St. Mary's University Reviews

  • 17 Reviews
  • San Antonio (TX)
  • Annual Tuition: $35,226
100% of 17 students said this degree improved their career prospects
94% of 17 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Katelyn Gonzalez
  • Reviewed: 6/6/2019
  • Degree: Law & Criminal Justice
"For the Major I chose to pursue, St. Mary's University was a fantastic environment to be in. The St. Mary's University Law School is located on the same campus as Undergraduate studies. Since I was planning on eventually attending law school, I found it very beneficial to have the law school near by. Some law professors allow Undergrad students to sit in on a class. Professors at St. Mary's vary. I enjoyed all of the professors for the classes needed pertaining to my major, but for the St. Mary's Core classes ( yes, you have to take classes specially designed by St. Marys for St. Marys to graduate) had professors that really would not work with the student and honestly are just rude. The Campus PD at St. Mary's needs desperate improvement. Whether it was an encounter walking by an Officer, or actually needing aid from University police, whatever the case was I have never had a pleasant experience with them. There may just be one out of the whole unit I find to be welcoming and would feel comfortable going to for help. Other than UPD other faculty and staff are nice and give respect unless shown they should show differently."
Joanne Hill
  • Reviewed: 2/22/2018
  • Degree: Nursing
"I became a Registered Nurse (RN) in 1996. I worked in an intensive care unit (ICU) for 12 years before I decided to return to school to get my Bachelors Degree (BSN) in Nursing to prepare me for my Master degree (MSN) in Anesthesia. I applied to 4 schools in Minnesota over 4 years; I never got an interview or an even a callback. After 4 years I was finally granted a personal interview at St. Mary's University in Minneapolis. The personal interview, your cumulative GPA, ability to succeed, and your work history was paramount in gaining acceptance into the program. Working outside of the rigorous 28-month program was not possible. I was an older RN with over 16 years of experience in healthcare. I knew I was not a typical student for the rigorous program. I was a single mother of 2 girls and a recently diagnosed Type 1 diabetic. This was not only atypical of Nurse Anesthetist students currently admitted to the schools in Minnesota but across the country. To prepare myself I took a chemistry class at Metropolitan State University on St. Paul and a Nurse Anesthesia preparation class online through Barry University which confirmed my readiness and prepared me for the endeavor I was pursuing. The personal interview is a major determining factor in being excepted into the program. My GPA was over the minimum required but was not in the top 75% of the admitted students for the previous classes. After 3 weeks of waiting, I was notified I had been accepted. I was given a chance to change my life course as well as my daughter's life course. I had applied to all 4 schools in Minnesota and had not got any interest and I was overjoyed that St. Mary's was willing to give me this opportunity. When I was admitted I began the financial aid process and realize my ex-husband defaulted on a student loan I co-signed on 5 years prior. I saw my dream disappearing as I could not work during the program and did not see a way to pay for the $400/credit 28 month program. St. Mary's helped me secure private loans and explore scholarships to help me met my need. I met the admittance criteria but was far from the typical accepted applicant. I began school in May 2005 and successfully graduated in August of 2007. I was the first African American student admitted to St. Mary's Anesthesia program in at least the previous 5 years, maybe more. I have been the only African American female Certified Nurse Anesthetist at my place of employment for over 11 years. I am a member of the Minnesota Association of Nurse Anesthetist Diversity Committee. I have volunteered for the past 7 years to help mentor high school students through Progressive Baptist Church annual Historic Black College tour which takes 50-100 Minneapolis/St.Paul high schools to various HBCUs throughout the country. This all began with the chance the Dean,  CRNA, DNP, and St. the Mary's University of Minneapolis gave me in 2004. This is another reason I am now seeking to complete my Doctoral of Nursing Practice (DNP) at the University of Minnesota."
Alyssa Jasmine Rey
  • Reviewed: 3/8/2017
  • Degree: Fitness Trainer
"St. Mary's University in San Antonio provided a lot of great connections and opportunity within my undergraduate experience. The professors, staff, and students were all very helpful and always willing to help no matter the circumstance. Everyone came together as a family to help the community around San Antonio during different community service projects. There at the university you were always surrounded by different diversity and religious culture. Always learning about others culture and being open to new ideas of others and their morality. Truly an very amazing school for others to be well known as an individual and to learn through others who are willing to help and motivate you through the entire way."
