Tuition & Fees

$8,094

$15,229

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Not Reported

undergraduateRatios

40%

60%

male

female

1
17

teacher

students

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Moderately Selective

76%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,970
Declined + 589
Total Received 2,559
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Public

5,243

undergraduate students

601

graduate students

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School Facts

Minnesota State University Moorhead, founded in 1887, is a public, comprehensive university. Its 119-acre campus is located in Moorhead, one mile east of Fargo, ND.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 5,844
Established in 1888
Coeducational Coeducational College
Accredited by •  AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
•  ABA (American Bar Association)
•  ACCE (American Council for Construction Education)
•  ASHA (American Speech-Language-Hearing Association)
•  ATMAE (Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering)
•  CAATE (Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education)
•  CACREP (Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs)
•  CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing 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)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)

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Moorhead, MN

119-acre campus in Moorhead (population: 39,398), one mile from Fargo. Air, bus, and train serve Fargo; smaller airport serves Moorhead.

Minnesota State University — Moorhead
1104 Seventh Avenue South
Moorhead, MN 56563

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
25%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
83%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
9%
Top 1/4
31%
Top 1/2
67%
Bottom 1/2
33%
Bottom 1/4
7%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $20
Common application accepted no
Application deadline June 15
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Required of some
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Moderately Selective

76%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,970
Declined + 589
Total Received 2,559

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Class rank
Standardized test scores

Considered

Essay
Extracurricular activities
Recommendations
Secondary school record
State residency

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Geographical residence
Interview
Minority affiliation
Particular talent/ability
Religious affiliation/commitment
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

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Admissions Contact

Doug Peters
Interim VP Enrollment Management
P: 877 678-6463
F: 218 477-4374
admissions@mnstate.edu

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $6,938,716
State $2,893,818
Institutional $96,000
Other external $176,326
Total $10,104,860

Non-need-based

Federal $631,181
State $73,934
Institutional $1,732,256
Other external $941,961
Total $3,379,332

Varsity Sports

M W
basketball
cross-country
diving
football
golf
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
Dragons
School colors
red and white
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Accounting/Finance
Advertising
American Multicultural Studies
Animation
Anthropology
Art
Art Education
Athletic Training
Biochemistry/Biotechnology
Biology
Biology Teacher Education
Broadcast Journalism
Business Administration
Chemistry
Chemistry Education
Communication Arts/Literature Education
Communication Studies
Community Health
Computer Information Systems
Computer Science
Construction Management
Counseling/Student Affairs
Criminal Justice
Curriculum/Instruction
Early Childhood Education/Teaching
Earth Science Education
East Asian Studies
Economics
Education Leadership
Elementary Education
English
English/Mass Communications
Exercise Science
Film Studies
Finance
Geosciences
Gerontology
Graphic Communications
Health Education
Health Services Administration
History
Integrated Advertising/Public Relations
International Studies
Jazz/Commercial Music
Journalism
Liberal Arts
Life Science Education
Mass Communications
Mathematics
Mathematics Education
Medical Technology
Multimedia Journalism
Music
Music Composition
Music Education
Music Industry
Music/Performance
Nursing
Operations Management
Paralegal
Philosophy
Physical Education
Physical Education/Teaching
Physics
Physics Education
Political Science
Project Management
Psychology
Public Relations
School Psychology
Social Studies
Social Work
Sociology
Spanish
Spanish Education
Special Education
Speech-Language Pathology
Speech/Language/Hearing Sciences
Studio Art
Sustainability
TESL
Technology
Theatre Arts
University Studies
Women's Studies
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Undergraduate

90%

5,243
students

Female
60%
3,158

Male
40%
2,085

Graduate

10%

601
students

Female
79%
472

Male
21%
129

undergraduateFull-time

82%

4,325
students

Female
61%
2,624

Male
39%
1,701

undergraduatePart-time

18%

918
students

Female
59%
534

Male
41%
384

Student Break-down

8%
Nonresident aliens
3%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Hispanic/Latino
82%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
2%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

83%

Transfer applicants accepted

54%

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 Some
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Not Required/Recommended

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

Summer: rolling

Transfer Credits

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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Counseling services

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

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

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

Not Reported

Additional services

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

Special programs for physically disabled students

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

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 66
Countries most often represented China
Ethiopia
Ghana
Japan
Nepal
Nigeria
Special services offered for international applicants International student center
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Janet Hohenstein
Director of International Student Services
218 477-2956
hohenst@mnstate.edu

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