Southwest Minnesota State University

Marshall, MN

Southwest Minnesota State University

Marshall, MN

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Tuition & Fees

Not Reported

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

Not Reported

30-36
1%
24-29
24%
18-23
64%
12-17
11%
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undergraduateRatios

80%

male

109%

female

15

students

1

faculty

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Selective

Admissions Data Not Reported

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Public

3,417

undergraduate students

3,479

graduate students

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Location

School Facts

Southwest Minnesota State University, founded in 1963, is a public university. Its 216-acre campus is located in Marshall, 90 miles from Sioux Falls, SD.

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Public/private Public
Campus enrollment 6,896
Established in 1963
Coeducational Coeducational

216-acre campus in Marshall (population: 13,710), 90 miles from Sioux Falls, SD. Served by bus; major airport serves Minneapolis-St. Paul (150 miles); smaller airport serves Sioux Falls; train serves Willmar (70 miles). Public transportation serves campus.

  • Campus Setting: Small town
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Sioux Falls Regional

Southwest Minnesota State University
1501 State Street
Marshall, MN
56258

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
40%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students through freshman year required to live on campus
yes
Coed housing
yes
Men only housing
yes
Women only housing
yes
Disabled student housing

Top Organizations

  • Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE)
  • Society of Leadership and Success
  • Family and Child Educators (FACE)
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Education Minnesota Student Program

Top Events

  • Red Cross Blood Drive
  • Fall Fest (homecoming)
  • Hawaiian Night
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Marching band
  • Choral groups

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Student patrols
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
7%
Top 1/4
24%
Top 1/2
59%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

Not Reported

30-36
1%
24-29
24%
18-23
64%
12-17
11%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $20
Application deadline September 1

Selective

Not Reported

Admissions Factors

Very Important

class rank
standardized test scores

Important

academic GPA
rigor of secondary school record

Considered

extracurricular activities
alumni/ae relation
character/personal qualities
application essay
first generation
geographical residence
interview
recommendation(s)
talent/ability
volunteer work

Not Considered

level of applicant's interest
racial/ethnic status
religious affiliation/commitment
state residency
work experience

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International Facts

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 25
Accepts International Baccalaureate no
Offers English as a second language yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Football
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Volleyball
Wrestling

Club Sports - Men's

football, racquetball, skiing, track and field, volleyball, wrestling

Club Sports - Women's

cheerleading, racquetball, skiing, soccer, softball, tennis, track and field, volleyball

Intramural Sports Men

Badminton, Basketball, Football, Ice hockey, Racquetball, Softball, Tennis, Volleyball

Intramural Sports Women

Badminton, Basketball, Racquetball, Softball, Tennis, Volleyball

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division II

Majors

Assc. Bach.
Accounting
Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations
Agricultural Business and Management, General
Art Teacher Education
Art/Art Studies, General
Biology Teacher Education
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Business Administration and Management, General
Chemistry Teacher Education
Chemistry, General
Computer Science
Creative Writing
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Dramatic/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft, Other
Education, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
English Language and Literature, General
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Environmental Science
Finance, General
General Studies
Health Teacher Education
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General
History, General
Hotel/Motel Administration/Management
Information Technology
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods, Other
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Mathematics Teacher Education
Mathematics, General
Music Management
Music Teacher Education
Music, General
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management
Philosophy
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Political Science and Government, General
Pre-Dentistry Studies
Pre-Law Studies
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
Pre-Veterinary Studies
Psychology, General
Public Administration
Radio and Television
Restaurant/Food Services Management
Social Work
Sociology
Spanish Language Teacher Education
Spanish Language and Literature
Special Education and Teaching, General
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Speech Teacher Education
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Programs Offered

  • English as a second language
  • Distance learning
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Accelerated degree
  • Freshman honors college
  • Honors college
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees

Other Programs

  • Post-bachelors certificate

6,896

total students

79%

in-state

21%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

50%

3,417
students

Female
109%
3,716

Male
80%
2,735

50%

3,479
students

Female
8%
290

Male
4%
155

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

32%

2,080
students

Female
56%
1,155

Male
44%
925

68%

4,371
students

Female
59%
2,561

Male
41%
1,810

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 59%
Student 4 year graduation rate 19%
Student 5 year graduation rate 18%
Student 6 year graduation rate 6%

Student Break-down

3%
Nonresident aliens
4%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Hispanic/Latino
86%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

251

Transfer students enrolled

4%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment yes
Accepts CLEP subject tests yes
Accepts CLEP general tests yes
Accepts excelsior college examinations yes
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES yes
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred yes

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: September 1

Transfer difficulty

'Minimally difficult

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Counseling services

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

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Career Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

95%

Additional services

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

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Other
  • Special transportation
  • Talking books
  • Tutors
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