The Mary Difference
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.
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.
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.
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.