University of Mary

Also known as UMary/Marauders

7500 University Dr, Bismarck, ND

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University of Mary is a nonprofit private institution located in Bismarck, North Dakota and provides a large number of degree programs for students. The school's Roman Catholic affiliation is one of its defining characteristics and plays an important role within the school's mission. Nearly 3,300 students enroll at UMary/Marauders yearly.

A list of some of the more popular programs offered are:

  • Business And Marketing Studies
  • Health And Clinical Professions
  • Biological And Biomedical Sciences
  • Liberal Arts And Sciences

Students applying for admission are required to submit an application, school records, test scores and any requested personal statements, which will then be reviewed by the admissions committee. Students may submit either the ACT or SAT exam scores to be considered for admissions to UMary/Marauders. A score between 893 to 1146 on the SAT, or 20 to 25 for the ACT is common among admitted students. This school admits around 80 percent of students applying. Of those accepted, nearly 50 percent enrolled. More information from the admissions office can be found here.

The cost of tuition is nearly $15,000 per year. Tuition prices may change for any number of reasons, and therefore students should use the school's net price calculator to get a better idea of their cost of attendance. Student housing is available on-campus for students. The yearly cost of housing is approximately $2,800. Some students at this school may be eligible for financial aid, which is generally provided as scholarships, grants, and loans.

The University of Mary Marauders participate in several athletic programs, within the NCAA organization. Athletic programs available:

  • Baseball (NCAA Division II)
  • Basketball (NCAA Division II)
  • Track & Field (NCAA Division II)
  • Football (NCAA Division II)

For a complete list of areas of study, programs, enrollment information, student services, and more, please take a look at the school's website at

Admission Requirements & Details

The admissions information below may provide a better idea of the students UMary/Marauders accepts. The details may include application requirements and recommendations, SAT/ACT scores of students who were accepted, as well as any AP college credits that may be transferred. This information can be used to get a better feeling of your chances of getting into University of Mary.

Admission Requirements & Recommendations

  • High School G.P.A. and School Records are Required
  • High School Academic Ranking are Required
  • Letters of Recommendation are Recommended
  • SAT or ACT Test Scores are Required
  • TOEFL for ESL Students are Required

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • Life Experience Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Admissions Test Scores - SAT Exam, ACT Exam, etc...

ACT ® scores for students that were accepted Fall 2013

 Score Range (25th to 75th Percentile)
ACT ® English20 - 26
ACT ® Math20 - 25
ACT ® Composite Score20 - 25

Acceptance Rate Table - Chances of Getting Into UMary/Marauders

The table below lists the chances for admission at UMary/Marauders.

 Number (Percentage)
Granted Admissions785 (83%)
Accepted Students That Enrolled440 (56%)

Student Enrollment

The total student enrollment at University of Mary is about 2,800, where graduate students make up roughly 28% of the student body.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • The estimated tuition range is around $15,000-$18,000 per year
  • Part time students pay in the range of $500 to $600 per unit

Financial Aid Details

The information below lists the financial aid types students are receiving. Also shown are the percent of students receiving aid and the average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid98%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships98%$7,881
Receiving Student Loans68%$6,676

Note: The estimated default rate of students taking federal student loans in 2012 was around 5.2%.

Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To help students and recent graduates, University of Mary may offer services like those listed below:

  • Online classes
  • Night and weekend classes available
  • Remedial instructional courses
  • Career path counseling
  • Work study style employment
  • Employment search assistance

Graduation Rates

The overall graduation rate of University of Mary is approximately 49%.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years28%
Graduating in 5 Years8%
Graduating in 6 Years13%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Music Program
  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN) Program (more info)
  • Nursing (MSN, DSN) Program (more info)
  • Occupational Therapy (OT) Program (more info)

Intercollegiate Athletics

University of Mary is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports being in the NCAA Division II (with football) classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Baseball (Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference)
  • Basketball (Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference)
  • Track and Field (Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference)
  • Football (Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference)
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Business and Marketing Studies

Communications and Journalism

Computer and Information Sciences



English Language and Literature

Foreign Languages and Literature

Health and Clinical Professions

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Mathematics and Statistics

Philosophy and Religious Studies


Public Administration and Social Services

Recreation and Fitness Studies

Security and Protective Services

Social Sciences

Theology and Religious Vocations

Visual and Performing Arts

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Data Disclaimer

Information displayed on this page has been obtained from Institution, State, and Federal data sources, including the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Survey 2008-2013. Information should be solely used for informational purposes only and may not be accurate for the current year. Contact University of Mary for official up-to-date information.

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