Saint Mary's University of Minnesota

country rank  738
world rank  2081

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University Overview

Established in 1912, Saint Mary's University of Minnesota is a non-profit private higher education institution located in the rural setting of the medium-sized town of Winona (population range of 10,000-49,999 inhabitants), Minnesota. This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Twin Cities. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Higher Learning Commission, Saint Mary's University of Minnesota (SMU) is a medium-sized (uniRank enrollment range: 8,000-8,999 students) coeducational higher education institution formally affiliated with the Christian-Catholic religion. Saint Mary's University of Minnesota (SMU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation degrees), bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 106 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 70-80% making this US higher education organization a somewhat selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. SMU also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sport facilities and/or activities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

University Identity

Acronym SMU
Founded 1912
Motto Virtus et Scientia
Virtue and Knowledge
Colours Red, white and navy

University Location

Address 700 Terrace Heights
Winona (population range: 10,000-49,999)
55987-1399 Minnesota
United States
T +1 (507) 457 1600
F +1 (507) 457 6917
Other locations Twin Cities

Degree Levels & Study Areas

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Yearly Tuition Range

uniRank Tuition Range Matrix
Local student over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
5,000-7,500 US$
(3,700-5,500 Euro)
Int'l student over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
7,500-10,000 US$
(5,500-7,400 Euro)

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University Admissions

Gender Admission Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Admission Selection Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate Admission Rate 70-80%
Admission Office 700 Terrace Heights, #34
Winona 55987-1399
+1 (507) 457 1450
800 635 5987

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment Total Enrolment Range 8,000-8,999
Academic Staff Total Faculty Range 500-599
Control Type Control Type Private
Entity Type Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Campus Setting Rural
Religious Affiliation Christian-Catholic Christian-Catholic Lasallian -

Facilities and Services

Library University Library Yes Go to Saint Mary's University of Minnesota's Library
Housing University Housing and Accommodation Yes
Sport Facilities University Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids University Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Study Abroad and International Exchange Programs Yes
Distance Learning Distance Learning and Online Courses Yes


Institutional Accreditation or Recognition
Higher Learning Commission

Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)
  • International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education
  • National Association of Schools of Music
  • Joint Review Committee on Educational Programs in Nuclear Medicine Technology


  • Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities (ACCU)
  • National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (NAICU)
  • Council of Independent Colleges
  • Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges (AGB)
  • National Collegiate Athle

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Site last updated: Tuesday, 16 January 2018