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Minnesota State University-Mankato Campus Life

Campus Size

Medium-Sized Campus
12,661
Total Undergrads
Including 1,633 Part-time
2,426
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 20 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

52% Women
48% Men

Athletics

NCAA Division II (with football)

Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports

Coaches

10
Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $115,290)
11
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $84,561)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
All Track Combined 80 126 Yes Yes
Baseball 35 - Yes -
Basketball 16 17 - Yes
Bowling - 15 - -
Football 90 - - -
Golf 10 11 - Yes
Ice Hockey 26 25 Yes Yes
Soccer - 25 Yes Yes
Softball - 23 - Yes
Swimming and Diving 20 35 - -
Tennis 7 13 - Yes
Volleyball - 17 Yes Yes
Wrestling 26 - - Yes
Badminton - - Yes -
Court Sports - - Yes Yes
Cricket - - Yes -
Fencing - - Yes -
Flag Football - - - Yes
Frisbee/Disc Sports - - Yes -
Indoor Fitness/Recreation - - - Yes
Lacrosse - - Yes -
Martial Arts/Self Defense - - Yes -
Outdoor Fitness/Recreation - - Yes -
Rugby - - Yes -
Table Tennis - - - Yes

Diversity

Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.4%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2.6%
Black/non-Hispanic 4.3%
Hispanic 1.4%
Non-resident alien 4.1%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 3.8%
Two or more races 0.0%
White/non-Hispanic 83.4%
Disabilities
Percent of students with disability 3% or less

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Remedial services for students with learning disabilities
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Daycare on campus for children of students
  • Library on campus
Living
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, maximum 21 meals per week.

Clubs & Organizations

Musical Groups
  • Choral Groups
  • Concert Band
  • Jazz Band
  • Music Ensemble
  • Pep Band
  • Symphony Orchestra
Performance Arts
  • Dance
  • Drama Theater
  • Musical Theater
  • Opera
Journalism & Publications
  • Literary Magazine
  • Student Newspaper
  • Radio Station
Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Army ROTC
Other
  • International Student Organization
  • Student Government
  • Campus Ministries

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 0
Drug Law Violation 49
Liquor Law Violation 241
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 5
Property Crime 31

Notable Alumni

  • Cedric Yarbrough, Comedian, actor
  • Grant Stevenson, NHL player
  • Ryan Carter, NHL player
  • Tim Jackman, NHL player
  • Dave Backes, NHL player
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Anthony from Champlin, MN
  • 4
  • first year should be in the dorms. you will meet many many people and experience fun activities. there is nothing to describe this experience but i have no regrets. i…

  • Feb-09-2012 Read More
  • Libbie from Stillwater, MN
  • 4
  • Preska and Julia Sears are new and improved dorms that are very nice. There are many fun activities that are put on by the dorm community leaders. There are free…

  • Jan-02-2013 Read More

Reviews

Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 4
  • Hnubci from New Richmond, WI
  • Feb-21-2014 I am a current student here

    Dorms are connected to the main dining hall which makes it easier to get food. There are many varieties in the dining hall. Every day there is a different hot dish, main dish, etc. But if you're not feeling the dining hall, there are many other food courts around campus that you can go to.

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  • 4
  • PaHoua from Saint Paul, MN
  • Jan-11-2014 I am a current student here

    There are always many variety of food to choose from daily. There are lots of healthy food as well, such as fruits and vegetables. There are also some small campus stores where food can be purchased if there aren't food that you are craving for in the cafeteria.

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  • 5
  • Karissa from Comfrey, MN
  • Dec-22-2013 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    MNSU and the surrounding Mankato area are great if you want to try new restaurants. MNSU has a pretty good variety on campus as it is. It's nice not having to drive around looking for somewhere to eat when there's a great selection on campus.

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  • 3
  • Calvin from Tracy, MN
  • Dec-05-2013 I am a current student here

    The food in dining services are okay. They aren't too bad and since you've already payed for a meal plan you may as well eat it. If anything, get the 160 meal plan; that way you can convert meals into flex dollars, which you can use on campus.

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  • 4
  • Brett from Mankato, MN
  • Nov-11-2013 I am a current student here

    THe food has a good amount of variety, and offers the normal like pizzas and burgers everyday.

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  • 1
  • Ali from Mankato, MN
  • Nov-06-2013 I am a current student here

    The food at the university dining service sucks! However, there are other good dining locations on campus that serve great food :)

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  • 2
  • AleLuvsTaylor MN
  • Nov-04-2013 I am a current student here

    Food is overall very boring. The same is served over and over. I recommend buying or making your own food.

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  • 5
  • Sierra from Mankato, MN
  • Nov-02-2013 I am a current student here

    As with any school cafeteria, there are things that could be improved. But in the CSU, we have what's called MAVAve, which is like a food court that's separate from the cafeteria. There are many choices, and I find the food there really tasty. Taco Bell, a sandwich shop, Chik-Fil-A, and a grill that has your basic burgers and French fries, and then rotates soups vegetables and main courses. It's super good and it's reasonably priced so I never think twice if I am hungry and happen to be headed that direction.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Courtney from Mankato, MN
  • Mar-12-2013 I am a current student here

    I am a part of the Alpha Chi Omega Sorority on campus and ever since joining I've never felt more welcomed to the campus as I have from the Greek Community. Mankato is huge on absolutely NO HAZING. They take it very, very seriously and do their absolute best to make sure that all student wanting to go through recruitment are not hesitant to do so. For sororities there are 4 on campus: Alpha Sigma Alpha, Alpha Chi Omega, Gamma Phi Beta and Sigma Sigma Sigma. There are 9 fraternities on campus: Sigma Chi, Sigma Nu, Phi Delta Theta, Phi Kappa Theta, Phi Kappa Psi, Delta Chi, Tau Kappa Epsilon, Lambda Chi Alpha, and Brothers With a Purpose. The Greek community at Mankato is growing rapidly! It would be a fantastic way to immerse yourself within this group of future leaders.

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  • 0
  • Student
  • Mar-10-2013 I am a current student here

    There is Greek Life at Mankato State University. There are a few options. They put on a number of activities and always look like they are having fun!

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