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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    A-
  5. Athletics
    A-
  6. Party Scene
    A-
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    B+
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    A-
  12. Safety
    B+
Winona State is an above-average public university located in Winona, Minnesota. It is a mid-size institution with an enrollment of 6,522 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Winona State acceptance rate is 66%. Popular majors include Nursing, Business, and Elementary Education. Graduating 61% of students, Winona State alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $38,400.
About Winona State University...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference
Address
175 West Mark Street
Winona, MN 55987
Website

Winona 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
66%
Application Deadline
July 15
SAT Range
1040-1330
ACT Range
20-25
Application Fee
$20
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$16,678/ 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
$4,639/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
90%

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
19:1
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.53 responses
70%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.53 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
6,522Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
938
Undergrads Over 25
4%
Pell Grant
26%
Varsity Athletes
5%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 37 responses
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  • Active
    43%
  • Active, average, intelligent
    22%
  • Average
    22%
  • Nice
    8%
  • Intelligent
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
49%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.72 responses
Poll
63%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.87 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 42 responses
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  • The best of both worlds...fun and school
    45%
  • Homey
    19%
  • Open
    12%
  • Worth it
    7%
  • Althetic
    5%
  • Beautiful
    5%
  • Dont waste your money
    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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While I love WSU, there's a lot that needs to be fixed within the community. The minute you get off-campus there are no lights, nothing keeping you from getting taken or hurt. While all three of the campus housing centers are relatively careful, security can only do so much off campus, and the police only come in the event of a call.

On Main campus there are so many resources available! But not on West or East, you have to come onto main if you want anything done, which I get! Main has all the classrooms, and therefore there will be more resources available because there are more people that stay on Main.
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I loved Winona State University's beautiful campus! I also loved that there were no streets going through campus. The campus is in a great location in town, nesstled between downtown and a beautiful lake with a paved walking path around it. The stunning rolling hill bluffs around the city are a sight to see when the leaves change in fall! Don't forget to visit Garvin Heights when you first roll in town town and enjoy a breath taking overlook of Winona, the river, and the surrounding hills!
WSU was a great 4 years of my life. The bluffs are beautiful and the nearby Lake allows the community to kayak and more for a small yearly fee. The campus is really pretty and has been updated in a lot of ways--there is a caribou coffee and snack shop in the library (the library is beautiful, spacious, and bright btw!), they have added another newer coffee shop in Somsen Hall as well. Yes like all colleges there are a lot of old buildings, but they have charm and history. The Wellness Center is amazing--relatively updated and very modern looking. The food court has also been remodeled and looks great as well. Overall, I had a great time at the school--true, the city of Winona is a little bland, there is the typical movie theater and a couple restaurants that aren't chains, but its a small town. Typically, people can travel to La Crosse or Rochester for the nearest mall or other adventures. Honestly though, Winona State is beautiful and a pretty great school. Go Warriors!