Overview

Applicants
10,081
Acceptance Rate
67%
Average HS GPA
3.22

GPA Breakdown

14%
Over 3.75
16%
3.50 - 3.74
19%
3.25 - 3.49
20%
3.00 - 3.24
24%
2.50 - 2.99
6%
2.00 - 2.49

Test Scores

ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
20 - 24

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Class Rank
Standardized Test Scores

Selectivity Rating

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
23:1
Total Faculty
751
with Terminal Degree
481

384
Women
367
Men
107
Minority
22
International

Most frequent class size
20 - 29
Most frequent lab / sub section size
10 - 19

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
22%
Graduate in 5 years
42%
Graduate in 6 years
48%

Majors

  • Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences

  • Food Technology and Processing

  • Architecture and Related Service

  • City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning

  • Area, Ethnic, Cultural, and Gender Studies

  • American Indian/Native American Studies
  • Ethnic Studies
  • Ethnic, Cultural Minority, and Gender Studies, Other
  • Scandinavian Studies
  • Women's Studies

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences

  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Biotechnology
  • Exercise Physiology

  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services

  • Accounting
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Construction Management
  • Finance, General
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management
  • Organizational Behavior Studies

  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs

  • Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies

  • Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services

  • Recording Arts Technology/Technician

  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services

  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Computer Science
  • Data Modeling/Warehousing and Database Administration
  • Information Technology

  • Education

  • Art Teacher Education
  • Biology Teacher Education
  • Chemistry Teacher Education
  • Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
  • Drama and Dance Teacher Education
  • Earth Science Teacher Education
  • Education, General
  • Education/Teaching of Individuals in Early Childhood Special Education Programs
  • Education/Teaching of Individuals with Autism
  • Education/Teaching of Individuals with Emotional Disturbances
  • Educational Leadership and Administration, General
  • Educational/Instructional Media Design
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education
  • French Language Teacher Education
  • German Language Teacher Education
  • Health Teacher Education
  • Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Physics Teacher Education
  • Reading Teacher Education
  • School Librarian/School Library Media Specialist
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Social Studies Teacher Education
  • Spanish Language Teacher Education
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other
  • Technical Teacher Education

  • Engineering

  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Computer Software Engineering
  • Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
  • Engineering, General
  • Mechanical Engineering

  • Engineering Technologies/Technicians

  • Automotive Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Computer Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Engineering/Industrial Management
  • Manufacturing Technology/Technician

  • English Language and Literature/Letters

  • Creative Writing
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing
  • Writing, General

  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences

  • Adult Development and Aging
  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General

  • Foreign languages, literatures, and Linguistics

  • French Language and Literature
  • German Language and Literature
  • Spanish Language and Literature

  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences

  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Communication Disorders, General
  • Community Health and Preventive Medicine
  • Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling
  • Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
  • Nursing Education
  • Nursing Science
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling

  • History

  • History, General

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities

  • General Studies
  • Humanities/Humanistic Studies
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

  • Mathematics and Statistics

  • Mathematics, General
  • Statistics, General
  • Statistics, Other

  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

  • Cognitive Science
  • Gerontology
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other

  • Natural Resources and Conservation

  • Environmental Science

  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies

  • Health and Physical Education, General
  • Outdoor Education
  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
  • Sports Studies

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies

  • Philosophy

  • Physical Sciences

  • Astronomy
  • Chemistry, General
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • Physics, General

  • Psychology

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Industrial and Organizational Psychology
  • Psychology, General
  • School Psychology

  • Public Administration and Social Service Professions

  • Human Services, General
  • Public Administration
  • Social Work

  • Security and Protective Services

  • Corrections
  • Criminal Justice/Police Science

  • Social Sciences

  • Anthropology
  • Cartography
  • Economics, General
  • Geography
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Sociology
  • Urban Studies/Affairs

  • Transportation and Materials Moving

  • Aeronautics/Aviation/Aerospace Science and Technology, General

  • Visual and Performing Arts

  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Conducting
  • Dance, General
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Film/Cinema Studies
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Music Management
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music, General


Degrees

Associate
Bachelor's
Certificate
Doctoral
Master's
Post-Bachelor's certificate
Post-Master's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Opportunities at School

Coop
Experiential
Internship

Notable Faculty

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
22%
Graduate in 5 years
42%
Graduate in 6 years
48%

