Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota (SMU)

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SMU can be found in Winona, MN, a nonprofit private college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. Nearly six thousand students are enrolled at SMU.

Students can report either the SAT Exam or ACT scores at Saint Mary's University of Minnesota. A score within the range of 920 to 1140 on the SAT exam, or 20 to 26 on the ACT exam is among the 25th - 75th percentile range among accepted students. Based on sampled GPA data collected and applied, it is estimated that the Saint Mary's University of Minnesota (SMU) average GPA range for accepted students is around 3.06 - 3.38. Saint Mary's University of Minnesota accepts around 70 percent of applicants per year. Of those that are admitted, roughly 27 percent of students continue on to register and enroll. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Saint Mary's University of Minnesota (SMU) Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for Saint Mary's University of Minnesota was reported as 74.9% in Fall 2013 with over 1,550 applications submitted to this school. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • SMU ACT Scores: 20 - 26
  • SMU Average GPA: 3.06 - 3.38

How Hard Is It to Get into Saint Mary's University of Minnesota?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

The applicant selectivity of Saint Mary's University of Minnesota is about average, as determined by collecting standardized test scores e.g. ACT/SAT and high school average GPA ranges of students who were granted admissions from previous years.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Saint Mary's University of Minnesota has been slowly getting higher over the past years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 72.4%
  • 2010-2011: 71.4%
  • 2011-2012: 71.9%
  • 2012-2013: 79.0%
  • 2013-2014: 74.9%
  • Projected SMU Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 74.9%

How Does Saint Mary's University of Minnesota (SMU) Compare?

This School
National Avg

The acceptance rate for Saint Mary's University of Minnesota is thirty-five percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Winona State University60.8%
Viterbo University70.6%
Luther College72.1%
University of Wisconsin-Stout89.3%
University of Wisconsin-River Falls86.6%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Recommended
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Recommended
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2013)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Saint Mary's University of Minnesota (SMU) (Fall 2013)

ACT®Score Range
English19 - 25
Math19 - 25
Composite Score20 - 26
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