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
    C+
  12. Safety
    B+
Minnesota State University - Moorhead is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference
Address
1104 7th Avenue South
Moorhead, MN 56563

Minnesota State University - Moorhead 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
60%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
910-1120
ACT Range
20-25
Application Fee
$20
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Neither required nor recommended
Early Decision/Early Action
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Cost

Net Price
$15,294/ 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
    $10,717/ year
  • $30-48k
    $11,671/ year
  • $49-75k
    $14,923/ year
  • $76-110k
    $17,617/ year
  • $110k+
    $18,692/ year

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
18:1
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
4,325Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
10%
Pell Grant
27%
Varsity Athletes
8%
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
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 College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$38,000/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
42%
National
49%
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
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My experience at Minnesota State University Moorhead is unlike any other! The campus is a very inviting environment; there are always events going on whether it is sports, diversity, or arts. The professors give off a warm, caring aroma. No student should be afraid to ask for help from their professor; they are always willing whether it is through office hours or email. MSUM offers many ways to help students succeed; from tutoring to the Wellness Center for physical health. The campus is just the right size, not too small yet not overwhelming as well. As soon as I visited MSUM my senior year of high school, I knew it was home. Though, what I would like to see change is the exclusion from some activities held on campus. For example, they have activities that exclude some students from clubs or learning communities. I wish for more equality in allowing all students to be involved. Otherwise, I believe MSUM is a great place full of opportunities for students to further their education.
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My first year at MSUM has been amazing! I enjoy the diverse on-campus activities that are available. My professors and advisors have been an invaluable bonus to my education. The classes offered through MSUM, as well as the tri-college arrangement, will prepare me for my future. Dorm life, while being an obvious change from living at home with my parents, has been a major asset to starting my education. Moorhead is a great community to be a part of.
I'm so glad I chose to attend MSUM. It has a small town community feel in a urban area. Everything on campus has easy access, and the campus mall is wonderful regardless of season. The dining hall has a pretty good variety of food, along with the six different restaurants located in the student union. There is a great variety of classes, and my experiences with professors have all been positive. The campus is near several grocery stores, which comes in handy. Public safety is quick to arrive if you ever need help, from wanting an escort across campus or jump starting your car. Overall, I'm very happy with choosing to go to MSUM!