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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 56%. Popular majors include Business, Liberal Arts and Humanities, and Nursing. Graduating 27% of students, Metropolitan State alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $42,100.
About Metropolitan State University - Minnesota...
Athletic Division
Athletic Conference
Address
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
56%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
ACT Range
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Recommended
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

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Cost

Net Price
$13,954/ 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
$6,432/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
88%

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
66%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.38 responses
71%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.38 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,878Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
4,439
Undergrads Over 25
51%
Pell Grant
76%
Varsity Athletes
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 24 responses
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  • Working adults juggling life and education.
    50%
  • Hardworking/multitaskers
    21%
  • Diverse
    13%
  • There isn't one word to describe anyone
    13%
  • Awesome
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$48,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
27%
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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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.
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There are many things that I have enjoyed about my experience at Metro State University (finishing my undergraduate degree for 3 semesters and the first 3 semesters of my graduate degree thus far). The professors at the school are absolutely phenomenal. They are always willing to work with students and are very knowledgeable about the subject matter. I enjoy the personal attention and more interactive learning that’s created by having smaller class sizes. The school offers many of its classes on a schedule that caters to nontraditional students.

One thing I would change is student involvement. Being that there is no on-campus housing, it’s easy for students to just go to class and leave without interacting too much with others on campus. I’m not sure of the best solution to this or if this is an issue with all non-traditional universities.
Metropolitan is a really good school that gives you an experience like no other. I'm not really a city guy because of the traffic and parking issues, but metropolitan solves all those issues by giving students free parking and a location where it doesn't have much traffic. This schools pace of learning is really nice and enjoyable. The teachers also really care about the students success rather than just worrying about their jobs.