Jorge Diaz
  • Reviewed: 2/26/2017
  • Degree: Exercise Science
"I have had the opportunity of pursuing a holistic education at St. Mary's University. My studies not only included what I was interested in but in how I can use my passion to play an active role in my community's well being. Attending an institution that is nationally recognized for its civic engagement and social action has reaffirmed my purpose for serving others."
Rachel Hoopman
  • Reviewed: 2/10/2017
  • Degree: Education
"St. Mary's Ma Ed program is amazing. I was able to get my Master's degree and still work full time. The curriculum was relevant to my every day work life and helped me make my classroom a better place for my students to learn. I highly recommend their program to any teachers looking for their Master's in Education!"
  • Reviewed: 1/24/2017
  • Degree: Healthcare Administration
"I attended the Minneapolis School of Anesthesia. A subsidiary of St. Mary's. I only walked for graduation on campus otherwise all of my time was spent in St. Louis Park, MN at the MSa campus."
  • Reviewed: 7/8/2016
  • Degree: Political Science
"St. Mary's is a small liberal arts school in San Antonio, Texas. It is not located in the best part of San Antonio but the academics are strong. The campus just got a facelift with new facilities including a brand new soccer and baseball stadium. I had a great learning experience at St. Mary's and would recommend it to any student looking for a small school experience."
Jessica Jewell-Elliott
  • Reviewed: 3/30/2016
  • Degree: Marriage & Family Therapy
"St. Mary's has a diverse student population and seeks to teach cultural competency in regards to treatment in Marriage and Family Therapy. The professors provide a very well-rounded view on all topics and allow us to develop professionally while in class."
Jasmine Garcia
  • Reviewed: 11/4/2014
  • Degree: Communications
"The University has a special place in my heart. The University creates leadership through a Marianist approach. The Communications graduate program has the potential for growth. The relationships built at the University offers networking opportunities that could be a value after graduating. I am anxious to see how the University will improve the Communications program to be at the level of all other graduate programs on campus."
Kathleen Murray
  • Reviewed: 8/19/2014
  • Degree: Law
"Overall St. Mary's is a rather good school for Law but I would like to see the surrounding area improve and some updates to the campus."
Joshua Jackson
  • Reviewed: 7/19/2014
  • Degree: MBA
"This is a very reasonably priced MBA program for someone who already has a job and is looking to make that next leap ahead in there company."
Jan Hintze
  • Reviewed: 10/9/2013
  • Degree: Counseling
"St. Mary's is a great graduate school. All of the instructors are also practitioners, which brings real life expertise into the classroom. They also understand the need to balance work, family, and school. The cons include the location of the school. It is in a very volatile section of the city. The school compensates with security guards posted at the entrances."
Tim Aplin
  • Reviewed: 8/6/2013
  • Degree: Social Sciences
"I've enjoyed going to a small private school coming from a big state university. The only problem is it's a small school so probably doesn't get the recognition it deserves, but makes up with the classes. I've felt the professors take a real interest in what you learn and make sure you work your best to get that 'A' and learn. A much different setting than Texas State."
Ariel S.
  • Reviewed: 6/3/2013
  • Degree: Counseling
"SMU is a great choice for grad school. It's affordable, in a great location and has a quality emphasis on education. Professors are practicing individuals withing their field, and they know what they are talking about!"
melinda morales
  • Reviewed: 6/2/2013
  • Degree: Counseling
"The graduate school I am attending is by far outstanding academically; however, it is expensive and at times it becomes hard to take classes when I do not have the funds."
Paul Riser
  • Reviewed: 12/2/2012
  • Degree: Communications
"The graduate program in English Language and Literature at St. Mary's is challenging in its workload for a full time working professional. The reading for each class is intense. I am taking two courses (six hours of credit), as suggested by my adviser, and feel that reading a book each week for both courses is a bit much. Nonetheless, the professors are accessible and easy to talk to. I will definitely feel a sense of accomplishment at the end of this program. I learn each time class meets, and this is the biggest "pro" of all. Despite the long hours, the tears, and the trek across town from where I live, St. Mary's has a top-notch graduate program."
Anna Wong
  • Reviewed: 10/28/2012
  • Degree: Marriage & Family Therapy
"St. Mary's MFT Program is an accredited program and the professors are all really great. The community is great as well."