About the University of Mary

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. As one of the most affordable private universities in the nation, Mary offers exceptional educational value as well as outstanding scholarship and financial aid opportunities.

Why Mary?

Preparation for the Professions with a Strong Liberal-Arts Base

  • 54 Undergraduate Majors
  • 14 Master's Degrees
  • Three Doctoral Degrees
A Flourishing University
  • More than 3,000 students
  • Locations in North Dakota; Arizona; Montana; Minnesota; Kansas; Rome and Peru
  • Vibrant Online Offerings
An Exceptional Value
  • One of the most affordable private universities in the nation 
A Strong Community
  • Education for Leadership and Moral Courage
  • Challenging Academics
  • NCAA Division II Athletics, with 17 Varsity Sports
  • A Caring Environment


Education for life

Mary offers accredited academic programs that emphasize experiential learning, and life-changing opportunities to study at our Rome campus and around the world.

Exceptional value
Our tuition is just over half the average tuition of private colleges or universities in the United States, and 99 percent of Mary students receive some form of scholarship or financial aid.

Personal attention
Small class sizes allow faculty more time to work with students and hold in-class discussions.

Alumni success
96 percent of Mary graduates are working or pursuing additional education six months after graduation.

Faith-based values
All of our programs are infused with Christian, Catholic, Benedictine values that prepare students to be ethical leaders in their careers and their communities.

Supportive community
Our close community of students, faculty, and staff respect and support each other and welcome students of all faiths and backgrounds.