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Academics

The University of Saint Mary is a tiny liberal arts school rooted in Catholic tradition. In addition to offering thirty majors and plentiful “unique leadership opportunities,” students find that there are “many resources available.” Advisors “make sure the students are well taken care of,” and there’s “free tutoring on campus and online as well as skill shops to strengthen learning skills.” Overall, the school “emphasizes faith and strong core values,” ensuring students “are all very eager to learn and always seem to be engaged in the courses they are enrolled in.”

An eleven-to-one student-to-faculty ratio means there’s “a lot of face time for all students” with professors who create a “positive classroom environment.” Faculty “are willing to help outside of class” and are “very personal and great at what they do.” One student says, “Every teacher feels like a person I can reach out to at any hour for class help.” They also “try to incorporate more innovative learning techniques,” including “field trips, group projects,” “trips to businesses, and guest lectures.” Classes also feature “a lot of interactive open debates … that encourage learning.”

Student Body

This is a “small community of students working towards excellence both inside and outside the classroom.” In either setting, they are “very helpful, outgoing, and always trying to achieve the best”—and of course that extends to their sporting events: they “love to support one another at our games.” With “a diverse student body for such a small school,” a lot of people “come from out of state and far away from home” (less than half of the school is from Kansas). As one student describes, “Everyone is from different backgrounds but somehow found themselves at a small school in Kansas.” They make up a “very social” campus that “is friendly and understanding of all lifestyles and perspectives on life,” which makes for “a good vibe to be around.”

Campus Life

The school requires all students to live on campus until their junior year, but “living on campus is great.” One student says, “There’s almost always something to do, whether it’s watching a team sport or attending some sort of presentation.” And speaking of sports, “athletics tend to bring everyone together.” Some people practice in the morning, and “then everyone is going to classes … during the day.” And while most students on this “truly beautiful” campus “fill their days with studies, sports, and/or working,” other campus happenings include “events in the library and cafeteria that often include t-shirt giveaways or free food.” Off-campus opportunities vary since Saint Mary is in a small town. “But most students don’t ‘go out’ to Leavenworth,” tending instead to head to downtown Kansas City, “which is only a thirty-minute drive.”

Overview

Applicants
996
Acceptance Rate
61%
Average HS GPA
3.31

GPA Breakdown

27%
Over 3.75
11%
3.50 - 3.74
20%
3.25 - 3.49
15%
3.00 - 3.24
23%
2.50 - 2.99
4%
2.00 - 2.49

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SAT & ACT Test Scores

SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
485 - 595
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
490 - 575
ACT Composite Scores
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
19 - 23

Testing Policies


ACT Writing Policy
ACT with or without Writing accepted

SAT Essay Policy
SAT with or without Writing accepted

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores

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Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
11.1:1
Total Faculty
151
with Terminal Degree
99

92
Women
59
Men
19
Minority

Most frequent class size
2 - 9
Most frequent lab / sub section size
2 - 9


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
38%
Graduate in 5 years
53%
Graduate in 6 years
55%

Majors

  • BIOLOGICAL AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES.

  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General.

  • BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, MARKETING, AND RELATED SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Accounting.
  • Business Administration and Management, General.

  • COMMUNICATION, JOURNALISM, AND RELATED PROGRAMS.

  • Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia.

  • COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCES AND SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Computer and Information Sciences, General.

  • EDUCATION.

  • Education, General.
  • Elementary Education and Teaching.
  • Special Education and Teaching, General.

  • ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE/LETTERS.

  • English Language and Literature, General.

  • FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCES/HUMAN SCIENCES.

  • Child Development.

  • HEALTH PROFESSIONS AND RELATED PROGRAMS.

  • Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science and Allied Professions, Other.
  • Health/Health Care Administration/Management.
  • Pre-Nursing Studies.
  • Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing, Other.
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse.

  • HISTORY.

  • History, General.

  • LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES, GENERAL STUDIES AND HUMANITIES.

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies.

  • MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS.

  • Applied Mathematics, General.
  • Mathematics, General.

  • MULTI/INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES.

  • Human Biology.
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other.

  • PARKS, RECREATION, LEISURE, AND FITNESS STUDIES.

  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science.
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management.

  • PHYSICAL SCIENCES.

  • Chemistry, General.

  • PSYCHOLOGY.

  • Community Psychology.
  • Psychology, General.
  • Psychology, Other.

  • SOCIAL SCIENCES.

  • Criminology.
  • Political Science and Government, General.
  • Sociology.

  • THEOLOGY AND RELIGIOUS VOCATIONS.

  • Pastoral Studies/Counseling.
  • Theology/Theological Studies.

  • VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS.

  • Art/Art Studies, General.
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General.
  • Visual and Performing Arts, General.


Degrees

Associate
Bachelor's
Doctoral/Professional
Master's

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
No

Notable Faculty


Prominent Alumni


Carol Marinovich
Former mayor of Kansas City, Kan.

Francine Orr
Pulitzer-winning photojournalist (LA Times)

Carol Wambeke
Senior VP, Freddie Mac

Joe Contrucci
Senior VP, Target Stores

Academic Rating

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
38%
Graduate in 5 years
53%
Graduate in 6 years
55%

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
No

ROI & Outcomes

Dates

Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Feb 15

Required Forms

FAFSA
State Aid

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$5,550

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$6,424

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,189

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
100%

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$27,141

Financial aid provided to international students
No

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$27,880
Required Fees
$810
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$2,550

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$2,200
Transportation for Commuters
$1,320

On-Campus Room and Board
$8,140
Comprehensive Fee

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
Federal Perkins Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
No

Financial Aid Rating

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
732
Foreign Countries Represented
5

Demographics

11.75%
African-American
10.93%
Hispanic
49.73%
Caucasian
23.50%
Unknown

48% female
52% male
49% are out of state
92% are full time
8% are part time

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
39%
Help finding off-campus housing
No

First-Year Students living on campus
81%

Campus Environment
Suburban

Housing Options

Dorms Coed

Special Needs Admissions


College Entrance Tests Required
Yes

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
16
Number of Honor Societies

Number of Social Sororities
0
Number of Religious Organizations
3

Sports

Athletic Division
NAIA

Men's Sports (Spires)
9 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross Country
Football
Lacrosse
Soccer
Track Field Outdoor
Wrestling
Women's Sports (Spires)
9 Sports

Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross Country
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball
Wrestling

Student Services


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Sustainability


Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Fee for Network Use
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Lisa Churchill
Asst. Director of Admissions

Address
4100 South 4th Street
Leavenworth, KS 66048

Phone
913-682-5151

Email
lisa.churchill@stmary.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
De Paul Library and the Active Learning Center
Student Life and Campus Ministry
Berkel Stadium
Saint Joseph Dining Hall
Front Circle


Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
M-F
8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
913-682-5151

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. every weekday except major holidays
Average Length: 2 hours

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
No

Information Sessions
Not Available

Times

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Advance Notice
Other

Contact Email Address for Visit
admiss@stmary.edu

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Available

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Limitations
Overnight dates set each year by admissions office.

Transportation



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