St. Cloud State University

St. Cloud, MN

St. Cloud State University

St. Cloud, MN

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Tuition & Fees

$8,260

$16,494

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
1%
600-699
16%
500-599
49%
400-499
24%
300-399
7%
700-800
7%
600-699
20%
500-599
33%
400-499
35%
300-399
1%
30-36
2%
24-29
24%
18-23
52%
12-17
19%
6-11
0
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undergraduateRatios

47%

male

53%

female

17

students

1

faculty

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Not Selective

90%

acceptance rate

Accepted 4,656
Declined 515
Total Received 5,171
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Public

10,914

undergraduate students

1,694

graduate students

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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.

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Application link Apply online
Public/private Public
Campus enrollment 12,608
Established in 1869
Coeducational Coeducational

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.

  • Campus Setting: Suburbs
  • Metropolitan area: Minneapolis-St. Paul
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Minneapolis-St. Paul International

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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
19%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Freshman priority housing
yes
Coed housing

Top Organizations

  • Nepalese Student Association
  • Residence Hall Association
  • International Student Association
  • College Panhellenic Council
  • KVSC - Campus Radio Station

Top Events

  • Huskies First Four Weeks
  • Mainstreet
  • Atwood After Dark
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Choral groups
  • National fraternities on campus
  • National soroities on campus
  • Local sororities on campus

Campus Security

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

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
5%
Top 1/4
16%
Top 1/2
60%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
1%
600-699
16%
500-599
49%
400-499
24%
300-399
7%
700-800
7%
600-699
20%
500-599
33%
400-499
35%
300-399
1%
30-36
2%
24-29
24%
18-23
52%
12-17
19%
6-11
0

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $20
Application deadline August 1
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.26

Not Selective

90%

acceptance rate

Accepted 4,656
Declined 515
Total Received 5,171

Admissions Factors

Very Important

academic GPA
class rank
rigor of secondary school record

Important

standardized test scores

Considered

application essay
recommendation(s)

Not Considered

extracurricular activities
alumni/ae relation
level of applicant's interest
character/personal qualities
first generation
geographical residence
interview
racial/ethnic status
religious affiliation/commitment
state residency
talent/ability
volunteer work
work experience

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International Facts

Accepts International Baccalaureate yes
Offers English as a second language yes

Financial Aid

94%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$4,644

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $7,094
Room & board $8,900
Additional fees $1,166
Books & supplies $1,200
Other fees $2,000
Total $20,360
Average Financial Aid - $4,644
Total with Avg. Aid $15,716
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Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-country running
Football
Golf
Ice hockey
Skiing (cross-country)
Soccer
Softball
Swimming and diving
Tennis
Track and field
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 Sports Men

Archery, Badminton, Basketball, Bowling, Crew, Equestrian sports, Field hockey, Football, Golf, Ice hockey, Lacrosse, Racquetball, Rock climbing, Rugby, Skiing (downhill), Soccer, Softball, Squash, Tennis, Ultimate frisbee, Volleyball, Wrestling

Intramural Sports Women

Archery, Badminton, Basketball, Bowling, Crew, Equestrian sports, Field hockey, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Racquetball, Rock climbing, Rugby, Skiing (downhill), Soccer, Softball, Squash, Tennis, Ultimate frisbee, Volleyball

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division II

Majors

Assc. Bach.
Accounting
Anthropology
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Art Teacher Education
Art/Art Studies, General
Athletic Training/Trainer
Biochemistry
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Biology Teacher Education
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Biomedical Sciences, General
Biotechnology
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Commerce, General
Business/Managerial Economics
Chemistry Teacher Education
Chemistry, General
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General
Communication, General
Community Health and Preventive Medicine
Community Psychology
Computer Engineering, General
Computer Science
Computer Software Engineering
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance
Counseling Psychology
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Earth Science Teacher Education
Ecology
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics
Economics, General
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Elementary Education and Teaching
English Language and Literature, General
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies
Film/Cinema/Video Studies
Fine/Studio Arts, General
French Language Teacher Education
French Language and Literature
General Studies
Geography
German Language Teacher Education
German Language and Literature
Gerontology
Graphic Design
Health Teacher Education
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General
History, General
Hydrology and Water Resources Science
Industrial Technology/Technician
International Business/Trade/Commerce
International Relations and Affairs
International/Global Studies
Latin American Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Manufacturing Engineering
Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technician
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Mass Communication/Media Studies
Mathematics Teacher Education
Mathematics, General
Mechanical Engineering
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist
Meteorology
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Music Performance, General
Music Teacher Education
Music, General
Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General
Philosophy
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Physics Teacher Education
Physics, General
Political Science and Government, General
Psychology, General
Real Estate
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Science, Technology and Society
Social Studies Teacher Education
Social Work
Sociology
Spanish Language Teacher Education
Spanish Language and Literature
Special Education and Teaching, General
Statistics, General
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling
Surveying Technology/Surveying
Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education
Tourism and Travel Services Management
Urban Studies/Affairs
Women's Studies
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Programs Offered

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

Other Programs

  • Post-bachelors certificate
  • Doctoral degree research/scholarship

12,608

total students

89%

in-state

11%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

87%

10,914
students

Female
53%
5,796

Male
47%
5,118

13%

1,694
students

Female
58%
983

Male
42%
711

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

63%

6,952
students

Female
52%
3,597

Male
48%
3,355

37%

3,962
students

Female
56%
2,199

Male
44%
1,763

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 67%
Student 4 year graduation rate 24%
Student 5 year graduation rate 18%
Student 6 year graduation rate 6%

Student Break-down

10%
Nonresident aliens
8%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
6%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Hispanic/Latino
65%
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

775

Transfer students enrolled

6%

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 no
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: August 1

Transfer difficulty

Moderately difficult

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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

  • Alumni Network
  • Career Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Other career services
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

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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