Moorhead, MN
Tuition (in-state)
$6,898 ($7,834)
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Minnesota State University
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Reviews 534 total reviews with an average rating of 3.3

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3 College Freshman

Transportation: have car so don't use much

3 College Freshman

Weather: has seasons but have lived in this type of weather my whole life. So I enjoy it.

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: There are a ton of fast food options within a couple of blocks from campus that are open fairly late.

3 College Junior

Academics: The LASC classes are probably the worst, you just have to look for classes that don't sound too awful. Major classes for Psychology and Criminal Justice are awesome. The Criminal Justice professors are mostly laid back a bit more but require you to do your work.

3 College Junior

Scholarships: Just pay attention to scholarships that are being offered and apply for them. Otherwise financial aid was a breeze.

4 College Junior

Computers: You can almost always find a computer lab and be able to use the computers but with classes being in session they might be used for labs. The wireless internet works mostly all the time but there are a few times throughout the year that it might be done.

3 College Junior

Transportation: The area isn't a major city so the public transportation is a bit lacking. It might take you an hour to get to Walmart when it would only be a fifteen minute drive, but you can still use the transportation for free as a student.

4 College Junior

Drug Safety: Most students partake in drinking if anything, and there isn't a huge drug scene. If any drugs it would mostly be just marijuana.

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: They're present but not to overbearing. Willing to help students, especially in the winter when they go out and jump cars for free. If you feel unsafe, the campus has emergency phones and you can get an escort if you just call them.

3 College Student

Off-Campus Dining: Very little need is there for off campus restaurants thanks to Kise Commons but the off campus restaurants are okay offer sensible student discounts

5 College Student

Campus Housing: Ballard Hall, the dorm I live in is at most a 5 minute walk from basically everywhere on campus. This is really convenient because it means that I can wake up 10 minutes before class and still be able to make it in time for class. One thing I dislike about the housing are the quiet hours which I think start too early. It's also much more expensive to live on campus but amenities like water, electricity and internet are provided.

4 College Student

Athletics: The athletics at my school are great. Students participate actively in sports events like varsity sports and intra-murals the equipment in the sport buildings meet the demands or the student athletes.

3 College Student

Greek Life: The Greek life is basically non-existent. There is only about 2 sororities and 1 fraternities and they hardly organize any important social events or parties.

4 College Student

Majors: I didn't have problems getting into my major or applying to the school. One of the most important criteria the school took into consideration were my SAT, TOEFL and high school transcripts. I would advice applicants to endeavor to score as high as they can on standardized test and have good grades on parts of their high school transcripts related to their intended major to avoid any admission hassles.

5 College Student

Majors: I've always loved working with computers and studying computer science only makes studying more fun for me. I like the program because the professors make learning easy and they slow down to the pace of every student.

3 College Student

Transportation: Campus shuttles are hardly available to students unless when going on school trips so we are forced to ride the bus, but then the bus is free so it's okay, it just takes more time.

1 College Student

Weather: The weather is tremendously cold in the winter and scorching in the summer. The weather also changes very often and without warning.

3 College Student

Academics: The school curriculum is okay. I'm a computer science major and thanks to my very good professors, I can say I'm getting the hang of programming. The workload is a little bit intense for me because I have classes that start very early in the day and I'm offering some writing intensive courses that seem to take time away from my major courses.

3 College Student

Nightlife: MSUM and Moorhead in general has a very calm nightlife. There's hardly any drunk driving, or underage drinking that goes on.

College Student

Scholarships: I did not apply for financial aid so I wouldn't know how the process goes

College Student

Drug Safety: Drugs are barely used by students and even when they do, they do so in secret. There's little or no pressure on students to partake in drugs abuse.

5 College Student

Diversity: MSUM is a very diverse campus with students from all over the world co-existing peacefully and striving for a common goal.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: I'm currently majoring in Computer Science Information Systems and I've had a pretty good experience with the staff of this program. I want to start off with my advisor, he has been really helpful finding classes each semester and giving me a roadmap of what I have to take and in which order. Something difficult I encountered was one bad teacher who has since been let go from the school but other then having a tough time making it through this one class I have had nothing but good experience from this program. There isn't any special admission process whoever is joining simply needs to have a strong interest in computer systems. I think MSUM has a good computer science program and would recommend it to anyone looking for a good school to attend for computer science.

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4 College Sophomore

Majors: The computer science program is very intuitive from what I've experienced so far. It starts off with programming classes but they aren't necessarily classes that are to learn a programming language but more to develop your logic processing skills which is something you clearly need for a career in this field. The workload isn't too overbearing especially when crossing over with other classes and other obligations. Essentially the class is given a single programming assignment and then it's due by the end of the week giving ample time to ask questions or figure out what needs to be done. There are many job opportunities in this field and that is very evident by the amount of forwarded emails I receive from the head of the department. To elaborate the head of the department forwards any emails or letters he receives from potential employers. There are probably at least ten internship opportunities sent to my school email every month so there is always something once I become more adept in the field. There are many opportunities in this field and they just seem to keep coming.

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4 College Sophomore

Athletics: At MSUM sports are not really emphasized in the way that they may be at other schools. I actually appreciate this of my school. It makes me feel like the school wants its students to succeed academically before they get too involved in athletics. Personally I'm not a huge sports fan I like baseball and hockey but I don't play any sports. Personally for me I want to get my academics done before doing sports or athletics. I use our wellness center on campus to stay fit and healthy and they are nice facilities but if I happen to get busy I skip working out at the gym so I can get my assignments and work done. Overall I think we have good facilities that are easy to use for both athletes and for non-athletic students.

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MSUM is focused on academics. Countless former students have reported being happy they chose this college, but there are always ways to make a good experience better. Just like anything in life, college is what one puts into it. The more students become involved and study, the more they take out of it. As long as a student doesn’t become trapped in the tendency to go out and party or not do their homework, then they’ll be fine. There are many different ways to become active. Most students who have joined clubs and organizations and have become active have reported that it has made their college experience much better.

Fargo-Moorhead is a fun community with many events going on. Fargo alone has over 40 parks so students can always go and take a walk along the river, play catch at any of the parks, or gawk at the sunbathers. The main problem with Fargo-Moorhead is the weather. The winters are brutal, and summers are too short. However, the University does a great job of keeping students warm and entertained during the long winter months.

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