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C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C+
  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
    B-
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    C+
St. Cloud State is a public university located in St. Cloud, Minnesota. It is a mid-size institution with an enrollment of 8,373 undergraduate students. The St. Cloud State acceptance rate is 86%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Communications, and Business. Graduating 44% of students, St. Cloud State alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $36,200.
About St. Cloud State University...
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
86%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
960-1190
ACT Range
18-24
Application Fee
$20
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$13,684/ 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
$5,216/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
85%

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
21:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
69%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.72 responses
56%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.86 responses
64%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.86 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
8,373Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
4,755
Undergrads Over 25
11%
Pell Grant
36%
Varsity Athletes
5%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 61 responses
Report
  • There is potential.
    33%
  • Busy
    23%
  • Self- Motivated
    18%
  • Driven
    15%
  • Diverse
    5%
  • Hard working
    3%
  • Outgoing
    2%

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.88 responses
Poll
55%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.111 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 61 responses
Report
  • Think. Do. Make a difference
    41%
  • Diverse
    23%
  • Average
    20%
  • Unique
    7%
  • enlightening
    2%
  • Fast-paced
    2%
  • fraudulent
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$44,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
44%
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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Coming to St. Cloud has been such a great experience for me. It was a little bit of a shock coming from a different state and not not knowing anyone here. Luckily "Minnesota Nice" is really a thing, I made friends within my first few hours on campus and haven't had a problem since. The small classes are extremely helpful in terms of learning and being able to get to know your professor and peers around you. The buildings are well kept and the school does an excellent job at keeping you involved. On St Cloud's campus they are always doing farmers market, barbecues, raffles, special late night events just for students, sporting events and so much more. There is always something going on, on campus! And even if you miss it, they do a great job of advertising for the next upcoming events. GO Huskies!
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St. Cloud State University is a very affordable and reasonable school. The campus is not very organized or impressive in any way, but for $3,000-$4,000 per semester, the value is incredible! I have had nothing but great experiences with the professors and students thus far. My main complaint is with disorganization in the administration and a relatively high amount of crime for a school that is not located in a large city.
I studied here through their PSEO program and overall I am very happy with my time here. The PSEO coordinators and faculty were very helpful and informational guiding me through my transition. The professors that I had very very educated in what they taught, accessible outside the classroom, and truly cared about me and my classmates. The campus is decent, very pretty in the fall, but kind of monotonous during the winter. The food offered in Atwood is pretty good, limited options albeit, but you get what you pay for. Overall, I'd say my time here was pretty good; it wasn't exceptional, but it did the job.