University of Mary Overview
Located in Bismarck, North Dakota, University of Mary is a private not-for-profit institution. UMary is located in the countryside, which is perfect for students who enjoy a rural lifestyle.
What Is University of Mary Known For?
- Students at UMary have an easier time paying back their loans. The school's student loan default rate is only 5%, compared to the national rate of 10.1%.
- The highest award offered at UMary is the doctor's degree.
- For the 2017-2018 academic year, 57% 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.
- The average UMary student graduates in 4.2 years. That's better than the national average of 4.4 years.
University of Mary Rankings
UMary landed the #218 spot in our 2022 ranking of best colleges. We analyzed 2,587 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.
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Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at UMary.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards UMary has earned from around the web.
|#4||Best Other Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions Schools||College Factual|
|#49||Best Health & Physical Education Schools||College Factual|
|#51||Best Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies Schools||College Factual|
|#145||Best Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Schools||College Factual|
|#146||Best Healthcare Schools||Healthcare Degree Search|
|#293||Best Health Professions Schools||College Factual|
Where Is University of Mary?
Contact details for UMary are given below.
|Address:||7500 University Dr, Bismarck, ND 58504|
How Do I Get Into UMary?
You can apply to UMary online at: https://www.umary.edu/forms/application/
Admission Requirements for UMary
|High School GPA||required|
|High School Rank||required|
|High School Transcript||required|
|College Prep Program||recommended|
|SAT or ACT Scores||considered but not required|
How Hard Is It To Get Into UMary?
Approximately 40% of accepted students are men and 60% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 71%, and the acceptance rate for women is 72%.
Average Test Scores
About 17% 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 510 and 620. Math scores were between 490 and 600.
Can I Afford University of Mary?
The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.
Student Loan Debt
Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At UMary, approximately 67% of students took out student loans averaging $8,239 a year. That adds up to $32,956 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at UMary is 4.7%. 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
There are also 1,264 graduate students at the school.
Of the 1,812 full-time undergraduates at UMary, 40% are male and 60% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of University of Mary students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||33|
|Hispanic or Latino||0|
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
The following chart shows how the online learning population at UMary has changed over the last few years.
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 2019-2020.
Online Affordability Rankings of UMary
The following table shows how UMary is ranked for affordability for both in-state and out-of-state students among colleges and universities that are not mostly online.
Online Growth Rankings of UMary
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at University of Mary was 30.9%. This is the #867 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|
|Business Administration & Management||10%|
|Business, Management & Marketing||10%|
|Finance & Financial Management||27%|
|Health & Medical Administrative Services||27%|
|Other Business, Management & Marketing||18%|
|Public Administration & Social Service||43%|
|Teacher Education Subject Specific||14%|
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.
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.
*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.
- College Factual
- National Center for Education Statistics
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