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B
Overall Niche Grade
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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
    C+
  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 1,952 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Minot State acceptance rate is 69%. Popular majors include Business, Nursing, and Elementary Education. Graduating 37% of students, Minot State alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $36,900.
About Minot State University...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference
Address
500 University Ave W
Minot, ND 58707

Minot 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
69%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
1000-1240
ACT Range
19-24
Application Fee
$35
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

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Cost

Net Price
$10,252/ 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
    $6,994/ year
  • $30-48k
    $8,589/ year
  • $49-75k
    $10,247/ year
  • $76-110k
    $12,635/ year
  • $110k+
    $13,243/ year
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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
86%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.22 responses
64%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.22 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,952Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
19%
Pell Grant
22%
Varsity Athletes
17%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 11 responses
Report
  • Professional
    64%
  • Athletic
    27%
  • Diverse
    9%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
52%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.27 responses
Poll
57%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.35 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 17 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    59%
  • Opportunities
    29%
  • Home away from home
    6%
  • Not competitive
    6%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$41,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
37%
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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Not a bad university. The class sizes at Minot State are small , campus is small so walking to and from classes isn't a hastle. Incoming freshman who live on campus will stay in freshman dorms which aren't anything special . There are 2 updated modern dorms which are way better than the freshman dorms. I suggest staying in the dorms if your not from the area only for the reason to build friendships. Along with the dorms the school cafateteria isn't bad just average cafateteria food.

The winters in North Dakota are tough , we get anything from from major snowstorms to -10 temperatures that last from December to March. I also found out the hard way that not starting your car in a North Dakota winter for a few days can kill the battery. However the campus does a good job of clearing the snow from the walkways.

Finally, the mall , Target , Walmart and most restaurants are all located at the Southern end of the city so it's a 10-15 minute drive to get there.
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I did my education at an off-campus location and at times was very disappointed. The lack of structure, detail and communication with my advisor was sub-ideal. I ended up having to go back and take 6 classes, 1 week after submitting my grad application due to miscommunication and lack of attention to detail; i.e. my credits from my associates degree.
However, my professors and education was amazing. All my professors were very knowledgeable and personable and I enjoyed a majority of my classes and peers
What I really like about Minot State University is how this University is one of the cheapest school that really gives students around the world a chance to be able to enter college. Especially for those who are financially having a hard time. Another thing I really like about this university is the feeling of being connected with everyone. With the small community in Minot, you really get to interact with lots of people and learn about the different diversity.