Tuition & Fees

$8,264

$16,498

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
2%
600-699
27%
500-599
41%
400-499
24%
300-399
6%
700-800
8%
600-699
25%
500-599
39%
400-499
24%
300-399
4%
30-36
4%
24-29
17%
18-23
43%
12-17
30%
6-11
6%
30-36
4%
24-29
31%
18-23
39%
12-17
26%
30-36
3%
24-29
26%
18-23
49%
12-17
21%
6-11
1%
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undergraduateRatios

46%

male

54%

female

1

teacher

19

students

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Not Selective

86%

acceptance rate

Accepted 4,668
Declined + 747
Total Received 5,415
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Public

11,681

undergraduate students

1,785

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Management
  2. Liberal Studies
  3. Criminal Justice
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Codes

SAT 6679
ACT 2144

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Location

School Facts

St. Cloud State University, 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 13,466
Established in 1869
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
•  ACEJMC (Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication)
•  ATMAE (Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering)
•  CACREP (Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs)
•  CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education)
•  CORE (Council on Rehabilitation Education)
•  CSWE (Council on Social Work Education)
•  HLC Higher Learning Commission
•  NASAD (National Association of Schools of Art and Design)
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  NAST (National Association of Schools of Theatre)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)

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St. Cloud, MN

100-acre campus in St. Cloud (population: 67,984), 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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
17%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
63%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus

Greek Life

 
5 fraternities 2% of male students
 
4 sororities 2% of female students
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
6%
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

700-800
2%
600-699
27%
500-599
41%
400-499
24%
300-399
6%
700-800
8%
600-699
25%
500-599
39%
400-499
24%
300-399
4%
30-36
4%
24-29
17%
18-23
43%
12-17
30%
6-11
6%
30-36
4%
24-29
31%
18-23
39%
12-17
26%
30-36
3%
24-29
26%
18-23
49%
12-17
21%
6-11
1%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $20
Common application accepted no
Application deadline December 15 (priority deadline)
August 11
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 4,668
Declined + 747
Total Received 5,415

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Class rank
Secondary school record

Important

Standardized test scores

Considered

Essay
Recommendations

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
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

Financial Aid

69%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$11,459

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $8,264
Room & board $8,900
Books & supplies $1,200
Total $18,364
Average Financial Aid - $11,459
Total with Avg. Aid $6,905
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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Office

P: 320 308-2047
F: 320 654-5424
financialaid@stcloudstate.edu

Financial Aid Officer

Mike Uran
Director of Financial Aid
financialaid@stcloudstate.edu

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

Club Sports - Men's

bass fishing, climbing, crew, cricket, equestrian sports, hockey, judo, lacrosse, paintball, rugby, skydiving, soccer, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

Club Sports - Women's

bass fishing, climbing, crew, cricket, equestrian sports, judo, lacrosse, paintball, rugby, skydiving, soccer, ultimate Frisbee

Intramural/Recreational Sports

basketball, dodgeball, flag football, ice hockey, soccer (indoor/outdoor), softball, volleyball

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Athletic Directors

Heather Weems (men's)
Athletic Director
email

(women's)

email

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference, National Collegiate Hockey Conference, Western College Hockey Association
Mascot
Blizzard
School colors
cardinal red and black

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 Administration
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
Counseling/Rehabilitation
Counseling/Rehabilitation/Addictions
Counseling/School
Criminal Justice
Cultural Resources Management Archaeology
Curriculum/Instruction
Early Childhood Education
Early Childhood Special Education
Earth Sciences
Earth/Space Science
Ecology/Field Biology
Economics
Educational Administration/Leadership
Elective Studies
Electrical Engineering
Elementary Education
Engineering Management
English
English Education
English Studies
English/Rhetoric/Writing
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 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
Materials Science/Instrumentation
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 Administration
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
Studio Arts
Teaching English as a Second Language
Technology Education
Technology Management
Theatre
Travel/Tourism
Women's Studies
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Management
  2. Liberal Studies
  3. Criminal Justice

Programs Offered

  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Self-designed majors

Pre-professional Programs

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

13,466

total students

89%

in-state

11%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

87%

11,681
students

Female
54%
6,279

Male
46%
5,402

13%

1,785
students

Female
61%
1,096

Male
39%
689

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

67%

7,840
students

Female
52%
4,072

Male
48%
3,768

33%

3,841
students

Female
58%
2,207

Male
42%
1,634

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Student Break-down

8%
Nonresident aliens
7%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Hispanic/Latino
51%
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

94%

Transfer applicants accepted

55%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Recommended 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 Recommended of All
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

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
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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 91
Countries most often represented India
Nepal
Saudi Arabia
South Korea
Sri Lanka
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
English lab
Host family program
International student center
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Nichole Pazdernik
Director of International Recruitment, Marketing & Admissions
320 308-4224
world2scsu@stcloudstate.edu

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