Welcome, Parents!

You are an important part of the Saint Mary family! We know you'll have questions along your child's college journey here, and we're here to connect you to answers and resources.

The Princeton Review has repeatedly named the University of 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! This distinction is based on meeting lofty standards of academic excellence and on positive feedback from students, parents, educators, and Princeton Review staff.

About 98 percent of all USM students receive financial aid, including scholarships, grants, and loans — making a private education actually affordable.

USM is also a very safe and secure environment with 24/7 security — and key card entry into the residence halls.

There's no shortage of fun on campus. Intermurals, music, theatre, campus ministry, service, clubs, or study abroad (just to name a few), USM has opportunities for everyone.

Our campus has students from all over the world, with different upbringings, beliefs, and traditions. Though we honors our rich Catholic roots, we believe a deep appreciation for diversity fosters spiritual growth for our entire USM community.

And come graduation day, success is inevitable. Physical therapists, nurses, teachers, accountants, and artists — our grads are wired to make an impact.  


* 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 TPR-licensing.com.