Southwest Minnesota State University

Marshall, MN

Southwest Minnesota State University

Marshall, MN

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Tuition & Fees

$9,058

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
562
25th
445
75th
540
25th
490
75th
22
25th
15
75th
24
25th
17
75th
23
25th
17
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undergraduateRatios

40%

male

60%

female

-

students

1

faculty

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Moderately Selective

80%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,496
Declined 360
Total Received 1,856
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Public

7,984

undergraduate students

569

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 8,553
Established in 1963
Coeducational Coeducational

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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

Southwest Minnesota State University
1501 State Street
Marshall, MN
56258

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
no
Students are not required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
no
Alcohol is not permitted on campus to students of legal age

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Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
562
25th
445
75th
540
25th
490
75th
22
25th
15
75th
24
25th
17
75th
23
25th
17

Admissions Facts

Application fee $20
Admissions interview (required or recommended) Required
Application deadline (priority deadline) August 15
Application deadline (final deadline) September 1
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required SAT Subject Tests Recommended

Moderately Selective

80%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,496
Declined 360
Total Received 1,856

Admissions Factors

Required

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
Admission test scores

Recommended

Secondary School Rank
Secondary School Record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
Secondary School GPA

Neither required nor recommended

Formal demonstration of competencies
Recommendations

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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

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Other
  • Resume assistance

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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Financial Aid

25%

Of undergraduate students
receiving financial aid

$5,503

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $7,837
Room $5,740
Board $3,680
Additional fees $1,221
Books & supplies $1,200
Total $19,678
Average Financial Aid - $5,503
Total with Avg. Aid $14,175

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Financial Aid Office


P: 507 537-6281
F: 507 537-6275
financialaid@smsu.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
All track combined yes yes
Baseball yes
Basketball yes yes
Football yes
Golf yes
Soccer yes
Softball yes
Swimming and diving yes
Tennis yes
Volleyball yes
Wrestling yes

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/Recreational Sports

baseball, basketball, football, racquetball, soccer, softball, volleyball

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Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
NCAA (Division II), Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting. yes yes
Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations. yes yes
Agricultural Teacher Education. yes
Agricultural and Extension Education Services. yes
Agronomy and Crop Science. yes
Art Teacher Education. yes
Art/Art Studies, General. yes
Biology Teacher Education. yes
Biology/Biological Sciences, General. yes
Business Administration and Management, General. yes yes yes
Chemistry Teacher Education. yes
Chemistry, General. yes
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist. yes
Computational and Applied Mathematics. yes
Computer Science. yes
Creative Writing. yes
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration. yes
Culinary Science/Culinology. yes
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General. yes
Education, General. yes yes
Education/Teaching of Individuals in Early Childhood Special Education Programs. yes
Elementary Education and Teaching. yes
English Language and Literature, General. yes
English/Language Arts Teacher Education. yes
Environmental Science. yes
Exercise Science and Kinesiology. yes
Finance, General. yes
General Literature. yes
Health Teacher Education. yes
History, General. yes
Hospitality Administration/Management, General. yes
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies. yes
Marketing/Marketing Management, General. yes
Mathematics Teacher Education. yes
Mathematics, General. yes
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other. yes
Music Teacher Education. yes
Music, General. yes
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN) yes
Philosophy. yes
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching. yes yes
Political Science and Government, General. yes
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing. yes
Psychology, General. yes
Radio and Television. yes
Social Work. yes
Sociology, General. yes
Special Education and Teaching, General. yes yes
Speech Communication and Rhetoric. yes
Speech Teacher Education. yes
Sports, Kinesiology, and Physical Education/Fitness, General. yes
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor. yes

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Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • External degree program
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Self-designed majors
  • Weekend College

Cooperative Education Programs

  • Business

Pre-professional Programs

  • Other
  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-optometry
  • Pre-pharmacy
  • Pre-theology
  • Pre-veterinary science

8,553

total students

72%

in-state

28%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

93%

7,984
students

Female
60%
4,823

Male
40%
3,161

7%

569
students

Female
72%
408

Male
28%
161

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

22%

1,774
students

Female
56%
998

Male
44%
776

78%

6,210
students

Female
62%
3,825

Male
38%
2,385

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Transfer Enrollment

164

Transfer applicants enrolled

Not Reported

Students are transfer students

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Required of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Essay or personal statement Required of Some
Interview Required of Some
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of Some

Transfer Application Deadline

Fall: August 15

Spring: January 8

Transfer Credits

Maximum transferred

64

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

32

semester hours

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