St. Cloud State University

991 reviews
  1. Saint Cloud, MN
  2. 4 Year
B-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    A-
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    B+
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    C
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    C+
St. Cloud State University is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference
Address
720 Fourth Ave. South
Saint Cloud, MN 56301

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
82%
SAT Range
875-1138
ACT Range
19-24
Application Fee
$20
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required

Cost

Net Price
$13,426/ 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
    $10,804/ year
  • $30-48k
    $11,512/ year
  • $49-75k
    $13,943/ year
  • $76-110k
    $16,725/ year
  • $110k+
    $17,536/ year

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
22:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
69%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.72 responses
55%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.73 responses
66%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.73 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
9,310Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
12%
Pell Grant
38%
Varsity Athletes
6%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 48 responses
Report
  • There is potential.
    33%
  • Busy
    23%
  • Self- Motivated
    21%
  • Driven
    19%
  • Hard working
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
48%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.75 responses
Poll
58%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.98 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 48 responses
Report
  • Think. Do. Make a difference
    44%
  • Diverse
    23%
  • Average
    21%
  • Unique
    8%
  • Interesting
    2%
  • Underachieve
    2%

After St. Cloud State University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$40,800/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
45%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
National
83%
82%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.50 responses

Reviews

991 reviews
  • Excellent
    97
  • Very Good
    373
  • Average
    411
  • Poor
    73
  • Terrible
    37
Think. Do. Make a Difference. That is the motto of my current college, St. Cloud State University. Here, the professors genuinely enjoy the field that they were teaching and want their students to succeed in it, too. Within the first month of the 2016-2017 academic school year, there have been a number of different events for students to attend in which they can meet other students, enjoy free activities, and have an involvement on campus. As recently reported on the news, my community has recently undergone a traumatic occurrence at the local mall ten minutes away. Eight people were stabbed, none of which were students at the university, and the assailant was killed on site. Since this, the community has really come together to work through this difficult time. Within the past few days, the school has offered many opportunities for gatherings in which students and faculty could find some light in this time of darkness. The school genuinely cares. I would recommend this school to anyone looking for an affordable, amazing college experience. St. Cloud State University is a school that I would choose time and time again. Go, Huskies!
  • College Freshman
  • 3 months ago
As a freshmen in my first year of college. I found this experience very surprising, because this changed my mind of what I saw in this town. A bunch of my friends were very encouraging for me to see the different side of the town and I did many different clubs that I had so many friends and I got involved to help my community to make my campus a better place to live for everyone. The professors I have taken were very helpful and guileful for my successions this school year. The classroom size is a good size for understanding, these professors will remember the students names. I would tell my friends from Minot North Dakota to go to my university and enjoy the life of a college student. Do it at SCSU!
  • College Student
  • 7 months ago
Severe Punishments – SCSU has strict enforcements of rules. First-time offenders have to attend a program that teaches them about alcohol and substance abuse. They are placed on academic probation. Parents are notified. Second and third time offenders may lose their on campus housing and have a hold placed on their class registration. In severe cases St. Cloud police are called to campus, the offender is suspended from SCSU and is arrested. The offender is then transported to the Stearns country jail! Follow the rules SCSU has and you will not have any problems!
  • College Junior
  • July 11 2013