Tuition & Fees

$7,836

$15,580

not including room and board

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undergraduateRatios

48%

52%

male

female

1
23

teacher

students

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Moderately Selective

66%

acceptance rate

Accepted 6,752
Declined + 3,382
Total Received 10,134
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Public

13,148

undergraduate students

1,995

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Business/management/marketing/related Support Services
  2. Nursing
  3. Business Administration/management
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Codes

SAT 6677
ACT 2126

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

30-36
3%
24-29
23%
18-23
53%
12-17
19%
6-11
2%
30-36
3%
24-29
36%
18-23
45%
12-17
16%
30-36
2%
24-29
28%
18-23
61%
12-17
9%
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School Facts

Minnesota State University, Mankato, founded in 1867, is a public, comprehensive university that joined the state system in 1957. Its 354-acre campus is located in Mankato, 85 miles south of Minneapolis-St. Paul.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 15,143
Established in 1867
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.)
•  ADiA (American Dietetic Association)
•  ASHA (American Speech-Language-Hearing Association)
•  CORE (Council on Rehabilitation Education)
•  CSWE (Council on Social Work Education)
•  NASAD (National Association of Schools of Art and Design)
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  NCACS (North Central Assn. of Colleges and Schools)

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Mankato, MN

354-acre campus in Mankato (population: 40,641), 85 miles from Minneapolis-St. Paul. Served by bus; major airport and train serve Minneapolis-St. Paul. Public transportation serves campus. School operates transportation to remote campus parking lots.

Minnesota State University — Mankato
South Road & Ellis Avenue
Mankato, MN 56001

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
23%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
87%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
7%
Top 1/4
23%
Top 1/2
65%
Bottom 1/2
35%
Bottom 1/4
5%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

30-36
3%
24-29
23%
18-23
53%
12-17
19%
6-11
2%
30-36
3%
24-29
36%
18-23
45%
12-17
16%
30-36
2%
24-29
28%
18-23
61%
12-17
9%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $20
Common application accepted no
Application deadline
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Required of some
SAT/ACT requirements ACT only Required

Moderately Selective

66%

acceptance rate

Accepted 6,752
Declined + 3,382
Total Received 10,134

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Class rank
Standardized test scores

Considered

Recommendations

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Geographical residence
Interview
Minority affiliation
Particular talent/ability
Religious affiliation/commitment
Secondary school record
State residency
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

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Admissions Contact

Brian Jones
Acting Director of Admissions
P: 800 722-0544
F: 507 389-1511
admissions@mnsu.edu

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $15,704,690
State $7,298,472
Institutional $1,161,428
Other external $1,473,550
Total $25,638,140

Non-need-based

Federal $358,925
State $63,854
Institutional $2,139,734
Other external $3,062,709
Total $5,625,222

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
diving
football
golf
ice hockey
soccer
softball
swimming
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball
wrestling

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (Division II)
Mascot
Mavericks
School colors
purple and gold
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Anthropology
Art
Art History
Astronomy
Athletic Training
Aviation/Aviation Management
Biochemistry
Biology
Biotechnology
Business Administration/Management
Chemical Dependency Studies/Counseling
Chemistry
Civil Engineering
Clinical Psychology
Communication Disorders
Community Health
Computer Engineering
Computer Information Technology
Construction Management
Corrections
Counselor Education/Supervision
Criminal Justice/Corrections
Cross/Multidisciplinary Studies
Dance
Dental Hygiene
Earth Sciences
Economics
Education Leadership
Education of the Gifted/Talented
Education/Art
Education/Chemistry
Education/Curriculum/Instruction
Education/Early Childhood/Elementary
Education/English
Education/Experiential
Education/Family Consumer Science
Education/French Language
Education/General Studies
Education/German Language
Education/Guidance/Counseling
Education/Life Science/Biology
Education/Mathematics
Education/Media Technology
Education/Music
Education/Physical Education
Education/Physics
Education/Reading
Education/School Health
Education/Science
Education/Social Science/Studies
Education/Spanish Language
Education/Special Education
Education/Speech Communication
Education/Theatre Arts
Educational Administration
Electrical Engineering
Engineering
Engineering Technology/Automotive
Engineering Technology/Computer
Engineering Technology/Electronic
Engineering Technology/Manufacturing
English Language/Literature/Writing
Environmental Sciences
Ethnic/Cultural Studies
Experiential Education
Family Consumer Sciences
Finance
Fitness/Sports/Recreation
Food Sciences
French
Geography/Cartography
German
Health Sciences
History
Humanities
Individualized/General Studies
Industrial/Organizational Psychology
Information Technology
International Business
International Relations
Law Enforcement
Legal Studies
Liberal Studies
Library Media Education
Management
Management Information Systems
Manufacturing Engineering Technology
Marketing
Marriage/Family Counseling/Therapy
Mass Communications
Mathematics
Medical Technology/Clinical Lab Science
Music
Music Industry Management
Nurse Practice
Nursing
Nursing Science
Philosophy
Physical Education
Physics
Political Science
Politics/Economics
Psychology
Public Administration
Recreation/Parks/Leisure Services
Rehabilitation Counseling
Scandinavian Studies
School Psychology
Social Studies
Social Studies Education
Social Work
Sociology
Spanish
Speech Communication
Theatre Arts/Drama
Urban Planning
Urban/Regional Studies
Women's Studies
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Undergraduate

87%

13,148
students

Female
52%
6,879

Male
48%
6,269

Graduate

13%

1,995
students

Female
63%
1,260

Male
37%
735

undergraduateFull-time

83%

11,038
students

Female
51%
5,616

Male
49%
5,422

undergraduatePart-time

17%

2,110
students

Female
60%
1,263

Male
40%
847

Student Break-down

6%
Nonresident aliens
5%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Hispanic/Latino
71%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

69%

Transfer applicants accepted

58%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Required of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All
Interview Required of Some
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Not Required/Recommended

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

Summer: rolling

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

98

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Military
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Other
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Other
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Day care
  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Other
  • Placement service
  • Women's Center

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 76
Countries most often represented India
Nepal
Nigeria
Pakistan
Saudi Arabia
South Korea
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
Host family program
International student center
Other
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Thomas Gjersvig
Director, International Student & Scholar Services
507 389-1281
thomas.gjersvig@mnsu.edu

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