University of Mary

Students in the University Center


Strengthen your faith.
Find your community.

Receive an education for the whole of life.

The University of Mary is a private, Christian, Catholic, Benedictine university that welcomes students of all faiths and backgrounds. Our work is to help students like you to live fully, to live well, so that you are not just existing, but really living; not just surviving, but thriving. And that’s a whole different thing. We offer an education for the whole of life, and that makes a huge difference. You’ll strengthen your faith and find your community without having to choose between an authentic, Catholic education and affordability.



Ben Helget
Through fruitful community and the rich sacramental life on campus, I have grown to love Christ more and become more fully the person I ought to be. My time at the university has not only been conducive in forming the mind in knowledge but also in forming the soul to be conformed to Christ.
Benjamin Helget
Class of '21

The Mary Difference

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Community of Faith

We are a Christian, Catholic, and Benedictine community with a rich sacramental life, including daily Mass, Eucharistic Adoration, vocation-based residence halls, Catholic student organizations, worldwide mission trips and pilgrimages, a campus in the heart of Rome, and much, much more. Our University Ministry team has also worked hand-in-hand for more than a decade with FOCUS - the Fellowship of Catholic University Students - as they reach out to our students with the Gospel, leading Bible studies, one-on-one discipleship, and more.

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Catholic Intellectual Tradition

With one of the most extensive Catholic Studies programs in the nation, a robust and integrated liberal arts base, and a stream of great Catholic guest speakers, the Catholic intellectual tradition is not only alive but flourishing at the University of Mary. Our low student-to-faculty ratio will allow you to build relationships with your professors and peers in classes that are more interactive, individualized, and effective.

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Affordable Catholic Education

You can have an affordable private school education. At Mary, 100% of incoming first-year undergraduate students receive scholarships, and Catholic high school graduates receive free room and board.

Students Outside the University Center

Graduate in Less Time with Less Debt

We have a year-round campus, making it possible for you to graduate in less time with less debt. Earn your bachelor’s degree in around two-and-a-half years, and your master’s in four.

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University of Mary for Life

Your education is about much more than a diploma. It’s about becoming the person and professional you are called to be—for Life. At Mary, we offer an education for the whole of life to ensure that students are not only surviving but thriving. Your #LifeatMary is waiting for you!

Innovative Year-Round Campus

YRC is a one-of-a-kind college career option that lets you achieve your bachelor’s degree in 2.6 years and your master’s in four years. Graduate in less time, with less cost, and less debt!

Begin your #LifeatMary

Imagine yourself at the nation's most affordable, serious Catholic university.