University Of Saint Mary

Overview of University Of Saint Mary

University of Saint Mary is in a town not far from a more urbanized area, in Leavenworth, KS. The school has a Roman Catholic religious affiliation. University of Saint Mary is classified as a private, not-for-profit college. Students at the school earn degrees up to the Master's degree.

Areas of Study

There are more programs of study at University of Saint Mary than you'll find at most colleges of similar size. The most common major fields study at the school include education and teaching.

University of Saint Mary Selectivity

University of Saint Mary does not admit all applicants. The middle range of verbal SAT scores in 2007-2008 was 420 to 500 for students at the school. While math SAT scores among applicants varied, those accepted commonly had scores between 420 and 510.


One indicator of school quality is the number of students per professor, and here University of Saint Mary does well in comparison to most schools. Some professors at the school are awarded tenure, allowing the school to retain good faculty members.

Student Body

University of Saint Mary, in 2007-2008, had 882 students (767 full-time equivalent). Adults changing careers are relatively common at the school.

Student Life

Dorm living is common. Athletic teams at the school belong to the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference, Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference, Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference for major sports. Student athletes can receive financial aid in some cases.

The school reports its educational mission is:
"The University of Saint Mary educates students of diverse backgrounds to realize their God-given potential and prepares them for value-centered lives and careers that contribute to the well being of our global society."

More complete details are provided below.

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Contacting University of Saint Mary

University of Saint Mary
4100 S 4th St Trafficway
Leavenworth , KS 66048-5082
General Phone: (913) 682-5151

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

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Education and Teaching106education, curriculum and instruction, special ed, elementary school teaching
Business and Management60business management, accounting, finance, human resources, international business, MIS
Nursing and Emergency Medicine32registered nursing
Therapy and Counseling31psychology, community psychology, counseling psychology
Liberal Arts12English, liberal arts and sciences, international relations, political science, sociology, history
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy9sports and fitness management
Drama and Performing Arts3drama
Art Studies3art studies
Security and Law Enforcement2criminology
Medical Administration2health care administration
Religion and Philosophy2theology, pastoral counseling
Computer Science and Engineering2information technology
Family and Social Work2child development
Science1biology, chemistry
Media0communication studies
Medical Support and Technology0clinical lab tech

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

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree11528
Master's degree1508
Associate's degree11
Award of less than 1 academic year21

University of Saint Mary Student Body

In 2007-2008, University of Saint Mary had a total enrollment of 882 students (767 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 63%
Women 37%
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 71%
Graduate 29%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 72%
Black 7%
Hispanic 5%
Asian 1%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 13%
(Foreign Students) 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 9%
18-19 13%
20-21 15%
22-24 14%
25-29 13%
30-34 9%
35-39 8%
40-49 11%
50-64 6%
65+ 1%

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


University of Saint Mary Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 61 %

University of Saint Mary Room and Board (2007)

University of Saint Mary offers campus housing for 325 of its 767 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

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

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

University of Saint Mary Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal420500
SAT Math420510
ACT Verbal1924
ACT Math1823
ACT Composite1822

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT12%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT88%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)recommended
Other Standardized Testsnot required

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

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 18,090
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 18,090
Room and board $ 5,650
Room charge $ 2,200
Board (meal plan) charge $ 3,450
Books and supplies $ 1,000
Other expenses $ 1,820

Financial Aid:
University of Saint Mary participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 194300)

University of Saint Mary Faculty

University of Saint Mary has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track77
Non-tenured and not on tenure track44

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Associate professorcalendar year0*1*
Assistant professorcalendar year2*3$52,811
All faculty totalcalendar year2*4$51,084

*: 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 year4$42,6775$41,783
Associate professoracademic year4$39,7275$41,202
Assistant professoracademic year8$40,4049$42,496
Instructoracademic year1*0*
All faculty totalacademic year17$40,60619$41,968

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

University of Saint Mary Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference
Basketball Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference
Baseball Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports134356

University of Saint Mary Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Finance, General
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Management Information Systems, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Information Technology

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

Education And Teaching
Curriculum and Instruction
Education, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
Special Education and Teaching, General

Family And Social Work
Child Development

Liberal Arts
English Language and Literature, General
History, General
International Relations and Affairs
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Political Science and Government, General

Mathematics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric

Medical Administration
Health/Health Care Administration/Management

Medical Support And Technology
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

Religion And Philosophy
Pastoral Studies/Counseling
Theology/Theological Studies

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General

Security And Law Enforcement

Therapy And Counseling
Community Psychology
Counseling Psychology
Psychology, General

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What Sets University of Saint Mary Apart:

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Top 11%University of Saint Mary Dorm rooms per full-time student
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% students 40 years or older
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checked Roman Catholic affiliation
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Offers credit for life experience
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Offers weekend classes
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked On-campus day care
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers remedial adult education
checked Option to study abroad
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Offers campus housing
checked Tenure system for quality teaching
checked Has ROTC (army, air force)
checked Offers athletic scholarships

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