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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


Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 4
  • Katie from Cokato, MN
  • May-29-2014 I am a current student here

    Cafeteria food was good. Lots of options and they take requests. Plus there is Papa Johns!

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  • 4
  • Amber from Browerville, MN
  • Mar-22-2013 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
  • Mar-19-2013 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
  • Feb-28-2013 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
  • Jan-28-2013 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
  • Jan-16-2013 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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  • 5
  • Kayla from Marshall, MN
  • Nov-12-2012 I am a current student here

    Food is great! Just enough options- not too few and not too many. Love that the pasta bar is back!

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  • 5
  • Tricia from Mapleton, IA
  • Feb-28-2012 I am a current student here

    food and dining are good. most of the food is cooked in front of you and you can always find a place to sit.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Katie from Cokato, MN
  • May-29-2014 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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