679 reviews
  1. Moorhead, MN
  2. 4 Year
B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    B+
  9. Dorms
    B+
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    B-
Minnesota State University - Moorhead is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference
Address
1104 Seventh Avenue South
Moorhead, MN 56563

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
84%
SAT Scores Range
925-1090
ACT Scores Range
20-25
Application Fee
$20
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Neither required nor recommended
Application Website
Will You Get In?

Test Scores and GPA for Minnesota State University - Moorhead

Cost

Net Price
$14,349/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $11,497/ year
  • $30-48k
    $11,395/ year
  • $49-75k
    $14,521/ year
  • $76-110k
    $17,437/ year
  • $110k+
    $17,918/ year

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
20:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
86%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.58 responses
76%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.51 responses
76%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.51 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
4,727Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
12%
Pell Grant
31%
Varsity Athletes
7%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 15 responses
Report
  • Involved
    40%
  • Balanced
    20%
  • Independent
    20%
  • Artistic
    13%
  • Emotionally and mentally exhausted
    7%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
53%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.47 responses
Poll
57%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.63 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 25 responses
Report
  • Small but efficient
    60%
  • Engaging
    16%
  • Cozy
    8%
  • In a state of change.
    8%
  • Family
    4%
  • Professors; passionate but higher-ups; greedy
    4%

After Minnesota State University - Moorhead

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$37,000/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
42%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
96%
National
83%
89%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.28 responses

Minnesota State University - Moorhead Reviews

679 reviews
All Categories
I know housing seems expensive, but it is such a great way to meet friends, be close to campus, and stay involved since you are most likely on campus more. The renovations they are working on are excellent! The housing process is a smooth transaction. You can always go to someone if you are having troubles!
  • College Sophomore
  • 7 months ago
  • Housing
I just transferred to Minnesota State University Moorhead this fall from a small community college. I had the expectation that the class size would be huge and the professors wouldn't care as much about personal lives of the students. I was way off. I walk out of every class I have with a smile on my face even after an hour and a half lecture. I feel more connected to this school than I did with community college. The class sizes are bigger, but the professors try their best to have everyone involved in discussions. Moorhead is known as the best small city in America, and I agree. You have a large population but it feels small enough to have a lot of personal relationships with people, just like campus. I would definitely choose this school again. It's refreshing wanting to go to class and knowing I am taking in information that will actually benefit me in my future.
I could go on and on about how much I love my school, but I'll try to make it short. MSUM is a place you can always call home. No matter where you are in life, whether you're still living on campus or graduated 15+ years ago, MSUM has a sense on community among it's members that make everyone feel welcome and like they belong here. I am very involved on campus and have met so many wonderful people over the past few years. I like to call MSUM the "Goldilocks School" of the Fargo-Moorhead trio of 4-year universities. It's not too big, but it's not too small; it's just the right size. At about 6,000 students, it's small enough where you really get to know your peers and make lasting friendships, but it's big enough where you can meet new people every day, whether it's in your new semester class, joining a new organization, or through mutual friends. I am a proud Dragon. Also, President Anne is a fantastic human being. #AnneFan #DragonPride