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University of Mary Data & Information Overview

Get the facts about University of Mary. Learn how it ranks, what majors it offers, how diverse it is, and much more. If you're interested in learning more about a particular stat, just click on its tile to go to a new page that covers the topic more in-depth. Also, you can jump to any section of this page by clicking one of the links below.

How Well Is University of Mary Ranked?

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2021 Rankings

College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, and much more.

University of Mary was awarded 31 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is business administration and management.

Overall Quality

UMary landed the #584 spot in College Factual's 2021 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 1,715 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking. This is an improvement over the previous year, when UMary held the #626 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

Out of the 8 colleges in North Dakota, UMary is ranked at #3.

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Is It Hard to Get Into UMary?

Acceptance Rate

When it comes to admittance, University of Mary is somewhat selective. Its acceptance rate is 76%, which means you'll face some strong competition during the admissions process. Do what you can to make your application stand out.

Average Test Scores

About 4% of students accepted to UMary submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 465 and 580. Math scores were between 470 and 580.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for University of Mary  ( 465 to 580 )

SAT Math Scores for University of Mary  ( 470 to 580 )
UMary received ACT scores from 90% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 21 and 26.

ACT Composite Scores for University of Mary  ( 21 to 26 )

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University of Mary Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at University of Mary is about average at 14 to 1. This ratio is often used to gauge how many students might be in an average class and how much time professors will have to spend with their students on an individual level. The national average for this metric is 15 to 1.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.

The full-time faculty percentage at University of Mary is 96%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  96 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at University of Mary

Freshmen Retention Rate

University of Mary has a freshmen retention rate of 75%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  75 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate for someone pursuing a bachelor's degree is typically four years. This rate at UMary for first-time, full-time students is 39%, which is better than the national average of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  39 out of 100

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Good Overall Diversity at UMary

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 2,237 undergraduates at UMary with 1,794 being full-time and 443 being part-time.

UMary Diversity Score

When calculating the overall diversity score for a school, College Factual does not just look at the percentage of women and minorities. Instead, it looks to see how good of a mixture a school has with regard to gender, ethnicity, age, and location of origin.

The overall diversity score for UMary is 70.31 out of 100, meaning that is is more diverse than most schools in the country.

Overall Diversity Score  70.31 out of 100
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How Much Does University of Mary Cost?

The overall average net price of UMary is $16,774. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for UMary

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$12,797 $13,090 $14,400 $17,075 $19,534

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of UMary, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

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 UMary, approximately 70% of students took out student loans averaging $8,151 a year. That adds up to $32,604 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at UMary is 5.0%. 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.

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How Much Money Do UMary Graduates Make?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from UMary make about $48,000 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. That's great news for UMary students since it is 21% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.


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Location of University of Mary

University of Mary is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Bismarck, North Dakota. The rural area surrounding the school is great for students who prefer living in a country setting.

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Location of University of Mary

Contact details for UMary are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 7500 University Dr, Bismarck, ND 58504
Phone: 701-255-7500

University of Mary Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 48 majors graduated from University of Mary. Of these students, 532 received undergraduate degrees and 466 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Business Administration & Management 77 $53,500
Nursing 70 NA
Allied Health Professions 41 NA
Teacher Education Grade Specific 41 NA
General Psychology 37 NA
Health & Physical Education 30 NA
Liberal Arts General Studies 27 NA
Teacher Education Subject Specific 24 NA
General Biology 18 NA
Accounting 16 NA

Learn more about the majors offered at University of Mary along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at UMary

Online learning options are becoming more and more popular at American colleges and universities. Online classes are great for students who have busy schedules or for those who just want to study on their own time.

In 2017-2018, 1,728 students took at least one online class at University of Mary. This is a decrease from the 2,258 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 1,728 946
2016-2017 2,258 543
2015-2016 2,001 381
2014-2015 947 465
2013-2014 1,564 310

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