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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    B+
  5. Athletics
    A
  6. Party Scene
    A
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    B+
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    A-
  12. Safety
    B-
Minnesota State is an above-average public university located in Mankato, Minnesota. It is a large institution with an enrollment of 10,832 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Minnesota State acceptance rate is 61%. Popular majors include Nursing, Liberal Arts and Humanities, and Communications. Graduating 48% of students, Minnesota State alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $37,200.
About Minnesota State University, Mankato...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference
Address
South Rd and Ellis Ave
Mankato, MN 56001
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Minnesota State University, Mankato 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
61%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
886-1106
ACT Range
20-24
Application Fee
$20
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

Cost

Net Price
$13,704/ 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
$5,108/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
87%

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
23:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
77%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.66 responses
56%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.73 responses
55%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.73 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
10,832Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
1,950
Undergrads Over 25
7%
Pell Grant
28%
Varsity Athletes
5%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 48 responses
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  • Everyone is very nice
    38%
  • A recent high school graduate
    17%
  • Everyone is so different
    15%
  • Outgoing
    8%
  • Quiet
    8%
  • Diverse
    6%
  • Caring
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
57%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.90 responses
Poll
62%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.102 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 58 responses
Report
  • Efficient
    36%
  • AMAZING
    19%
  • Decent
    19%
  • Center for Success
    17%
  • Lowkey
    3%
  • Clean
    2%
  • Fast-paced
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$44,900/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
48%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
96%
National
83%
81%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.53 responses
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Minnesota State University, Mankato Reviews

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There is an excessive number of things I enjoy about MNSU. One thing that stood out to me the most is that the school is a bigger school but it overall seems smaller. The campus is only a block big- meaning multiple buildings within one block. I think that MNSU makes students aware of all their resources that they offer but leaves it up to students to use those resources. I think MNSU has a lot of opportunities for students through their connections to businesses which helps with employment. One thing that I think a lot of people get the impression of is that MNSU is just a party school, I believe it can be but that's up to the student to decide. Colleges will always have parties but it will always be up to the students to decide that. I think MNSU doesn't have a whole lot to change. I think they continue to make the school the best they can and when they can. I absolutely love Minnesota State University, Mankato!
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When I think about Minnesota State University, Mankato, I think of my home away from home. The campus is incredibly modern with incorporated touches of the school's history. The school offers so many clubs and activities that it is hard to be bored. From watching football games Saturday's to the school's theatre department show Sunday's, it is always a great time. Not only is the social aspect of it good, but the academics. They have ranked major programs that have incredibly staff who are not only knowledgeable about what they teach, but are also passionate. With this passion there is always staff and professors willing to help when it is needed. MNSU is a great place. A home away from home!
My student is an international freshman and I love MNSU and Mankato area. MNSU is modern, a well designed beautiful campus, and very helpful employees. I popped in on meet Coach Parno who welcomed me like an old friend. The people in Mankato are so friendly I almost felt as if I was home. The college is well situated, everything you need is close by and they have a well run bus transportation system, even from Minneapolis Airport! I was very comfortable leaving my student in MNSU hands. Kudos MNSU