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  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
    B+
  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 $35,600.
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
Website
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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

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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.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $10,993/ year
  • $30-48k
    $11,390/ year
  • $49-75k
    $13,980/ year
  • $76-110k
    $17,575/ year
  • $110k+
    $18,521/ year
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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
55%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.69 responses
57%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.69 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
10,832Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
7%
Pell Grant
28%
Varsity Athletes
4%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 44 responses
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  • Everyone is very nice
    39%
  • A recent high school graduate
    18%
  • Everyone is so different
    16%
  • Outgoing
    9%
  • Quiet
    9%
  • Caring
    2%
  • Judgemental
    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.86 responses
Poll
61%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.98 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 54 responses
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  • Efficient
    37%
  • AMAZING
    20%
  • Decent
    20%
  • Center for Success
    17%
  • Lowkey
    4%
  • Clean
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$43,100/ 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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I believe Minnesota State University, Mankato deserves a 5/5 star rating because there is wonderful diversity and offers room to grow in the crazy rollercoaster that college is! They offer great programs and offer students participation in their community. I am currently attending this University and I couldn't be more happier with this school! I have no objections.
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It may not be the largest university in America, but it honestly doesn't need to be for students looking to have fun and get their academics in check. The professors do not look down on you for how you live your life and it makes the experience that much more comfortable and safe. It's equal parts homely and professional, going out of its way to make everyone feel welcome. All of these perks with a lighter impact on your wallet, to top it all off!
I really enjoy all that the school has to offer in terms of extracurriculars. There’s always intramural sports you can do with teams, and there’s a huge gym and rock climbing wall. There’s always stuff in the student center going on as well. There’s plenty of organizations and clubs to get involved with, as well as Greek life, which I am part of. Being in a fraternity has completely changed my college experience for the better and I don’t regret coming to his great school one bit!