About Saint Mary's University of Minnesota
On Campus Housing
Saint Mary's University of Minnesota is a private college located in Winona, Minnesota. One of the many mid-size Lasallian Catholic Institutions, it prides itself on its Lasallian Core Principles. Founded in the year 1912, the university was originally meant to be a Men’s college. However, the university has now diversified, offering both the graduate, as well as undergraduate programs in 59 different majors. These majors include Nursing, Accounting, Computer Science, Public Administration, and many more.
The university currently takes care of around 5,640 students, out of which, 3,871 are full-time students while the remaining 1,769 are part-time students. The student-faculty ratio here is a very healthy number, standing at 20:1. Furthermore, the university also has a high acceptance rate of 91% with a graduation rate of 69%.
Saint Mary’s University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). For those of you unaware of the HLC, it is an independent corporation founded in 1895 as one of the six regional institutional accreditors in the USA. Moreover, many of SMUMN’s programs have been approved by specialized organizations, boards, and state agencies.
The university is also accredited to the Minnesota Office of Higher Education and is also approved by the Wisconsin Educational Approval Board.
Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota is categorized as one of the highest-ranked universities around the world. Here is their ranking according to various sources.
U.S. News and World Report 2019
- #13 in Best Value Schools.
- #21 in Best Colleges for veterans.
- #33 in Regional Universities Midwest (tie).
- #50 in Top Performers on Social Mobility.
- #99 in The Midwest.
- #291 in Private Colleges.
- #446 in Top Colleges 2019.
EduRank’s 2020 report also ranks the university highly in a number of categories. It ranks first in the Emmitsburg category, while also ranking 1,254 in the USA. It has a world ranking of 4,439, placing it among the top 26% of colleges worldwide.
Annual Cost to Attend
Average Annual Cost
As compared to other universities, the cost involved in programs is rather inexpensive at SMUMN. Nonetheless, the prices are not that low either. Students do require financial aid to pay off the costs involved.
We have explained the tuition and fee structure at SMUMN in brief, down below:
For the most part, the annual cost to attend SMUMN for an average student comes to about $34,500, with books and supplies coming to a total of $1,500. In total, a single year would come to about $47,290. We've covered most of the other expenses in detail, which you are free to check out as well.
Moreover, we have also covered other factors, such as housing expenses, which many tend to overlook, and often exclude. The university also updates its Tuition and Fees page from time to time, so make sure you check their website out too!
Highest Degree Offered
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 Emergency Phones
Mobile Campus Emergency Alert
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation
Students Receiving Gift Aid
Average Aid Per Year
Students Receiving Federal Grants
Average Aid Per Year
Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income
$30K - $48K
$48K - $75K
$75K - $110K
Total Needs based Scholarships/Grants
Let’s face it, education is an expensive affair in the United States. Not all students can afford the high tuition rates that many colleges ask for. Saint Mary’s University not only understands the issues students face but they also provide a healthy array of financial aids. In addition to the aids based on the student’s financial background, they also provide a wide array of benefits to students, based on their merits and achievements as well.
We have provided an in-depth analysis of how SMUMN’s financial aids are distributed across all eligible students. There is a separate section which also looks into the financial breakdown based on the family income. We have also discussed the wide array of scholarships and grants that a student can apply to ease their financial situation.
As of 2020, Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota has established its own method to work remotely during the COVID-19 crisis. Saint Mary’s Office of Financial Aid has provided an in-depth description of their Financial Aid and Scholarships. If you’d like to keep up to date with what’s going on with the university at the present time, please visit COVID-19 Updates.
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.