Minnesota State University

953 reviews
  1. Mankato, MN
  2. 4 Year
B-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    C+
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    A-
  7. Professors
    C
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    C+
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    C+
Minnesota State University is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference
Address
South Rd and Ellis Ave
Mankato, MN 56001
Website

Minnesota State University Rankings

Niche ranks over 1,000 colleges based on more than 50 statistics and nearly 12 million opinions from college students.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
67%
SAT Range
Data not available
ACT Range
19-24
Application Fee
$20
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Neither required nor recommended

Cost

Net Price
$12,464/ 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
    $9,806/ year
  • $30-48k
    $10,373/ year
  • $49-75k
    $13,491/ year
  • $76-110k
    $16,431/ year
  • $110k+
    $17,020/ year

Academics

Professors
C
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
23:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
82%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.45 responses
61%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.44 responses
70%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.44 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
11,186Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
8%
Pell Grant
32%
Varsity Athletes
4%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 24 responses
Report
  • Everyone is very nice
    50%
  • A recent high school graduate
    25%
  • Everyone is so different
    8%
  • Quiet
    8%
  • Outgoing
    4%
  • Rich minnesotans
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
60%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.65 responses
Poll
64%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.76 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 26 responses
Report
  • Efficient
    46%
  • AMAZING
    23%
  • Decent
    23%
  • Lowkey
    8%

After Minnesota State University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$42,700/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
50%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
95%
National
83%
83%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.24 responses

Reviews

953 reviews
  • Excellent
    100
  • Very Good
    379
  • Average
    391
  • Poor
    63
  • Terrible
    20
My university allows so many opportunities for success. I am involved in ROTC along with my major and minor classes and it is so easy to stay on track. The professors are always available when help is needed, whatever they can do to help you succeed, they will.
  • College Sophomore
  • 2 months ago
Being an international student and being very far from home, I never thought MNSU will be a place I can call home. Life is very hard from where I am from and we are taught to learn the hard way usually with little or ono experience. Within my first week in Minnesota, I was shocked and at the same time amazed with the attitude and the care and attention given to me by both the students and the teachers alike. Back where am from, only the best students survived and I was lucky to be amongst the best but I felt bad for my brothers not getting sufficient help from our professors so the class was clearly divided into the top students and the bottoms students. Here in Minnesota, teachers take time to work along with all the students so I will say everyone if willing is chanced to succeed. Hard work pays off always.
  • College Junior
  • 2 months ago
I was very hesitant when starting school in mankato. I ended up loving it and making amazing friends, everyone is so nice and welcoming. Everything is so close and easy to navigate around campus. The professors love their job you can just tell when they teach.
  • College Sophomore
  • 3 months ago