• Address: 7500 University Dr, Bismarck, North Dakota 58504

  • Phone Number: (701) 355-8030

  • Website: http://www.umary.edu

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About University of Mary

University of Mary is a private not-for-profit university founded in 1959 in North Dakota. The university welcomes students from all faiths and backgrounds and it provides professionally focussed academic programs to prepare the students for the global workforce. It is one of the most affordable universities in the nation.

The mission is to serve the religious, academic and cultural needs of the people in their region and beyond. The placement after graduation is 98%. It abides by the values of hospitality, prayer, respect for others, moderation, and community service.

  • University of Mary acceptance rate is 77%.

  • The student-faculty ratio is 15:1.

  • The total population of the university is 3,260 of which 2,400 are full-timers and 860 are part-timers. 

  • University of Mary address is 7500 University Dr, Bismarck, North Dakota 58504.


University of Mary Online

The university has over 25 years of experience in online learning and distance education and provides several undergraduate and graduate online programs. It also offers blended programs wherein a student can study both on-campus and online. The online programs offered are flexible and the students can complete their degree with a schedule that works for them. They provide high-quality software online learning and a personal support system.

  • University of Mary canvas helps students with the completion and submission of assignments, both individual and group, get information about their coursework and many more.

  • The students can log in to the My Umary portal using their University of Mary email ID and access their tuition, financial aid status, grades, attendance and more.

  • The degrees are accredited and transfer of credits can be done easily. 


University of Mary Schools 

  • School of Arts and Sciences

  • School of Health Sciences

  • Gary Tharaldson School of Business

  • Liffrig Family School of Education and Behavioral Sciences


University of Mary Tuition

The university offers various degrees both online and offline. The tuition is affordable and varies with each program. The total average tuition of various University of Mary online degrees is as follows.

Degree Type Total Average Tuition
Bachelors $33,538
Masters $15,000

University of Mary Programs

The university offers 54 online programs across 12 majors. Some of the University of Mary majors are Accounting, Biology, Business Management, Information Technology, Psychology, and Exercise Science.

Some of the programs offered by the university are mentioned below.

Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Therapy (RRT to BSRT) Bachelor of Arts in Information Technology Management
Master of Science in Bioethics Master of Science in Clinical Exercise Physiology
Doctor of Nursing Practice (MSN to DNP) Doctorate of Education

University of Mary Financial Aid

The university provides financial aid programs to students in the state and as well as outside, who have financial restraints and are facing difficulty in funding their education. These are in the form of grants, scholarships, loans, and work-study. University of Mary scholarships and grants are awarded on the basis of their merit, residential status or other sports or cultural achievements and these do not have to be paid back.

  • Federal Aid provided by the university includes Pell Grant, TEACH Grant, Direct Subsidized Loans, Direct PLUS Loans, Direct Unsubsidized Loans, Federal Nursing Student Loan, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, and Federal Work-Study pr.ogram

  • Military Aid includes the Yellow Ribbon Grant, Active Duty Education Benefit, Dependent Educational Assistance, and Selected Reserve.

  • Institutional Aid provided by the university includes Chi Nursing Scholarship, Sister Thomas Welder Leadership Scholarship, Business Partnership Scholarship, Catholic Educators Partner Program Scholarship, and The Catholic Scholars Program.


University of Mary Accreditation

Institutional Accreditation

The university is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

Programmatic Accreditation

  • University of Mary Nursing programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

  • Business Administration and Marketing programs are accredited by the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE)

  • The programs in Respiratory Therapy are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC)

  • The programs in Physical Education are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE)


University of Mary Rankings and Reviews

  • According to US News, the university ranks 111st in 'Regional Universities - Midwest'.

  • The faculty is really helpful in planning the student’s education and future career.

  • The academics at the university is great. All the professors are very knowledgeable about their topics and willing to discuss things with you - even if you never had them in class.

  • The classes are interesting and actually make you want to go to classes so you can learn about the subjects.

  • Each student is encouraged to attend any of the variety of sports events both on campus and offline. The school offers all types of sports.


University of Mary Campus Life

  • The university's campus is located on the bluffs overlooking the beautiful Missouri River valley. It has over 30 student organizations, 16 NCAA Division II athletic teams, a variety of music ensembles, intramural sports, volunteer experiences, campus-based ministry and worship, and much more.

  • The University of Mary Library has approximately 50,000 print volumes, more than 300,000 eBooks, over 3,000 multimedia items, and databases providing access to over 40,000 journals. Materials can also be accessed through an online catalog. The library provides free interlibrary loan access to local, regional, and nationwide library collections.

  • University of Mary athletics team is a member of NCCA Division II. They provide various sports for women and men such as Football, Wrestling, Baseball, Tennis, Volleyball and more. The facilities provided to the athletes include the MDU Resources Community Bowl, University of Mary Fieldhouse and Wellness Center, BSC Aquatics and Fitness Center.

University of Mary Overview

Institution Type

(4 Years) Private Not-For-Profit
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Headquartered at

Bismarck, North Dakota

FAFSA/Federal School Code

002992
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Institutional Accreditation

HLC
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Programmatic Accreditation

IACBE, CCNE, CoARC, CAATE

Religious Affiliation

Catholic
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Historically Black College or University

No

Facilities

Financial Aid, Yellow Ribbon Program, Military Friendly, Military Spouse Friendly, Veterans Friendly

Branches

Billings (Montana), Fargo (North Dakota), Tempe (Arizona), Dickinson (North Dakota), Peru (Indiana), Alexandria (Minnesota)

Data Source: http://www.umary.edu, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS, Federal Student Aid, CHEA.

