Saint Mary's University of Minnesota: Narrative Description

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700 Terrace Heights
Winona, MN 55987-1399
Tel: (507)452-4430
Free: 800-635-5987
Admissions: (507)457-1700
Fax: (507)457-1722
E-mail: [email protected]
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Independent Roman Catholic, comprehensive, coed. Awards bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees and post-master's certificates. Founded 1912. Setting: 350-acre small town campus. Endowment: $31.4 million. Research spending 2003-04: $313,855. Educational spending 2003-04: $5403 per student. Total enrollment: 4,861. Faculty: 564 (103 full-time, 461 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 12:1. 1,267 applied, 77% were admitted. 20% from top 10% of their high school class, 41% from top quarter, 72% from top half. 7 valedictorians. Full-time: 1,351 students, 55% women, 45% men. Part-time: 293 students, 49% women, 51% men. Students come from 29 states and territories, 9 other countries, 40% from out-of-state, 0.5% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 4% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 1% 25 or older, 77% live on campus, 8% transferred in. Retention: 75% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; biological/life sciences; communications/communication technologies; visual/performing arts. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at Winona State University. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, early admission, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.5 high school GPA, SAT or ACT. Recommended: 2 recommendations. Required for some: interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 5/1. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $23,375 includes full-time tuition ($17,480), mandatory fees ($445), and college room and board ($5450). College room only: $3050. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load and program. Room and board charges vary according to housing facility. Part-time tuition: $580 per credit. Part-time tuition varies according to course load and program.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 84 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities; 2% of eligible men and 1% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Student Activity Committee, Habitat for Humanity, Volunteers in Service to Others, Serving Others United in Love (Soul), concert choir/chamber singers. Major annual events: BLUE Angel, Gaslight, Taylor Richmond Benefit Dance. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 1,103 college housing spaces available; 971 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through sophomore year. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Fitzgerald Library with 168,923 books, 161,060 microform titles, 4,389 serials, 7,963 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $729,411. 374 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

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