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Talk about Saint Mary’s

VIDEOS: Why students and professors like Saint Mary's

Meet students and professors who attend or teach at Saint Mary's. Listen to them explain, in their own words, what attracted them here and why they continue to be satisfied with their college decision.

THIS IS YOUR TIME — to take the next step
At Saint Mary’s, students discover and develop their passions, and leave after four years ready to take on the world. Bob, a biology major, says he came here for a great education and the chance to play hockey. And now he’s ready for his next challenge of graduate dental school.
THIS IS YOUR TIME — to try new things
At Saint Mary’s University, students are encouraged to explore their potential inside of the classroom and out. Theatre major Becca says she’s taking full advantage of “fun and amazing things.”
THIS IS YOUR TIME — to jump in and join in
Students come to Saint Mary’s from across the country and around the world. All are welcomed into the community; all are encouraged to participate and succeed. Listen to Luis talk about the advantages of transferring from a large university in Manila, Philippines.
THIS IS YOUR TIME — to join a community
At Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota, you’ll be part of a welcoming, supportive community. Your professors will know you and become your advisers and allies. They’ll challenge you and help you reach your potential. Listen to Abbie talk about the personal connections she has made with students, professors and helpful staff.
THIS IS YOUR TIME — to make your future
Students are active at Saint Mary’s University. Academics come first, but you’ll find time for all kinds of extracurricular activities.Listen to Octavia talk about how learning to manage her busy schedule as a student and varsity athlete is helping her prepare for life after college.
THIS IS YOUR TIME — to know your professors
College is your time to expand your mind, grow as a person, and prepare for a fulfilling career. At Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota, professors are partners and allies in helping you succeed. Listen to a student and a professor talk about teaching and learning.
People you'll meet this fall - Steven McGlaun
Meet Steven McGlaun, dean of Campus Ministry at Saint Mary’s University. When you arrive this fall, you’ll make fast friends with dormmates and other new students . . . and with the friendly people who make Saint Mary’s such a great place to learn and live.
People you'll meet this fall - Al Joswick
Meet Al Joswick, trades supervisor in the Saint Mary’s University maintenance department. When you arrive this fall, you'll make fast friends with dormmates and other new students . . . and with the friendly people who make Saint Mary’s such a great place to learn and live.
People you'll meet this fall - Esther Peralez
Meet Esther Peralez, dean of student success at Saint Mary's University. When you arrive this fall, you'll make fast friends with dormmates and other new students . . . and with the friendly people who make Saint Mary's such a great place to learn and live.
People you'll meet this fall - Jenna Freudenberg
Meet Jenna Freudenberg, director of intramural sports. When you arrive this fall, you'll make fast friends with dormmates and other new students . . . and with the friendly people who make Saint Mary's such a great place to learn and live.
People you'll meet this fall - Chris Kendall
Meet Chris Kendall, vice president for student life (and a 1979 Saint Mary's graduate). When you arrive this fall, you'll make fast friends with dormmates and other new students . . . and with the friendly people who make Saint Mary's such a great place to learn and live.
People you'll meet this fall - Kim
Meet Kim, manager of the student union coffee shop at Saint Mary's. When you arrive this fall, you'll make fast friends with dormmates and other new students . . . and with the friendly people who make Saint Mary's such a great place to learn and live.
Active campus
You want a college with an active campus, where you can explore your passions, make new friends and help others. Listen as students and a professor talk about the clubs and activities available at Saint Mary's.
Student Life
You can be part of something bigger than yourself. Michele, Dylan, Linda and Chris Kendall (vice president for student life) talk about how service learning and volunteering enrich the student experience at Saint Mary's — a Lasallian Catholic university.
Student Success Center
Student Success Center advisers, talk about how this "1-stop shop" has resources to help students succeed, in the classroom and beyond — for all four years of their college career.
Dr. Scott Sorvaag – Dean of Education
Dr. Scott Sorvaag, dean of Education, talks about why he chooses to teach at Saint Mary's University.
Molly – Education major
Molly talks about how experiences inside and outside the classroom contribute to the learning atmosphere, and how Saint Mary's size means leadership opportunities she wouldn't have anywhere else.
Pam – Marketing major
Pam says her classes, professors and a real-world internship have made her confident and ready for a business career as she is about to graduate.
Tim – Theatre Arts & Math major
Tim, a double-major in theatre arts and math, says he knows his professors and it's easy to get involved in campus activities.
Karina – Journalism major
Karina, a journalism major from Minneapolis, Minn., likes the small class sizes that let her take control of her education. And she says the out-of-class leadership opportunities are endless.