"Set against personal struggles, moral confusion, and fragmentation of knowledge, the noble goals of scholarship and education, founded on the unity of truth and in service of the person and the community, become an especially powerful instrument of hope."
Pope Benedict XVI, speaking on the mission of a Catholic university
"The instinct of a Christian, Catholic, Benedictine institution is to resist the fragmentation of knowledge. We stand convinced that there can be a deep harmony between faith and reason. ... At a place like the University of Mary, reason is at home in a culture of faith"
From the Inaugural Address of Monsignor James Patrick Shea,
Sixth president of the University of Mary
The Nation's Most Affordable, Serious Catholic University.
Faithfully Christian. Joyfully Catholic. Gratefully Benedictine.
When the Benedictine Sisters of the Annunciation founded what is today North Dakota's only Catholic university, they placed their small college under the patronage of Mary, the Mother of God. The Sisters' hope was that generations of students would find inspiration in the beautiful wisdom and courage of the maiden from Nazareth.
More than 50 years later, we are all they dreamed and more ...
- Preparation for the Professions with a Strong Liberal-Arts Base
52 Undergraduate Majors • 8 Master's Degrees • 1 Doctoral Degree
- A Flourishing University More than 3,000 Students • Locations in North Dakota, Minnesota, Montana, Missouri, Kansas, Arizona ... and Rome, Italy • Vibrant Online Offerings
- An Exceptional Value One of the most affordable private colleges or 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
With a slate of new programs and initiatives, we're taking our place in the New Evangelization!
This exciting academic program examines the rich intellectual and cultural traditions of the Roman Catholic Church and its impressive contributions to human thought and culture -- past and present. [more details]
Rome is the heart of the Catholic Faith and the site of the University of Mary's newest campus. Study abroad in the shadow of the Vatican: tuition, room, and board cost the same as at the home campus. [more details]
Catholic Scholars Program
Graduates of Catholic high schools can receive free room and board at the University of Mary, thanks to some donors who love Catholic schools. [more details]
Pope Benedict XVI Mentions U-Mary Rome Campus
Pope Benedict XVI refers to the University of Mary Rome Campus on Sept. 4, 2011, in the courtyard of the papal summer residence at Castel Gandolfo, as Rome Campus students listen.
[View the video]
[Read the transcript]
Our excellent campus ministry program is partnering with the Fellowship of Catholic University Students as we reach out to our students with the Gospel. [more details]
Catholic Culture at U-Mary
Our Sisters, Mass & Adoration, Praise & Worship, Bible studies, summer programs, the "Knights of Virtue" and "Vera Forma" -- there's a lot going on! [more details]
Imagine yourself at the nation's most affordable, serious Catholic university.
Come to Mary!