Saint Mary's University of Minnesota Reviews

  • 28 Reviews
  • Winona (MN)
  • Annual Tuition: $41,150
75% of 28 students said this degree improved their career prospects
82% of 28 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Dawn Bradford
  • Reviewed: 3/20/2022
  • Degree: Counseling
"I was very pleased with my experience attending Saint Mary's University Graduate Center while working on my M. A. in Counseling. My classes weren't so large that I felt like all I was, was my student ID #, like I did while working on my undergraduate degree at U of Mn-Duluth."
Katie Krull
  • Reviewed: 6/21/2019
  • Degree: Journalism
"I believe that the best insight that I have to offer when it comes to summarizing my pursuit for my Bachelor's Degree would be the diverse roles of my college experience. I was a two sport Athlete, had a full time job, and took no less then 18 credits per semester. There are multiple aspects of college I would have changed and some that I would keep the same. I lived a diverse life of both on campus and off campus living styles and pursuits which I believe would be an attribute to others when making decisions on furthering their education."
  • Reviewed: 7/20/2018
  • Degree: Business Administration
"Previously a student now a professor for the undergrad program in Winona. I can say I am disappointed by the lack of quality and disorganized hiring practices. Content is watered down, politics only success factor. I once had such respect for this place now I only feel disgust."
Ingrid Jones
  • Reviewed: 5/12/2018
  • Degree: Education
"Saint Mary's is a top notch Catholic university with so much to offer. Small class sizes, professors who know you and want to see you succeed. There is an expectation of excellence and a strong feeling of community. Saint Mary's has competitive collegiate sports, a beautiful campus and a strong presence in the community."
  • Reviewed: 3/22/2017
  • Degree: Marriage & Family Therapy
"The Marriage and Family Therapy program at Saint Mary's is excellent. I made an educated decision when I applied and entered the program, but the experience has been even better than expected. I value the emphasis on clinical preparation that is supported by sound academic inquiry. I appreciate my professors who bring expertise, real-life experience, and deep respect for the work with them to their instruction. I feel honored to learn alongside my fellow cohort members and am so grateful for the meaningful connections and future professional networks we are already forging. I know that I am being prepared for licensing and am encouraged by the program's impeccable student passing record. And I can focus on all of these great learning opportunities without worrying about the price tag of the program because I know I am getting a great deal. I could not be more satisfied."
Mark S.
  • Reviewed: 3/1/2017
  • Degree: Theology
"St. Mary's University of Minnesota is an excellent university in a mid size town (Population around 30,000 during the school year). The campus is small, yet it has plenty of space for the diverse educational, athletic, and social activities one could want. The professors are always interested in each and every student and the student to teacher ratio was always aroun 8-10:1 in all my classes. It's location amid the bluffs of the Mississippi River valley make it an absolutely beautiful place to study."
  • Reviewed: 1/31/2017
  • Degree: Psychology
"I appreciated the flexibility of the master's program at Saint Mary's. I was able to work a full-time job while attending full-time school, and although it felt overwhelming at times the evening and weekend class times were supremely helpful. The instructors I had were all active in the counseling/psychology field and had valuable knowledge to share."
  • Reviewed: 1/21/2017
  • Degree: RN to BSN
"This program is very difficult for a full time working individual. There is 6+ hours of homework a week including many pages to read, discussion posts, journal entries and lengthy papers due every week. Some instructors are flexible while others were not at all! Currently looking to switch programs, Do not recommend as there is no flexibility."
  • Reviewed: 1/3/2017
  • Degree: Information Technology
"Saint Mary's was a good school with a very knowledgeable staff. Enjoyed my time there."
Samantha Slye
  • Reviewed: 2/9/2016
  • Degree: Accounting
"A pro of the Master's program in Accountancy are the professors. The professors at Saint Mary's University really take the needs of their students into account, and for the most part are always available for assistance and support on course materials and are even available to write Letters of Recommendations for their students who perform well too. The only con I have about the courses in the program is the length of the courses in the evening. I believe that after an individual student has possibly worked all day at their job that it is only feasible to expect they can contribute to a course for three additional hours. I don't believe having class for four hours in the evening produces a more productive student or is conducive to student learning."
  • Reviewed: 11/9/2015
  • Degree: Information Technology
"The focus of Saint Mary's IT degree plan is business intelligence. Every class you will take is directly linked to this."
Jamie Melius
  • Reviewed: 8/26/2015
  • Degree: Non-Profit Management
"I am in the Arts & Cultural Management Graduate Program at Saint Mary's University. It is a wonderfully accomodating institution for working adults. In my particular program, the alumni network is very strong, and in fact, it is the reason I chose this school over some other bigger universities with more resources to offer. The courses are taught by adjunct faculty who are working professionals. As a result, the faculty roster changes frequently as people become too busy with work or personal lives and new faculty members are added. If you wind up taking a class with a new faculty member who hasn't taught the class before, it can be a less than optimal experience."
Abdullahi Yusuf
  • Reviewed: 5/27/2015
  • Degree: Business
"It allows me to work and take class within the same week."
Sharlene GEtaweh
  • Reviewed: 9/9/2014
  • Degree: Business
"Saint Mary has a great program, however it sometimes feels very fast pace due to the quarterly semester."
  • Reviewed: 1/10/2014
  • Degree: Information Technology
"Great school and great program. Excellent bang for the buck. I would say this degree opened up my career prospects exponentially. It was a lot of work, but worth all the effort in the end."
Nichole Manship
  • Reviewed: 12/23/2013
  • Degree: Counseling
"The pros of my graduate program are: knowledgable Professors, consistent work load, diverse community and small class sizes. The cons of my graduate program are: cost, parking issues, and no online classes."
Jessie Leader
  • Reviewed: 9/16/2013
  • Degree: Counseling
"I have finished the first year of my grad school program and I am incredibly happy with my choice to come to Saint Mary's. I like the small class size, it makes for great communication during class with students and professors , as well as networking opportunities. However I haven't felt challenged yet, by a course and/or a professor and am looking forward to that happening"
Megan McManus
  • Reviewed: 8/29/2013
  • Degree: Counseling
"Pros- I feel that the faculty has a great deal of experience in their field, and that they are very knowledgable. Faculty also is approachable. The course work in my program has been applicable and useful to apply directly in my work. Cons- The campus is not very easy accessible and the surrounding neighborhood is not a safe environment. Limited access to resources on campus, food, and study areas. Help with financial aid is scarce, and not easily explained by campus staff."
Samantha Grosz
  • Reviewed: 8/13/2013
  • Degree: Social Sciences
"I have enjoyed my experience at Saint Mary's thus far. The program is both challenging and interesting, and I have met great people through the program. Because it is geared toward working adults, it can be harder to meet people and feel that collegial setting. Otherwise, great experience."
Ahmed Karim
  • Reviewed: 6/21/2013
  • Degree: Business
"The Pros: -The Instructor are very knowledgeable in their subjects. -It's a well diverse environment. -Students brings a wide variety of life experiences, which is a great networking atmosphere. -The instructor understand you are an adult and treat you with the utmost respect. -The course schedules are very flexible. -You are challenge academically and allow enough room to learn at your own pace. The Cons -Veterans services the school offer is very limited. Once you are accepted into the school, although you may have question about the GI- Bill the Veterans department will not respond or pick up your calls until a week or more after. Just make sure you are persistent."