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Winona State University

Winona, MN, USA
3.87 Average Rating

With campus a short walk from the Mississippi River, Winona State University is a public institution in southeast Minnesota and the oldest school in the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system. WSU is home to five colleges conferring bachelor’s degrees in over 80 academic fields of study. To get away from the classroom, Winona State’s Outdoor Education and Recreation Center provides instruction on kayaking, rock climbing, snowshoeing, and other outdoor pursuits. For those interested in the fine arts, WSU hosts the Watkins and Weber Galleries displaying the work of student and professional artists.

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

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Fall Regular Decision July 1, 2019
Other April 6, 2019

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
63%
Out-Of-State Students
37%
98%
Submitting ACT
1%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 23
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1050
0
1600
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
8,896
Total Number of Undergrads
8,441
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
32%
20-39 Students
53%
40-99 Students
12%
100+ Students
1%
0
100
32%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
58%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
18:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$16,678
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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.
$9,379
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.
$15,302
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.
$8,730
Books and Supplies
$900

Aid & Grants

0
100
51%
Need Met
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.
66%
Average Aid Per Year
$3,882
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.
66%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,089
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$4,120

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.
68%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$9,380
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.
$24,000
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.
$248
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
32%
68%
Student Organizations
207
Size of Town
Suburb or town
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
No

Housing

0
100
29%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
No

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Warriors
School Colors
Purple/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
Minneapolis
La Crosse
Rochester
Chicago
Milwaukee
Employed
6 mos. after graduation
57%
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$42,700
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What Students Are Saying

3.87 Average Rating
Most of the professors are great and honestly care about your education and success. There are multiple diversity events available that encourage learning. Student safety is a priority and campus security is very helpful when you are in need of assistance!
Chrysa from Winona, MN
Winona is a great place to go for the full college experience. The academics here are great and the professors are very helpful. There is also so much stuff to do in and around Winona, especially when it comes to outdoorsy activities.
Emily from Brookfield, WI
I love Winona State the people and the atmosphere is amazing! Everyone is very friendly. Also people are pretty out going which makes it even better because I'm pretty outgoing.
Stivalis from Minneapolis, MN
Quiet and peaceful
Small college
Located in a very small town
Athitaya from Winona, MN
the campus of the school is beautiful, and has every tree industrious to minnesota growing on the campus.has over 100+ major and minor undergraduate programs, with a wide range of specializations within each department. the staff and professors are friendly, and are always will to help in or out of class.
Anthony from Winona, MN