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Saint Mary's University of Minnesota is a private not-for-profit institution located in Winona, Minnesota. The charming, small-town atmosphere of Winona draws many to the area.

175 Undergraduate Degrees
377 Graduate Degrees
$31,692 Avg Cost After Aid (Undergrad)
64% Acceptance Rate

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Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota Rankings

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

SMU MN has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#147 Most Popular Business Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at SMU MN.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#4 Best Value Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#9 Best Value Economics Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#13 Best Value Human Resource Management Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#14 Best Value Accounting Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#34 Most Popular Economics Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#38 Best Human Resource Management Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#38 Best Value Business Administration & Management Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#122 Most Popular Business Administration & Management Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#156 Best Business Administration & Management Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards SMU MN has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#4 Best Value Colleges for Human Resource Management College Factual
#29 Best Business, Management & Marketing Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#36 Best Business Administration & Management Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#41 Best Colleges for Business, Management & Marketing College Factual
#43 Best Value Colleges for Business, Management & Marketing College Factual
#57 Best Colleges for Business Administration & Management College Factual

Where Is Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota?

Location of Saint Mary's University of Minnesota

Contact details for SMU MN are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 700 Terrace Heights, Winona, MN 55987-1399
Phone: 507-457-1600
Website: www.smumn.edu
Facebook: http://www.smumn.edu/sitepages/pid5419.php
Twitter: https://twitter.com/smumn

How Do I Get Into SMU MN?

You can apply to SMU MN online at: www.smumn.edu/admission/apply

Admission Requirements for SMU MN

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program recommended
Recommendations recommended
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into SMU MN?

64% Acceptance Rate
58% Of Accepted Are Women
8% Submit SAT Scores
The acceptance rate at SMU MN is 64%, which is a sign that the school is fairly selective. While it may not be as hard to get into as other colleges, you should not take admission for granted.

Approximately 42% of accepted students are men and 58% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 64%, and the acceptance rate for women is 65%.

Average Test Scores

About 8% of students accepted to SMU MN submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 500 and 600. Math scores were between 460 and 610.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Saint Mary's University of Minnesota  ( 500 to 600 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for Saint Mary's University of Minnesota  ( 460 to 610 )
200
800
SMU MN received ACT scores from 89% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 19 and 25. Math scores were between 19 and 26. Composite scores were between 20 and 25.

ACT English Scores for Saint Mary's University of Minnesota  ( 19 to 25 )
1
36
ACT Math Scores for Saint Mary's University of Minnesota  ( 19 to 26 )
1
36
ACT Composite Scores for Saint Mary's University of Minnesota  ( 20 to 25 )
1
36

Can I Afford Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota?

$31,692 Net Price
66% Take Out Loans
3.6% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of SMU MN is $31,692. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At SMU MN, approximately 66% of students took out student loans averaging $8,444 a year. That adds up to $33,776 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at SMU MN is 3.6%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,132 Full-Time Undergraduates
54% Women
19% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 1,467 undergraduate students at SMU MN, with 1,132 being full-time and 335 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  SMU MN

There are also 4,081 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 1,132 full-time undergraduates at SMU MN, 46% are male and 54% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  SMU MN

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Saint Mary's University of Minnesota students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of SMU MN Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 30
Black or African American 65
Hispanic or Latino 100
White 838
International Students 53
Other Races/Ethnicities 46

Geographic Diversity

Minnesota students aren't the only ones who study at Saint Mary's University of Minnesota. At this time, 24 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 58 countries are represented at SMU MN. The most popular countries sending students to the school are India, China, and Nigeria.

Online Learning at Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota

1,378 Took All Classes Online
1,819 Took At Least One Class Online
23.4% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 6 bachelor’s degree and 14 master’s degree programs available online at SMU MN. In 2017-2018, 1,819 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at SMU MN has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 5th most popular in Minnesota for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of SMU MN

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Saint Mary's University of Minnesota was 23.4%. This is the #676 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at SMU MN regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of SMU MN majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Development Economics & International Development 68%
Economics 68%
Interior Design Management 16%
Management Science 33%
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 19%
Project Management 34%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at SMU MN ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at SMU MN.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Development Economics & International Development #1
Project Management #2
Economics #4
General Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration #20
Interior Design Management #27
Human Resource Management #30
Accounting #41
Organizational Leadership #47
Accounting #54
Business Administration & Management #223

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota Business Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Interior Design Management 0 128 5 133
General Business Administration and Management 63 18 0 81
Accounting 18 51 0 69
Project Management 0 62 0 62
General Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration 17 44 0 61
Organizational Leadership 0 33 0 33
Development Economics & International Development 0 28 0 28
Marketing/Marketing Management, General 26 0 0 26
Management Science 13 8 0 21
Finance 17 0 0 17
Business Management & Marketing 6 0 0 6
International Business/Trade/Commerce 5 0 0 5
Public Relations, Advertising, & Applied Communication 5 0 0 5
General Business/Commerce 3 0 0 3
Entrepreneurship 2 0 0 2
E-Commerce 0 0 0 0
Actuarial Science 0 0 0 0
Other Marketing 0 0 0 0
Other Public Relations, Advertising, & Applied Communication 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 175 372 5 552

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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