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University of Saint Mary Data & Information Overview

15 awards Ranking Badges
Fair Price Value for Your Money
60% Acceptance Rate
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How Well Is University of Saint Mary Ranked?

#1,173 Best Colleges in Nation
#15 Best Colleges in KS
Registered Nursing Highest Ranked Major

2023 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.

University of Saint Mary was awarded 15 badges in the 2023 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is registered nursing.

Overall Quality

College Factual ranked University of St. Mary as #1,173 out of 2,241 colleges and universities in the country on its 2023 Best Colleges list. This is an improvement over the previous year, when University of St. Mary held the #1,254 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

University of St. Mary also holds the #15 spot on the Best Colleges in Kansas ranking.

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Is It Hard to Get Into University of St. Mary?

60% Acceptance Rate
39% Of Accepted Are Women
37% Submit SAT Scores

Acceptance Rate

If you're applying to University of Saint Mary you'll face some tough competition, since the school's acceptance rate is only 60%. Definitely don't wait until the last minute to submit your application, since applying early may be in your favor.

Average Test Scores

About 37% of students accepted to University of St. Mary submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 440 and 530. Math scores were between 430 and 530.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for University of Saint Mary  ( 440 to 530 )

SAT Math Scores for University of Saint Mary  ( 430 to 530 )
University of St. Mary received ACT scores from 66% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 17 and 23.

ACT Composite Scores for University of Saint Mary  ( 17 to 23 )

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University of Saint Mary Faculty

13 to 1 Student to Faculty
53% Full Time Teachers

Student to Faculty Ratio

With a student to faculty ratio of 13 to 1, University of Saint Mary is about average in this regard as the nationwide rate is 15 to 1. While this does not translate directly to class size, it's a good indicator of how much time professors will have to spend with their students on a one-on-one basis.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at University of Saint Mary is 53%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  53 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at University of Saint Mary

66% Freshmen Retention
37% On-Time Graduation Rate

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate tells us what percentage of first-year, full-time students choose to continue on to their sophomore year at a particular school. The rate at University of Saint Mary is 66%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  66 out of 100

Graduation Rate

When it comes to finishing their studies on time, those seeking a bachelor's degree from University of St. Mary have a four-year graduation rate of 37%. This is comparable to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  37 out of 100

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University of Saint Mary Undergraduate Student Diversity

732 Full-Time Undergraduates
40.8% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
50.0% Percent Women

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 810 undergraduates at University of St. Mary with 732 being full-time and 78 being part-time.

How Much Does University of Saint Mary Cost?

$21,868 Net Price
98% Take Out Loans
$27,672 Total Student Loans
The overall average net price of University of St. Mary is $21,868. 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 University of St. Mary

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$18,636 $19,277 $19,207 $22,070 $24,980

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 University of St. Mary, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At University of St. Mary, approximately 98% of students took out student loans averaging $6,918 a year. That adds up to $27,672 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at University of St. Mary 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 University of St. Mary Graduates Make?

$50,006 Avg Salary of Grads
High Earnings Boost
The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from University of St. Mary make about $50,006 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. This is good news for future University of St. Mary graduates since it is 18% more than the average college graduate's salary of $42,485 per year.


See which majors at University of Saint Mary make the most money.

Location of University of Saint Mary

Kansas State
732 Full-Time Undergraduates
Town Campus Setting
University of Saint Mary is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Leavenworth, Kansas. The location of University of St. Mary is a good match for students who are interested in living in a college town while they pursue their degree.

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Contact details for University of St. Mary are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 4100 S 4Th St, Leavenworth, KS 66048-5082
Phone: 913-682-5151

University of Saint Mary Majors

33 Majors With Completions
217 Undergraduate Degrees
173 Graduate Degrees
During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 33 majors graduated from University of Saint Mary. Of these students, 217 received undergraduate degrees and 173 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
Nursing 71 $61,444
Health & Physical Education 25 NA
General Biology 20 NA
General Psychology 18 NA
Criminology 16 NA
Business Administration & Management 8 NA
Teacher Education Grade Specific 8 $38,904
History 7 NA
Computer Information Systems 6 NA
Mathematics 5 NA

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

Online Learning at University of St. Mary

28% Take At Least One Class Online
11% Take All Classes Online

Online courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2019-2020, 345 students took at least one online class at University of Saint Mary. This is an increase from the 229 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2019-2020 345 136
2018-2019 229 182
2017-2018 291 268
2016-2017 360 342
2015-2016 400 379

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Notes and 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.


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