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.

2017-18 Application Timelines

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These are important dates! Mark your calendars and set reminders on all of your devices!

Early Action I

Application and Materials Deadline:
October 15

Decisions Announced:
November 1

Financial Aid Awards Mailed:
December 15

Deposit Deadline:
May 1

*Students who submit and complete their admission file prior to September 15, will be reviewed and will receive their admit decision on October 1. Financial Aid Awards will be sent December 15.


Early Action II

Application and Materials Deadline:
November 15

Decisions Announced:
December 1

Financial Aid Awards Mailed:
December 15

Deposit Deadline:
May 1


Regular Decision I

Application and Materials Deadline:
December 15

Decisions Announced:
January 1

Financial Aid Awards Mailed:
January 15

Deposit Deadline:
May 1


Regular Decision II

Application and Materials Deadline:
January 15

Decisions Announced:
February 1

Financial Aid Awards Mailed:
February 15

Deposit Deadline:
May 1


*Students who submit and complete their admission file after January 16, will be reviewed and receive an admit decision 3-4 weeks after submitting their admission file.


Visit Campus ›

Robbie Sobczak '20

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

Abbie Fangman '17

Find out more about her experience in China.

Mike Mezzano '17

Hockey player, double major. Find out more about his experience at Saint Mary's.


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.

An entrepreneur in training

After pitching an invention to one of the executives on TV’s Shark Tank, presenting to Saint Mary’s faculty was a piece of cake. Stephany Beck ’21 might only be a freshman, but the Entrepreneurship and Marketing double major is already finding ways to enhance her pitching skills, network with area professionals, and learn how one day she could put her name on an innovative product that could help others. Read more ›

Business background aids HR supervisor at Hormel

Angie (Pieper) Bissen ’07 describes herself as “practical.” When she was choosing a major, she thought about the type of career she could envision herself in, as well as what job opportunities would be available. At the time, accounting jobs were in high demand. As she loved numbers, an accounting major seemed … practical. Her sophomore year, she added a second major in human resources, thinking the unique pairing could be beneficial. Currently the HR programs supervisor at Hormel Foods Corporation, Bissen’s instincts were spot-on. “Businesses need to make a profit, so being able to understand the numbers and have a grasp on general business practices is extremely important, no matter what aspect of business you’re interested in,” she said. Read more ›

Testing medical devices, saving lives

As a test engineer with Medtronic, Nick Nagel ’14 is saving lives by testing medical devices before they ever come in contact with patients. For Nagel, every test, every data point, is crucial. “Testing helps us better understand why something performs as it was intended to, or may fail or stop working,” he said. “My job has a direct affect on patients, so the device needs to work the way it’s supposed to work every time.” For example, the Andover, Minn., native is currently testing ablation catheters, which doctors use on patients to interrupt unwanted electrical pathways in the heart. Read more ›

Building a game-changing career in business intelligence

Rowan Flynn remembers the moment when he could first picture his future. One fall afternoon, after listening to an energetic lecture from Michael Ratajczyk, Flynn changed from an “undecided” major to a finance and business intelligence and analytics double major. Since then, he’s been honing his skills to be a game-changer in the healthcare business sector after graduating this spring. Read more ›

Saint Mary’s again ranked a Best Regional University by U.S. News

Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota is once again ranked in the annual U.S. News & World Report ratings of best colleges and universities in the nation. Saint Mary’s is 47th in the Best Regional Universities of the Midwest category of the U.S. News Best Colleges 2018 guidebook. Saint Mary’s is among a list of 125 schools ranked in […] Read more ›

Ground broken on Rochester expansion [video]

Nearly 100 guests joined Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota as it broke ground for a new 10,000-square-foot addition to Cascade Meadow Wetlands and Environmental Learning Center in Rochester on Aug. 15. Although the event celebrated a physical expansion, the excitement multiplied as university officials discussed the programming that will take place inside. Once approved by […] Read more ›

Team sets goal to help Haiti

Being part of a team means working together toward a common goal. Sometimes that goal is crossing the finish line first, throwing the hardest, or jumping the farthest. But the Saint Mary’s University track and field team extended their typical team goals this summer to helping bring fresh water to a poor community in Haiti. Eight members of the track and field team, head coach Niels Anderson, and four other members of the Saint Mary’s community recently returned from Haiti, where they took part in a mission trip through Healing Haiti. Read more ›

The sky’s the limit on psychology careers

When psychology Ph.D. students are applying for internship experiences, they may shoot for the moon—but they don’t often think of turning to NASA. As a summer intern with the Office of Naval Research at NASA Ames in Moffett Field, Calif., 2014 Saint Mary’s undergraduate psychology major Ellie Niedbala has been involved with helping astronauts and military personnel learn to deter motion sickness and stress. And, she’s working to both recruit and retain more women to NASA Ames. Read more ›

A career by sophomore year

Mike Mezzano ’17 admits there was only one, very small negative aspect to having a job lined up early in his college career. During his senior year, when Mezzano found himself with a little extra free time, his friends were busy sending out résumés and lining up interviews. A double major in finance and business […] Read more ›

Exploring the possibilities of regenerative medicine

Two weeks ago Bailey O’Hare ’19 didn’t know that much about amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), and she knew even less about regenerative medicine. As part of a new summer workshop at Saint Mary’s University, O’Hare is getting an in-depth look at how the emerging field of regenerative medicine could one day help patients suffering from […] Read more ›

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 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

Find Us

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!

Office of Admission
Saint Mary's University of Minnesota
700 Terrace Heights #2
Winona, MN 55987-1399
507-457-1700
800-635-5987, Ext. 1700
admission@smumn.edu