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St. Cloud State University
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  • 4 Year
  • SAINT CLOUD, MN

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The Bring Huskies Home Team continues to monitor COVID-19 conditions and the escalating rate of infections of the Delta variant. Our goal is to protect the health and safety of our students, faculty, staff and visitors while our students continue to progress towards their educational goals. We are continuing to host visits and tours with appropriate safety measures in place, including mask use. Learn More

Report Card

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

About

720 FOURTH AVE. SOUTH
SAINT CLOUD, MN 56301
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference
From St. Cloud State University

At St. Cloud State, an education is about far more than an education. It will be an opportunity to explore ideas, seek out unique perspectives and embrace new challenges – all of which will help you unleash your true potential.

You will make life-long memories on our 100-acre campus along the scenic Mississippi River.

Futures that begin here might seem unassuming at first, but like the mighty Mississippi River, they quickly gather strength. Growing. Surging. Until they're seemingly unstoppable.

If you're looking for choice, we've got that covered. We have more than 200 undergraduate programs of study and more than 60 graduate programs, holding nearly every available national accreditation.

Founded in 1869, St. Cloud State has evolved into a comprehensive university. We're on a mission to unleash ideas... unleash imagination, purpose and promise.

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St. Cloud 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

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Acceptance Rate
90%
SAT Range
930-1190
ACT Range
18-24
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
No

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Cost

Net Price
$13,594 / 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
$5,752 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
94%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade B minus
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
20:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
69%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 72 responses
57%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 90 responses
64%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 90 responses

Majors

Mass Communications

Our award-winning Mass Communications program prepares students for careers in creative media productions, journalism, advertising or PR. Imagine yourself gaining national exposure as on-air talent when our student-run Husky Productions teams up with Fox Sports...or working the same camera equipment used at the Superbowl...or producing it all! You can experience that and more as a student at SCSU.

Online

Online Programs Offered
4
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
2
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
2
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    26%
  • On Campus
    70%
  • Online
    4%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
6,977 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
4,369
Undergrads Over 25
11%
Pell Grant
41%
Varsity Athletes
7%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 61 responses
  • There is potential.
    34%
  • Busy
    23%
  • Self- Motivated
    21%
  • Driven
    15%
  • Hard working
    3%
  • Outgoing
    2%
  • scared
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
No data available  
Poll
50%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join. 92 responses
Poll
54%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life. 115 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 65 responses
  • Think. Do. Make a difference
    38%
  • Diverse
    26%
  • Average
    18%
  • Unique
    6%
  • enlightening
    2%
  • Fast-paced
    2%
  • fraudulent
    2%

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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$44,200 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
48%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
95%
National
83%
82%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 50 responses

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