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University of Mary Overview

University of Mary is a private not-for-profit institution located in Bismarck, North Dakota. The rural area surrounding the school is great for students who prefer living in a country setting.

What Is University of Mary Known For?

532 Undergraduate Awards
$22,528 Avg Cost After Aid
76% Acceptance Rate
  • The student loan default rate at UMary is 5%, which is significantly lower than the national rate of 10.1%. That's great news for students who are worrying about paying off their student loans.
  • The doctor's degree is the highest award offered at UMary.
  • In 2017-2018, 96% of the faculty were full-time.
  • Students who graduate from UMary with a bachelor's degree make about $48,000 a year. That's 18% more than those who graduate from other schools.

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University of Mary Rankings

UMary landed the #216 spot in our 2021 ranking of best colleges. We analyzed 2,320 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking. This puts it in the top 10% of all schools in the nation.

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.

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

Rank Ranking Name Share
#95 Best Bachelor’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 UMary.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#4 Best Business/Corporate Communications Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#12 Best Management Information Systems Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#20 Best Marketing Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#26 Best Business, Management & Marketing Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#27 Best Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#30 Best Business Administration & Management Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#31 Best Accounting Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#32 Best Nursing Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#52 Best Finance & Financial Management Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#56 Best Allied Health Professions Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

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

Rank Ranking Name Source
#5 Best Value Colleges for Business, Management & Marketing College Factual
#5 Best Value Colleges for Business Administration & Management College Factual
#29 Best Business Bachelor’s Degree Schools Business Degree Central
#115 Best Colleges for Business Administration & Management College Factual
#145 Best Colleges for Business, Management & Marketing College Factual
#146 Best Business, Management & Marketing Colleges for Veterans College Factual

Where Is University of Mary?

Location of University of Mary

Contact details for UMary are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 7500 University Dr, Bismarck, ND 58504
Phone: 701-255-7500
Website: https://www.umary.edu/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/universityofmary
Twitter: https://twitter.com/umary

How Do I Get Into UMary?

You can apply to UMary online at: https://www.umary.edu/forms/application/

Admission Requirements for UMary

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank required
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program recommended
Recommendations recommended
SAT or ACT Scores considered but not required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into UMary?

76% Acceptance Rate
62% Of Accepted Are Women
4% Submit SAT Scores
The acceptance rate at University of Mary is 76%. This means that is not quite as selective as some schools, but you'll still need to submit a good application if you want to be considered by the admissions department.

Approximately 38% of accepted students are men and 62% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 75%, and the acceptance rate for women is 77%.

Average Test Scores

About 4% of students accepted to UMary submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 465 and 580. Math scores were between 470 and 580.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for University of Mary  ( 465 to 580 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for University of Mary  ( 470 to 580 )
200
800
UMary received ACT scores from 90% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 20 and 26. Math scores were between 20 and 26. Composite scores were between 21 and 26.

ACT English Scores for University of Mary  ( 20 to 26 )
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36
ACT Math Scores for University of Mary  ( 20 to 26 )
1
36
ACT Composite Scores for University of Mary  ( 21 to 26 )
1
36

Can I Afford University of Mary?

$22,528 Net Price
66% Take Out Loans
5.0% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of UMary is $22,528. 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 UMary, approximately 66% of students took out student loans averaging $7,318 a year. That adds up to $29,272 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at UMary is 5.0%. 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.

University of Mary Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,863 Full-Time Undergraduates
59% Women
6% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 2,523 undergraduate students at UMary, with 1,863 being full-time and 660 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  UMary

There are also 1,256 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 1,863 full-time undergraduates at UMary, 41% are male and 59% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  UMary

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of University of Mary students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of UMary Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 23
Black or African American 40
Hispanic or Latino 0
White 1,435
International Students 3
Other Races/Ethnicities 362

Geographic Diversity

North Dakota students aren't the only ones who study at University of Mary. At this time, 29 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 38 countries are represented at UMary. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Canada, United Kingdom, and Nepal.

Online Learning at University of Mary

946 Took All Classes Online
1,728 Took At Least One Class Online
37.2% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 7 bachelor’s degree and 10 master’s degree programs available online at UMary. In 2017-2018, 1,728 students took at least one online class at the school.

