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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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.

Winona Campus

Winona ›

Winona is a vibrant college town of about 28,000 in southeastern Minnesota. It’s one of the most beautiful places in the country, nestled between wooded bluffs and the stunning, mighty Mississippi River.

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Academics ›

What area of study interests you most? Learn about all of our academic programs and majors.

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Financial Aid ›

Saint Mary’s is more affordable than you think.

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Learn about what you’ll need to complete the application process. 

Student Life ›

There is so much more to college than classes. Learn more about activities, athletics and outdoor recreation, faith and service, residence life, and more.

Transfer Students ›

Considering a change? Ready to choose Saint Mary’s? Learn more about the benefits of transferring here.

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. 

Alumni on 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

87% of students live on campus

13:1 student/faculty ratio

97% of students receive financial aid


Where do Saint Mary’s students go from here? Hear from our alums.

Julianne Bartosz

As coordinator of public relations for the Chicago White Sox, Julianne Bartosz ’13 contributed to first baseman Paul Konerko’s nomination for the Roberto Clemente Award (which he co-won and was awarded before Game 3 of the 2014 World Series). In her dream job, she also worked on the script for a pre-game ceremony honoring Yankees legend Derek Jeter on the afternoon of his last big league game at U.S. Cellular Field.

Julianne majored in Spanish and public relations.

Preston Black

Preston Black ’15 landed a job with the Los Angeles Rams just two months after graduating from Saint Mary’s University. As a data analyst and business intelligence coordinator, Black works in a Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system and deals with all aspects of business for the Los Angeles Rams, from concessions to ticket sales to sponsorships, linking all aspects of the business, from finance to customer service, so each area is in communication. 

Preston majored in sport management, Spanish, and business intelligence and analytics.

Zachary Cizek

An entrepreneur and self-proclaimed foodie, Zachary Cizek ’11 turned his love for sandwiches into a successful food-stand business based out of Chicago. From there, Cizek created Bollito’s Tuscan Red Sauce, now sold in Chicago and in all 56 Midwest Whole Foods Markets. Currently Cizak has plans to launch additional sauce varieties and also to expand into the salad dressing market. 

Zachary majored in marketing.

John McDonough

Under John McDonough’s leadership, Forbes has called the Chicago Blackhawks “The Greatest Sports Business Turnaround Ever.” McDonough’s tenure as President and CEO has corresponded with the Chicago Blackhawks winning Stanley Cup titles in 2010, 2013, and 2015—the first organization in the NHL’s salary cap era to capture three championships. The university community is regularly inspired by McDonough, a Saint Mary’s communication arts major who continues to support Saint Mary’s in many ways.

George Stephenson

A Chicago native, George Stephenson graduated from Saint Mary’s with a degree in education and went on to attend law school at William Mitchell. He has served admirably as an attorney and federal defender for the City of Saint Paul and was appointed and re-elected as judge for the Ramsey County District Court. He is an active volunteer and mentors young lawyers and those interested in a career in law.

Celeste Williams

A professional actress and theatre professor, Celeste Williams’ Chicago credits are numerous. She is a member of the Columbia College theatre faculty and has twice received the “Best Featured Actress in a Play” award from Black Theater Alliance Awards, Inc. Williams’ acting career began on a much smaller stage at Saint Mary’s where she received her degree in theatre.