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Winona State University
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  • 4 Year
  • WINONA, MN

Report Card

grade B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B
  2. Value
    grade B+
  3. Diversity
    grade B+
  4. Campus
    grade B
  5. Athletics
    grade A minus
  6. Party Scene
    grade A minus
  7. Professors
    grade B
  8. Location
    grade B
  9. Dorms
    grade B+
  10. Campus Food
    grade B
  11. Student Life
    grade B+
  12. Safety
    grade B+

About

175 WEST MARK STREET
WINONA, MN 55987
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference
From Winona State University

We’re a Community of Learners Improving Our World.

We’re invested in supporting you from day one. Our small class sizes let faculty customize your education and it shows: we have the #1 student success rate in the Minnesota State system.

We have over 200 programs to pick from—in person, hybrid or online. We’re also committed to technology in and out of the classroom. That’s why every undergrad gets a fully setup laptop with our eWarrior Program.

With two campuses—one among the Winona bluffs and the other in lively Rochester—we’re “smedium” in size, but big on things to do, especially outdoors. Every season promises fun for thrill seekers and nature enthusiasts alike.

We’re tight-knit and easy to transfer to. We’re one of the most affordable universities in MN with 98% of freshmen receiving financial aid. We’re all about building your resume.

And you? You’ll be a Warrior ready to impress employers and shape the future. After all, 97% of WSU grads get a job in their field.

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Winona State University Rankings

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Admissions

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Acceptance Rate
68%
SAT Range
1000-1210
ACT Range
19-24
Application Fee
$20
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
No

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Cost

Net Price
$16,617 / 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
$5,073 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
90%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade 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
59%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 58 responses
69%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 58 responses

Majors

Composite Materials Engineering

Satellites, car parts, prosthetics—and more! WSU’s Composite Materials Engineering program provides the best hands-on education in designing, creating, and testing products made of composite materials. (It’s the only ABET-accredited undergrad program in the U.S.!) Work with state-of-the-art equipment in our labs and classrooms, and graduate with expertise that employers seek and the future needs.

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
    28%
  • On Campus
    68%
  • Online
    4%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
6,125 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
853
Undergrads Over 25
4%
Pell Grant
29%
Varsity Athletes
6%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 42 responses
  • Active
    40%
  • Active, average, intelligent
    26%
  • Average
    21%
  • Nice
    7%
  • Intelligent
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
No data available  
Poll
49%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene. 77 responses
Poll
63%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 92 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 47 responses
  • The best of both worlds...fun and school
    43%
  • Homey
    17%
  • Beautiful
    11%
  • Open
    11%
  • Worth it
    6%
  • Althetic
    4%
  • boring
    2%

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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$44,700 / 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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