Saint Mary's University Of Minnesota

Saint Mary's University Of Minnesota

Saint Mary's University of Minnesota is a private, comprehensive, coeducational university located in Winona, Minnesota. It was founded in 1912 as Saint Mary's College by Bishop Patrick R. Heffron. The university offers a wide variety of graduate and professional programs in diverse areas of study. The university enrolls more than 5,000 students annually.

SMU's athletic department fields both men's and women's athletic teams. Its sports teams are nicknamed the Cardinals and compete as members of the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.

The Cardinal is the students run newspaper of the university.

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Saint Mary's University of Minnesota
700 Terrace Heights
Winona , MN 55987-1399
General Phone: (507) 457-1600

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Saint Mary's University of Minnesota Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Education and Teaching1,097education, curriculum and instruction, educational administration, special ed administration, educational admin and supervision, gifted and talended education, adult education, elementary school teaching, early childhood education, ...
Business and Management298business, business management, business administration, accounting, entrepreneurship, human resources, international business, marketing, business and related services ...
Therapy and Counseling117psychology, counseling psychology, child psychology, marriage and family therapy, mental and social health services, physical therapy
Family and Social Work60family studies, human services, public administration, social service professions
Nursing and Emergency Medicine56nurse anesthetist
Liberal Arts52French language, Spanish language, English, technical and business writing, liberal arts and humanities, international studies, interdisciplinary studies, social services, political science, ...
Security and Law Enforcement42corrections, criminal justice and administration, criminal justice and safety, criminal justice and police
Conservation and Resource Management38natural resources management
Media36journalism, journalism courses, public relations and advertising, communication and journalism, communications tech
Medical Administration34health care administration, health care facilities management
Religion and Philosophy33philosophy, religious education, theology, pre-ministerial studies, pastoral counseling, youth ministry, theology and religious vocations
Computer Science and Engineering33information science, computer science, computer services management, computer engineering
Medical Support and Technology32nuclear medical tech, surgical tech, genetics tech
Science31biology, biochemistry, biophysics, environmental biology, chemistry
Engineering Technician12industrial tech
Music11music, music performance, music theory and composition, music management, various music studies
Art Studies9arts management
Drama and Performing Arts8drama
Design7design and visual communication, graphic design
Fine Arts3fine arts
Mathematics1mathematics, mathematics and computer science
Engineering0engineering physics

Number of programs and degrees for Saint Mary's University of Minnesota in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Postbaccalaureate certificate1297
Master's degree1,28023
Bachelor's degree42773
Post-master's certificate1263
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship241
Award of at least 2 but less than 4 academic years41
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years203
Award of less than 1 academic year01

Saint Mary's University of Minnesota Student Body

In 2007-2008, Saint Mary's University of Minnesota had a total enrollment of 5,960 students (4,497 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 56%
Women 44%
Full-Time 94%
Part-Time 6%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 27%
Graduate 73%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 72%
Black 5%
Hispanic 2%
Asian 2%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 17%
(Foreign Students) 2%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 0%
18-19 10%
20-21 9%
22-24 8%
25-29 22%
30-34 13%
35-39 10%
40-49 13%
50-64 7%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

South Dakota1%
(International Students)1%

Saint Mary's University of Minnesota Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 78 %

Saint Mary's University of Minnesota Room and Board (2007)

Saint Mary's University of Minnesota offers campus housing for 1,189 of its 4,497 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

(Please refer to our profile of Winona, Minnesota for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Minnesota Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Saint Mary's University of Minnesota Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal450630
SAT Math440590
ACT Verbal2026
ACT Math1826
ACT Composite2026

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrequired
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT4%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT94%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Saint Mary's University of Minnesota Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 24,150
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 24,150
Room and board $ 6,380
Room charge $ 3,570
Board (meal plan) charge $ 2,810
Books and supplies $ 1,220
Other expenses $ 1,250

Financial Aid:
Saint Mary's University of Minnesota participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 238000)

Saint Mary's University of Minnesota Faculty

Saint Mary's University of Minnesota has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year0*1*
Associate professorcalendar year2*0*
Assistant professorcalendar year3$55,4631*
Instructorcalendar year2*0*
All faculty totalcalendar year7$57,8382*

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year18$76,8596$77,248
Associate professoracademic year20$62,86414$60,548
Assistant professoracademic year20$50,69614$49,695
Instructoracademic year3$41,1786$49,934
All faculty totalacademic year61$61,93840$57,662

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Saint Mary's University of Minnesota Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Baseball Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Track Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference

Saint Mary's University of Minnesota Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Arts Management

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
Business, Management, Marketing & Related Support Services, Other
Business/Commerce, General
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Marketing/Marketing Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Engineering, General
Computer Science
Computer/Info Tech Services Administration & Management, Other
Information Science/Studies

Conservation And Resource Management
Natural Resources Management and Policy

Design and Visual Communications, General
Graphic Design

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Administration of Special Education
Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching
Biology Teacher Education
Curriculum and Instruction
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Education, General
Education, Other
Education/Teaching of the Gifted and Talented
Educational Administration and Supervision, Other
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Mathematics Teacher Education
Reading Teacher Education
Social Science Teacher Education
Spanish Language Teacher Education
Teacher Assistant/Aide

Engineering Physics

Engineering Technician
Industrial Technology/Technician

Family And Social Work
Human Development and Family Studies, General
Human Services, General
Public Administration
Public Administration and Social Service Professions, Other

Fine Arts
Fine/Studio Arts, General

Liberal Arts
English Language and Literature, General
French Language and Literature
History, General
History, Other
International/Global Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Political Science and Government, General
Political Science and Government, Other
Social Sciences, General
Spanish Language and Literature
Technical and Business Writing

Mathematics and Computer Science
Mathematics, General

Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other
Communications Technology/Technician
Journalism, Other
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication, Other

Medical Administration
Health/Health Care Administration/Management
Hospital and Health Care Facilities Administration/Management

Medical Support And Technology
Cytogenetics/Genetics/Clinical Genetics Technology/Technologist
Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist
Surgical Technology/Technologist

Music Management and Merchandising
Music Performance, General
Music Theory and Composition
Music, General
Music, Other

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nurse Anesthetist

Religion And Philosophy
Pastoral Studies/Counseling
Pre-Theology/Pre-Ministerial Studies
Religious Education
Theology and Religious Vocations, Other
Theology/Theological Studies
Youth Ministry

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Environmental Biology

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
Criminal Justice/Police Science
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

Therapy And Counseling
Counseling Psychology
Developmental and Child Psychology
Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling
Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions, Other
Physical Therapy/Therapist
Psychology, General

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What Sets Saint Mary's University of Minnesota Apart:

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