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Study at Saint Mary's University of Minnesota

Saint Mary's University of Minnesota is a private, comprehensive, coeducational university located in Winona, Minnesota. It was founded in 1912 as Saint Mary's College by Bishop Patrick R. Heffron. The university offers a wide variety of graduate and professional programs in diverse Course Topics. The university enrolls more than 5, 000 students annually.

SMU's athletic department fields both men's and women's athletic teams. Its sports teams are nicknamed the Cardinals and compete as members of the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.

The Cardinal is the students run newspaper of the university.

Profile of Saint Mary's University of Minnesota

The campus of Saint Mary's University of Minnesota is in Winona, MN, which is a town not particularly near any major cities. Its Roman Catholic nature is one of the defining aspects of the school. Saint Mary's University of Minnesota is a private, not-for-profit institution. Degrees at the school include, at the school's highest level, the Doctoral degree.

Course Topics

Saint Mary's University of Minnesota has a greater breadth of degree programs (majors) than most colleges of its size. The range of program offerings available from the school is especially impressive compared to its number of students. Saint Mary's University of Minnesota is known for its programs in education and teaching and conservation and resource management.

Saint Mary's University of Minnesota Selectivity

Admission at the school is selective, not open to all who apply. Three quarters of students in 2007 had SAT verbal scores of at least 480. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 440 and 590.


The school has a tenure system for senior faculty.

Student Enrolment

In 2007, Saint Mary's University of Minnesota had 5, 960 students enrolled (3, 547 full-time equivalent). A large number of students at the school are 40 years old or older.

Student Life

Full-time students are the norm at Saint Mary's University of Minnesota. The school offers dorm rooms to a higher percentage of its students than do most colleges. Saint Mary's University of Minnesota values student athletics, and belongs to the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.

Saint Mary's University of Minnesota Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Education and Teaching1, 029education, educational admin and supervision, reading teaching, curriculum and instruction, educational administration, elementary school teaching, special ed administration, gifted and talended education, . . .
Business and Management254business management, business, international business, human resources, marketing, accounting, business administration, entrepreneurship, . . .
Therapy and Counselling87Counselling psychology, marriage and family therapy, psychology, physical therapy, mental and social health services, child psychology
Liberal Arts61interdisciplinary studies, English, political science and government, social services, Spanish language, history courses, history, political science, . . .
Nursing and Emergency Medicine58nurse anesthetist
Family and Social Work53family studies, human services, social service professions, public administration
Conservation and Resource Management39natural resources management
Medical Support and Technology37surgical tech, nuclear medical tech, genetics tech
Religion and Philosophy33philosophy, pastoral Counselling, theology and religious vocations, pre-ministerial studies, religious education, youth ministry, theology
Security and Law Enforcement29criminal justice and police, criminal justice and administration, corrections, criminal justice and safety
Media29public relations and advertising, communications tech, journalism courses
Science28biology, environmental biology, chemistry, biochemistry, biophysics
Medical administration25health care administration, health care facilities management
Computer Science and Engineering22information science, computer services management, computer science, computer engineering
Engineering Technician13industrial tech
Art Studies11arts management
Music11various music studies, music performance, music, music management
Drama and Performing Arts11drama
Design7graphic design
Mathematics4mathematics, mathematics and computer science
Fine Arts1fine arts
Engineering0engineering physics

Contact: Saint Mary's University of Minnesota

Saint Mary's University of Minnesota

700 Terrace Heights

Winona, MN 55987-1399

General Phone: (507) 457-1600