Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota Overview
Located in Winona, Minnesota, Saint Mary's University of Minnesota is a private not-for-profit institution. Winona is a great place for students who enjoy small town life.
What Is Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota Known For?
- The 4% student loan default rate at SMU MN is better than the national rate of 10.1%. That's a good sign that you may be able to pay off student loans easier than your peers at other schools can.
- The highest degree offered at SMU MN is the doctor's degree.
- In 2017-2018, 23% of the faculty were full-time.
- After graduation, SMU MN bachelor's degree recipients go on to jobs where they make $47,800 a year. That's about 17% more than their peers at other schools.
- On average, it takes about 4.2 years for students from SMU MN to earn a bachelor's degree. This is excellent when compared to the average of 4.4 years.
Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota Rankings
College Factual ranked SMU MN as #619 out of 1,715 colleges and universities in the country on its 2021 Best Colleges list. It is also ranked #21 out of 37 schools in Minnesota.
The following table lists the notable rankings from College Factual that SMU MN has received.
Notable Undergraduate Rankings for SMU MN
|Best Colleges for Non-Traditional Students||73|
|Best Colleges for Veterans||406|
|Best Colleges for the Money||434|
|Best Colleges for International Students||527|
|Best Colleges for Diversity||836|
Where Is Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota?
Contact details for SMU MN are given below.
|Address:||700 Terrace Heights, Winona, MN 55987-1399|
How Do I Get Into SMU MN?
You can apply to SMU MN online at: www.smumn.edu/admission/apply
Admission Requirements for SMU MN
|High School GPA||required|
|High School Rank||recommended|
|High School Transcript||required|
|College Prep Program||recommended|
|SAT or ACT Scores||required|
How Hard Is It To Get Into SMU MN?
Approximately 42% of accepted students are men and 58% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 64%, and the acceptance rate for women is 65%.
Average Test Scores
About 8% of students accepted to SMU MN submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 500 and 600. Math scores were between 460 and 610.
Can I Afford Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota?
Net Price by Income Group for SMU MN
|$0-30 K||$30K-48K||$48-75||$75-110K||$110K +|
The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.
Student Loan Debt
While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At SMU MN, approximately 66% of students took out student loans averaging $8,444 a year. That adds up to $33,776 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at SMU MN is 3.6%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.
Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota Undergraduate Student Diversity
There are also 4,251 graduate students at the school.
Of the 1,129 full-time undergraduates at SMU MN, 49% are male and 51% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Saint Mary's University of Minnesota students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||65|
|Hispanic or Latino||107|
Minnesota students aren't the only ones who study at Saint Mary's University of Minnesota. At this time, 24 states are represented by the student population at the school.
Over 58 countries are represented at SMU MN. The most popular countries sending students to the school are India, China, and Nigeria.
Online Learning at Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota
The following chart shows how the online learning population at SMU MN has changed over the last few years.
This school is the 9th most popular in Minnesota for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.
Online Growth Rankings of SMU MN
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Saint Mary's University of Minnesota was 23.4%. This is the #814 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at SMU MN regardless of major.
The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of SMU MN majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.
|Major||1-Year Growth Rate|
|Health & Medical Administrative Services||5%|
|Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods||19%|
The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at SMU MN ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at SMU MN.
|Major||Growth Rate Rank|
|Human Resource Management||#30|
|Instructional Media Design||#30|
|Health & Medical Administrative Services||#84|
|Business Administration & Management||#223|
|Business, Management & Marketing||#283|
When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.
Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota Majors
In 2017-2018, Saint Mary's University of Minnesota awarded 750 undergraduate degrees and 2,660 graduate degrees. The table below shows the number of awards for each major.
*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
More about our data sources and methodologies.