St. Cloud State University

970 reviews
  1. Saint Cloud, MN
  2. 4 Year
C
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    C
  2. Value
    B-
  3. Diversity
    B-
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    A-
  7. Professors
    C-
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  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
C-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
22:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
66%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.56 responses
54%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.57 responses
65%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.57 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 32 responses
Report
  • There is potential.
    38%
  • Self- Motivated
    22%
  • Busy
    19%
  • Driven
    16%
  • Hard working
    6%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
49%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.63 responses
Poll
60%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.83 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 31 responses
Report
  • Think. Do. Make a difference
    35%
  • Average
    23%
  • Diverse
    23%
  • Unique
    13%
  • Interesting
    3%
  • Underachieve
    3%

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%
88%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.32 responses

Reviews

970 reviews
  • Excellent
    95
  • Very Good
    364
  • Average
    401
  • Poor
    73
  • Terrible
    37
It reasonable cost wise, and in a nice area overall, however, various programs seem to vary in quality greatly in terms of accessibility to resources or effort put forth into the programs. Some of the professors I had were amazing, others really didn't seem to care, same applies for academic advising. Cost of parking is also high for commuters, and the dorms themselves are showing their age.
  • College Junior
  • 2 months ago
St. Cloud, has been a great experience so far, I would most definitely choose to attend St. Cloud again if I could do it over. They have a very strong criminal justice program, and the professors are easy to understand and easily approachable if you have a question
  • College Sophomore
  • 3 months ago
This school is in a small town that is not use to so many different races but they do try to connect the community with these other cultures.
  • College Sophomore
  • 3 months ago