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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 an above-average public university located in Moorhead, Minnesota in the Fargo Area. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 4,279 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Minnesota State - Moorhead acceptance rate is 60%. Popular majors include Elementary Education, Business, and Nursing. Graduating 42% of students, Minnesota State - Moorhead alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $32,200.
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
910-1120
ACT Range
20-25
Application Fee
$20
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Neither required nor recommended
Early Decision/Early Action

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Cost

Net Price
$15,294/ 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
    $10,717/ year
  • $30-48k
    $11,671/ year
  • $49-75k
    $14,923/ year
  • $76-110k
    $17,617/ year
  • $110k+
    $18,692/ year
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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
76%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.51 responses
76%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.51 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
4,279Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
10%
Pell Grant
27%
Varsity Athletes
8%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 15 responses
Report
  • Involved
    40%
  • Balanced
    20%
  • Independent
    20%
  • Artistic
    13%
  • Emotionally and mentally exhausted
    7%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
53%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.47 responses
Poll
57%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.63 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 25 responses
Report
  • Small but efficient
    60%
  • Engaging
    16%
  • Cozy
    8%
  • In a state of change.
    8%
  • Family
    4%
  • Professors; passionate but higher-ups; greedy
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$38,000/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
42%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
96%
National
83%
89%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.28 responses
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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.
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I had an amazing time at Moorhead pursuing an Animation degree. I took many film classes for this degree and the professors were great! They knew how to teach and made it interesting. Every once and a while I'd run into a tough professor that may have made a class challenging, but as long as I worked hard, I got amazing grades. The food could use some work. I remember the food takings awesome in the beginning and really starting to suck at the end. They do have an asian grill though, so that is a huge plus! The student life is great. I got an updated dorm, so that is nice. I would recommend 100% joining a learning community. I have that to thank for my success academically and socially on campus. The athletics aren't horrible. I know a lot of people say they go unheard of, but I was on the rugby and ultimate frisbee team. It was fun and the people on the teams took it seriously.
From the moment you step on campus at MSUM, you are in a welcoming environment from everyone you meet. The faculty and administration works to ensure that every student has the opportunities nessesary to achieve. The student life is a cut above the rest. With over 100 student organizations and clubs, students are given the freedom and opportunity to find their place based on their own interests. The facilities are clean and well maintained. The campus is accessible and well planned out. The surrounding Fargo/Moorhead area provides a welcoming community that has all the amenities of a metropolitan area, with the connected community feeling of a small town. A close knit community where you’re bound to see someone you know on your way around campus. This creates lasting relationships between friends and peers that can last a life time. If you’re interested in a University that will work to propel you to the next stage of your life, then Minnesota State University Moorhead is for you.