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Saint Mary's University of Minnesota
Winona, MN
Saint Mary's is a private, church-affiliated, liberal arts university. Founded as a men's college in 1912, it adopted coeducation in 1969. Its 400-acre campus is located in Winona, southeast of the Twin Cities.
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Institution Type Private
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 1,590
   Women 854 (53.7%)
   Men 736 (46.3%)
Graduate Students 4,050
Entrance Difficulty Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate 79% of 1,686 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered Yes
Early Decision Offered No
Regular Admission Deadline Rolling
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA 3.34
SAT Math 497 average
440-570 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 501 average
460-540 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 23 average
20-26 range of middle 50%
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests X      
Essay     X  
Extracurricular Activities     X  
Cost of Attendance $44,000
  Tuition and Fees $32,575
  Room and Board $8,635
Average Percent of Need Met 82%
Average Freshman Award $26,439
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 99
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 25% of classes
10-19 students: 42% of classes
20-29 students: 32% of classes
30-39 students: 1% of classes
Winona Population 27,546
Nearest Metropolitan Area  
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 99% of freshmen, 93% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division III
Mascot Cardinal
Sororities 3% of women participate
Fraternities 4% of men participate
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.5% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1.8% Asian
6.7% Black/African-American
5.1% Hispanic/Latino
1.1% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
59.6% White
25.2% Unknown
International Students 3.2% from 16 countries
First-Year Students Returning 70.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 51.2%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly 9.9%