Minnesota State University is ...
NCAA Division II (with football)
Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference
High School GPA
Neither required nor recommended
Early Decision/Early Action
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
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 Humanities149 Graduates
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies149 Graduates
Business Administration and Management120 Graduates
Elementary Education88 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
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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
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
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!
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.