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
    B+
  9. Dorms
    B+
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    B+
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

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
60%
Application Deadline
July 15
SAT Range
790-1070
ACT Range
20-25
Application Fee
$20
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Recommended
Early Decision/Early Action
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Cost

Net Price
$17,109/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $12,482/ year
  • $30-48k
    $13,481/ year
  • $49-75k
    $16,314/ year
  • $76-110k
    $19,977/ year
  • $110k+
    $20,566/ 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
55%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.49 responses
67%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.49 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
7,072Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
5%
Pell Grant
24%
Varsity Athletes
5%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 33 responses
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  • Active
    48%
  • Active, average, intelligent
    21%
  • Average
    21%
  • Intelligent
    6%
  • Nice
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
50%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.68 responses
Poll
63%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.83 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 38 responses
Report
  • The best of both worlds...fun and school
    50%
  • Homey
    18%
  • Open
    13%
  • Worth it
    8%
  • Althetic
    5%
  • Beautiful
    3%
  • Dont waste your money
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$41,900/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
59%
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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My daughter is interested in the teaching field. The new Education Village to open at Winona State University sometime in 2019 looks fabulous. The campus has so much to offer in general. We love that WSU is not too large, but large enough to have lots to do on campus & in the town of Winona itself. The forested bluffs are absolutely breathtaking in the fall. The female to male ratio at WSU is roughly about 61.4 to 38.6% which we also like. Everyone seems quite friendly on campus & in town, in general. The college's administration is willing to answer any & all questions that people might have about attending WSU. We loved the college, & we are definitely considering it as a top contender for her college education!
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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.
I am currently a sophomore at Winona State. My first year was amazing, thanks to the wonderful teachers, people, and atmosphere here at Winona. He teachers truly want you to succeed in class, and will help you figure out what works best for you if you are struggling. The social life at Winona is also amazing, everyone is very nice and you never feel left out!