Location
Mankato, MN
Undergrads
11,494
Tuition (in-state)
$15,010 ($7,531)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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Reviews 727 total reviews with an average rating of 3.4

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4 College Sophomore

Facilities: We have the herd, transportation that's free for students, and its easy to make friends in the first few days of living on or off campus.

5 College Sophomore

Facilities: There are tutoring centers, a big library, and a free athletic center for students and staff. I miss it so much and can't wait to go back for my sophomore semesters.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Dorms could be bigger and all could have heat/ac in them but when you make friends you can spend time in their warm/cool rooms instead.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: The most strict things on campus is underage and on campus drinking, then its parking violations that will shrink your wallet very fast from tickets.

5 College Sophomore

Athletics: There is a group called the herd, which is a student run group to get other students to go to certain sporting events to support the teams. Many of our sports are very good in conference and in the nation.

5 College Sophomore

Scholarships: I got the aid I need to attend and the whole process went very smoothly for me, but some friends had some hang ups along the way and some had to leave because they couldn't get the aid they needed.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I feel safe on campus most of the time but there are some drug related problems that happen on campus but not those are rare to happen. Security does it job very well and enforce the laws all the time.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: There are many options for living off campus from apartments, to rooms for rent, and frat houses. One drawback from living off campus is that you have to drive or bike, or take the bus to get to campus. Most of the off campus housing is affordable for all.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greeks live off campus in houses unless there isn't enough rooms then they live in dorms, apartments, or somewhere else. Greeks treat non-Greeks in that they are the same but that they can party more then non-Greeks.

5 College Sophomore

Majors: I'm hoping to have an internship in the near future. I have seen what internships have gotten former major graduates in there careers and I want to do the same.

5 College Sophomore

Majors: I really like the program that is offered at Mankato. It is the best program you can get. I'm an hoping with the degree that I get I can go work for an aftermarket company or work for an upcoming car maker.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I enjoyed the school year some much that I was disappointed to leave. With all the new friends I meet I just didn't want to leave. I miss being a part of the herd and watching all the sporting events that we had.

5 College Sophomore

Academics: The academics at my school is the best there is coming from intelligent professors. There's nothing better then having a professor get the whole class involved in learning a subject each day. The workload that is given isn't to heavy but there is always help on campus that makes understanding everything better.

5 College Sophomore

Academics: There's only two universities that offer my major of automotive engineering technician. That makes some classes I take really unique on campus and they are all very interesting learning about many things you can't learn on giant campuses around the country. It's not just reading a textbook but you get hands one experience that increases

College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: I have not looked into off-campus housing. However, many friends have said that living off-campus was much cheaper than living in the dorms.

3 College Sophomore

Majors: Admission into MSU, Mankato was not difficult. For me, deciding a major was not difficult because I knew what I wanted to major in. To put it simply, admission is easy.

3 College Sophomore

Majors: It feels exactly like high school. There were loads of reading and assignments to do, but i was not overloaded with it. I just started here and MSU Mankato, so I have not opened up to the variety of opportunities because I wanted to adjust to the environment first. In other words, I think the program at MSU, Mankato was fair. Not to easy, not to difficult.

College Sophomore

Greek Life: I do not know much about the University Greek Life, because I am not involved with the group.

3 College Sophomore

Diversity: There are many students in MSU, Mankato, however I feel as if the University is not a whole. There are still cliques between the minorities and majorities. For example, in most organizations there were not many diverse students. In honor organizations, majority of the students were Caucasians. It could be the case that these students achieved better grades but if the organization board members interacted more towards the minorities, then the minority students would probably become more involved.

3 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: The local atmosphere in Minnesota State University Mankato was lovely. The campus was not to big nor too small. I loved the shopping area ten minutes away from campus with the easy access of bus transportation provided by the college. There were many cultural events that happened on campus during my freshman year. It was very fun and many students seemed to enjoyed. However, there has been a couple violent acts that occurred on and around campus. According to students who attended at MSU, Mankato, it was not the first time that violent or dangerous events had occurred. The cost of tuition and residency, in my opinion, did not me by expectations. Despise the negatives reasons, living MSU, Mankato was a different experienced and I enjoyed my stay there.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: greeks hang out in rooms. They never venture out. extroverts. Greek life is oviously here in the USA. I see greek students always hanging together. They appear to be smart.

3 College Freshman

Weather: There is little impact the local weather has on my campus experience.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There is a few low cost options near campus, but many are hard to access if one does not have a car or vehicle.

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I enjoy being able to meet a wide diversity of people. Also, I like the convenience of the location of the campus that is near a variety of stores, and restaurants. It is a good school if you prefer a university that is smaller but still gives you the sense of freedom and privileges that most universities have.

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Drug scene is definitely present but it is not so noticeable if you don't partake in it. Peer pressure is very minimal when it comes to drug usage.

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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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