Moorhead, MN
Tuition (in-state)
$6,898 ($7,834)
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Minnesota State University
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5 College Junior

Diversity: There are groups for LGBT, and many different ethnicities on campus. I think they do a good job of helping everyone find a group to support them and understand these individuals.

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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.

3 College Sophomore

Diversity: We have a huge range of people for a small college

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4 College Freshman

Diversity: There is a lot of diversity here at MSUM which is a great thing in my opinion

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4 College Freshman

Diversity: Campus has a lot of diversity and is very accepting of everyone. It's easy to find a place to fit in, and as far as I have seen there's a lot of support and acceptance.

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  • 288th
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  • 805th
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  • 1106th
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Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Andrew Jason
Puposky, MN
Mass Communications with an emphasis in online journalism and spanish minor
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MSUM has a fairly large population of international students. However, the fact remains that most students at MSUM come from small, predominately white towns. This results in a small percentage of MSUM students being narrow-minded when it comes to minorities.

MSUM offers several different organizations and clubs that deal with diversity to help combat ignorance, though, and the ignorant students are certainly in the minority at MSUM. Students from all backgrounds are generally welcomed with open arms by everyone.

Facts & Statistics

African American
Native American
Historically Black College/University?
Tribal College?
Out-of-State Students
Common States of Residence
  • California
  • Illinois
  • North Dakota
  • South Dakota
  • Wisconsin
Student Age Breakdown
Under 18: 1%
18-19: 32%
20-21: 31%
22-24: 24%
25+: 12%
Female Faculty
Male Faculty
Faculty Diversity
African American: 2%
Asian American: 3%
Hispanic: 1%
International: 9%
Native American: 1%
White: 84%
Unknown: 0%
Gay Pride
GLBT has a very active presence on campus. There are many different organizations that exist to provide entertainment, outings, workshops, and lectures to the GLBT population. The Gay-Straight Alliance is very active.
Political Activity
MSUM is a liberal arts college, so the majority of the student body tends to lean to the left. There is a very active College Republicans organization though. The College Democrats and College Republicans often bring in speakers and presenters to talk about the issues of the day. They also encourage voting in local elections by offering rides to the voting station and having candidates come to speak.
Economic Status
There are students from every walk of life at MSUM. Some students' parents are paying for their educations, while other students are working two jobs to get through college. Not many scholarships are offered at MSUM, but some students have received them. The only thing that's certain is that people from every class get along and become friends.
Most Common Religions
Being in the heart of the Midwest, the most common religion is Christianity. There are many different organizations that celebrate it. With that being said, MSUM is pretty open to other religions too, and all religions are free to start their own organizations and practice their faith on campus.
Minority Clubs on Campus
There are many clubs dedicated just to minorities. Essentially all ethnicities, sexes, religions, and sexual preferences are covered. Most regions represented by international students have their own clubs, such as the Japan Club or Organizacion Latina America.

Student Polls

How would you best describe your personal political beliefs?    Based on 30 responses

  • 3% Libertarian
  • 20% Not sure
  • 3% Very conservative
  • 17% Conservative
  • 20% Moderate
  • 30% Liberal
  • 7% Progressive/very liberal

How would you best describe the political beliefs of campus as a whole?    Based on 30 responses

  • 0% Libertarian
  • 0% Very conservative
  • 7% Conservative
  • 20% Moderate
  • 20% Not sure
  • 50% Liberal
  • 3% Progressive/very liberal

How diverse is the student body in the following areas?    Based on 31 responses

Totally homogenous
Extremely diverse
  • Economic status
  • Ethnic heritage
  • National origin (international students)
  • Political affiliation
  • Religious background
  • Sexual orientation

How diverse is your personal circle of friends in the following areas?    Based on 31 responses

Totally homogenous
Extremely diverse
  • Economic status
  • Ethnic heritage
  • National origin (international students)
  • Political affiliation
  • Religious background
  • Sexual orientation

How accepting is the campus community as a whole toward someone who falls into the minority (ethnic, sexual, or religious)?    Based on 31 responses

  • 0% It's hard to be a minority here.
  • 6% The campus is split on its acceptance-not all minority groups are as accepted as others.
  • 32% Most students are accepting, except for a few rare cases of intolerance.
  • 61% Very accepting.
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