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

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
86%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
895-1145
ACT Range
19-25
Application Fee
$20
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
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Cost

Net Price
$12,935/ year
National
$15,403
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $10,452/ year
  • $30-48k
    $11,169/ year
  • $49-75k
    $13,560/ year
  • $76-110k
    $16,335/ year
  • $110k+
    $17,328/ year

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
23:1
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.75 responses
65%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.75 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
9,134Undergrads
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 50 responses
Report
  • There is potential.
    34%
  • Busy
    24%
  • Self- Motivated
    20%
  • Driven
    18%
  • Hard working
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
49%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.77 responses
Poll
57%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.100 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 50 responses
Report
  • Think. Do. Make a difference
    44%
  • Diverse
    24%
  • Average
    20%
  • Unique
    8%
  • Interesting
    2%
  • Underachieve
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$40,800/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
42%
National
48%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
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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I love the atmosphere of St. Cloud State University! Everyone is welcoming and you feel like you can be yourself. There are many resources to help you with every aseptic of life whether it is counseling, tutoring, or even career services!
I genuinely love St. Cloud State. What drew me to this particular college was a combination of the price, the atmosphere and the academics. For what this school is worth per semester, I think that it is 100% worth coming here. Granted, it's not the most prestigious school in the world but the academics seem to be worth my time and money, and the atmosphere is great!