Minnesota State University-Mankato
Mankato, MN, USA

Admissions

Key Admission Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Small city
0
100
61%
Acceptance Rate
11,314
Students Applied
67%
Transfer Acceptance Rate
932
Transfer Students Admitted

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
SAT Subject Tests
Yes
AP Course Credit
Yes
Dual Enrollment
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Rolling Admissions

The college has rolling admissions, which means applications are accepted any time throughout the year.

Test Optional
Yes
Application Fee
$20
Fee waivers available
Applications Accepted
Rolling Admissions
Yes

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
83%
Out-Of-State Students
17%
Countries Represented
91
94%
Submitting ACT
Average ACT Composite: 21
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1105
0
1600
3.40
Average GPA
Students Enrolled By GPA

3.75+
19%
3.50 - 3.74
19%
3.25 - 3.49
20%
3.00 - 3.24
21%
2.50 - 2.99
19%
2.00 - 2.49
2%
Students Enrolled By Class Rank

Top 10%
7
Top 25%
27
Top 50%
68
Students Enrolled By Household Income

< $30k
210
$30k - $48k
184
$48k - $75k
227
$75k - $110k
265
$110k+
402

Admissions Resources

Admissions: visit page
Admissions Email: [email protected]
Admissions Telephone: 800-722-0544
For International Student Services: visit page
For Students with Disabilities: visit page
For Veteran Services: visit page

What Students Are Saying

3.61 Average Rating
For prospective students, I would have to tell them to not be afraid to get help. The teachers are there to help you, and it is super easy to find a tutor. So don't be afraid to ask.
Taylor from Rogers, MN
meet as many people as you can. step outside your comfort zone and force yourself to initiate conversations with strangers. they could become some of your best friends.
Anthony from Champlin, MN
If you are going to live on campus get the Flex meal plan so you can switch meals to flex dollars. Don't change all of them to flex dollars though. Also the parking here is not fun, so if you can try not to bring a car. One year is good for on campus housing but after that first year Its cheaper to live off campus.
William from Fairmont, MN
Develop a network if you are interested in coming to this school, because its more likely that person have the same class as you or already taken the class. This will be your best bet for any school to tell you the truth, because the person that was once part of that class can be used as a great resource for. There is one other thing I most urge is resource, resource, resource. It is available on campus you just got to find it. just remember a close mouth will not get feed
Antonio from Minneapolis, MN
The one thing you need to focus on is time management because there are tons of things to do and a lot of free time to do your class work. School comes first. So take care of it first, finish your class work then go out after. Do not think that you will never have the opportunity to do something again, because chances are you will. So never feel rushed, take your time and take care of what you have to do. There are so many resources available, which means you have to go out there and look for them. Once you have found them, use them wisely, they help you much more than you think.
Princess from St. Paul, MN
The campus is close together and easy to figure your way out around.
Kelly from Mankato, MN
My tip for prospective students would be to balance work and play. It is easy to get caught up in other things besides education. Stay focused and work hard. Also, utilize resources such as the library, campus hub and computer labs. They are there for a reason and are very beneficial.
Libbie from Stillwater, MN
A tip for any student planning on going to college is learn how to manage your time and figure out how you study. One thing I found hard during my first week of college is time management. At college, you can always hang out with your friends. You don't have your parents there to tell you what to do. You are independent now. Studying might not be the first thing on your list. There is a lot of free time in college and that is why it is so much different than high school. But as a freshman, you need to figure out how to manage your time and quickly. The other thing you need to concentrate on is how to study and what to study. One of my friends said to me, before her first college exam, was, I don't even know how to study. I think most students will find it hard when they are trying to study for their first college exam. In high school, figure out what works for you and bring those tips with you in college. Studying is important and you will learn quickly after that first exam.
Breanna from Eagan, MN
Going to class has been shown to improve students GPAs so make sure to make it a priority. Stay on campus the first month to really get accustomed to dorm life and try not to go home all of the time. I know it is hard to miss your family but it will be worth it in the long run. Explore the city you can go on some really great nature hikes and every time I thought I had seen all of the city of Mankato I found another area. Get involved in on-campus activities and activities on your floor because these are the places where you will meet lifelong friends.
Alyssa from New Richmond, WI