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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    A-
  6. Party Scene
    A-
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    B+
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    B+
  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 6,324 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Winona State acceptance rate is 66%. Popular majors include Nursing, Business, and Elementary Education. Graduating 64% of students, Winona State alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $38,400.
175 West Mark Street
Winona, MN 55987
About Winona State...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference

Winona State University Rankings

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WSU Admissions

Acceptance Rate
66%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
1000-1190
ACT Range
20-24
Application Fee
$20
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$16,401/ 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
$5,024/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
89%

Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
18:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
87%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.45 responses
59%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.56 responses
70%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.56 responses

Majors

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
    21%
  • On Campus
    76%
  • Online
    2%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
6,324Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
913
Undergrads Over 25
4%
Pell Grant
26%
Varsity Athletes
6%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 40 responses
  • Active
    40%
  • Active, average, intelligent
    25%
  • Average
    23%
  • Nice
    8%
  • Intelligent
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
48%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.75 responses
Poll
63%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.90 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 45 responses
  • The best of both worlds...fun and school
    42%
  • Homey
    18%
  • Open
    11%
  • Beautiful
    9%
  • Worth it
    7%
  • Althetic
    4%
  • boring
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$44,700/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
64%
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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WSU professors make learning accessible to everyone. As they are both accommodating and available for additional help, you are able to personalize your learning experience unlike other big universities. In fact, you will find most students attend office hours even just to chat with their professors! Another strength of WSU is the unique research opportunities offered to STEM majors. With great technologies both on and off campus, students get the hands-on experience other university students would not see until graduate school.
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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.
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!