Prepare to change the world. And vice versa.

Students choose Saint Mary’s for any number of reasons.

Practical, Hands-on Education for the Real World

We put meat on your education with professors who practice in their fields, hands-on learning experiences to round out theories with real-word insights, and a focus on preparing you for tomorrow's careers. The result is pragmatic, experiential learning you can carry with you into new careers, internships, first jobs, and beyond...whatever and wherever that may be.

Education Within Reach

It doesn’t matter where you’re coming from, only where you’re headed. Saint Mary’s open-door policy says YES to creating opportunity. YES to providing flexibility. YES to honoring individuality. Instead of you figuring out how to fit Saint Mary’s into your life, we find ways to make it work for you. Then we make it happen.


Faculty and staff are all in for every student.

You matter here. Our community sees individuals, not classrooms; celebrates differences alongside commonalities; and meets you where you are with the compassion, commitment, and encouragement you deserve.


Our Lasallian Catholic Values Create Real Value

You will find your people here - people who greet you with respect, teach you with humanity, and support you in your search for what’s next. Here, we value critical thinking, problem solving, and character building as much as you do. You may not know these values by name, but you carry them with you all the same.

We are a Community that Cares.

You’ll find like-minded peers, faculty, and staff who share your commitment to seek beyond the known, strive beyond the done-that, and roll out a safety net when needed. Whether you’re on campus or online, you’ll find the Saint Mary’s community is vibrant, welcoming and accessible.

Student Right to Know

In accordance with federal law, current and prospective students and their parents have the right to know certain information about Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota including a variety of academic information, financial aid information, institutional information, and information on graduation rates, campus safety, and equity in athletics.

Student Consumer Information

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Fast Facts

Learn about Saint Mary’s at a glance. View current enrollment statistics, demographic breakdowns, ranking information, and more.

Fast Facts

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Mission and Vision

In the Lasallian Catholic tradition, we meet learners where they are and provide them with opportunities for growth in knowledge, professional preparation, and personal transformation.

Our Mission

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History and Heritage

Read about the founding of Saint Mary’s, how we have changed through the years, and how our heritage has influenced where we are today.

Saint Mary's History