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

Facilities: The facilities such a the gym on campus is great, and there's are various hangout spots and places to eat, however I wish there were more cooler spots to hangout. The main lounge in the CMU is not very comforting, even though the facilities around it such as the dragon compass and subs and sweets are places to buy food. The library on campus is amazing, it's new and modern and a great place to have group studies. There are lots of event on campus but I attended most during my freshman year.

3 College Junior

Facilities: There isn't anything that special about my school. It's a small campus so you get to know lots of people, and they tend to be pretty friendly. There isn't a lot of diversity on campus compared to where I came from, but for a small town there is. My favorite things about MSUM is it's teaching program. There is a lot of built in practicums for gaining experience in the teaching field which some universities lack.

4 College Sophomore

Facilities: Our student center has a lot of space to study and recreational rooms which have pool tables and ping pong tables

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4 College Sophomore

Facilities: Housing and academic buildings are separated which is nice when living on campus

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3 College Freshman

Facilities: again, there really isn't much to do on campus or in the surrounding town. Homecoming was the only week that a lot of partially enjoyable activities were offered.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 265th
    Best Performance Venues
  • 976th
    Greenest Campuses
  • 1045th
    Best Library
  • 1070th
    Best Athletic Facilities
  • 1116th
    Best Student Centers

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 is going through a period of renovation. Everywhere construction is happening. This construction causes frustration right now, but it will pay off in the long run. Lommen Hall, the education and criminal justice building, is undergoing an extensive renovation, while the library is currently undergoing work too. There are also plans to completely redo the dorms over the next couple of years.

The Wellness Center was recently built, bringing in brand new equipment and an indoor track. Nemzek Hall, the athletic center, is becoming fairly old but still offers plenty to do with the pool, racquetball courts, intramural sports, and tennis courts for when it's nice enough to play outside. The Union is also relatively old, but it still offers plenty of activites. Six pool tables and two Ping-Pong tables await people that want to play, either in leagues or just for fun. You can spend a lot of quarters on all the arcade games, play some board games, do homework in the computer lab, or even rent camping supplies from the Recreational Outing Center.

Facts & Statistics

Service & Maintenance Staff
Campus Size
140 acres
Student Centers
Comstock Memorial Union
Campus Library?
Main Libraries
Livingston Lord Library
Popular Places to Chill
  • CafĂ© Connection
  • Comstock Memorial Union
  • Kise Cafeteria
  • The Mall (grassy area in between buildings)
Bar on Campus
There are no bars on campus because MSUM is a dry campus.
Bowling on Campus
There is no bowling on campus, but there are several places to go bowling in the area.
Coffeehouse on Campus
Two coffeehouses are on campus but are operated through MSUM. Starbucks coffee is served at both places.
Movie Theater on Campus
MSUM does not have a movie theater on campus, but occasionally the film department shows student-made films in Weld Hall.
"Green" Initiatives
A new group called the Network for Environmentally Educated Dragons (NEED) is committed to making MSUM a cleaner campus. NEED does this by holding special events, putting in recycling centers, and creating greater public knowledge.
School Slang
  • The Advocate: The student-run newspaper
  • CA: The Center for Arts, where the music, art, and theater departments are located
  • CMU: Comstock Memorial Union, the main student center on campus
  • MC: Maclean Hall, the building in which the languages department, history department, and the bookstore are located
  • ROC: The Recreation Outing Center, the area in the CMU where students can play pool, Ping-Pong, arcade games, work on computers, or rent camping equipment
  • Burning of the M: For homecoming each year MSUM burns a giant M in the practice football field.
  • Comedian at freshman orientation: Every year MSUM brings in a comedian to entertain the new freshmen and any other student who wants to come watch and laugh.
  • Dragons After Dark: One Friday a month MSUM puts on an event that thousands of students attend to win the prizes, eat the food and play the games.
Urban Legends
  • Fifty years ago, a janitor was cleaning the stage in Weld Hall and dancing when he fell down the stairs, broke his neck, and died. He can reportedly still be seen dancing on the stage at nights.
  • Fraternities are banned from MSUM, but there is supposedly one called the Order of the Owls operating secretly.
Favorite Things To Do
Students often spend their weekdays in the books. This doesn't stop students from attending any of the events put on by one of the organizations. On the weekends MSUM offers many activities that students go to. Dragons After Dark is a very popular activity that attract many students. Sporting events also take place many times a week. These aren't well attended, but the school is offering more incentives for students to go.
Student Organizations Web Site
Student Newspaper
The Advocate
Clubs and Organizations on Campus
MSUM has an organization for every student. Nearly every interest is covered, and if yours isn't, it's very easy to start your own organization. A person can go to an Anime club meeting one night and to a College Republicans meeting the next.
Some of the more popular organizations are Brookdale Campus Ministries, Campus Crusade for Christ, Colleges Against Cancer, Nemzek Noise, the Gay Straight Alliance, the International Student Organization, and Students Today Leaders Forever.
Student Activities Offered
  • Campus ministries
  • Choral groups
  • Concert band
  • Dance
  • Drama/theater
  • International student organizations
  • Jazz band
  • Literary magazine
  • Model UN
  • Music ensembles
  • Musical theater
  • Radio station
  • Student government
  • Student newspaper
  • Student-run film society
  • Symphony orchestra
  • Television station
Air Force ROTC: Yes
Navy ROTC: No
Army ROTC: Yes

Student Polls

Rate the campus facilities in the following areas    Based on 35 responses

Very poor
  • Athletics/recreation
  • Classrooms
  • Computer labs
  • Dining
  • General aesthetics/architecture of campus
  • "Green" buildings/initiatives
  • Housing
  • Lawns/green space
  • Library
  • Modernity of facilities
  • Performing arts
  • Science/research labs
  • Student center
  • Study spots
  • Visual arts (work spaces, galleries)

How would you describe the student center/union?    Based on 50 responses

  • 6% The student center is in need of a major renovation.
  • 24% The student center serves its purpose but is not a popular hangout.
  • 40% The student center is great but isn't central to student life.
  • 30% The student center is state-of-the-art and the hub of student life.

What is your overall opinion of your school and the campus community?    Based on 37 responses

  • 3% I hate my school and have no school spirit.
  • 14% The school community is okay-we're all just here for an education, nothing more.
  • 62% I like mostly everything about my school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 22% I love everything about my school and have a lot of campus pride.


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