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  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    B+
  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
    B
Metropolitan State is a public university located in St. Paul, Minnesota. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 2,844 undergraduate students. The Metropolitan State acceptance rate is 100%. Popular majors include Business Administration and Management, Liberal Arts and Humanities, and Nursing. Graduating 42% of students, Metropolitan State alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $39,700.
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
100%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
ACT Range
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Recommended
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$15,231/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $14,744/ year
  • $30-48k
    $15,344/ year
  • $49-75k
    $15,757/ year
  • $76-110k
    $19,559/ year
  • $110k+
    $20,501/ year
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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
2,844Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
54%
Pell Grant
78%
Varsity Athletes
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 24 responses
Report
  • 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
$46,000/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
42%
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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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.
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Transferring to Metropolitan State University from St. Cloud State University felt very different. I had many friends, was very active in student organizations, and had great bonds with staff. Entering Metropolitan State University, I am in and out of class and head straight home. The university is primarily commuting; no dorms available, so it took a bit of time to adjust. However, I have enjoyed all my professors after completing one semester. As a student who goes in and out of class, I cannot say there's anything I dislike due to being an inactive student with student organizations.
I love my university because it's centrally located, wonderful staff, and amazing student services. I really appreciate this college because it's so easy to become discouraged about the process of school, but when you look up there is always a warm and welcoming university facility or staff there to help you. Thanks Metro State for being just amazing!