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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 http://www.umary.edu/.

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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 2011

 Score Range (25th to 75th Percentile)
ACT ® English19 - 25
ACT ® Math19 - 26
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 Admissions753 (75%)
Accepted Students That Enrolled374 (50%)

Student Enrollment

The total student enrollment at University of Mary is about 3,300, where graduate students make up roughly 29% 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 $14,000-$16,000 per year
  • For part-time students, charges are between $450-$540 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 2009 was around 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 52%.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years26%
Graduating in 5 Years22%
Graduating in 6 Years3%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Occupational Therapy (OT) Program (more info)
  • Physical Therapy (P.T.) Program (more info)
  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN) Program (more info)
  • Nursing (MSN, DSN) Program (more info)

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 (Ph.D.,M.D.,...)

Business and Marketing Studies

Health and Clinical Professions

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Recreation and Fitness Studies


  • Elementary Education (B)
  • Elementary and Middle School Administration (M)
  • Guidance Counselor (M)
  • Education, Teaching Individuals with Specific Learning Disabilities (M)
  • Secondary School Administration (M)
  • Educational, Instructional and Curriculum Supervision (M)
  • English and Language Arts Teacher Education (B)
  • Music Teacher Education (B)
  • Teacher Education and Professional Development (M)
  • History Teacher Education (B)
  • Mathematics Teacher Education (B)
  • Early Childhood Education (B, M)
  • Special Education and Teaching (M)
  • Education, Teaching of Individuals with Mental Retardation (B)
  • Physical Education (B)
  • Reading Teacher Education (M)
  • Biology Teacher Education (B)
  • Education, Teaching of Individuals with Emotional Disturbances
  • Business Teacher Education
  • Social Science Teacher Education

Computer and Information Sciences

  • Information Science Studies (B)
  • Computer (B)


Public Administration and Social Services

Social Sciences

  • Social Sciences (B)

Communications and Journalism

  • Media Studies (B)

Security and Protective Services

Visual and Performing Arts

  • Music Performance (B)


Theology and Religious Vocations

English Language and Literature

Philosophy and Religious Studies

Mathematics and Statistics

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