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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?

375 Undergraduate Awards
$31,692 Avg Cost After Aid
64% Acceptance Rate
  • 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.
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the doctor's degree is the highest award a student can attain at SMU MN.
  • 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.

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Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota Rankings

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

SMU MN has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#166 Most Popular Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at SMU MN.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Best Value Computer Systems Networking Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#7 Best Value Health Professions Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#17 Best Nursing Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#22 Best Value Education Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#30 Best Value Business, Management & Marketing Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#38 Best Human Resource Management Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#54 Best Computer & Information Sciences Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#56 Best Criminal Justice & Corrections Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#57 Best Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#156 Best Business Administration & Management Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards SMU MN has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#29 Best Business, Management & Marketing Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#41 Best Colleges for Business, Management & Marketing College Factual
#43 Best Nursing Schools Nursing Degree Search
#43 Best Value Colleges for Business, Management & Marketing College Factual
#57 Best Colleges for Business Administration & Management College Factual
#69 Best Colleges for Criminal Justice & Corrections College Factual

Where Is Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota?

Location of Saint Mary's University of Minnesota

Contact details for SMU MN are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 700 Terrace Heights, Winona, MN 55987-1399
Phone: 507-457-1600
Website: www.smumn.edu
Facebook: http://www.smumn.edu/sitepages/pid5419.php
Twitter: https://twitter.com/smumn

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

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program recommended
Recommendations recommended
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into SMU MN?

64% Acceptance Rate
58% Of Accepted Are Women
8% Submit SAT Scores
With an acceptance rate of 64%, SMU MN does not let just anybody through their doors! Make sure you spend enough time polishing up your application so you will make a great impression.

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.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Saint Mary's University of Minnesota  ( 500 to 600 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for Saint Mary's University of Minnesota  ( 460 to 610 )
200
800
SMU MN received ACT scores from 89% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 19 and 25. Math scores were between 19 and 26. Composite scores were between 20 and 25.

ACT English Scores for Saint Mary's University of Minnesota  ( 19 to 25 )
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36
ACT Math Scores for Saint Mary's University of Minnesota  ( 19 to 26 )
1
36
ACT Composite Scores for Saint Mary's University of Minnesota  ( 20 to 25 )
1
36

Can I Afford Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota?

$31,692 Net Price
66% Take Out Loans
3.6% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of SMU MN is $31,692. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

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

1,132 Full-Time Undergraduates
54% Women
19% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 1,467 undergraduate students at SMU MN, with 1,132 being full-time and 335 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  SMU MN

There are also 4,081 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 1,132 full-time undergraduates at SMU MN, 46% are male and 54% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  SMU MN

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Saint Mary's University of Minnesota students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of SMU MN Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 30
Black or African American 65
Hispanic or Latino 100
White 838
International Students 53
Other Races/Ethnicities 46

Geographic Diversity

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

1,378 Took All Classes Online
1,819 Took At Least One Class Online
23.4% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 6 bachelor’s degree and 14 master’s degree programs available online at SMU MN. In 2017-2018, 1,819 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at SMU MN has changed over the last few years.

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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
Economics 68%
Health & Medical Administrative Services 5%
Health Professions 11%
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 19%
Social Sciences 16%

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
Economics #4
Human Resource Management #30
Instructional Media Design #30
Social Sciences #40
Special Education #42
Accounting #54
Educational Administration #64
Health & Medical Administrative Services #84
Nursing #144
Education #175
Business Administration & Management #223
Health Professions #248
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 Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Business Administration & Management 63 0 241 5 309
General Education 0 0 286 0 286
Educational Administration 0 47 91 16 154
Health & Medical Administrative Services 31 0 94 0 125
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 0 92 9 101
Mental & Social Health Services 0 12 61 0 73
Accounting 18 0 51 0 69
Nursing 6 0 63 0 69
Special Education 0 0 62 0 62
Human Resource Management 17 0 44 0 61
Instructional Media Design 0 0 59 0 59
Teacher Education Subject Specific 4 24 21 0 49
Economics 0 0 28 0 28
Marketing 26 0 0 0 26
Curriculum & Instruction 0 0 23 0 23
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 13 0 8 0 21
Criminal Justice & Corrections 20 0 0 0 20
Teaching English or French 0 0 19 0 19
Human Development & Family Studies 0 0 19 0 19
Finance & Financial Management 17 0 0 0 17
Computer Systems Networking 0 0 17 0 17
General Psychology 17 0 0 0 17
Teacher Education Grade Specific 15 0 0 0 15
General Biology 13 0 0 0 13
Other Education 4 0 7 0 11
Geography & Cartography 0 2 8 0 10
Information Science 9 0 0 0 9
Health/Medical Prep Programs 9 0 0 0 9
Religious Studies 8 0 0 0 8
Drama & Theater Arts 7 0 0 0 7
Other Business, Management & Marketing 6 0 0 0 6
Multilingual Education 0 6 0 0 6
Romance Languages 6 0 0 0 6
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 5 0 0 0 5
International Business 5 0 0 0 5
Public Relations & Advertising 5 0 0 0 5
Design & Applied Arts 5 0 0 0 5
Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology 4 0 0 0 4
Allied Health Professions 4 0 0 0 4
Chemistry 4 0 0 0 4
General Business/Commerce 3 0 0 0 3
English Literature (Other) 3 0 0 0 3
Mathematics 3 0 0 0 3
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 0 0 3 0 3
Physics 3 0 0 0 3
Arts & Media Management 0 0 3 0 3
Music 3 0 0 0 3
Entrepreneurial Studies 2 0 0 0 2
Journalism 2 0 0 0 2
History 2 0 0 0 2
Human Services 2 0 0 0 2
Fine & Studio Arts 2 0 0 0 2
Communication & Media Studies 1 0 0 0 1
Computer Science 1 0 0 0 1
Industrial Production Technology 1 0 0 0 1
Engineering Physics 1 0 0 0 1
Public Health 1 0 0 0 1
International Studies 1 0 0 0 1
Philosophy 1 0 0 0 1
Pastoral Counseling & Specialized Ministries 1 0 0 0 1
Dance 1 0 0 0 1
Graphic Communications 0 0 0 0 0
Computer Information Systems 0 0 0 0 0
Information Technology 0 0 0 0 0
Computer Engineering 0 0 0 0 0
Literature 0 0 0 0 0
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 0 0 0 0 0
Health Sciences & Services 0 0 0 0 0
Biological & Physical Science 0 0 0 0 0
Interdisciplinary Studies 0 0 0 0 0
Mathematics & Computer Science 0 0 0 0 0
Natural Sciences 0 0 0 0 0
General Social Sciences 0 0 0 0 0
Political Science & Government 0 0 0 0 0
Sociology 0 0 0 0 0
Other Public Administration 0 0 0 0 0
Public Administration 0 0 0 0 0
Religious Education 0 0 0 0 0
Theological & Ministerial Studies 0 0 0 0 0
General Visual & Performing Arts 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 375 91 1,300 30 1,796

References

*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.

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