Winona State University is ...
NCAA Division II (with football)
Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference
High School GPA
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
Evening Degree Programs
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.45 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.44 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.44 responses
Most Popular Majors
Business Administration and Management168 Graduates
Elementary Education116 Graduates
Social Work and Youth Services110 Graduates
Kinesiology and Exercise Science107 Graduates
Liberal Arts and Humanities91 Graduates
Criminal Justice and Safety Studies76 Graduates
Human Resources Management69 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.63 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.78 responses
After Winona State University
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.30 responses
Winona State University Reviews
Review Winona State University
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.