MNSU

Minnesota State University - Mankato

Minnesota, Mankato, United States
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  • Total Documents
    633
  • Class Notes
    511
  • Textbook Notes
    74
  • Study Guides
    48
  • Currently Enrolled
    972
  • Previously Enrolled
    539

Overview of Minnesota State University - Mankato (MNSU)

About this school

Minnesota State University at Mankato (changed from Mankato State University in September 1998), is a public, comprehensive university. It was founded in 1867, joined the state system in 1957 and gained university status in 1975. It offers more than 150 programs that focus on learning, research and student involvement. Each year, more than 350 employers recruit its graduates. In addition, MSU is a comprehensive university and an affordable investment in your future, where personal attention creates success. Its 354-acre campus is located in Mankato, 85 miles south of Minneapolis-St. Paul.
  • Institution Type


    Public

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:13,459
    • Men:6,474 (48.1%)
    • Women:6,985 (51.9%)

Location

Admission Information (MNSU)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Not reported

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    Not reported

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is required

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
3
-
Science
3
-
Foreign Language
2
-
Social Studies
2
-
History
1
-
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
Not reported
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: Not used ACT: Not used

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
228 Wiecking Center
City, State, Zip
Mankato, MN  56001
Phone
(507) 389-1822
Fax
-
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
-
Application Fee
-
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Not reported
Accept Offer Of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
-
Defer Admission
-
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications not accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
-
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
-
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Not reported

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for some freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
1 required for some freshmen
Other
Personal statement, letter and senior grades recommended for some freshmen
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
Not reported
Women
Not reported
Men
Not reported

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
Not reported
Women
1920 admitted students enrolled
Men
1626 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.21
375 And Above
Not reported
3.50 - 3.74
Not reported
3.25 - 3.49
Not reported
3.00 - 3.24
Not reported
2.50 - 2.99
Not reported
2.00 - 2.49
Not reported

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported
Sat Critical Reading
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
20-24 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
2%
• Score 24 - 29
28%
• Score 18 - 23
61%
• Score 12 - 17
9%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid (MNSU)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - In-state: $8,663|Out-of-state: $16,215
  • Room & Board: - $8,475 (100.0%)
  • Other Expences: - Not reported
  • Tuition & Fees: - Not reported
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Minnesota State University Mankato accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 15
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning March 30
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 002360
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
2,566 (81.8%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
1,827 (71.2%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,800 (98.5%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
269 (14.9%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
68%
Average Award
$9,733
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,499 (83.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,255
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,733 (96.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,620
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 96 (5.3%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
431 (13.7%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $5,118

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
8,082 (75.6%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
5,761 (71.3%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
5,680 (98.6%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
1,015 (17.9%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
70%
Average Award
$9,505
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 4,563 (80.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,975
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 5,434 (95.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,854
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 298 (5.2%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
1,051 (9.8%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $5,664

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
73%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$31,483
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
6.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
3.0%

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Not reported
Creative Arts/Performance
Art/Fine Arts
Special Achievements/Activities
Leadership
Special Characteristics
Members of Minorities

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$4,336

Academics & Instruction (MNSU)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Not required

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


436

Part-Time Faculty


318

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


Not reported

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 10% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 17% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 34% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 20% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 8% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 7% of classes
  • Over 100 students: - 3% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 17% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 27% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 47% of discussion sections/labs
  • 30-39 students: - 7% of discussion sections/labs
  • 40-49 students: - 1% of discussion sections/labs
  • 50-59 students: - 1% of discussion sections/labs
  • Over 100 students: - 0% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-59
Over 100 students
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Not reported

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
-

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
900
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Minnesota State University Mankato provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


81.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


Not reported

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


Not reported

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


51.0%

Programs & Majors (MNSU)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (108)


