Minnesota State University is ...
NCAA Division II (with football)
Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference
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Student Faculty Ratio
Evening Degree Programs
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.66 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.68 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.68 responses
Most Popular Majors
Liberal Arts and Humanities265 Graduates
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies123 Graduates
Business Administration and Management120 Graduates
Police and Criminal Science113 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
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Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.85 responses
- of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.97 responses
After Minnesota State University
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.53 responses
Minnesota State University Reviews
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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.
My Freshman Seminar professor called this university the "sleeping campus". The university is near home and during the weekend students go back home so campus is really quiet. I live an hour and 30 minutes away from the university so home isn't that far away as from a friend who lives 8 hours from home. You will always have something to do, from dog therapy to watching the newest movies to bowling and pool. There's always something on campus for you to do. Me, being a person of color find that the ethnic clubs here are a tight group. They always have something fun and cultural going on and hands down everyone goes to their events. I'll be honest the parties here are hands down fun, know your limits and your people and you'll have a fun time.