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University of Saint Mary

Leavenworth, KS 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate81%
Acceptance Rate81%

About University of Saint Mary

University of Saint Mary Overview

University of Saint Mary is a private, religious school in a small town setting in Leavenworth, Kansas. University of Saint Mary was founded in 1923 and the school now enrolls around 1,280 students a year, which includes 858 undergrads. University of Saint Mary ensures on-campus housing for up to 360 students. The majority of students live on campus, and first year-students are required to live in campus housing.

Student Involvement at University of Saint Mary

Love music or performing? Join a campus band, sing in a chorus, or perform with one of the school's theater groups.

University of Saint Mary does not have any greek life opportunties.

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

2022 University of Saint Mary Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 81%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.4
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 6%
Tuition $31,450
Percent of Need Met 67.7%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $23,014

Is University of Saint Mary a Good School?

The definition of a "good school" is different for different people. Admissions difficulty, admitted student statistics, tuition, and financial aid can all provide a sense of how selective a university is.

Let's take a closer look at these areas to get a better sense of what University of Saint Mary offers and if the college could be a good choice for you.

2022 Acceptance Rate for University of Saint Mary

University of Saint Mary is moderately difficult to get into. The acceptance rate at University of Saint Mary is 81%. Out of 1,794 applications received in 2022, 1,450 students were offered admission.

Retention and Graduation Rates at University of Saint Mary

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

Approximately 52% of first-year, full-time undergrads who start at University of Saint Marycome back their sophomore year. University of Saint Mary's six-year graduation rate for undergrads is 47%. 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 Outlook University of Saint Mary Graduates

Job placement rates after graduation and average starting salaries can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school.

Check with University of Saint Mary directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

University of Saint Mary'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.

As of 2022, the total market value of University of Saint Mary's endowment was $26.7 million. The average college endowment was $905 million in 2021. The school spends $7,845 for each full-time student enrolled.

Tuition and Financial Aid at University of Saint Mary

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

University of Saint Mary meets 67.7% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $23,014 a year.

The average student debt for graduates in the class of 2022 was around $29,873 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.

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

Some aid is awarded 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! 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.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at University of Saint Mary.

Based on this information, is University of Saint Mary the school for you? Remember, the best school for one person may be a terrible fit for someone else! So ask yourself: Is University of Saint Mary a good school for you?

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Where is University of Saint Mary?

University of Saint Mary is located in the small town setting of Leavenworth, Kansas, in the suburbs of Kansas City.

If you would like to see University of Saint Mary for yourself, be sure to plan a visit! The best way to reach campus is to take U.S. Highway 7/73 to Leavenworth, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Kansas City International.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what University of Saint Mary and Leavenworth are like without leaving home.

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College Info

4100 South Fourth Street Leavenworth, KS 66048-5082

Campus Setting: Small Town

University of Saint Mary Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to University of Saint Mary is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to University of Saint Mary is Continuous processing.

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

University of Saint Mary ACT Scores


ACT Range

16 - 22

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

22 and Above


16 to 22


16 and Less


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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to University of Saint Mary is 20. Students with an ACT score of 22 and above have a good chance of getting into University of Saint Mary. Students with an ACT score that falls between 16 and 22 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 16 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

University of Saint Mary SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

955 - 1085


Math SAT Range

445 - 545


Reading SAT Range

480 - 550

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1085 and Above


955 to 1085


955 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for University of Saint Mary students is 1015. Applicants with SAT scores of 1085 and above have a good chance of being admitted to University of Saint Mary, while applicants with SAT scores between 955 to 1085 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 955 have a low chance of being offered a spot at University of Saint Mary.

University of Saint Mary Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at University of Saint Mary is like? There are approximately 1,280 students enrolled at University of Saint Mary, including 858 undergraduate students and 422 graduate students. 86% percent of students attend school full-time, 54% percent are from KS and 46% percent of students are from other states.


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