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Southwest Minnesota State University
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  • 4 Year
  • MARSHALL, MN

Report Card

grade B minus
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B minus
  2. Value
    grade B
  3. Diversity
    grade B+
  4. Campus
    grade C+
  5. Athletics
    grade B
  6. Party Scene
    grade B minus
  7. Professors
    grade B minus
  8. Location
    grade C
  9. Dorms
    grade B
  10. Campus Food
    grade B
  11. Student Life
    grade C
  12. Safety
    grade A minus

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Southwest Minnesota State is a public university located in Marshall, Minnesota. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,610 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Southwest Minnesota State acceptance rate is 64%. Popular majors include Kinesiology and Exercise Science, Early Childhood Education, and Nursing. Graduating 48% of students, Southwest Minnesota State alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $33,100.

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1501 STATE ST
MARSHALL, MN 56258
About Southwest Minnesota State...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference

Southwest Minnesota State University Rankings

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Southwest Minnesota State Admissions

Acceptance Rate
64%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
950-1080
ACT Range
17-23
Application Fee
$20
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Recommended
Early Decision/Early Action
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Cost

Net Price
$14,340 / 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
$6,049 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
99%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade B minus
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
15:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
76%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 21 responses
58%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 31 responses
65%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 31 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    13%
  • On Campus
    80%
  • Online
    7%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,610 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
5,236
Undergrads Over 25
10%
Pell Grant
41%
Varsity Athletes
24%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 19 responses
  • Unique
    42%
  • Fun
    32%
  • Cliquey
    16%
  • Studious
    11%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
No data available  
Poll
86%
of students say they don't have Greek life. 28 responses
Poll
54%
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 25 responses
  • Friendly
    48%
  • Home
    24%
  • Not for me.
    16%
  • Convenient
    12%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$37,600 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
48%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
95%
National
83%
78%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 18 responses

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