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Southwest Minnesota State University Campus Life

Campus Size

Medium-Sized Campus
Total Undergrads
Including 3,759 Part-time
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 7 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

58% Women
42% Men


NCAA Division II (with football)

Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Baseball

Total Varsity Sports


Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $72,671)
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $69,416)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
Baseball 39 - - -
Basketball 19 14 - -
Football 111 - - -
Golf - 10 - -
Soccer - 22 - -
Softball - 24 - -
Tennis - 8 - -
Volleyball - 14 - -
Wrestling 47 - - -


Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.5%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2.1%
Black/non-Hispanic 1.6%
Hispanic 1.2%
Non-resident alien 3.5%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 3.4%
Two or more races 0.0%
White/non-Hispanic 87.6%
Percent of students with disability 5%

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
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, meals per week can vary

Clubs & Organizations

We do not have information for clubs or organizations at Southwest Minnesota State University

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 0
Drug Law Violation 1
Liquor Law Violation 1
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 3
Property Crime 2
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Kayla from Marshall, MN
  • 3
  • TALK TO YOUR ROOMMATE BEFORE MOVE IN DAY COMES!!! I cannot stress that enough, because if you talk to them only a few times before college, they could be a…

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  • Julia from Cambridge, MN
  • 3
  • If you live in Sweetland you would enjoy your dorm experience more. The older dorms get the job done, and it is nice that they are closer to the campus…

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  • Alissa from Marshall, MN
  • 4
  • The dorms are very well maintained and you hardly every have something break. They are extremely close to campus so walking to school in the winter is not that…

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 3
  • Anonymous
  • I am a current student here

    The food is pretty good and there is a variety of options. However, the meal plans are expensive. I suggest the 10 meals $400 flex for if you have to do the meal plan the first year.

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  • 2
  • Trisha from Lamberton, MN
  • I am a current student here

    Lower Student Center: If you have a student ID with flex money on it you can get food for a little less money. They promote the meal plan. Get more flex than you do meals. Meals only count in the buffet, but flex is money that can be used anywhere in the school.

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  • 4
  • Amber from Browerville, MN
  • I am a current student here

    Food from the cafeteria is probably better than anything you ate in the lunch line at your old high school. Or, if the cafeteria isn't your thing, the on campus food courts have a variety of other snacks and food that will be more to your liking.

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  • 4
  • Alex from Luverne, MN
  • I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    Food is excellent, there is a wide variety as well. All you can eat so that mean the freshman 15 is more than likely to happen!

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  • 4
  • Sara from Fountain City, WI
  • I am a current student here

    Residential dining can get a bit old, but that's what the food court is for, and all meal plans come with money you can spend in the food court.

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  • 2
  • Alissa from Marshall, MN
  • I am a current student here

    The food leaves much to be desired. While they have a multitude of choices most of the time it lacks in flavor or just never seems to have what you want to eat that day.

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  • 3
  • Julia from Cambridge, MN
  • I am a current student here

    Definitely could be better, I get sick of the food. I would recommend getting more flex money to purchase different meals through out the week.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Katie from Cokato, MN
  • I am a current student here

    No Greek Life. Depends on whether you like that or not. For me, I don't so I loved being at a college without a Greek Colony.

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