University of Saint Mary

Location Leavenworth
Established 1923
Famous For Specialisation in health care education


The University of Saint Mary is a private Catholic university located in Leavenworth, Kansas. It was established in 1923 as Saint Mary College and was sponsored by the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth. Though it was originally an educational institution for women, it is now co-educational and is an esteemed liberal arts university. 

The university offers 30 bachelor's degree programs along with six master's degree programs and three doctoral degrees. It has a full-time faculty of 31, who teach the various programs in the fields of business, education, healthcare, liberal arts, mathematics, natural sciences and information technology, among others.

Services for International Students

The Keleher Learning Commons is the division at the university which serves as the centre of student success. Through KLC, the university helps in creating a plan for the students by which they can reach their highest academic potential and overall success through coaching, mock interviewing, or workshops. There are other counselling and health-related facilities also available for the students.


  • 98th in the Regional Universities Midwest by the US News National Universities Rankings 
  • 43rd in the Top Performers on Social Mobility category in the US News National Universities Rankings 
  • Named by The Princeton Review as Best Midwestern College every year since 2005


The university provides housing through Maria Hall and Berkel Hall. Maria Hall has suite-style living options with double-occupancy rooms that have twin XL beds, chairs, desks, large closets and dressers. The Berkel Hall is a suite-style residence hall with two-bedroom and four-bedroom suite rooms that are fully furnished. 

About Location

Leavenworth is the county seat and the largest city in Leavenworth County, Kansas. The city is a good option for students who are looking for a quieter and more affordable place to study, as the cost of living is low compared to the major cities in the country. There are various outdoor recreation areas and cultural attractions that can be enjoyed by the students in their free time. 

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