Minnesota State University - Moorhead

678 reviews
  1. Moorhead, MN
  2. 4 Year
B-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    B+
  9. Dorms
    B+
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    B-
Minnesota State University - Moorhead is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference
Address
1104 Seventh Avenue South
Moorhead, MN 56563

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
84%
SAT Range
925-1090
ACT Range
20-25
Application Fee
$20
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Neither required nor recommended
Application Website

Cost

Net Price
$14,349/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $11,497/ year
  • $30-48k
    $11,395/ year
  • $49-75k
    $14,521/ year
  • $76-110k
    $17,437/ year
  • $110k+
    $17,918/ year

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
20:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
86%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.58 responses
76%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.51 responses
76%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.51 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
4,727Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
12%
Pell Grant
31%
Varsity Athletes
7%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 15 responses
Report
  • Involved
    40%
  • Balanced
    20%
  • Independent
    20%
  • Artistic
    13%
  • Emotionally and mentally exhausted
    7%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
53%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.47 responses
Poll
57%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.63 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 25 responses
Report
  • Small but efficient
    60%
  • Engaging
    16%
  • Cozy
    8%
  • In a state of change.
    8%
  • Family
    4%
  • Professors; passionate but higher-ups; greedy
    4%

After Minnesota State University - Moorhead

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$37,000/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
42%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
96%
National
83%
89%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.28 responses

Reviews

678 reviews
  • Excellent
    75
  • Very Good
    227
  • Average
    298
  • Poor
    52
  • Terrible
    26
Nice People and Great Professors – Students here are just kind overall, making friends isn't hard. Professors are top notch! Services for minority students are growing, including first nation native american, and lesbian and gay students. Pretty progressive minded, not very conservative. For example, we have multiple pieces of on-campus art and sculptures that contain nudes of both males and females, and the theatre arts program regularly has both male and female full frontal nudity. Very beautiful and realistic. If you are conservative you should go somewhere else, for liberals with open minds it is a great place to be!
  • College Junior
  • Apr 29 2010
Overall, MSUM is a very good school. I started at NDSU and often had huge classes, professors that didn't really care, or were hard to understand as they were foreign. I never dealt with these things at MSUM other than just a couple bigger classes, but it didn't feel as big. Awesome teachers with a lot of one on one time makes it like a private school... for much much less! (*Cough*..Concordia)
The athletic department is a downfall, but if you go to NDSU games & get into that you will be able to experience some of the legit college sports atmosphere. (Tip: take a class or two at NDSU through the tri-college to get a student ID!)
The campus and it's facilities are quality. They are always working on something to keep improving & updating and they've done a good job. It isn't a painfully huge campus to walk across in the cold & if you have a parking permit after freshman year you can park really close most of the time. Also, I never had an issue reading the board in classes or hearing my professors.
The nightlife is decent, if you know the right people. I actually found MSUM to often have crazier parties than NDSU. But it is nice that you can go over to Fargo to experience different people. Also, 18+ nights at clubs around town can be fun. Once you're 21 there are plenty of bars to go out to that are flooded with college kids. Fargo is rated the 2nd highest city in the US for alcohol... for a reason. There isn't a lot to do outside & it's a college city, but there are some art museums/galleries that are fun as well as a good theatre & concert scene. Overall, opportunity is in Fargo/Moorhead in any area, it's up to you to make what you want of it.
  • Recent Alumnus
  • Jan 25 2013
I know housing seems expensive, but it is such a great way to meet friends, be close to campus, and stay involved since you are most likely on campus more. The renovations they are working on are excellent! The housing process is a smooth transaction. You can always go to someone if you are having troubles!
  • College Sophomore
  • 4 months ago