B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    B+
  5. Athletics
    B+
  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 University is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference
Address
South Rd and Ellis Ave
Mankato, MN 56001
Website

Minnesota State University 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
67%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
ACT Range
20-24
Application Fee
$20
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Neither required nor recommended
Early Decision/Early Action
No
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Cost

Net Price
$13,515/ year
National
$15,403
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $10,761/ year
  • $30-48k
    $11,288/ year
  • $49-75k
    $14,404/ year
  • $76-110k
    $17,346/ year
  • $110k+
    $18,265/ year

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
54%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.68 responses
57%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.68 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
11,065Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
7%
Pell Grant
32%
Varsity Athletes
4%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 43 responses
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  • Everyone is very nice
    37%
  • A recent high school graduate
    19%
  • Everyone is so different
    16%
  • Outgoing
    9%
  • Quiet
    9%
  • Caring
    2%
  • Judgemental
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
56%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.85 responses
Poll
62%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.97 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 53 responses
Report
  • Efficient
    38%
  • AMAZING
    21%
  • Decent
    19%
  • Center for Success
    17%
  • Lowkey
    4%
  • Clean
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$42,700/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
49%
National
48%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
95%
National
83%
81%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.53 responses
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When I first started at Minnesota State University, Mankato I didn't plan to stay. Ii wanted to finish my general education requirements and then transfer out. One of the first business courses that I took was a business preparation course and through it I was able to meet some of the faculty and staff. I now have three faculty and staff members that I consider mentors and they have provided me with opportunity after opportunity to pull myself out of my comfort zone and strengthen my skillset. I'd love to see more students take advantage of all the University has to offer!
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So far, Minnesota State University, Mankato has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life. I am learning that everyone is here because they want something better for the future. We've got big ideas, and we want to share them with the world. The professors that I have are extremely friendly, dedicated to the education of their students, and are very accessible. My peers have been more diverse than I was expecting, and that's amazing. Diversity displays open-mindedness and acceptance. I have found a few little niches for myself along the way as well; it's amazing how easy it is to get involved! I can't wait to see what the future holds for me here at MSU.
I really enjoy the academics and professors at Minnesota State University. The courses definitely give you the knowledge and material you need to succeed further on. The professors are very intelligent and are always willing to answer your questions or discuss things with you. The campus itself is kept clean and the dorms are relatively nice, depending on what residence hall you get. Also, the dining hall was just completed in January and offers plenty of good options. There are also plenty of ways to get involved on campus, such as by joining a student group, intramural or club sport, or attending church on campus. Overall, this is a pretty well-rounded school and has lots of great amenities.