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Southwest Minnesota State University Stats, Info and Facts

Quick Facts

6,611 students

80% admitted

  • 2,648 full time
  • 3,963 part time
  • 1,158 men full time
  • 1,490 women full time
  • 1,464 applied
  • 1,174 admitted
  • 409 enrolled

2,598 Undergraduates

$6,986 tuition/year

  • 508 Graduates
  • 3,505 Non-Degree
  • $6,986 out of state
  • $1,088 fees
  • $7,224 room & board
  • $1,200 books
  • (Based on stats from 2012/2013)

At a Glance

Institution Type: Public
Campus Setting: Plains Town, remote from an urban area
Highest Degree Offered: Master's degree
Level of Institution: Four or more years
Calendar: Semester
Reviews in 3 Sentences
  • vbplayer
  • 0
  • smsu is a great school! it has small class sizes which means lower student-teacher ratio. it offers many extracurricular activities.…

  • Feb-14-2012 Read More
  • Tricia from Mapleton, IA
  • 0
  • southwest minnesota state university is an amazing school, and has many majors to choose from. smsu has professors that are all very knowledgeable in more than just there specialties.…

  • Feb-28-2012 Read More
  • Samantha from North Mankato, MN
  • 0
  • It's a small town college with beautiful buildings, a great staff, and wonderfully nice people everywhere. The small classes and great teachers makes it really easy to love the school.…

  • Jun-12-2012 Read More
Mission Statement

The mission of Southwest Minnesota State University is to provide high quality liberal arts, professional, and technical programs at the undergraduate and graduate level. Southwest Minnesota State University is dedicated to excellence in teaching and to preparing students to be life-long learners in a changing global, social, and natural environment. The University has a special commitment to the educational needs of people in its service region. This commitment is reflected in the curricula, cultural enrichment programs, cooperative relationships with other regional institutions, and in service and research contributions to both the public and private sectors of the region.

Reviews

Student Responses to Review Topic: Am I Enjoying Being Here
  • 5
  • Angela from Detroit Lakes, MN
  • Jul-15-2011 I am a current student here

    I really like the small campus feel. Winters are a bit harsh but it's only a small sprint from the dorms to the rest of the buildings. Otherwise everything is connected by hallways so you don't even have to go outside! Unless you want to go to Walmart or a movie. There's always something to do here, activities, clubs, whatever you feel like doing.

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  • 5
  • AM from MN
  • May-16-2010 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    You bet! I love love love it here! Im kind of a homebody, and was afraid I was going to get homesick, but i know i wont because SMSU will keep you busy with all the different things they have going on! You won't have time to be homesick! You'll be having tooooo much fun!!!

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  • 3
  • Tim from Sartell, MN
  • Aug-12-2009 I am a current student here

    The campus is located kind of in the middle of nowhere and the winters are harsh but the people you meet are some of the most friendly people you will ever meet. The term Minnesota nice definitely applies to this campus. I love the small campus feel and you always feel involved in the campus and decisions that the campus makes.

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  • 1
  • Dustin from Olympia, WA
  • Jul-15-2009 I am a current student here

    This campus is buit in the middle of farm land with harsh winters and no night life besides drinking beer (which is not allowed on campus). No greek system exists on campus just really old Residence buildings. Food is really bad it comes from Aramark.

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