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Minnesota State University Moorhead
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  • 4 Year
  • MOORHEAD, MN

Report Card

grade B minus
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B minus
  2. Value
    grade B
  3. Diversity
    grade B
  4. Campus
    grade B
  5. Athletics
    grade B
  6. Party Scene
    grade B
  7. Professors
    grade B minus
  8. Location
    grade B minus
  9. Dorms
    grade A minus
  10. Campus Food
    grade B
  11. Student Life
    grade B minus
  12. Safety
    grade B+

About

1104 SEVENTH AVE SOUTH
MOORHEAD, MN 56563
About Minnesota State Moorhead...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference
From Minnesota State University Moorhead

At Minnesota State University Moorhead, you can forge your path to success with the support of fellow creators and doers.

Nestled in the bustling border community of Fargo (ND)-Moorhead (MN), MSUM has a "just right" student population nearing 5,000 students.

Students can choose from over 200 majors, minors, and emphases, including business, education, film and animation, nursing, and biosciences.

This quality education is kept affordable through in-state tuition rates for all degree-seeking students and tuition-free pathways for eligible Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota residents. Students can also receive up to $14,000 in automatic scholarships and apply for nearly 300 competitive scholarships. And we reward your hard work through generous acceptance of transfer credits.

MSUM students succeed: 89% of recent graduates are employed in their field and 18% continue their education.

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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

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Acceptance Rate
72%
SAT Range
1040-1180
ACT Range
19-25
Application Fee
$20
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
No data available  

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Cost

Net Price
$17,254 / 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
$5,127 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
94%

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Academics

Professors
grade B minus
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
15:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
87%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 61 responses
75%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 60 responses
73%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 60 responses

Majors

Discover Your Tuition-Free Pathway

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Inspired by the success of Minnesota's North Star Program, MSU Moorhead is offering a tuition-free pathway for residents of North Dakota and South Dakota, too. New full-time students whose families earn $80,000 or less pay no tuition at MSUM!

Online

Programs Offered Entirely Online
12
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
5
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
7
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    58%
  • On Campus
    27%
  • Online
    15%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,134 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
892
Undergrads Over 25
19%
Pell Grant
29%
Varsity Athletes
10%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 22 responses
  • Involved
    36%
  • Balanced
    23%
  • Independent
    23%
  • Artistic
    9%
  • Emotionally and mentally exhausted
    5%
  • Outgoing
    5%

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Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
No data available  
Poll
50%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene. 56 responses
Poll
54%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 72 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 34 responses
  • Small but efficient
    56%
  • Engaging
    21%
  • Cozy
    6%
  • Family
    6%
  • In a state of change.
    6%
  • 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
57%
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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