Minnesota State University Moorhead

Moorhead, MN, USA
3.35 Average Rating

Minnesota State University Moorhead is a 4-year public school in western Minnesota and a campus of the Minnesota State College and Universities system. MSUM is home to five colleges granting degrees in 82 academic majors. For sports fans, MSU Moorhead fields 14 varsity athletic teams known as the Dragons. Located in the heart of the Fargo/Moorhead area, MSUM provides access to numerous restaurants and performing arts opportunities.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed

Need Blind

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

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Suburb or town

0
100
60%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Rolling Admissions

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

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
69%
Out-Of-State Students
29%
91%
Submitting ACT
3%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 22
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1049
0
1600
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
6,005
Total Number of Undergrads
5,130
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
42%
20-39 Students
44%
40-99 Students
11%
100+ Students
1%
0
100
26%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
46%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
19:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$15,541
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$8,468
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$15,878
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$9,008
Books and Supplies
$800

Aid & Grants

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
73%
Average Aid Per Year
$4,204
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
73%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,224
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$2,079

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
64%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$9,154
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$22,277
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$230
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
39%
61%
Student Organizations
286
Size of Town
Suburb or town
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
Yes

Housing

0
100
25%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
Yes

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Dragons
School Colors
Red/White
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Fargo
Minneapolis
Saint Cloud
Grand Forks
Bismarck
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$40,600
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What Students Are Saying

3.35 Average Rating
it's a friendly campus that will really be there for each and every student. small enough not to crowd you and big enough to widen your horizons. minnesota state university moorhead is the place for anyone to craft their future and have a good time doing it.
Jacob from Moorhead, MN
MSUM provides a great learning experience for all students who attend.
A wonderful campus, small enough to get to each class on time.
Great, friendly atmosphere. I can't stress that enough!
Carly from Wahpeton, ND
Minnesota State University of Moorhead is a great school for students who are from a small to medium sized town. Almost all of the class sizes are 20 or under; which gives the professors time to interact with every student. MSU-Moorhead has many tutoring options which make the transition from high school to college much easier.
Rachel from Morris, MN
They have great programs here, but need to better communicate with student on how to access these. The professors are really good, I have been to another college and it did not compare. It is a good price for college.
Danielle from Moorhead, MN
Minnesota State University Moorhead is an excellent place for people to become friends in a small community setting. Moorhead's small campus of only 8,000 students is the perfect size for an incoming freshman like myself. The faculty have been fantastic, I look forward to another three years!
Laura from Bloomington, MN
MSUM is affordable, it has great academic programs and the professors are always willing to help students succeed.
Fernanda from Osakis, MN