Tuition & Fees

$7,910

$15,828

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

30-36
5%
24-29
20%
18-23
47%
12-17
26%
6-11
2%
30-36
4%
24-29
35%
18-23
41%
12-17
20%
30-36
3%
24-29
28%
18-23
54%
12-17
15%
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undergraduateRatios

47%

53%

male

female

1
19

teacher

students

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Not Selective

86%

acceptance rate

Accepted 5,267
Declined + 843
Total Received 6,110
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Public

13,630

undergraduate students

1,831

graduate students

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School Facts

St. Cloud State, founded in 1869, is a public, comprehensive university. Its 108-acre campus is located in St. Cloud, MN, 70 miles from the Twin Cities.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 15,461
Established in 1869
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
•  ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.)
•  ACEJMC (Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication)
•  CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education)
•  CORE (Council on Rehabilitation Education)
•  CSAB (Computing Sciences Accreditation Board)
•  CSWE (Council on Social Work Education)
•  NASAD (National Association of Schools of Art and Design)
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  NAST (National Association of Schools of Theatre)
•  NCACS (North Central Assn. of Colleges and Schools)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)

St. Cloud, MN

100 acre campus in St. Cloud (population: 66,297), 70 miles from Minneapolis-St. Paul. Served by bus and train; major airport serves Minneapolis. Public transportation serves campus.

St. Cloud State University
720 Fourth Avenue South
St. Cloud, MN 56301

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
15%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
69%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus

Greek Life

 
4 fraternities 1% of male students
 
4 sororities 1% of female students

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
5%
Top 1/4
20%
Top 1/2
64%
Bottom 1/2
36%
Bottom 1/4
5%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

30-36
5%
24-29
20%
18-23
47%
12-17
26%
6-11
2%
30-36
4%
24-29
35%
18-23
41%
12-17
20%
30-36
3%
24-29
28%
18-23
54%
12-17
15%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $20
Common application accepted no
Application deadline December 15 (priority deadline)
August 1
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

Not Selective

86%

acceptance rate

Accepted 5,267
Declined + 843
Total Received 6,110

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Class rank

Important

Secondary school record
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
State residency
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

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Admissions Contact

Amber Schultz
Assistant Provost for Undergraduate Recruitment and New Student Transition
P: 877 654-7278
F: 320 308-2243
scsu4u@stcloudstate.edu

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $18,579,305
State $8,421,391
Institutional $163,650
Other external
Total $27,164,346

Non-need-based

Federal $945,954
State $179,981
Institutional $6,785,013
Other external $2,526,250
Total $10,437,198

Varsity Sports

M W
Nordic skiing
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
North Central Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (Division II), National Collegiate Hockey Conference (Division I)
Mascot
Blizzard
School colors
cardinal red and black
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Anthropology
Applied Behavior Analysis
Applied Clinical Research
Applied Economics
Art
Art Education
Art History
Athletic Training
Biochemistry
Biological Sciences
Biology
Biomedical Science
Biotechnology
Business Economics
Chemical Dependency
Chemistry
Chemistry Education
Clinical Mental Health Counseling
College Counseling/Student Development
Communication Arts/Literature
Communication Sciences/Disorders
Communication Studies
Community Health
Community Psychology
Computer Engineering
Computer Science
Criminal Justice
Cultural Resources Management Archaeology
Curriculum/Instruction
Early Childhood Education
Early Childhood Special Education
Earth Sciences
Earth/Space Science
Ecology/Field Biology
Economics
Education Administration
Educational Administration/Leadership
Elective Studies
Electrical Engineering
Elementary Education
English
English Education
English Studies
Entrepreneurship
Environmental Science/Studies
Family Studies
Film Studies
Finance
General Business
Geography
Gerontology
Global Studies
Graphic Design
Health/Physical Education
Higher Education Administration
History
History/Public History
Hydrology
Individual Studies
Industrial/Organizational Psychology
Information Assurance
Information Media/Instructional Design/Training
Information Media/Library Media
Information Media/Technology Integration
Information Systems
Information Technology Security
International Business
International Relations
Land Surveying/Mapping Sciences
Latin American Studies
Liberal Arts/Sciences
Liberal Studies
Life Science Education
Management
Manufacturing Engineering
Manufacturing Engineering Technology
Marketing
Marriage/Family Therapy
Mass Communications/Journalism
Mass Communications/Strategic Media Communications
Mathematical Economics
Mathematics
Mathematics Teaching
Mechanical Engineering
Medical Laboratory Science
Medical Technology Quality
Meteorology
Music
Music Education
Music Performance
Nuclear Medicine Technology
Nursing
Philosophy
Physics
Physics Education
Planning/Community Development
Political Science
Psychology
Public Safety Executive Leadership
Radiologic Technology
Real Estate
Recreation/Sports Management
Regulatory Affairs/Services
Rehabilitation Counseling
Rehabilitation/Addiction Counseling
Rhetoric/Writing
School Counseling
Social Responsibility
Social Studies Education
Social Work
Sociology
Software Engineering
Spanish
Special Education
Special Studies
Sports Management
Statistics
Teaching English as a Second Language
Technology Education
Technology Management
Theatre
Travel/Tourism
Women's Studies
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Undergraduate

88%

13,630
students

Female
53%
7,239

Male
47%
6,391

Graduate

12%

1,831
students

Female
61%
1,109

Male
39%
722

undergraduateFull-time

66%

9,132
students

Female
52%
4,700

Male
48%
4,432

undergraduatePart-time

34%

4,498
students

Female
57%
2,539

Male
43%
1,959

Student Break-down

5%
Nonresident aliens
5%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Hispanic/Latino
57%
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

93%

Transfer applicants accepted

59%

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

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: August 1

Spring: January 10

Summer: June 1

Transfer Credits

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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Counseling services

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

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • 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

86%

Additional services

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

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Special transportation
  • Talking books

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 90
Countries most often represented Canada
India
Japan
Malaysia
Nepal
Special services offered for international applicants English lab
Host family program
International student center
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Thy Yang
Associate Vice President for International Studies
320 308-4287
world2scsu@stcloudstate.edu

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