Overview

Applicants
10,332
Acceptance Rate
63%
Average HS GPA
3.33

GPA Breakdown

20%
Over 3.75
19%
3.50 - 3.74
20%
3.25 - 3.49
21%
3.00 - 3.24
19%
2.50 - 2.99
2%
2.00 - 2.49

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ACT Test Scores

ACT Composite Scores
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
19 - 24

Testing Policies


ACT Writing Policy
ACT with or without Writing accepted

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Academic GPA

Selectivity Rating


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Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
22:1
Total Faculty
677
with Terminal Degree
490

346
Men
331
Women
115
Minority
26
International

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

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
25%
Graduate in 5 years
44%
Graduate in 6 years
49%

Majors

  • AGRICULTURE, AGRICULTURE OPERATIONS, AND RELATED SCIENCES.

  • Agricultural Business and Management.
  • Food Science and Technology.
  • Food Science.

  • ARCHITECTURE AND RELATED SERVICES.

  • City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning.

  • AREA, ETHNIC, CULTURAL, GENDER, AND GROUP STUDIES.

  • Ethnic Studies.
  • 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.
  • Business Statistics.
  • Construction Management.
  • Finance, General.
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce.
  • Management Information Systems, General.
  • Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods.
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General.
  • Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management.
  • Organizational Behavior Studies.
  • Project Management.

  • COMMUNICATION, JOURNALISM, AND RELATED PROGRAMS.

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

  • COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGIES/TECHNICIANS AND SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Recording Arts Technology/Technician.

  • COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCES AND SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Computer and Information Sciences, General.
  • Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance.
  • Computer Programming.
  • Computer Programming/Programmer, General.
  • Computer Science.
  • Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications.
  • Data Modeling/Warehousing and Database Administration.
  • Information Technology.

  • EDUCATION.

  • Art Teacher Education.
  • Biology Teacher Education.
  • Business Teacher Education.
  • Chemistry Teacher Education.
  • College Student Counseling and Personnel Services.
  • 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.
  • Education/Teaching of Individuals with Specific Learning Disabilities.
  • Educational Leadership and Administration, General.
  • Educational/Instructional Technology.
  • 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.
  • Learning Sciences.
  • Mathematics Teacher Education.
  • Multicultural 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.
  • Speech Teacher Education.
  • Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other.
  • Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor.
  • Teaching English or French as a Second or Foreign Language.
  • Technical Teacher Education.

  • ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGIES AND ENGINEERING-RELATED FIELDS.

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

  • ENGINEERING.

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

  • ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE/LETTERS.

  • Creative Writing.
  • English Language and Literature, General.
  • General Literature.
  • 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.

  • American Indian/Native American Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics.
  • French Language and Literature.
  • German Language and Literature.
  • Spanish Language and Literature.

  • HEALTH PROFESSIONS AND RELATED PROGRAMS.

  • Athletic Training/Trainer.
  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist.
  • Communication Sciences and Disorders, General.
  • Community Health and Preventive Medicine.
  • Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling.
  • Dental Hygiene/Hygienist.
  • Family Practice Nurse/Nursing.
  • Nursing Science.
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse.
  • Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions.
  • Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling.
  • Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling/Counselor.

  • HISTORY.

  • History, General.

  • HOMELAND SECURITY, LAW ENFORCEMENT, FIREFIGHTING AND RELATED PROTECTIVE SERVICES.

  • Corrections.
  • Criminal Justice/Police Science.

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

  • PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES.

  • Philosophy.

  • PHYSICAL SCIENCES.

  • Astronomy.
  • Chemistry, General.
  • Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences.
  • Geology/Earth Science, General.
  • Physics, General.

  • PSYCHOLOGY.

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

  • PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION AND SOCIAL SERVICE PROFESSIONS.

  • Human Services, General.
  • Public Administration.
  • Social Work.

  • SOCIAL SCIENCES.

  • Anthropology.
  • Economics, General.
  • Geographic Information Science and Cartography.
  • 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.
  • Airline/Commercial/Professional Pilot and Flight Crew.

  • VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS.

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


Degrees

Associate
Bachelor's
Certificate
Doctoral/Research
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
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Coop
Experiential
Internship

Notable Faculty

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
25%
Graduate in 5 years
44%
Graduate in 6 years
49%

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Coop
Experiential
Internship

ROI & Outcomes

Dates

Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Mar 30

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$6,441

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$6,236

Average Need-Based Loan
$3,974

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
71%

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$30,482

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$5,625

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition (In-State)
$7,394
Tuition (Out-of-State)
$15,686
Required Fees
$1,044
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,042

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
Transportation for Commuters
$862

On-Campus Room and Board
$9,854
Comprehensive Fee

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
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
12,447
Foreign Countries Represented
81

Demographics

3.60%
Asian
5.36%
African-American
5.21%
Hispanic
72.64%
Caucasian
8.61%
International

53% female
47% male
17% are out of state
83% are full time
17% are part time

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
24%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

First-Year Students living on campus
86%

Campus Environment
Suburban

Housing Options

Apartment Single
Disabled Student
Dorms Coed

Special Needs Admissions

Program / Service Name
Accessibility Resources

Type of Program
For all students with disabilities

Director
Snow, Julie Ann

College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered

Calculator allowed in exams
Yes

Dictionary allowed in exams
Yes

Computer allowed in exams
Yes

Spellchecker allowed in exams
Yes

Extended test time
Yes

Scribes
Yes

Proctors
Yes

Oral exams
Yes

Notetakers
Yes

Distraction-free environment
Yes

Accommodation for students with ADHD
Yes

Reading machine
Yes

Other assistive technology
Yes

Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
205
Number of Honor Societies
16

Number of Social Sororities
4
Number of Religious Organizations
18

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

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Fee for Network Use
Yes

Partnerships with Technology Companies
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Dell, HP, Apple

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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