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B-
Overall Niche Grade
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  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 - Moorhead is a public university located in Moorhead, Minnesota in the Fargo Area. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 4,157 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Minnesota State - Moorhead acceptance rate is 60%. Popular majors include Elementary Education, Business, and Nursing. Graduating 46% of students, Minnesota State - Moorhead alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $34,400.
About Minnesota State University Moorhead...
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
930-1180
ACT Range
20-25
Application Fee
$20
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Test Prep

SAT and ACT Prep Options
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Cost

Net Price
$15,541/ 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
$4,414/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
89%

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
19:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
86%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.58 responses
77%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.53 responses
74%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.53 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
4,157Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
973
Undergrads Over 25
10%
Pell Grant
29%
Varsity Athletes
8%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 17 responses
Report
  • Involved
    41%
  • Balanced
    18%
  • Independent
    18%
  • Artistic
    12%
  • Diverse
    6%
  • Emotionally and mentally exhausted
    6%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
51%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.49 responses
Poll
55%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.65 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 27 responses
Report
  • Small but efficient
    56%
  • Engaging
    22%
  • Cozy
    7%
  • In a state of change.
    7%
  • Family
    4%
  • Professors; passionate but higher-ups; greedy
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$40,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
46%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
95%
National
83%
89%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.28 responses
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I love both the classroom size and the professor involvement. My advisor has not only helped me every step along the way, but she was a crucial part of why I wanted to get my human resource minor! She is open and honest about each class, and has helped me to lay out my schedule in advance in the best way possible. I am able to have such a good relationship with her because of the size of the school!
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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.
When I started the hunt for the perfect campus, I accidentally heard someone taking about MSUM and decided to take a look, it was a great decision. The campus is small and a close knit community. Everyone here is so nice including professors, advisors and upperclassman. Never be afraid to ask questions around campus as everyone are willing to help you out. The one experience that struck me the most was move in day, there were volunteers standing outside each dorm hall waiting to help out. The atmosphere was welcoming and warm, helped freshman feels comfortable in our new home. Student life is excellent at MSUM because there is always something for you to do. There are so many chances to make new friends and be familiar with the community. Overall, if one is looking for a small, warm and close knit community to be apart of, do make Minnesota State University Moorhead a place to visit before making the final decision.