You Belong Here

Where you are matters. Saint Mary’s four-year residential liberal arts college in Winona proves the point. 

At Saint Mary’s, you’ll belong to a vibrant community that will get to know you—and your potential. It’s a person-centered environment with professors who will mentor you, plenty of real-world experience, and friendships that can last a lifetime. You’ll be challenged. You’ll have fun. And after graduation, you’ll look back at your experience and see the considerable value you received and the significance of the instruction in shaping the person you’ve become. Learn more about our undergraduate experience and apply today.

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Check out our academic departments, majors and minors

Fall Application Timelines

Application and Materials Deadline: October 15*

Decisions Announced: November 1

Financial Aid Awards Mailed: January 15

Deposit Deadline: May 1

Application and Materials Deadline: November 15

Decisions Announced: December 1

Financial Aid Awards Mailed: January 15

Deposit Deadline: May 1

Application and Materials Deadline: December 15

Decisions Announced: January 3

Financial Aid Awards Mailed: February 15

Deposit Deadline: May 1

Beginning Jan. 1, we move to rolling admission. There are lots of scholarships and financial awards available for first-time freshmen at Saint Mary's University of Minnesota.

Students who submit and complete their admission file after January 1, will be reviewed and receive an admit decision 1-2 weeks after submitting their admission file.

Deposit Deadline: May 1

First Year Students

Transfer Students

International Students

What is there to do on campus?

Saint Mary's admission counselors discuss all of the cool things students can do on campus.

What are current grads doing?

Saint Mary's counselors answer questions about where our alumni are doing after graduation.

What is a FAFSA?

Saint Mary's admission counselors discuss the importance of filling out the FAFSA.

Is a private school more expensive than public?

Saint Mary's admission counselors compare the cost of private colleges.

What is there to do in Winona?

Saint Mary's admission counselors answer the question: What is there to do in Winona?

What are careers and trends you're seeing?

Saint Mary's admission counselors discuss career trends.

Do we have Master's Programs?

Saint Mary's admission counselors discuss our master's degree opportunities including our 4+1 M.B.A. and our 4+1 Master's in Teaching.

Visit Campus

When you visit a college campus you can really get an idea of what campus life is all about. There really is no substitute for seeing it with your own eyes.

  • Sit in on a class
  • Try out the dining hall 
  • Meet professors 
  • Talk with Admission and Financial Aid staff 
  • Attend a sporting or cultural event 
  • Stay overnight 

Our Visit Coordinator will help you set up a memorable visit. Call 507-457-1700 or 800-635-5987, ext. 1700 or schedule online.

Sarah Munns

Sarah Munns, a 3rd generation Saint Mary's student, tells us about how her activities, sports, and academics fit into her life.

Ryan Hippman

Ryan describes what it's like to be a student at Saint Mary's.

Aldontae Guess

Aldontae takes us through a day in the life of a college student at Saint Mary's.

Robbie Sobczak '20

Robbie feels right at home on campus. Find out more about his involvement with clubs and sports.

Bachelor’s Completion

Are you an adult who needs to finish your degree? Learn more about the generous credit transfer policy at Saint Mary’s. 

93% of students live on campus

13:1 student/faculty ratio

99% of students receive financial aid

Alumni Talk About Saint Mary’s

The quality of education is top notch as are the professors. Saint Mary’s has many alumni who are top in their fields. The lifelong friendships and connections are everlasting.
– Karen Holmes, President at Medius & Associates, Inc.

Source: LinkedIn


Hendrickson Center, Room 111
Winona Campus
Hours: Monday–Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and select Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Please plan your visit to campus during these hours so we're here to welcome you!

Mailing Address

Office of Admission
Saint Mary's University of Minnesota
700 Terrace Heights #2
Winona, MN 55987-1399
800-635-5987, Ext. 1700