Minnesota State University

975 reviews
  1. Mankato, MN
  2. 4 Year
B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    B+
  5. Athletics
    B+
  6. Party Scene
    A-
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    A-
  9. Dorms
    B+
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    B-
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

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
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
23:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
77%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.66 responses
55%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.67 responses
58%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.67 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 42 responses
Report
  • Everyone is very nice
    38%
  • A recent high school graduate
    19%
  • Everyone is so different
    17%
  • Quiet
    10%
  • Outgoing
    7%
  • Caring
    2%
  • Judgemental
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
56%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.84 responses
Poll
61%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.96 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 52 responses
Report
  • Efficient
    37%
  • AMAZING
    21%
  • Decent
    19%
  • Center for Success
    17%
  • Lowkey
    4%
  • Clean
    2%

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%
81%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.53 responses

Reviews

975 reviews
  • Excellent
    101
  • Very Good
    393
  • Average
    398
  • Poor
    63
  • Terrible
    20
So far, Minnesota State University, Mankato has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life. I am learning that everyone is here because they want something better for the future. We've got big ideas, and we want to share them with the world. The professors that I have are extremely friendly, dedicated to the education of their students, and are very accessible. My peers have been more diverse than I was expecting, and that's amazing. Diversity displays open-mindedness and acceptance. I have found a few little niches for myself along the way as well; it's amazing how easy it is to get involved! I can't wait to see what the future holds for me here at MSU.
  • Freshman
  • 2 months ago
I am a sophomore at MNSU. I just got accepted into the nursing program- YAY! For my first two years I had general education courses and the professors were just that. They were average, some better than others- especially in smaller classroom sizes. I am excited to see the difference in professor to student relationships come this Fall when I am taking classes more focused on my major. The worst thing about this school is the requirement of taking general education courses to fulfill goal areas. These are required to graduate. It is definitely a way to make you take classes you don't really need for your major, and helps the school bring in extra money. There are awesome places in the library to study. There are light therapy spots which are great during the Winter months. I recommend taking advantage of the tutoring center! Not many students do, but those who do can definitely vouch for it helping their grades.
  • College Sophomore
  • Apr 10 2013
Going to sporting events is always fun because so many people get involved and the atmosphere is wonderful. It also is enjoyable because our teams are fairly decent so winning is a common theme. The facilities are mostly up-to-date besides the football stadium but there is rumors that they might be redoing it. Overall, I have no complaints and will continue attending!
  • College Freshman
  • 11 months ago