You’ve come to the right place to find your place in the world.
Your college journey is uniquely yours. Saint Mary’s four-year residential college is an ideal place to challenge yourself, pursue your passions, discover and create innovative ideas, and find your place in a diverse community.
It’s a big world out there - widen your perspective.
At Saint Mary’s, we use our unique skills and resources to help you make an impact throughout your life.Saint Mary’s Quick Facts
alumni to network with
majors to stretch you
of undergraduate majors receive financial aid
of 2021 graduates employed, in grad school, or volunteering
Best Value in Minnesota
student clubs and organizations
NCAA Division III intercollegiate teams
Our Cardinal Promise
Your Saint Mary’s education will be impactful and affordable – that’s our promise to you.
Our promise means that each Saint Mary’s student will be offered up to $108,000 in scholarships.
But the Cardinal Promise goes further – Pell-eligible Minnesota and Wisconsin students may qualify for 100% tuition coverage at Saint Mary’s.
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What would you like to study?
With 20+ undergraduate programs, that’s 20 different possible answers to the question, “What’s next?”Explore undergraduate majors and minors
At Saint Mary’s, our mission is a reflection of our daily lives.
If not nurtured properly, a mission statement can become meaningless words. But not at Saint Mary’s. We see it fulfilled each day as student members of our community complete assignments, courses, and programs. We see it as out students continue to reach new heights of intellectual, spiritual, personal, and professional growth. We see our mission alive in the students who become effective, ethical leaders and bring positive change to our world.
Get a Head Start.
Are you a high school student? There are several ways you can earn college credit to get a head start on completing your degree, while also saving on college costs.
Cardinal Virtual Academy
Our Cardinal Virtual Academy provides partner high school students the opportunity to engage in transformative college-level learning and earn college credit while still in high school. Courses are delivered online and asynchronously by instructors trained in best practices for online learning. If enrolled at a partner high school, contact your counselor.Learn more
Program for Advanced College Credit
Saint Mary’s Program for Advanced College Credit (PACC) offers college-level learning experiences and college credit to participating private high school programs, with the same expectations, workload, learning activities, projects, and exams as the courses taught to first-year students at Saint Mary’s. See your high school for a specific list of the PACC courses offered.Learn more
Post Secondary Enrollment Options
PSEO is a State of Minnesota program that allows Minnesota high school students to get a head start by taking college courses at colleges and universities, including Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota. Juniors and seniors in high school can enroll, full-or part-time, in Saint Mary’s courses and will receive high school and college credit at the same time.Learn more
First Generation Initiative
Being first can be exciting – and hard. If you are the first in your family to attend college, our First Generation Initiative provided you with the network, tools, support, encouragement, and resources you need to not only attend college, but graduate with a degree that will impact not only your life, but your family’s life.
Saint Mary’s 2021 graduates are already leaving their mark – 92% are employed, in graduate school, or volunteering. And of those employed full-time, 92% are working in a field related to their major. These young leaders work at top organizations across the country, among them:
Eide Bailly LLP
Green Bay Packers
Tuition and Fees
With a college degree, you can earn over $1 million more in your lifetime than without one. Best yet, you can take your degree anywhere you go. But the cost of a quality education should not get in the way of reaching your goals. Here at Saint Mary’s we are committed to providing a hands-on, practical quality education that is accessible and affordable, just like our namesake, St. John Baptist de la Salle. Explore cost breakdowns for tuition, fees, room and board.Costs and Fees
Scholarships and Financial Aid
Approximately 99% of undergraduate students receive some form of financial aid. Learn more about the many grants, loans, and special programs Saint Mary’s has to offer – including up to $108,000 in scholarships over your four-year degree. We’ll help you navigate the financial process and customize an aid package based on your needs. Learn all the ways we can help make your college education affordable.
Our test-optional policy means you choose whether or not you want to include your scores from ACT or SAT with your application.
Many paths, many possibilities
It doesn’t matter where you’re coming from, only where you’re headed. Our transfer team is ready to evaluate your transcripts, apply your credit to your desired major, and help guide you through the next steps of your college journey.Learn More
Welcome to the Cardinal family! Now that you’ve been admitted, take these important next steps to make sure you’re ready to go.Learn More
Meet new people, try new things, and reach new goals all on our welcoming campus.Learn More
Integratus: Helping you connect the dots.
Saint Mary’s general education program, Integratus, embraces all you are and all you will become. See connections across majors and disciplines, learn to apply your knowledge in real life, and become the critical thinker, idea builder, and ethical leader need to bring any organization to success – even your own.