Saint Mary's University of Minnesota Recognized As Top Midwestern Institution

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Saint Mary’s University is pleased to announce it has been included on the Princeton Review’s 2013 list of “Best Midwestern Colleges,” one of only 153 schools to receive this recognition. In addition, the university was named one of the top universities in the Midwest by Forbes in the magazine’s annual college rankings

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Saint Mary’s University is pleased to announce it has been included on the Princeton Review’s 2013 list of “Best Midwestern Colleges,” one of only 153 schools to receive this recognition. In addition, the university was named one of the top universities in the Midwest by Forbes in the magazine’s annual college rankings.

To make the Princeton Review list, Saint Mary’s met the company’s standards for excellence within the region. Institutions were then rated on academics, admissions selectivity, financial aid, campus safety, quality of life and green initiatives. Students also participated in surveys anonymously. In their comments, they specifically mentioned the university’s "tight-knit community that focuses on growing in mind, body, and spirit," classes that are “meaningful and worthwhile,” and “very helpful and knowledgeable” professors who are “truly for the students.” One student rave, "Saint Mary's offers students more than an education; this school gives students a home away from home."

These rankings are especially gratifying as they come during the centennial celebrations of the university’s founding. For 100 years, Saint Mary’s has demonstrated its commitment to a high-quality, innovative and accessible higher education. Most recently that commitment has been illustrated through career-focused online master’s degree programs in Project Management, Human Resource Management and Organizational Leadership. Today, a Saint Mary’s education is available to students around the country and the world, as well as on the go, thanks to the integration of the latest iPad technology into the online learning platform.

The Forbes rankings were based on several criteria important to prospective students: quality of teaching, great career prospects, high graduation rates and low debt levels.

For more information about Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota and their online programs, go to onlineprograms.smumn.edu or call 877-308-9954 to speak to an advisor.

About Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota:
Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota (established in 1912) is a private, Lasallian Catholic institution offering comprehensive undergraduate and graduate programs. About 1,400 students are enrolled in the residential undergraduate College at the Winona campus. Approximately 4,300 students are enrolled in the Schools of Graduate and Professional Programs (SGPP), which offers certificate, bachelor degree completion, master degree and specialist and doctoral programs. The university delivers education to its adult learners through campuses in Minneapolis, Winona and Nairobi, Kenya; centers in Apple Valley, Rochester, Oakdale and Minnetonka; and at numerous other locations in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Jamaica.

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