Expanding Minds,
Inspiring Hearts. 

Welcome to

St. Mary’s University

Step onto St. Mary’s University campus and discover a faculty dedicated to developing the whole person — mind, body and spirit. As a vibrant academic community, we offer a transformative educational experience that goes beyond traditional learning.

With our strong emphasis on liberal arts and sciences, we provide a well-rounded education that nurtures intellectual growth. But we don’t stop there. At StMU, we believe in fostering holistic development. Engage in our athletic programs, clubs and community service initiatives to strengthen your body and build lifelong connections. Embrace our Catholic Intellectual Tradition, which instills values of compassion, ethics and social responsibility to nurture your spirit. Join our welcoming community and embark on a journey of personal and academic growth. At St. Mary’s University, we are committed to developing your whole self. In fact — 50% of our students are active volunteers on campus and in their community.

With an average class size of 25 students, you can expect a more intimate and engaging learning environment with personalized instruction, active participation and meaningful interactions.

While 82% of our 2019/2020 graduates in the workforce  found full-time employment within 20 months of graduating, all of our graduates leave with a better understanding of the world.

on campus and in community


would recommend St. Mary’s as a great place to go

Our Programs

Explore our diverse range of programs, all designed to prepare you for success in your chosen field. These programs include Arts, Sciences and Education as well as transferrable university courses in 35 academic disciplines.

“I can honestly say that in my time working in schools, I saw repeatedly how members of a hiring committee’s eyes would light up when they saw that a candidate was a St. Mary’s graduate. The reputation of the university, and the quality of its graduates, is well known.”

Randi PalygaBachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Education Alumni

Don’t wait — start your academic journey today with St. Mary’s University.

What’s Happening

Featured News

Introducing Mary’s Festival!

Presented by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Calgary At St. Mary’s we are blessed with a campus that sits on such beautiful land with a beautiful view of Fish Creek

Creating and Empowering Tomorrow’s Leaders – St. Mary’s University’s Launches Educational Leadership Certification

In a world where the role of educators is ever-evolving, St. Mary’s University takes a bold step forward in shaping the leaders of tomorrow. With a profound commitment to excellence

Hands on at Deep Bay – BIOL317 students visit Deep Bay Marine Field Station on Vancouver Island

From February 19 to 24, the Marine Biology Field School (BIOL 317) students visited the Deep Bay Marine Field Station south of Comox-Courtenay, British Columbia (Vancouver Island). St. Mary’s University

Fresh off the Press – Dr. Rita Dirks set to publish new book

In the world of academia, where people come together to share ideas, Dr. Rita Dirks, Associate Professor of English at St. Mary’s University shines brightly as someone who is always

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Upcoming Events

Open House – May 15

St. Mary’s University is hosting an Open House information session on Wednesday, May 15, 2024 where students can speak with professors and learn more about the dynamic programs that will

St. Mary’s University Annual Golf Tournament

Join us for our annual Golf Tournament in support of enhancing the student experience at St. Mary’s. Take on 18 holes of golf surrounded by unmatched views of the majestic

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