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About Marauders

University of Mary is a private, religious school in an rural setting in Bismarck, North Dakota. Marauders was founded in 1959 and now enrolls around 3,779 students a year, including 2,527 undergrads.

Marauders offers housing for up to 1,001 students. Most students live off campus,.

As of 2021, the total market value of Marauders's endowment was $56.051 million For each full-time student, Marauders spends about $7,758. Marauders employs one full-time professor for every 11 undergrads enrolled.

2021 Marauders Admissions Facts At-a Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 75%
Average GPA 3.6
Mean ACT score 23
Mean SAT score 1105
Tuition $17,980

2022 Marauders Regular Decision Application Deadline

Marauders Early Admission

University of Mary does not offer early decision or early action.

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2021 Acceptance Rate for University of Mary

It is slightly difficult to get into Marauders. Marauders admitted 75% of all applicants in 2021. Last year, 1,362 students applied to Marauders and 1,022 were admitted.

Marauders Waitlist

Marauders reports that no students were waitlisted or admitted off the waitlist in 2021.

How Do I Get Into University of Mary?

Marauders is considered slightly difficult to get into. Every admissions committee has a different way of evaulating applicants, but most look at a combination of grades, test scoes, activities, as well as essays and recommendations. To apply to Marauders, applicants must submit the following items.

Marauders Application Requirements

Area Required Recommended Required for some Details (if any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale) 2.5
Other Requirements minimum 2.0 GPA in College Prep curriculum
Letter(s) of Recommendation 2
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Test Scores for Marauders

Admitted students have an average high school GPA of 3.6 out of 4.0. Admitted students have a mean score of 1105 on the SAT. The mean ACT score for Marauders students is 23.

Visit the Admissions tab above for more on how to apply to Marauders.

Does Marauders Require Test Scores?

Marauders is not test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

Out of all applicants, 0% submitted the SAT. 68% submitted the ACT.

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Does Marauders Provide On-Campus Housing?

Yes! Marauders provides on-campus housing for up to 1,001 students.

Marauders students are active in the school's Collegians for Life, Nursing Students Association and Student Occupational Therapy. Homecoming Activities, Jazz Festival, and and Convocation Series are a few of the events that the campus rallies behind each year.

Click the Student Life tab above to learn more about the student body and campus life at Marauders.

Financial Aid at Marauders

Marauders meets 49.61% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend Marauders full-time are awarded $14,812 a year in financial aid, on average.

The 2022-2023 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2021

Some financial aid is awarded ona first-come, first-serve 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! No one should ever pay to fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), so be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Is Marauders a Good School?

There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Admissions difficulty and admitted student statistics can give you a sense of how competitive a university is, but they don't tell you how happy or successful students are.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Marauders

About 80% of students who start at Marauders come back the next year. Out of the 418 students who started at Marauders as first-time freshman, 191 graduate within four years.

Marauders's six-year graduation rate for undergrads is 59%. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outcomes and Student Debt

Job placement and student debt 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.

The average student debt for graduates in the class of 2021 was around $32,317 per student, not including those with no debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

Based on this information, how does Marauders sound? Remember, the best school for one person may not be the right school for someone else! So ask yourself: Is Marauders a good school for you?

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Where is Marauders?

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

If you want to see Marauders for yourself, 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

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Transfer Applications are Due

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The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Marauders is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Marauders is Continuous processing.

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


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Marauders ACT Scores


ACT Range

20 - 26

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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 26 and above have a good chance of getting into Marauders. Students with an ACT score that falls between 20 and 26 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

1010 - 1212


Math SAT Range

487 - 600


Reading SAT Range

510 - 620

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SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Marauders students is 1105. Applicants with SAT scores of 1212 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Marauders, while applicants with SAT scores between 1010 to 1212 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1010 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 3,779 students enrolled at Marauders, including 2,527 undergraduate students and 1,252 graduate students. 74% percent of students attend school full-time, 49% percent are from ND and 51% percent of students are from other states.


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