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Opportunities at School

Coop
Experiential
Internship

ROI & Outcomes


Colleges that Create Futures

Dates

Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Mar 30

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$5,658

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$5,285

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,315

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
74%

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$31,117

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$5,358

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition (In-State)
$6,904
Tuition (Out-of-State)
$14,648
Required Fees
$900
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$900

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
Transportation for Commuters

On-Campus Room and Board
$8,430
Comprehensive Fee

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

Federal ACG/SMART
Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Other
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Non-Need-Based
Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
Federal Perkins Loans
State Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
No

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
13,188
Foreign Countries Represented
77

Demographics

3.86%
Asian
5.25%
African-American
4.02%
Hispanic
76.20%
Caucasian
1.58%
Unknown
6.04%
International

52% female
48% male
14% are out of state
84% are full time
16% are part time

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
23%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

First-Year Students living on campus
87%

Campus Environment
Suburban

Housing Options

Apartment Single
Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
Other

Special Needs Admissions


College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
205
Number of Honor Societies
16

Number of Social Sororities
7
Number of Religious Organizations
20

Sports

Athletic Division
Division II

Men's Sports (Mavericks)
12 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cross Country
Diving
Football
Golf
Ice Hockey
Swimming
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Wrestling
Women's Sports (Mavericks)
13 Sports

Basketball
Bowling
Cross Country
Diving
Golf
Ice Hockey
Soccer
Softball
Swimming
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services

Academic
Day Care
Health
Womens Center
LGBT Support Groups
Minority Support Groups
Army ROTC Offered on-campus

Sustainability


Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
80

Average Number of PC's per Lab
25

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
Yes

Student Web Pages Permitted
Yes

Student Web Pages Provided
No

Partnerships with Technology Companies
Yes

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Undergraduates that Own Computers
80%

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Dell, HP, Apple

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
Yes

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
Yes

Campus Visits Contact

Address
Minnesota State University, Mankato
122 Taylor Center
Mankato, MN 56001

Phone
800-722-0544

Email
admissions@mnsu.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Student Union
Myers Field House
Campus Recreation Center
Preska Residence Hall
Memorial Library

Most Popular Places Off Campus
River Hills Mall
Sibley Park
Mt. Kato Ski Area
WOW Family Entertainment Center
Verizon Wireless Center (Hockey)

Campus Tours

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: No
Dates: Year-round
Times: 9:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 1 p.m., and 2 p.m.
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
During Open Houses

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Coach Directly

Advance Notice
1 week

Contact Email Address for Visit
lynn.akey@mnsu.edu

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Busses, and taxis. Closest airport is 75 miles away in Minneapolis/St. Paul

Driving Instructions to Campus
From the North: Travel South on Hwy. 169 to Mankato. Take the Riverfront Drive Exit. Turn left (north) onto Riverfront Drive and continue to Stoltzman Road. Turn right (east) on Stoltzman Road and continue until you get to Stadium Road. Turn left onto Stadium Road and continue up the hill to Ellis Ave. Turn left on Ellis Ave and park in the Visitor's Paylot on the left. From the South: Travel North on Hwy. 169 to Mankato. Take Riverfront Drive Exit. Turn right (north) onto Riverfront Drive and continue to Stoltzman Road. Turn right (east) on Stoltzman road and continue until you get to Stadium Road. Turn left onto Stadium Road and continue up the hill to Ellis Ave. Turn left on Ellis Ave and park in the Visitor's Paylot on the left. From the East: Travel West on Hwy. 14 to Mankato. Take the Hwy. 22 Exit and travel south on Hwy. 22 to Hwy. 83. Turn right (west) on Hwy. 83 and continue to Victory Drive. Turn left (south) on Victory Drive and continue to Stadium Road (this will be the first road on the right). Turn right on Stadium Rd. and continue to Ellis Ave. Turn right on Ellis Ave and park in the Visitor's Paylot on the left. From the West: Travel East on Hwy. 14 to Hwy. 169 South. Take the Riverfront Drive Exit. Turn left (north) onto Riverfront Drive and continue to Stoltzman Road. Turn right (east) on Stoltzman Road and continue until you get to Stadium Road. Turn left onto Stadium Road and continue up the hill to Ellis Ave. Turn left on Ellis Ave and park in the Visitor's Paylot on the left.

Local Accommodations
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