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

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."

  • A low 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 give you a lower cost of attendance than at many other private schools

  • Take chances and try new things—a robust student life gives you the chance join a student professional organization, play sports, play a role on the stage, or take on student leadership



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