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Find your place at Saint Mary's

Welcome to the Winona campus at Saint Mary's University of Minnesota — a transformative residential student experience awaits you. Thrive in a vibrant community of scholars, artists, athletes, and leaders. Our holistic learning nurtures your growth, supported by dedicated faculty, staff, and students.

Discover inspiration in our picturesque Winona campus, with nature, reflection spaces, and the nearby Mississippi River. Choose from a wide range of majors in business, health sciences, education, and liberal arts led by distinguished faculty, fostering academic excellence. Engage in an inclusive community, celebrating diversity, friendships, and active participation through student organizations, leadership opportunities, and cultural events. Embark on a transformative journey at Saint Mary's, shaping your future and forging lifelong connections. Discover the perfect college experience as an undergraduate student at Winona.

Over

840

undergraduate students

 

11:1

student-to-faculty ratio

 

16

average class size

 

100%

of students receive financial aid

All students receive a minimum of

$25,500

in scholarships

Over

840

undergraduate students

 

11:1

student-to-faculty ratio

 

16

average class size

 

100%

of students receive financial aid

All students receive a minimum of

$25,500

in scholarships

Experience Saint Mary's

Experience living and learning on our beautiful 450-acre Winona Campus. Here, you’ll not just live on campus, but live life to the fullest.

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Community

We're more than a campus. We're a community of learners, doers, and difference-makers. Here, everyone feels a part of something bigger with unique community, rich with opportunities to become an ethical leader, an inspiration, and a healthier version of yourself. There's always something to do, whether rooting for your favorite Cardinal team or finding ways to grow in faith, service, and community.

Living on campus

  • Welcome to your home away from home at Saint Mary’s. Choose from 12 residential halls, including transitional halls, suites, and apartments. With 90% of students living on campus, you’ll be immersed in a vibrant community. Enjoy convenient dining options located in the student center. Our hall directors and resident assistants are available to provide resources and guidance for campus life. Our comfortable residence halls offer more than a place to rest — they become your home, fostering lasting memories and strong bonds.

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  • With 50+ clubs and a calendar full of events, The Office of Recreation, Involvement, and Student Engagement has something for everyone. Whether you’re interested in politics, promoting peace and justice, or playing sports for fun — you’ll find others who share your beliefs. Even start a club yourself! Over 80% of students are involved in clubs.

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  • Students — from all faiths — are welcome to build relationships of faith and service.

    Are you ready to make a difference? Get connected with the impact youth center, harmonize in song during campus worship, or travel to various parts of the U.S. and serve others in need. Prove that one person can make a huge impact.

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  • The Office of Campus Safety makes every effort to ensure and maintain a safe and comfortable living and learning environment for all persons associated with campus.

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  • Intramural sports are all about putting physical activity and fun first. Check out our intramural teams:

    • Basketball
    • Bowling
    • Broomball
    • Soccer
    • Ultimate Frisbee
    • Wiffle Ball

Athletics

Bring your competitive spirit, and leave with a spirit of camaraderie. Varsity Cardinal athletes have a long history of success on the field, court, slopes, and ice. They have brought home all-conference, academic all-conference, and all-American honors. In fact, the women's softball team won the national title in 2020. #rollcards Intramural sports are less about putting on your game face and more about putting physical activity and fun first. Club Sports are created by students for students and a way to explore new sports and hobbies — or start a new one!

We are all Cardinals

Fierce or fun, Saint Mary's athletics has something for everyone and ability.

  • Home of 17 NCAA Division III teams — more than 33% of Saint Mary’s students are athletes.

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  • Saint Mary’s has its own 18-hole disc golf course and three ski trails, with Nordic Ski Club and Ultimate Frisbee Clubs being the most popular. Join other club sports including:

    • Nordic Skiing
    • Ultimate Frisbee
    • Soccer
    • Hockey
    • Dance Team

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  • State-of-the-art facilities, including the Gostomski Fieldhouse, Saint Mary’s Ice Arena, the recently renovated softball and baseball fields, and the new track and field/soccer complex.

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Expand your horizons with global study.

Studying abroad is a powerful catalyst for fostering a profound sense of global citizenship within you. It goes beyond mere knowledge; it ignites a passion for understanding and connecting with the world. As you navigate unfamiliar territories, you’ll realize the shared humanity that binds us all, regardless of our differences. This newfound awareness will shape you into a compassionate and empathetic global citizen, ready to make a positive impact on the world.

Student Resources

Our faculty and staff are here to help you find your place in the world — and go out and make it better. We'll help you go from making a living to making a life — gaining a sense of purpose to land a meaningful career and lead a thriving life.

Student Services

Connect with us to register for classes, find an internship, or receive academic support services. We're here every step of the way.

  • We believe on-the-job learning makes a difference. Career Services makes it a top priority for you to apply your education in the real world. Students participate in internships based on their interests and areas of study, some who have interned at local and national employers:

    • Mayo Clinic
    • Fastenal
    • Merchants Bank
    • Minneapolis VA
    • Edward Jones
    • City of Winona

    Our alumni network is 58,000 strong. Saint Mary’s alumni are hiring and offering internships, while others run their own businesses, have strong connections, and know the right people.

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  • Provides academic support services, resources, and peer leadership opportunities for students.

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  • We’re you’re one-stop shop for financial aid, billing, and registration.

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  • As caring professionals, Wellness Center staff assist students as they attend to their physical and mental health needs.

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Winona: Your College Home

Discover Winona, Minnesota — a perfect blend of outdoor adventure and a vibrant community. With 57 picturesque trails, hiking enthusiasts can explore the natural beauty of the area. Paddle along the majestic Mississippi River for a serene and immersive experience.

With a population of 26,854, Winona offers a close-knit community where you’ll quickly feel at home. Experience the warmth of friendly neighbors and forge lasting connections. Winona is not just a place to live; it’s a place to call home, where outdoor exploration and a strong sense of community thrive.

NEW for Winter 2023: Winona’s Ice Park will feature approximately 100 climbing routes and is officially the second-biggest ice park in the country!

Some of the student’s favorite places include:

  • Bloedow's Bakery
  • Blooming Grounds
  • Lakeview Drive Inn
  • Acoustic Cafe
  • Minnesota Marine Art Museum
  • Sugar Loaf Bluff
  • Garvin Heights
  • Five local state parks

Where to find us

Winona Campus

700 Terrace Heights
Winona, MN 55987-1399
admission@smumn.edu
507-457-1700
800-635-5987
Hours: M – F 8:00am-4:00pm

Search for more than 50 majors — and find your place in the world.