  • Accounting
  • Anatomy
  • Animal Physiology
  • Anthropology
  • Army JROTC/ROTC
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Astronomy
  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
  • Automotive Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Aviation/Airway Management and Operations
  • Behavioral Sciences
  • Biochemistry
  • Biological and Physical Sciences
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Building/Construction Finishing, Management, and Inspection, Other
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Ceramic Arts and Ceramics
  • Chemistry, General
  • Child Development
  • City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Commercial and Advertising Art
  • Communication Sciences and Disorders, General
  • Comparative Literature
  • Computer Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Corrections
  • Creative Writing
  • Criminal Justice/Police Science
  • Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
  • Design and Applied Arts, Other
  • Developmental and Child Psychology
  • Dietetics/Dietitian
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Drawing
  • Ecology
  • Economics, General
  • Education, General
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Biology
  • Environmental Studies
  • Family and Consumer Economics and Related Services, Other
  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education
  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General
  • Finance, General
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • Geography
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • German Language and Literature
  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other
  • Health Teacher Education
  • History, General
  • Humanities/Humanistic Studies
  • Information Science/Studies
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Journalism
  • Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology
  • Modern Languages
  • Music Management
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music, General
  • Natural Sciences
  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General
  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Physical Sciences
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Pre-Dentistry Studies
  • Pre-Law Studies
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
  • Pre-Veterinary Studies
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Administration
  • Public Health, General
  • Public Relations/Image Management
  • Real Estate
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Rhetoric and Composition
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
  • Sculpture
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Social Studies Teacher Education
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
  • Therapeutic Recreation/Recreational Therapy
  • Urban Studies/Affairs
  • Voice and Opera
  • Women's Studies

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Health professions and related sciences, Education

Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Fine Arts, Master of Science, Master of Music, Master of Business Administration, Master of Social Work, Master of Arts, Master of Public Administration, Master of Science in Nursing

Master's Programs of Study (58)


  • Allied Health--General
  • Anthropology
  • Art Education
  • Art/Fine Arts
  • Astronomy
  • Automotive Engineering
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Communication Disorders
  • Communication--General
  • Community Health
  • Corporate and Organizational Communication
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Counselor Education
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • English
  • English Education
  • English as a Second Language
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Ethnic Studies
  • French
  • Gender Studies
  • Geography
  • Gerontology
  • Health Education
  • Higher Education
  • History
  • Human Services
  • Industrial and Organizational Psychology
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Management Information Systems
  • Manufacturing Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics Education
  • Multilingual and Multicultural Education
  • Music
  • Physical Education
  • Physics
  • Psychology--General
  • Public Administration
  • Rehabilitation Counseling
  • School Psychology
  • Science Education
  • Social Sciences Education
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Special Education
  • Statistics
  • Student Affairs
  • Technical Communication
  • Theater
  • Urban Studies
  • Urban and Regional Planning
  • Women's Studies
  • Writing

Campus Life (MNSU)

Location & Geography

Population


40,641

Nearest Metropolitan Area


303 acres

Environment


Small town/city

Campus Size


Minneapolis-St. Paul

Weather


Temperature
2.8 average low in January, 78.8 average high in September
Rain
116 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
85 mile(s) from campus in Minneapolis-St. Paul
Nearest Bus Station
3 mile(s) from campus in Mankato
Nearest Train Station
80 mile(s) from campus in Minneapolis

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Coed housing

Students of College Housing


25% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


75%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II
Mascot
-
School Colors
-

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Ice Hockey
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball
Wrestling

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Ice Hockey
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball
Wrestling

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
archery, basketball, bowling, fencing, football, golf, ice hockey, lacrosse, racquetball, rock climbing, sailing, skiing (downhill), soccer, softball, swimming and diving, table tennis, tennis, track and field, volleyball, wrestling

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Minnesota State University Mankato offers choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, national fraternities, national sororities

Sororities


Fraternities


ROTC


Army ROTC offered on campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


11,412

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
13,459
Women
6,985
Men
6,474

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 3.3% Asian
  • 4.8% Black/African-American
  • 3.5% Hispanic/Latino
  • 2.6% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 82.5% White
  • 3.0% Unknown

International Students


5.4% from 91 countries

Average Age


20

Number of Graduate Students


1,948

Student Resources (MNSU)