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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    A-
  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 an above-average public university located in Moorhead, Minnesota in the Fargo Area. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 3,897 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Minnesota State - Moorhead acceptance rate is 60%. Popular majors include Business, Elementary Education, and Nursing. Graduating 49% of students, Minnesota State - Moorhead alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $34,400.
1104 Seventh Avenue South
Moorhead, MN 56563
About Minnesota State - Moorhead...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference

Minnesota State University Moorhead Rankings

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MSU Moorhead Admissions

Acceptance Rate
60%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
920-1190
ACT Range
20-25
Application Fee
$20
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$16,397/ 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
$4,802/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
92%

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
75%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.56 responses
73%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.56 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
9
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
4
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
5
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    35%
  • On Campus
    56%
  • Online
    10%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,897Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
931
Undergrads Over 25
10%
Pell Grant
34%
Varsity Athletes
9%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 18 responses
Report
  • Involved
    39%
  • Balanced
    28%
  • Independent
    17%
  • Artistic
    11%
  • Emotionally and mentally exhausted
    6%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
50%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.52 responses
Poll
54%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.68 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 30 responses
Report
  • Small but efficient
    57%
  • Engaging
    20%
  • Cozy
    7%
  • In a state of change.
    7%
  • Family
    3%
  • Home away from home
    3%
  • Professors; passionate but higher-ups; greedy
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$40,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
49%
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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The overall atmosphere is pretty decent, but they seem to serve their white cisgender heterosexual abled male students better than their other students, not mention Christian students more than students of other religions. There's an atmosphere as if other students are told they're safe there, even if they themselves don't feel like they are. Coursework can be pretty heavy depending on the teacher and there are few accommodations for disabled students in this arena. There doesn't feel like there's a lot of push to get conservative students out of their comfort zone, despite their efforts to make progressive and/or minority students feel safe, which leads to an uneven feeling atmosphere. The dorms' air conditioning is selectively provided unless it's winter, which in summer can make students wonder how welcome they really are. There's a huge emphasis on campus involvement, which is great...unless you're disabled in some way.
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As everyone knows the spring semester of the 2020 academic year has been an interesting and challenging one. Despite that MSUM's online learning switch was great! I had no issues with the online learning aspect of college, even though I would much rather be in the classroom with my fellow students and my professors.
I like Minnesota State University Moorhead because they offers in-state tuition to all student. They have an average class size of 24 with 17:1 student -faculty ratio which helps facilitate one on one interactions with professors. Taking about facilities, MSUM has one of the best State-of-the-art facilities Langseth Hall and Hagen Hall which are modern facilities providing experiential, student-centered learning in interesting spaces that are devoted to research and discovery. In addition to outstanding labs on campus, you can learn and do research at a field station at the MSUM Regional Science Center.
Furthermore, faculty-mentored research is the hallmark of the Biosciences department. Faculty and student collaborators regularly publish in academic peer-reviewed journals and present at regional and national conferences. Faculty and student researchers meet regularly to discuss research. These are but a few reasons why I like Minnesota State University Moorhead.