785 reviews
  1. Winona, MN
  2. 4 Year
B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    B-
  4. Campus
    B+
  5. Athletics
    B+
  6. Party Scene
    B+
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    A-
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    A
Winona State University is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference
Address
175 West Mark Street
Winona, MN 55987
Website

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
63%
SAT Scores Range
Data not available
ACT Scores Range
20-25
Application Fee
$20
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Recommended
Will You Get In?

Test Scores and GPA for Winona State University

Cost

Net Price
$16,773/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $12,767/ year
  • $30-48k
    $13,249/ year
  • $49-75k
    $16,025/ year
  • $76-110k
    $19,316/ year
  • $110k+
    $20,098/ year

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
20:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
87%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.45 responses
52%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.44 responses
70%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.44 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
7,196Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
6%
Pell Grant
25%
Varsity Athletes
5%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 28 responses
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  • Active
    50%
  • Active, average, intelligent
    21%
  • Average
    21%
  • Intelligent
    7%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
52%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.63 responses
Poll
62%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.78 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 33 responses
Report
  • The best of both worlds...fun and school
    48%
  • Homey
    18%
  • Open
    15%
  • Worth it
    9%
  • Althetic
    6%
  • Dont waste your money
    3%

After Winona State University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$41,900/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
57%
National
47%
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

Winona State University Reviews

785 reviews
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Academics are decent. I'm just here to get my bachelor's and get out. I have however, never been around such a boring group of young people. This is an actual university?! The entire campus looks and acts like they just stepped out of a JC Penney catalog. No diversity. Even the hipsters are boring and conventional. Students can be closed-minded. Don't come here if you are POC, queer or don't miss high school. There is nothing to do but "party," which here means drinking in muggy frat basements with dull 18-20 year olds who've never left their backyard and think that drinking and smoking without having to worry about getting caught by mum is the definition of "lit." The music scene here is trash. There's nothing but dad rock and folk, which gets tired after a while. There is no semblance of alternative culture whatsoever and artists will fall to drugs--which are offensively subpar here.
Winona is so close to being everything you'd want out of a college. The community is great, I love the serene wilderness surrounding it, and I've made some wonderful friends. However, the professors and some of the staff can get unbearable. It's simply obscene that the school would let certain professors to continue to do their job so poorly under the Winona name! It's so close to being what you want, that the proximity to an ideal standard almost makes it worse. The fact that it barely misses the mark is immensely frustrating.
Winona State University offers multiple opportunities. However, these opportunities are not always so easy to utilize. In order for these experiences to be fully efficient and used to their maximum, some things need to change. Many students can be nervous or afraid to try new things, experience different surroundings, and meet new people. Going to new club meetings or asking questions needs to be a normality if every student is going to succeed at Winona State. In order to make this happen, I think more resources need to be made available to students who want to do these things, but have barriers holding them back.