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Colleges / University of Mary

University of Mary

Bismarck, ND 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate37%
Acceptance Rate37%

About Marauders

University of Mary Overview

University of Mary is a private, religious school in the rural setting of Bismarck, North Dakota. Marauders was founded in 1959 and the school now enrolls around 3,768 students per year, including 2,562 undergraduates. Marauders ensures on-campus housing for up to 1,001 students. The majority of students live on campus.

📆 Mark your calendar! The deadline to apply regular decision to Marauders for Fall 2023 is September 30.

Student Activities at Marauders

Are you interested in music or performing? Sing in a chorus or perform with one of Marauders's theater groups.

Marauders does not have any greek life opportunties.

Planning to play sports? Marauders has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at Marauders on the Student Life page.

2022 Marauders Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 37%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate Info Not Available
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 6%
Tuition $18,710
Percent of Need Met 61.14%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $16,121

Is Marauders a Good School?

There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Admissions difficulty, admitted student statistics, tuition, and financial aid can give you a sense of how competitive a school is.

Let's take a look at these factors to get a better sense of what Marauders offers and if it could be a good choice for you.

Marauders Acceptance Rate 2022

It is not difficult to get into Marauders. Around 37% of applicants get into Marauders each year. Out of 1,540 applications received in 2022, 564 students were offered admission.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Marauders

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. It is a way to measure how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Approximately 78% of students who start at Marauders return the next year. Around 64% of students who started at Marauders earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61% for public schools and 67% for private.

Job Outcomes for Marauders Grads

Job placement statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers. Within six months of graduating, 70% of graduates receive at least one full-time job offer.

Check with Marauders directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

Marauders's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students.

Marauders's endowment was valued at $56.1 million in 2022, compared to a national average of $905 million. The school spends $7,758 for each full-time student enrolled.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Marauders

Tuition cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

Marauders meets 61.14% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $16,121 a year.

Students in the class of 2022 who had taken out student loans graduated with an average of $32,922 of debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some aid is available on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA asap. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! You should never have to pay to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Marauders.

Based on this information, does Marauders seem like a good fit? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may be a terrible fit for someone else! So ask yourself: Is Marauders a good school for you?

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Where is University of Mary Located?

Marauders is located in the rural setting of Bismarck, North Dakota.

If you would like to see Marauders for yourself, be sure to plan a visit! The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 94 to Bismarck, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Bismarck Municipal.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Marauders and Bismarck are like without leaving home.

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College Info

7500 University Drive Bismarck, ND 58504-9652

Campus Setting: Rural

Marauders Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Sep 30

Transfer Applications are Due

Not available

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Marauders is Sep 30.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Marauders ACT Scores


ACT Range

20 - 27

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

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27 and Above


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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Marauders is 23. Students with an ACT score of 27 and above have a good chance of getting into Marauders. Students with an ACT score that falls between 20 and 27 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 20 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Marauders SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1030 - 1260


Math SAT Range

470 - 630


Reading SAT Range

500 - 660

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1260 and Above


1030 to 1260


1030 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Marauders students is 1105. Applicants with SAT scores of 1260 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Marauders, while applicants with SAT scores between 1030 to 1260 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1030 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Marauders.

Marauders Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Marauders is like? There are approximately 3,768 students enrolled at Marauders, including 2,562 undergraduate students and 1,206 graduate students. 72% percent of students attend school full-time, 45% percent are from ND and 55% percent of students are from other states.


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