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Saint Mary’s receives two accolades that boost school’s reputation

January 18, 2022

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As Saint Mary’s University continues to find new ways to reach prospective students and their parents, the university has received two accolades that will help reach our target audiences.

Recently, Saint Mary’s was named a 2021-2022 College of Distinction by the higher education guide that bears the same name. Along with being named a College of Distinction, the university was also named a Catholic College of Distinction and a Minnesota College of Distinction, joining nine other Minnesota higher education institutions.

Colleges of Distinction has been helping prospective students and parents in the college selection process since 2000. In the application process, schools must highlight several factors that make their institution noteworthy, including first-year student experience, the school’s implementation of Title IX, general education, career services, and student life. Schools must also meet the college guide’s “four distinctions,” which include engaged students, great teaching, vibrant community, and successful outcomes.

Saint Mary’s was also awarded the 2022 Readers’ Choice Award for Best University by ThisWeek/Dakota County Tribune readers in Apple Valley, Eagan, Farmington, and Rosemount, and LIFE newspaper readers in Columbia Heights, Fridley, Moundsview, and New Brighton.

Saint Mary’s will be highlighted as a Readers’ Choice winner in the Jan. 27 issue of the publications distributed in Apple Valley, Eagan, Farmington, and Rosemount.

Additionally, watch for the U.S. News and World Report rankings for best online programs, which will be released next week.