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  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    A-
  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+
Minot State is an above-average public university located in Minot, North Dakota. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,979 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Minot State acceptance rate is 50%. Popular majors include Business, Social Work and Youth Services, and Nursing. Graduating 45% of students, Minot State alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $36,900.
500 University Ave W
Minot, ND 58707
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference

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Minot State University Rankings

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Minot State Admissions

Acceptance Rate
50%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
910-1140
ACT Range
17-23
Application Fee
$35
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

Cost

Net Price
$11,635/ 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
$4,246/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
90%

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
12:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
90%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.20 responses
88%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.24 responses
63%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.24 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
14
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
1
Online Associates Programs
1
Online Bachelor's Programs
12
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    20%
  • On Campus
    51%
  • Online
    29%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,979Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
936
Undergrads Over 25
19%
Pell Grant
27%
Varsity Athletes
16%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 11 responses
  • Professional
    64%
  • Athletic
    36%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
55%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.29 responses
Poll
57%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.37 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 19 responses
  • Friendly
    53%
  • Opportunities
    26%
  • Home away from home
    16%
  • Not competitive
    5%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$41,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
45%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
91%
National
83%
88%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.17 responses
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Minot State University is a great place to go to further your education. It is home away from home! The campus is small enough so you don't get lost, but yet is large enough where it feels like an actual college campus. There are so many nice people here and all of the staff members are willing to help anyone at anytime. I absolutely love being here.
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I am attending Minot State University as an art major. I've only been there for a semester so far, but it has done wonders for me. The art department is like a community, and I've never felt so welcomed. Everyone is kind and connect easily. The professors go out of their way to help and teach you. The classes are fun and educational, and every project serves the purpose of furthering your skills in one way or another. I've already seen incredible improvement in my art from the art classes I've taken so far, and I can only imagine how much more improvement there will be in the coming years. There's even two different art galleries on campus- one of them is a student art gallery. There's numerous opportunities to showcase and further your art. It's easy to find a place and a community in the people here. I wouldn't want to go anywhere else.
I enjoyed my time at Minot State. The smaller class sizes made it easier for me to speak with my professors and build professional relationships within the nursing program. The cost was ideal too, the cheapest in state and out of state rates in the whole state of ND and surrounding areas. Cafeteria was decent and had a lot of selection. Mini-Starbucks Cafe on campus.
Some things to be improved: the freshman dorms could be updated.