B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    C
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    A-
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    C+
  11. Student Life
    C+
  12. Safety
    C+
St. Cloud State University is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference
Address
720 Fourth Ave. South
Saint Cloud, MN 56301
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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

Acceptance Rate
85%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
930-1170
ACT Range
18-24
Application Fee
$20
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
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Cost

Net Price
$13,582/ 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
    $11,087/ year
  • $30-48k
    $11,549/ year
  • $49-75k
    $13,811/ year
  • $76-110k
    $17,110/ year
  • $110k+
    $17,853/ year

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
22:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
69%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.72 responses
55%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.76 responses
66%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.76 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
8,841Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
11%
Pell Grant
39%
Varsity Athletes
6%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 51 responses
Report
  • There is potential.
    35%
  • Busy
    24%
  • Self- Motivated
    20%
  • Driven
    18%
  • Hard working
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
50%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.78 responses
Poll
56%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.101 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 51 responses
Report
  • Think. Do. Make a difference
    45%
  • Diverse
    24%
  • Average
    20%
  • Unique
    8%
  • Interesting
    2%
  • Underachieve
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$42,900/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
45%
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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Think. Do. Make a Difference. That is the motto of my current college, St. Cloud State University. Here, the professors genuinely enjoy the field that they were teaching and want their students to succeed in it, too. Within the first month of the 2016-2017 academic school year, there have been a number of different events for students to attend in which they can meet other students, enjoy free activities, and have an involvement on campus. As recently reported on the news, my community has recently undergone a traumatic occurrence at the local mall ten minutes away. Eight people were stabbed, none of which were students at the university, and the assailant was killed on site. Since this, the community has really come together to work through this difficult time. Within the past few days, the school has offered many opportunities for gatherings in which students and faculty could find some light in this time of darkness. The school genuinely cares. I would recommend this school to anyone looking for an affordable, amazing college experience. St. Cloud State University is a school that I would choose time and time again. Go, Huskies!
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Honestly, I do not understand why there is so much criticism towards St. Cloud State University. Coming from Florida, I moved here for the hospitality program and have been nothing but successful. I left behind my family, friends, and comfort of everything that I knew. I completely started over with nothing to work with, but this school has been great to me. I have worked multiple jobs full-time throughout my time here, so I haven't been involved in much on campus, but there is so much offered that I could participate on any given day. The campus is beautiful, the dorms are actually much nicer than they are given credit for, and the academics are definitely worth what you are paying. I have loved every minute of this school and hope others in the future do too.
The St. Cloud State environment welcomed me right in. The first thing I noticed here is how everyone loves themselves for their differences and uniqueness, I think that is so important in the world today. And the amazing friends you will make here are plentiful!