University of Mary Rankings

By | April 18, 2020

Located in Bismarck, ND, University of Mary is one of the best universities in the state of North Dakota. On this page, you will find in-depth rankings for University of Mary in the following areas: graduation rates, teaching  resources, financing opportunities, and alumni donations. Latest acceptance rate is also given to show how competitive is University of Mary.

7500 University Drive Bismarck, ND 58504
Phone: (701) 355-8030
Web site:

Rankings: University of Mary

Rankings, Ratings, and Admissions Statistics
Peer college rating (out of 5) 2.3
Graduation and retention ranking: 55
Average freshman retention rate: 71.2%
6-year graduation rate: 55.3%
Predicted graduation rate: N/A
Overperformance(+)/Underperformance(-): N/A
Faculty resources ranking: 129
Classes with under 20 students (2020): 57.1%
Classes with 50 or more students (2020): 8.4%
Student faculty ratio (2020): 15:1
Percent of faculty who are full-time (2020) 62.0%
Student selectivity ranking: 73
SAT/ACT 25th-75th percentile (2020) 20-26
2020 Freshmen in top 10 percent of high school class: 14%
Freshmen in top 25 percent of high school class (2020): 40%
Fall 2020 Acceptance rate: 81.4%
Financial resources rank: 119
Alumni giving rank: 124
Average alumni giving rate (2020): 5.1%

University of Mary History

Essential Facts: University of Mary

  • The Priory and University of Mary grew from a boarding school founded in Bismarck in 1878 by four Benedictine sisters.
  • University of Mary has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,534, with a gender distribution of 40 percent male students and 60 percent female students.
  • The University of Mary is the only private Catholic university in North Dakota.

Rules and regulations Sports Activities 

General Information  
Percent of undergraduate students who live in college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing: 22%
Percent of undergraduates who are members of a fraternity: N/A
Percent of student body who are members of a sorority: N/A
Average percentage of students on campus during weekends: 70%
Are all students permitted to have cars on campus? Yes
Percent of students who have cars on campus: 95%
Is alcohol permitted on campus for students of legal age? No
Additional policies and regulations: class attendance policies set by individual instructors, honor code, hazing prohibited, smoking prohibited
Collegiate athletic association: NAIA
Men’s scholarship sports: N/A
Women’s scholarship sports: N/A
Student activities: choral groups, concert band, dance, drama/theater, international student organization, jazz band, literary magazine, music ensembles, musical theater, pep band, student government, student newspaper