University of Mary Statistics

Key Statistics
Acceptance Rate 77 %
Student Faculty Ratio 15: 1
Total Population 3,260
Student Population Full Time: 2,400 Part Time: 860
Gender Division Male: 36 % Female: 64 %
Admission Statistics Male Female
Total Applicants - 1,092 433 659
Total Applicants Admitted - 841 333 508
Applicants Enrolled - 407 164 243
Full time Applicants Enrolled - 406 163 243

Graduation Rate

The College Monk

Male: 43 %

The College Monk

Female: 62 %

Total Graduation Rate: 54 %

Graduation rate with bachelors degree completed

Race & Ethnicity

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2016.

University of Mary Majors and Online Programs

Schools and Colleges in University of Mary

School of Arts and Sciences

Majors available

Literature

School of Health Sciences

Majors available

Health Science

Gary Tharaldson School of Busines

Majors available

Business Management

Liffrig Family School of Education and Behavioral Sciences

Majors available

Education Engineering

University of Mary Admissions and Application Requirement

Admission Requirements
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2016.

Application Fee
Undergraduate Application Fee $30
Graduate Application Fee $45

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2017.

Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)
Number of students submitting SAT scores 55
Number of students submitting ACT scores 369
Percent of students submitting SAT scores 14%
Percent of students submitting ACT scores 91%
SAT Math 525 average 450 - 600 range
SAT Critical Reading 520 average 460 - 580 range
SAT Writing 507 average 440 - 575 range
ACT Composite 23 average 20 - 26 range

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2015-2016.


University of Mary Financial Aid and Scholarships

Federal Aid

Federal Grants Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Pell Grant $4,595 Undergraduate Student, U, S Citizen or an Eligible Non- Citizen June 30th, 2019
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant $912 Undergraduate student,Eligible for Federal Pell Grant,Enrolled atleast half-time June 30th, 2019
TEACH Grant $912 Undergraduate or Graduate student, enrolled in TEACH Grant Eligible major, Minimum of 3.25 CGPA June 30th, 2019
Federal Financial Aid Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Federal Work-Study $5,261 U.S. citizen or an eligible noncitizen. Maintain satisfactory academic progress. June 30th, 2019
Federal Loans Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Direct Subsidized Loan $5,261 U.S. citizen or eligible noncitizen. Enrolled half-time to be eligible for Direct Loan Program funds. June 30th, 2019
Direct Unsubsidized Loan $5,261 U.S. citizen or eligible noncitizen. Enrolled half-time to be eligible for Direct Loan Program funds. June 30th, 2019
Direct PLUS Loan $5,261 U.S citizen or an eligible noncitizen, Enrolled at least half-time, Should not have an adverse credit history June 30th, 2019
Federal Nursing Student Loan $5,261 Undergraduate and graduate students who demonstrate financial need. Must be enrolled half-time. June 30th, 2019

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Institutional Aid

Institutional Scholarships Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Chi Nursing Scholarship $8,617 Enroll in the University of Mary Nursing Program, GPA of 3.0 or higher Varies
Sister Thomas Welder Leadership Scholarship $8,617 Full-time undergraduate students based on prior academic standing. Varies
Business Partnership Scholarship $8,617 Undergraduate degree-seeking student, Demonstrated financial need. Varies
Catholic Educators Partner Program Scholarship $8,617 Full time, must be enrolled in graduate credits within an education. Varies
The Catholic Scholars Program $8,617 First-time, Full-time freshmen. Varies

Data Source: http://www.umary.edu, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Military Aid

Military Financial Aid Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Yellow Ribbon Program $11,174 Honorably Discharged from the military. Served 30 days after Sep10,2001. Varies
Active Duty Education Benefit Varies Honorably Discharged from the military. Served 30 days after Sep10,2001. Varies
Dependent Educational Assistance. Varies Spouse or child of a veteran who is permanently disabled or died due to a service-connected disability. Varies
Selected Reserve Varies Army Reserve, Navy Reserve, Air Force Reserve, Marine Corps Reserve and Coast Guard Reserve, Varies

Data Source: http://www.umary.edu, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Federal Aid based on family income

Family Income Average Federal Aid per year
Under $30,000 $14,174
$30,001 - $48,000 $13,033
$48,001 - $75,000 $14,540
$75,001 - $110,000 $17,001
Over $110,000 $18,542

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Federal, State or Institutional Aid Awarded Percent Avg Amount per year
Undergraduate students awarded Pell grants 19% $3,890
Federal, State or Institutional aid awarded for Full-time, first-time undergraduates 100% $9,569
Federal Grant awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 22% $4,913
Institutional Grant awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 100% $7,782
Students Loans awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 70% $8,288
Federal Students Loans awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 67% $5,337
Average aid awarded as grant or scholarship $ 16,746
Military Aid
Number of students receiving (DOD) tuition assistance: 63
Total tuition assistance awarded (DOD): $154,130
Average tuition assistance awarded (DOD): $2,447
Tuition Policies for Veterans and Military https://www.umary.edu/financial-aid/military-veteran-affairs.php
Post-9/11 GI Bill Award Number of Students Amount per year
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits 84 $9,728
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduate students 51 $11,174
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduate students 33 $7,494

Data Source: http://www.umary.edu, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

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