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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?

1,129 Full-Time Undergraduates
$19,888 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.
  • 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

Ranking Type Rank
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 619
Best Colleges for Diversity 836

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?

$19,888 Net Price
66% Take Out Loans
3.6% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of SMU MN is $19,888. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for SMU MN

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$15,494 $13,374 $18,009 $20,862 $25,229

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

1,129 Full-Time Undergraduates
51% Women
19% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 1,503 undergraduate students at SMU MN, with 1,129 being full-time and 374 being part-time.

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

There are also 4,251 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 1,129 full-time undergraduates at SMU MN, 49% are male and 51% 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 26
Black or African American 65
Hispanic or Latino 107
White 777
International Students 53
Other Races/Ethnicities 101

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 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.

Major Associate’s Bachelor’s Master’s Doctor’s
Accounting 0 18 51 0
Allied Health Professions 0 4 0 0
Arts & Media Management 0 0 3 0
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 0 5 0 0
Business Administration & Management 0 63 241 5
Chemistry 0 4 0 0
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 0 92 9
Communication & Media Studies 0 1 0 0
Computer Science 0 1 0 0
Computer Systems Networking 0 0 17 0
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 20 0 0
Curriculum & Instruction 0 0 23 0
Dance 0 1 0 0
Design & Applied Arts 0 5 0 0
Drama & Theater Arts 0 7 0 0
Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology 0 4 0 0
Economics 0 0 28 0
Educational Administration 0 0 91 16
Engineering Physics 0 1 0 0
English Literature (Other) 0 3 0 0
Entrepreneurial Studies 0 2 0 0
Finance & Financial Management 0 17 0 0
Fine & Studio Arts 0 2 0 0
General Biology 0 13 0 0
General Business/Commerce 0 3 0 0
General Education 0 0 286 0
General Psychology 0 17 0 0
Geography & Cartography 0 0 8 0
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 31 94 0
Health/Medical Prep Programs 0 9 0 0
History 0 2 0 0
Human Development & Family Studies 0 0 19 0
Human Resource Management 0 17 44 0
Human Services 0 2 0 0
Industrial Production Technology 0 1 0 0
Information Science 0 9 0 0
Instructional Media Design 0 0 59 0
International Business 0 5 0 0
International Studies 0 1 0 0
Journalism 0 2 0 0
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 0 13 8 0
Marketing 0 26 0 0
Mathematics 0 3 0 0
Mental & Social Health Services 0 0 61 0
Music 0 3 0 0
Nursing 0 6 63 0
Other Business, Management & Marketing 0 6 0 0
Other Education 0 4 7 0
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 0 0 3 0
Pastoral Counseling & Specialized Ministries 0 1 0 0
Philosophy 0 1 0 0
Physics 0 3 0 0
Public Health 0 1 0 0
Public Relations & Advertising 0 5 0 0
Religious Studies 0 8 0 0
Romance Languages 0 6 0 0
Special Education 0 0 62 0
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 15 0 0
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 4 21 0
Teaching English or French 0 0 19 0
Total 0 750 2,600 60

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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