Mankato, MN
Tuition (in-state)
$15,010 ($7,531)
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Reviews 678 total reviews with an average rating of 3.4

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4 College Junior

Guys & Girls: It is very easy to talk to. There are a lot of food looking girls that are also very friendly. And there are no bullies.

College Junior

Nightlife: I don't not go out to parties or to bars, so I would not be able to say what the nightlife is like.

4 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: It is very easy for people to get out and interact with others in many different areas.

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: Mankato's campus is very safe, and there has been only one incident that involved police.

4 College Junior

Transportation: I use the bus to get to school every day.

3 College Junior

Greek Life: I don't not have any affiliation with the Greek life, and don't plan on joining it.

5 College Junior

Computers: I have my own laptop for programming. However the school provides students with laptops if they apply for one. Also the computer labs are easily accessible, and open to every student.

3 College Junior

Weather: The only time weather affects my time at Mankato is in the winter when I have to travel to and from campus.

4 College Junior

Scholarships: I received my money for tuition and other expenses not to long after applying and filling out the fafsa forms.

3 College Junior

Diversity: The students are very diverse in many ways, but I don't take part in any of these affiliations.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Most of the restaurants are located in a single area, so they are very easy to get to.

4 College Junior

Drug Safety: I have not encountered any issues while attending.

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: So far I have enjoyed Mankato, but coming from Wisconsin I kind of wish I would have chose to go to a wisconsin school because I would get more grants, and I enjoy the people more.

3 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: I really enjoy going to 7 mile creek, and the shopping mall can be a time consumer but there isn't many good shops in there

2 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: All of the food is extremely unhealthy. Only a couple of places have limited choices for healthy food.

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: It's okay, it could be a lot worse. Although there is a really bad drug going around Mankato right now that they believe is a synthetic LSD

3 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: There are only a select few people that I actually hang out with at the school. It's almost like everyone is the same and rude most of the time, and they care too much about what people think about them.

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3 College Freshman

Athletics: Our athletic teams are overall pretty good, but there isn't very much school spirit with the athletics as I wish there was

3 College Freshman

Transportation: Doesn't go many place downtown

2 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Bust too many innocent people who are just having a good time in college, don't spend as much time on actual crimes as they should be.

3 College Freshman

Diversity: It is diverse but not as diverse as other minnesota schools

3 College Freshman

Nightlife: I don't like the people at the parties and they're too crowded

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The dorms are really nice and convenient

4 College Student

Academics: To be in the communications major is great. There are so many opportunities for scholarships and jobs. The workload is moderate, you can hold a job outside of school if need be. Facilities are decent but relatively new which is nice, you never have to worry about having a creaky desk or an old computer.

4 College Student

Nightlife: Lots of places to go out on the weekends including a number of bars in downtown Mankato. Underage nightlife typically includes visits to college town.


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Britt Johnson
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MSU is definitely a school to look into if you want academics mixed with the typical college experience. Many students say they would choose to come here all over again if they had to make the decision again. The professors here love their subjects and are really understanding about any problems that may come up. The social scene is unimaginable, with something to do around every corner. The size of the campus is perfect for anyone from a small school because it allows you to be a person instead of a just a number.

MSU is known as a party school, but that's not necessarily the true reality. MSU doesn’t have bigger drinking issues than any other school, but the local residents and police call more attention to it than other places. Either way, this should not influence your decision about coming to Minnesota State. Overall, this University is a great place for everyone, the people and professors are extremely nice, and the experiences that students gain here are unforgettable. Any future Maverick will be welcomed with open arms!

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