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B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    NG
  6. Party Scene
    C+
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    B+
  9. Dorms
    NG
  10. Campus Food
    NG
  11. Student Life
    C+
  12. Safety
    A-
Metropolitan State is a public university located in St. Paul, Minnesota. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 2,878 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Metropolitan State acceptance rate is 54%. Popular majors include Nursing, Business, and Liberal Arts and Humanities. Graduating 39% of students, Metropolitan State alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $42,100.
700 East Seventh Street
Saint Paul, MN 55106
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Metropolitan State University - Minnesota Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
54%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
ACT Range
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Recommended
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$14,900/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$6,227/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
94%

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
17:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
89%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.35 responses
64%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.39 responses
72%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.39 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,878Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
4,439
Undergrads Over 25
51%
Pell Grant
75%
Varsity Athletes
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 25 responses
Report
  • Working adults juggling life and education.
    52%
  • Hardworking/multitaskers
    20%
  • Diverse
    12%
  • There isn't one word to describe anyone
    12%
  • Awesome
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$48,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
39%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
National
83%
88%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.26 responses
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Metropolitan State University - Minnesota Reviews

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Metro State offers an affordable yet superb education. The programs/courses cater to a diverse range of nontraditional students including students from various cultural backgrounds, current/former military members, students with disabilities, full-time workers, those with children, and students of all ages. The professors exhibit consistent dedication to delivering a high quality, relevant education while simultaneously cultivating students' abilities to think for themselves. Metro State's urban St. Paul location makes it an optimal choice for commuting students. The main St. Paul campus has a clean, fresh, and organized feel with an excellent library. Additionally, a well-executed parking ramp mitigates urban parking difficulties. While sports are not a primary focus for this institution, there are dozens of student groups/activities available. Overall, Metro State is an exceptional institution to obtain a college degree.
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I am a returning student at Metro State. All the staff and faculty are VERY helpful. Anytime I have questions, whether it be email, call, etc, they respond almost immediately. They are patient and understanding when you are entering or re-entering into the school community. Whether you are starting your college career or a returning student, they are "on the ball" and assist you graciously with all the "moving parts" of the process. When considering re-entering school after ten years of absence, I did not want to even consider attending another school. I have always had great teachers and a comfortable classroom setting. Metro State is MY school and I feel extremely comfortable there. I also really like the student presence in their staffing. Metro State has a great variety of courses that appeases to many learning styles.
Metropolitan State University provided an excellent variety of faculty, courses, and time-frames to complete my undergraduate degree. I enjoyed the classes without exception. I particularly enjoyed the liberal arts courses that I was not sure of before taking. Overall the school provides a lot of value for its students.