Rooted in the Catholic traditions of St. Vincent de Paul, the University of Saint Mary honors our core university values of community, justice, respect, and excellence and encourages curiosity and conversation, servant-leadership, and exploration, while a spirit of gratitude lives in everything we do. USM is an esteemed applied liberal art Catholic university with more than 30 undergraduate programs, graduate programs, three doctoral programs, and an ever-growing focus on health care education. Classes are offered on campuses in Leavenworth and Overland Park, and in several formats: traditional, evening-accelerated, and online.
Students benefit from small classes, providing true one-on-one attention from expert instructors—taught by professors, not teaching assistants. The Princeton Review has repeatedly named the University of Saint Mary a Princeton Review Best Midwestern College* every year since 2005—a distinction based on meeting lofty standards of academic excellence and feedback from students, parents, educators, and Princeton Review staff.