states (U.S), then the candidate must visit the International Student
  • A description about your portfolio must be submitted in brief to the Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota admission department.
  • The details fulfilling a particular’s background, training, and experience; career goals and reasons for seeking admission to the chosen program; strengths and areas in which you wish to develop greater abilities; and any other personal information about the achievements and interest are happily accepted.  

NOTE: Some of the conditions and other requirements may imply for specific programs. Candidates are advised to contact the admission department                             

  • Resume stating your personal information and experience (if any) is highly advised.
  • Two letters of reference or recommendation that verify your professional and/or volunteer experience and your academic ability.

Special Services for Military Students

  • Military candidates are offered Saint Mary’s Application fee waiver.
  • An insight working a Saint Mary’s employee whose duty will be to ensure your benefits are taken care of.
  • Receive deferred tuition billing without fees or penalties while you wait for your benefits to arrive.
  • There is a military-friendly leave policy for an on-duty militant if the candidate is unable to resume his course by any case.

Saint Mary’s provides tuition benefits for militants under U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs. Federal educational benefit programs include the Post 9/11 GI Bill, the Yellow Ribbon Program, the Montgomery GI Bill, the Selected Reserve, the Reserve Educational Assistance Program, the Survivors, and Dependents Educational Assistance Program and the Federal Tuition Assistance Program. Saint Mary’s also participates in the Military Spousal Career Advancement Account (MyCAA) Spousal Tuition Assistance program. More information is provided in Saint Mary’s MyCCA page.

International Students

Knowledge is a hub where people of all culture and countries want to visit essentially— this is the reason why Saint Mary’s Institute of Minnesota welcome students from all over the world to get an experience with the University’s online programs. As an international student, it is the best platform for a candidate to interact with students from various countries. The benefits of the international candidates are same as the U.S candidates because it is the culture of Saint Mary’s University to treat all the students in an equal manner. As this is an online training degree program you do not need to come to the United States to earn your degree, visa requirements do not apply.

Proof of English Proficiency

You must have the eligibility for becoming a part of the Saint Mary’s University:

  • A minimum score of 79 in the US-based TOEFL exam.
  • A score of 6.5 minimum in the IELTS
  • A score of 80 in MELAB exam.

Technical Requirements

Ipad Configurations for Online Candidates

  • The Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota provides Ipad to all the students opted for Saint Mary's online programs.
  • The Ipad is instinctive and provides all the configurations for the access of Saint Mary's online programs.
  • While all the access will be provided through Ipad, you must also have access to a laptop or desktop computer for assignments that require long writing procedures in a word document.

Hardware Requirements

  • If Mac, 500 MHZ iMac or iBook 63 or any faster version
  • If PC, 700 MHZ Pentium III Processor computer with high surround clarity speakers
  • 256 MB RAM
  • 20 GB hard drive space free
  • CD-ROM drive
  • 56k modem or higher for Broadband Access (Cable Modem/DSL)
  • Windows XP or later / Mac OS X
  • MS Office 2000 or greater (Latest version of MS Office with word and powerpoint)
  • ISP (Internet Explorer 6.x or Mozilla Firefox PC/MAC or Safari 1.2 preferred)
  • High-Speed Internet Access
  • SMU e-mail address 
  • A 7.0 version of Acrobat Reader
  • Norton or McAfee or a higher version anti-virus software
  • Java, Shockwave, or Flash Plug-in (latest version)

Annual Cost to Attend

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Highest Degree Offered The highest degree offered by the Institution.

Doctor's degree

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Part-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.


Academic Calendar


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Non-traditional Learning

Evening Degree Programs

Teacher Certification

Distance Education

Study Abroad


Business Administration, Management...

73 Graduates

Health and Medical Administrative S...

49 Graduates

Criminal Justice and Corrections

41 Graduates

Psychology, General

38 Graduates

Accounting and Related Services

34 Graduates


33 Graduates

Human Resources Management and Serv...

23 Graduates

Information Science/Studies

21 Graduates

Teacher Education and Professional...

19 Graduates

Finance and Financial Management Se...

18 Graduates

Registered Nursing, Administration,...

18 Graduates

Management Sciences and Quantitativ...

14 Graduates

Biology, General

13 Graduates

Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecu...

12 Graduates

Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft

10 Graduates

Business, Management, Marketing, an...

9 Graduates

Business/Commerce, General

9 Graduates

Public Relations, Advertising, and...

9 Graduates

Design and Applied Arts

8 Graduates

Health/Medical Preparatory Programs

8 Graduates

Religion/Religious Studies

8 Graduates

Teacher Education and Professional...

7 Graduates

English Language and Literature/Let...

6 Graduates


6 Graduates


6 Graduates

Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervent...

5 Graduates


5 Graduates

Education, Other

4 Graduates

International Business

4 Graduates


4 Graduates

Political Science and Government

4 Graduates

Romance Languages, Literatures, and...

4 Graduates

Entrepreneurial and Small Business...

3 Graduates


3 Graduates

Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science...

2 Graduates

Ecology, Evolution, Systematics, an...

2 Graduates

Fine and Studio Arts

2 Graduates

Graphic Communications

2 Graduates

Human Services, General

2 Graduates

Industrial Production Technologies/...

2 Graduates

International/Global Studies

2 Graduates


2 Graduates


1 Graduates

Computer Science

1 Graduates


1 Graduates

Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, G...

1 Graduates

Theological and Ministerial Studies

1 Graduates


Student Body

Undergraduate Students


Socio-Economic Diversity Percent of full-time, first-time students receiving an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.






Students Gender



US National: 44%



US National: 56%




68% White

8% Unknown

9% Black

8% Hispanic

0 Two or more races

4% Non Resident alien

3% Asian

0 American Indian/Alaska native

0 Native Hawaiians/Pacific islander

Geographic Density

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Unknown Location


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Economic Diversity

36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Median Household Income

$70,833 per year

Campus Life


The students can reside on campus and 93% of Freshman Live On-Campus.

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Campus Food

The institution has several dining and meal plan options available to students and the average meal plan cost is around $4,000/year.

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Cross Country


Ice Hockey


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Track and Field

Sports Team (Women)


Cross Country


Ice Hockey



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Track and Field


Campus Safety

24-Hour Security Patrol


Campus Emergency Phones


24-Hour Escort Safety rides


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After Graduation

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation


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Median Total Debt After Graduation The median cumulative federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated.

$0 $100,000



Typical Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 4.53% interest rate.

$163 - 280

Outcomes 8 Years of Attending

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and started their studies

Out of 7,811 students

30% Graduated

10% Still Enrolled

15% Transfer

1% Withdraw

Financial Aid

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Aid awarded based on the family income.


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< $30K


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> $110K


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Financial Aid and assistance are obtainable for the students in the form of scholarships, grants, and loans and work-study. Students seeking financial aid services can fill the FAFSA form. Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota federal school code is 002380.

  • Federal Aid awarded include Pell Grant, Federal Unsubsidized Direct Loan, Federal Graduate Plus Loan, TEACH Grant, and Federal Work-Study.

  • State Aid awarded include Minnesota State Grant.

  • The university provides Institutional Aids which includes Saint Mary’s Grant, Stephen Kieselhorst, Jr. Scholarship, The Evert Scholarship Fund, Abbott & Fenner Business Consultants Scholarship, Alumni Legacy Scholarship, Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship, and SELF Loan.

  • Military Aid such as Post 9/11 GI Bill, Tuition Assistance Program is provided.