Saint Mary's University of Minnesota is a four-year, coeducational, residential, liberal arts university in the United States. It was founded in 1912 by Bishop Patrick R. Heffron.

Saint Mary's is accredited by The Higher. Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association.

Ranking Profile:

- U.S. News & World Report has ranked Saint Mary's University of Minnesota in its "Best National Universities" survey for 2012. It is ranked 177th in first tier of the "National Universities" category.

- It is named one of the Best Midwestern Colleges for 2011 by the Princeton Review, a national college guide and ranking program. Other Minnesota schools included on the "Best in the Midwest" list are: Augsburg, Carleton, Gustavus Adolphus, Hamline, Macalester, Minneapolis College of Art and Design, St. Catherine, St. Olaf, St. Scholastica, St. Thomas, University of Minnesota (Twin Cities and Crookston campuses) and Winona State University.

- Forbes.com's 2009 list of "America's Best Colleges" ranks Saint Mary's University as No. 230 out of 600 of "the best public and private colleges and universities - from the student's point of view".

- It is listed in the "Colleges of Distinction" guidebook for excelling in key areas of educational quality.

- Saint Mary's University of Minnesota is the nation's top-ranked college for minorities in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) programs, according to the Forbes report.

* Next: University of Saint Mary (Kansas)

World University Ranking Tables

America - US News & World Report, The Princeton Review, BusinessWeek
Canada - Maclean's, Gourman Report Ranking of Canadian Universities
UK - Sunday Times, Guardian, Times Good University Guide, Daily Telegraph
World - Shanghai Jiao Tong ARWU Rankings, Webometrics, Newsweek
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