Find your place and build your future at USM

Welcome to the next step in your educational career!

USM Admissions checklist

 USM students have an average composite ACT score of 21. Preferred minimum score of 18 on the English section of the ACT (or equivalent SAT score), and high school GPA of 2.5.  

 Find your interest: Explore our majors.

 Apply for admission.

 Send us your ACT or SAT scores. USM's SAT school code is 6630. USM's ACT school code is 1458.

 Send in your high school transcript.


What makes USM unique?

Since 1923, Saint Mary has been a leader in liberal arts education. Today, USM is well known and routinely recognized for its dedication to academic excellence. The Princeton Review has repeatedly named the Saint Mary a “Best Midwestern College*” every year since 2005 (not a small honor, and not one we're planning to give up any time soon!). 

Saint Mary has a long list of amazing faculty and an even longer list of awesome students (like you). You'll thrive here. You'll be challenged to develop as a whole person, be competitive, and be a true part of a larger community.

You'll also benefit from the university's global worldview. At Saint Mary, you'll learn to be an expert communicator while gaining the critical reasoning skills highly valued by today's employers.


The Saint Mary Advantage

The University of Saint Mary has been named a "Top 100 Most Affordable Small College West of the Mississippi" by Great Value Colleges, a site which dedicates itself to helping students get the best possible education for their money.

The University of Saint Mary ranks near the top for most affordable small colleges in Kansas and Missouri, according to the site. USM's election to the overall list was based on its "individual attention and extreme college affordability."

  • An 11-to-1 student-to-teacher ratio means small classes with teachers who know your name and want to see you succeed.

  • We reward talent and potential. 98 percent of our students receive financial aid, and our scholarships are designed to make your private education affordable.

  • Take chances and try new things — an active campus gives you the chance join a student professional organization, play sports (18 varsity teams), play a role on the stage, or take on student leadership.



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* The Princeton Review's Best Regional Colleges, 2018. (c)2017 TPR Education IP Holdings, LLC. The Princeton Review is not affiliated with Princeton University. For more information about reprints from The Princeton Review visit PARS International Corp. at