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

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This school is the 3rd most popular in North Dakota for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of UMary

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at University of Mary was 37.2%. This is the #599 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at UMary regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of UMary majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Accounting 25%
Business, Management & Marketing 5%
Criminal Justice & Corrections 60%
Educational Administration 16%
General Psychology 41%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting 60%
Management Information Systems 38%
Psychology 16%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at UMary 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 UMary.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Business/Corporate Communications #1
Bioethics/Medical Ethics #1
Cultural Studies & Analysis #1
Chemistry #1
Physiology & Pathology Sciences #2
Philosophy #2
Physical Sciences #3
General Biology #3
Communication Sciences #4
Mathematics #4
Student Counseling #4
History #5
Romance Languages #5
History #5
Biological & Biomedical Sciences #5
Political Science & Government #5
Foreign Languages & Linguistics #5
Music #5
Public Relations & Advertising #6
Mathematics & Statistics #6
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science #6
General Social Sciences #6
Management Information Systems #8
General English Literature #8
Finance & Financial Management #9
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions #11
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology #14
English Language & Literature #14
Communication & Media Studies #14
Social Work #15
Religious Studies #18
Health & Physical Education #19
Philosophy & Religious Studies #19
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies #19
Allied Health Professions #19
Marketing #20
Visual & Performing Arts #21
Teacher Education Subject Specific #23
Social Sciences #23
Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies #24
Communication & Journalism #25
Computer Information Systems #25
General Psychology #29
Theological & Ministerial Studies #30
Special Education #30
Public Administration & Social Service #38
Accounting #40
Teacher Education Grade Specific #42
Psychology #42
Educational Administration #42
Theology & Religious Vocations #48
Computer & Information Sciences #53
Health & Medical Administrative Services #62
Liberal Arts General Studies #64
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities #64
Criminal Justice & Corrections #69
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting #74
Nursing #101
Education #120
Business Administration & Management #157
Health Professions #173
Business, Management & Marketing #196

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%.

University of Mary 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 77 1 139 0 217
Nursing 70 0 47 31 148
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 0 0 53 48 101
Health & Physical Education 30 0 22 0 52
Educational Administration 0 0 46 4 50
Allied Health Professions 41 0 2 0 43
Teacher Education Grade Specific 41 0 0 0 41
General Psychology 37 0 0 0 37
Liberal Arts General Studies 27 0 0 0 27
Teacher Education Subject Specific 24 0 1 0 25
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 0 25 0 25
General Biology 18 0 0 0 18
Accounting 16 0 0 0 16
Communication & Media Studies 16 0 0 0 16
Special Education 6 0 10 0 16
Criminal Justice & Corrections 15 0 0 0 15
Marketing 11 0 0 0 11
Bioethics/Medical Ethics 0 0 11 0 11
History 11 0 0 0 11
Other Business, Management & Marketing 0 9 0 0 9
Computer Information Systems 9 0 0 0 9
Religious Studies 9 0 0 0 9
Theological & Ministerial Studies 9 0 0 0 9
Physiology & Pathology Sciences 0 0 8 0 8
Finance & Financial Management 8 0 0 0 8
Management Information Systems 8 0 0 0 8
Health & Medical Administrative Services 8 0 0 0 8
Public Administration 0 0 8 0 8
Social Work 8 0 0 0 8
General Social Sciences 1 0 6 0 7
General English Literature 6 0 0 0 6
Communication Sciences 6 0 0 0 6
Philosophy 6 0 0 0 6
Romance Languages 5 0 0 0 5
Medical Illustration & Informatics 0 0 5 0 5
Human Resource Management 0 3 0 0 3
Mathematics 3 0 0 0 3
Political Science & Government 2 0 0 0 2
Business/Corporate Communications 1 0 0 0 1
Civil Engineering 1 0 0 0 1
Sacred Music 1 0 0 0 1
Music 1 0 0 0 1
Public Relations & Advertising 0 0 0 0 0
Student Counseling 0 0 0 0 0
General Engineering 0 0 0 0 0
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 0 0 0 0 0
Cultural Studies & Analysis 0 0 0 0 0
Chemistry 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 532 13 383 83 1,011

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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