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Colleges / University of Mary

University of Mary

Bismarck, ND 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate81%

Marauders Admissions

University of Mary is not difficult to get into. University of Mary admitted 81% of all applicants in 2022. Last year, 1,499 students applied to University of Mary and 1,220 were admitted.

If you are thinking about applying to University of Mary, the deadline for Fall 2024 admissions is 9/30 and the application fee is $30.

University of Mary Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here's an overiew of some of University of Mary's admissions stats.

University of Mary 2023 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.8
Mean SAT Score 1198
Admissions Test Policy Not optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 7%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 54%
Waitlist No

University of Mary Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for University of Mary.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I Info Not Available
Early Decision II
Early Action No
Regular Decision Yes 9 30

Want to Apply Early to University of Mary?

University of Mary may or may not offer early admission, however the school has not provided any application information. Check with University of Mary directly for more information about early applications.

➡️ Explore a list of some top colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

More on University of Mary Admissions

Transferring to University of Mary

Transfer student admissions is not difficult.

For Students Waitlisted to University of Mary

University of Mary has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What Does University of Mary Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are they consider most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When assembling your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that put the most emphasis on the admissions factors where you stand out.

Admissions Factors at University of Mary

What does University of Mary consider during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Standardized Test Scores Considered

Make sure to check with University of Mary for more information on admission factors.

University of Mary 2022-2023 Application Requirements

To apply to University of Mary, all applicants must submit the following items. Check with University of Mary's admissions department to confirm all application materials and 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
Letter(s) of Recommendation 2
Transcript(S) of College Record
Other Requirements minimum 2.0 GPA in College Prep curriculum
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into University of Mary?

Students admitted to University of Mary have an average unweighted GPA of 3.8.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that highlights your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

University of Mary 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.

In 2022, 7% of University of Mary's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 54% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for University of Mary?

To be competitive with other University of Mary applicants, you should aim to earn between 1105 and 1345 (or higher!) on the SAT. At University of Mary 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1345 and 25% of scored lower than 1105, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a University of Mary student is 1198.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of University of Mary students scored 650 or higher and 75% of students scored 562 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of University of Mary students scored 670 or higher, and 75% scored a 562 or higher.

To be most competitive at University of Mary, you should strive to earn between 21 and 27 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 27 means you fall in the 75th percentile for University of Mary's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 27, and three out of four students scored lower than 27 on the ACT.

A 21 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for University of Mary students. Only one out of every four students scored below 21.

More Information on Transferring to University of Mary

For transfer students, it is not difficult to get admitted to University of Mary.

Transfer students can enroll in University of Mary during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Winter Term

• Spring Term

• Winter Term

• Summer Term

University of Mary Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to University of Mary?

✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to University of Mary.

Does University of Mary accept transfer credits?

✅ University of Mary accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. University of Mary accepts:

• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES • Life Long Learning Credit

Does University of Mary accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

✅ University of Mary accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to University of Mary?

✅ University of Mary is not test optional.

What is University of Mary's acceptance rate?

✅ University of Mary's acceptance rate is 81%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at University of Mary?

🟨 University of Mary may or may not offer early decision. The school has not provided any information on early decision including ED acceptance rates.

Want To Learn More About University of Mary?

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Marauders Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Less Selective


How hard is it to get into Marauders? Marauders is a less selective institution. The Marauders acceptance rate is 81%. This means that the institution accepts 81 out of every 100 applicants.


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 SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1105 - 1345


Math SAT Range

532 - 650


Reading SAT Range

562 - 670

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1345 and Above


1105 to 1345


1105 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Marauders students is 1198. Applicants with SAT scores of 1345 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Marauders, while applicants with SAT scores between 1105 to 1345 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1105 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Marauders.

Marauders GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Marauders, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.8. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

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