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University of Mary is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Bismarck, North Dakota. UMary is located in the countryside, which is perfect for students who enjoy a rural lifestyle.

71 Undergraduate Degrees
61 Graduate Degrees
$22,528 Avg Cost After Aid (Undergrad)
76% Acceptance Rate

Where Is University of Mary?

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

How Do I Get Into UMary?

You can apply to UMary online at:

Admission Requirements for UMary

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank required
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program recommended
Recommendations recommended
SAT or ACT Scores considered but not required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into UMary?

76% Acceptance Rate
62% Of Accepted Are Women
4% Submit SAT Scores
With an acceptance rate of 76%, UMary may not be as selective as some schools, but you should not take admittance for granted. Be sure to submit the best application you can.

Approximately 38% of accepted students are men and 62% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 75%, and the acceptance rate for women is 77%.

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 English scores ranged between 20 and 26. Math scores were between 20 and 26. Composite scores were between 21 and 26.

ACT English Scores for University of Mary  ( 20 to 26 )
ACT Math Scores for University of Mary  ( 20 to 26 )
ACT Composite Scores for University of Mary  ( 21 to 26 )

Can I Afford University of Mary?

$22,528 Net Price
66% Take Out Loans
5.0% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of UMary is $22,528. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

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 66% of students took out student loans averaging $7,318 a year. That adds up to $29,272 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.

University of Mary Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,863 Full-Time Undergraduates
59% Women
6% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 2,523 undergraduate students at UMary, with 1,863 being full-time and 660 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  UMary

There are also 1,256 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 1,863 full-time undergraduates at UMary, 41% are male and 59% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  UMary

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of University of Mary students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of UMary Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 23
Black or African American 40
Hispanic or Latino 0
White 1,435
International Students 3
Other Races/Ethnicities 362

Geographic Diversity

North Dakota students aren't the only ones who study at University of Mary. At this time, 29 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 38 countries are represented at UMary. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Canada, United Kingdom, and Nepal.

Online Learning at University of Mary

946 Took All Classes Online
1,728 Took At Least One Class Online
37.2% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 7 bachelor’s degree and 10 master’s degree programs available online at UMary. In 2017-2018, 1,728 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at UMary has changed over the last few years.


This school is the 3rd most popular in North Dakota for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of UMary

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at University of Mary was 37.2%. This is the #367 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at UMary regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of UMary majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Educational Administration 16%
Educational, Instructional, & Curriculum Supervision 15%
Elementary & Middle School Administration/Principalship 44%
Secondary School Administration/Principalship 30%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at UMary ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at UMary.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Business Education #1
History Education #1
Elementary & Middle School Administration/Principalship #1
Secondary School Administration/Principalship #1
Health Education #1
Other Special Education & Teaching #1
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Mental Retardation #1
Biology Education #1
Mathematics Education #2
Social Science Teacher Education #2
English & Language Arts Education #3
Counselor Education/School Counseling & Guidance Services #4
Student Counseling #4
Music Education #4
Educational, Instructional, & Curriculum Supervision #5
Reading Teacher Education #7
Elementary Education #13
Early Childhood Education #13
Teacher Education Subject Specific #23
Special Education #30
Teacher Education Grade Specific #42
Educational Administration #42

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

University of Mary Teaching Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Educational, Instructional, & Curriculum Supervision 0 27 0 27
Elementary Education 26 0 0 26
Early Childhood Education 15 0 0 15
Secondary School Administration/Principalship 0 10 0 10
Elementary & Middle School Administration/Principalship 0 9 0 9
General Special Education 0 9 0 9
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Mental Retardation 6 0 0 6
History Education 5 0 0 5
General Educational Leadership & Administration 0 0 4 4
Biology Education 4 0 0 4
Mathematics Education 4 0 0 4
Music Education 4 0 0 4
English & Language Arts Education 3 0 0 3
Physical Education Teaching & Coaching 2 0 0 2
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Autism 0 1 0 1
Business Education 1 0 0 1
Reading Teacher Education 0 1 0 1
Social Science Teacher Education 1 0 0 1
Other Special Education & Teaching 0 0 0 0
Counselor Education/School Counseling & Guidance Services 0 0 0 0
Health Education 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 71 57 4 132


*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.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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