Minnesota State University

972 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

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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%
  • Caring
    0%

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%
  • Center for Success
    0%
  • Clean
    0%

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

972 reviews
  • Excellent
    100
  • Very Good
    391
  • Average
    398
  • Poor
    63
  • Terrible
    20
I really love the diversity in the school. Everybody is really friends and caring, and seem to be very ambitious to go for the field that they're interested in. All the professors really go out of their way to try to help the students out by lending books if possible, or finding ways to help the students advance within topics they're struggling with. The food is amazing, along with the meal plans, the campus is large but still includes the student body, and it's just a great school. It was an awesome choice coming here.
  • College Freshman
  • 4 days ago
Great experience and quality of education
  • College Senior
  • 7 days ago
I like my school, because it offers a wide range of interesting classes. I especially love the department of world languages. I take German and Spanish.
  • College Sophomore
  • 22 days ago