Visitors get warm reception at Summer Preview Day

Visitors get warm reception at Summer Preview Day

Saint Mary’s hosted 42 high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors along with 62 parents and family members at the Winona Campus Summer Preview Day. This was a chance for potential students to experience the campus and find out about academics, residence life, activities, sports, and services. The event was also a great way to meet enthusiastic faculty, staff, coaches, and current students as they represented departments at the resource fair, spoke at breakout sessions, or gave tours. To help visiting students see themselves at Saint Mary’s, many speakers at Summer Preview Day shared stories of real students who are known and mentored by professors, who have endless opportunities, and who enjoy successful outcomes after graduation. There’s always something happening at Saint Mary’s! Learn about our upcoming admission events or schedule an individual visit here. Check out more photos from the day on our Facebook...

Saint Mary’s a Princeton Review best college

WINONA, Minn.–Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota is one of the best colleges in the Midwest. That’s according to the Princeton Review’s “2016 Best Colleges: Region by Region” listing. Released this week, on Aug. 3, 2015, the list includes only 159 colleges in 12 Midwestern states. Excellent academics and student satisfaction are the primary criteria for inclusion in the “2016 Best Colleges: Region by Region” list http://www.princetonreview.com/bestMWcolleges. This annual list identifies schools as “regional bests” across the country in four locales: the Midwest, Northeast, Southeast, and West. In total, 649 schools received this designation, which is a select group that constitutes only 25 percent of the nation’s four-year colleges. The Princeton Review survey asks students to rate and comment on their colleges. Here are what some students say about Saint Mary’s undergraduate college campus in Winona: Saint Mary’s “beautiful setting” and “tight-knit community that focuses on growing in mind, body, and spirit” sets students up for success. An education major gushes that “Saint Mary’s offers students more than an education; this school gives students a home away from home.” Saint Mary’s has many strong academic programs, including education, science, and art. Students are enthusiastic about their classes, calling them “meaningful and worthwhile.” Students say that professors are “very helpful and knowledgeable” and are here “truly for the students.” The 12 Midwest states include: Minnesota, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. The Princeton Review is an education services company known for its tutoring, test-prep courses, books, and other student resources. About Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota awakens, nurtures, and empowers...

Saint Mary’s named a Forbes top college

Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota is once again named an American top college. The university is listed in the top 650 undergraduate colleges in the United States in the Forbes annual “America’s Top Colleges” ranking. The 2015 list, released this week, includes Saint Mary’s. The Forbes “America’s Top Colleges” ranking is based on the following criteria: Student satisfaction Freshman retention rates Post-graduate success Student debt Graduation rate Academic success Only 18 Minnesota institutions were named to the 2015 list. “We’re proud to be included in this ranking because it is based on important measures such as student success and satisfaction,” says Brother William Mann, FSC, president of Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota. About Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota awakens, nurtures, and empowers learners to ethical lives of leadership and service. At Saint Mary’s, students find in every classroom–whether in person or online–a relationship-driven, person-centered education. Through intense inquiry, students discover the truths in the world and the character within. Founded in 1912 and accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota enrolls 5,800 students at its residential undergraduate college in Winona and its Schools of Graduate and Professional Programs, based in Minneapolis but extending worldwide. Saint Mary’s offers respected and affordable programs in a variety of areas leading to bachelor’s, bachelor’s completion, master’s, certificate, specialist, and doctoral...
Twin Cities Campus Information Session July 16

Twin Cities Campus Information Session July 16

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota will host an Information Session from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 16, at its Twin Cities Campus. All are invited to attend the event, but especially individuals who are interested in pursuing bachelor’s degree completion or advanced degrees offered in Minneapolis. Register online at smumn.edu/openhouse. “We have offered adult education opportunities in this area for more than 30 years,” said Brother Robert Smith, FSC, Vice President of the Schools of Graduate and Professional Programs. “Our degree and certificate programs are designed for dedicated learners, keeping flexible scheduling and quality programming in mind.” Programs currently offered at the Twin Cities Campus include: Adult Undergraduate Degree Completion Undergraduate Certificate in Accounting B.S. in Accounting B.S. in Business Administration B.S. in Healthcare & Human Services Management B.S. in Human Resource Management B.S. in Information Technology B.S. in Marketing B.S. in Nursing B.S. in Police Science B.S. in Psychology B.S. in Sales & Marketing Graduate School of Business & Technology M.S. in Accountancy M.A. in Arts & Cultural Management M.S. in Geographic Information Science M.A. in Human Development M.A. in Human Resource Management M.S. in Information Technology Management M.A. in Management M.A. in Organizational Leadership M.A. in Philanthropy & Development M.S. in Project Management M.A. in Public Safety Administration Master of Business Administration (MBA) Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) Graduate Certificate in Geographic Information Science Graduate School of Education M.A. in Education M.A. in Education (Wisconsin) M.A. in Educational Leadership M.A. in English as a Second Language M.A. in Instruction (leading to initial licensure) M.A. in Instruction (additional credentials: licensure(s) and/or endorsements)...
Real-world experience at Saint Mary’s

Real-world experience at Saint Mary’s

When it comes to getting experience that will help you get a great job, you can do it at Saint Mary’s. Our students and faculty work very closely together to develop research projects or find internships that give you knowledge you can only gain by EXPERIENCE. The Winona area has many opportunities for you, from international corporations to world leaders in medicine and research. Students have also completed internships all around the country – and world. At Saint Mary’s, learning goes WAY beyond the classroom. Biology major and recent graduate Bethany Schmidt spent a summer doing cancer research at the Kabara Cancer Research Institute. Read more stories like Bethany’s here:...
Visit us during Minnesota Private College Week, June 22-26, 2015

Visit us during Minnesota Private College Week, June 22-26, 2015

Attention, high school students and your family and friends! Have you started looking at colleges yet? Have you already visited at least 15 campuses? No matter what stage of looking for a college you are at right now, Minnesota Private College Week, June 22-26, is the perfect time to visit Saint Mary’s. College visits are a great way to get first-hand experience of the campus, not only to see what the buildings look like, but also to get a feel for what it will be like walking to your classes, the field-house, the theatre, or the library, having lunch on campus, or hanging out on the plaza with friends, etc. It’s also the perfect opportunity to talk to students, faculty and staff and ask questions about our areas of study, financial aid packages, study abroad programs, and more. Sessions will be held twice daily on 17 campuses statewide, running from 9:30 to 11:45 a.m. and from 2:00 to 4:15 p.m. Register for your visit on the Minnesota Private College Week website. Read what other students said about visiting colleges during Minnesota Private College Week. If you can’t make it during that week, we invite you to attend any of our other upcoming events or you can make arrangements for an individual visit. Visit our Office of Admission webpage for more details....
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