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Winona State University
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  • 4 Year
  • WINONA, MN

Report Card

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

About

175 WEST MARK STREET
WINONA, MN 55987
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference
From Winona State University

We're the #1 public university in Minnesota (US News and World Report Best Colleges Rankings 2021). Our campuses in Winona and Rochester are large enough for big opportunities and small enough to feel like home.

We are invested in supporting you from day one. You'll benefit from our eWarrior Program. Every undergrad gets a fully equipped laptop.

You'll save money with our our affordable tuition. 85% of students receive financial aid. Out-of-state students automatically qualify for our resident tuition scholarship and pay the same rate as Minnesota students.

We offer 200 programs - with online learning options available.

We are proud to have the #1 student success rate in the Minnesota State system. And best of all, 92% of WSU grads get a job in their field.

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Winona State University Rankings

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Admissions

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Acceptance Rate
75%
SAT Range
960-1130
ACT Range
19-25
Application Fee
$20
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
No

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Cost

Net Price
$17,185 / 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
$3,894 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
99%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
16:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
87%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 45 responses
58%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 59 responses
68%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 59 responses

Majors

Endless Academic Possibilities

College is the time to expand your world, to stretch your understanding and take hold of new and exciting possibilities. With over 80 majors across our five colleges - Business, Education, Liberal Arts, Nursing & Health Sciences, and Science & Engineering - you're sure to find the program that will lead you toward the successful, meaningful, and productive future you are aiming for.

Online

Online Programs Offered
2
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
2
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    39%
  • On Campus
    57%
  • Online
    4%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
5,472 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
919
Undergrads Over 25
4%
Pell Grant
27%
Varsity Athletes
4%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 43 responses
  • Active
    40%
  • Active, average, intelligent
    28%
  • Average
    21%
  • Nice
    7%
  • Intelligent
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
No data available  
Poll
49%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene. 78 responses
Poll
62%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 93 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 48 responses
  • The best of both worlds...fun and school
    44%
  • Homey
    17%
  • Beautiful
    10%
  • Open
    10%
  • Worth it
    6%
  • Althetic
    4%
  • boring
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$44,700 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
61%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
96%
National
83%
83%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 30 responses

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