The University of Mary is a private, Catholic university based in Bismarck, North Dakota, where we focus on the education of the whole person and recognize that you can do as much learning outside the classroom as inside it. Infusing Benedictine values throughout the educational experience, we graduate servant leaders who have been well prepared for careers while living full, radiant lives.
Mary offers professionally focused academic programs enlivened by the liberal arts, robust internships, and mentoring by respected faculty throughout our 58 undergraduate majors, 10 master’s programs, and two doctoral programs.
With more than 3,000 students, locations in six states and a campus in Rome, Italy, we are known for academic excellence. In addition to the traditional classroom, Mary offers the unique Emerging Leaders Academy, a dedicated business school, a program in Catholic Studies, and NCAA Division II athletics with 17 varsity sports.
As one of the most affordable private universities in the nation, 95 percent of our students receive financial assistance, whether in scholarships, grants, or student loans. We work with you to determine every dollar available to help you finance your education. Contact us today for more information or to schedule your tour of our campus.
The University of Mary is a private, Christian, Catholic, Benedictine university that welcomes students of all faiths and backgrounds. Infusing Benedictine values throughout the educational experience, Mary offers distinguished, professionally-focused academic programs enlivened by the liberal arts, global and civic service, robust internships, and mentoring by respected faculty.
The University of Mary exists to serve the religious, academic and cultural needs of the people in this region and beyond. It takes its tone from the commitment of the Sisters of Annunciation Monastery. These Sisters founded the University in 1959 and continue to sponsor it today. It is Christian, it is Catholic, and it is Benedictine.
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