Southwest Minnesota State University is ...
NCAA Division II (with football)
Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference
Southwest Minnesota State University Rankings
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High School GPA
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.21 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.25 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.25 responses
Most Popular Majors
Business Administration and Management85 Graduates
Early Childhood Education45 Graduates
Elementary Education45 Graduates
Kinesiology and Exercise Science31 Graduates
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies20 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say they don't have Greek life.22 responses
- of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.31 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.18 responses
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Southwest Minnesota State University Reviews
Review Southwest Minnesota State University
Southwest Minnesota State University is a really great school. There is a good ratio of professors to students, so you feel like you can get some extra help from the professors if you need it. The professors are very nice as well (at least the ones I've had). They welcome questions, and help you to the best of their ability. The layout of the school is really nice and simple, as there are multiple ways to get to most places. It was a bit intimidating at first, but I quickly got used to the way the school is laid out. As for the classes, they are pretty good. There is a wide range of subjects that are offered, so odds are that you will find the types of classes you are looking for. During the time between classes, you can sit in one of the many comfortable couches and chairs in various parts of the school. The food is good too, if you're wondering about that. Just beware of the Freshman 15 if you eat from the buffet!
I love the education department here at SMSU. The professors are extremely passionate about teaching and are always eager to help anyone! Additionally, we have an EMSP club (Education Minnesota Student Program) that helps prepare you for teaching. Classes are never taught by teacher aids and the professors are very willing to help outside of class times. SMSU is a reasonable cost as well. You get the proper resources that you pay for. If you like smaller class sizes (20 to 40 students) and knowing almost everyone on campus, this would be the college for you.
I have transferred schools twice now and between all three post secondary institutions Southwest Minnesota State University takes the cake. They went out of their way to be helpful in the process of transferring and they were quick to respond to any questions I may have had. The advisor I was assigned to was truly an advocate for my admission, acceptance into the teacher education program and now success as a student at Southwest Minnesota State University. I would highly recommend this institution to all students looking to pursue a degree in Education!