Southwest Minnesota State University

1501 State St, Marshall, United States
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Overview of Southwest Minnesota State University

About this school

Southwest State, founded in 1963, is a public university. Its 216-acre campus, in contemporary style, is located in Marshall, 90 miles from Sioux Falls.
  • Institution Type


    Public

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:6,451
    • Men:2,735 (42.4%)
    • Women:3,716 (57.6%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Southwest Minnesota State University is minimally difficult: most freshmen were not in the top 50% of their high school class and scored somewhat below 1010 on the SAT I or below 19 on the ACT; up to 95% of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • 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
3
-
History
-
-
Academic Electives
1
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
August 23
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
Recommended
August 23
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
ACT: Not used

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
1501 State Street
City, State, Zip
Marshall, MN  56258
Phone
(507) 537-6286
Fax
(507) 537-7154
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
September 1
Application Fee
$20
Application Fee Waiver
Not available
Regular Admission Notification
Not reported
Accept Offer Of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
-
Letters Of Recommendation
-
Other
Top half of graduating class or 21 ACT required for 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
380 admitted students enrolled
Men
329 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
Not reported
375 And Above
12%
3.50 - 3.74
13%
3.25 - 3.49
17%
3.00 - 3.24
19%
2.50 - 2.99
26%
2.00 - 2.49
11%

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
21 average |19-23 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
1%
• Score 24 - 29
24%
• Score 18 - 23
64%
• Score 12 - 17
11%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $8,619 (52.61904761904762%)
  • Room & Board: - $7,761 (47.38095238095238%)
  • Other Expences: - Not reported
  • Tuition & Fees: - Not reported
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Southwest Minnesota State University accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 1
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning April 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 002375
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
384 (86.1%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
281 (73.2%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
281 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
35 (12.5%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
49%
Average Award
$8,996
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 196 (69.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,747
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 234 (83.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,917
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 216 (76.9%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
93 (20.9%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $2,292

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
1,608 (84.7%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
1,243 (77.3%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,232 (99.1%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
219 (17.8%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
49%
Average Award
$8,732
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 887 (72.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,081
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,010 (82.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,258
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 687 (55.8%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
342 (18.0%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $2,741

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
93%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$20,234
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
5.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
25.0%

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
Academic scholarships, Creative arts/performance scholarships, Special achievements/activities, Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Agriculture, Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Education, English, Foreign Languages, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Premedicine, Social Sciences
Creative Arts/Performance
Art/Fine Arts, Creative Writing, Debating, Journalism/Publications, Music, Performing Arts, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Hobbies/Interests, Leadership
Special Characteristics
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Union Members/Company Employees, Ethnic Background, First-Generation College Students, Handicapped Students, International Students, Local/State Students, Members of Minorities, Previous College Experience, Veterans, Veterans' Children

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$2,258

Academics & Instruction

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


108

Part-Time Faculty


86

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


48%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 16% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 27% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 36% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 15% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 2% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 3% of classes
  • Over 100 students: - 0% 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: - 14% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 39% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 42% of discussion sections/labs
  • 30-39 students: - 3% of discussion sections/labs
  • 40-49 students: - 1% of discussion sections/labs
  • 50-59 students: - 1% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-59
# 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
420
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


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

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


68.7%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


19.2%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


37.2%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


43.0%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (56)


  • Accounting
  • Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations
  • Agricultural Business and Management, General
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Biology Teacher Education
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemistry Teacher Education
  • Chemistry, General
  • Computer Science
  • Creative Writing
  • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Dramatic/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft, Other
  • Education, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Environmental Science
  • Finance, General
  • General Studies
  • Health Teacher Education
  • Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General
  • History, General
  • Hotel/Motel Administration/Management
  • Information Technology
  • Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods, Other
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Mathematics, General
  • Music Management
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music, General
  • Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Pre-Dentistry Studies
  • Pre-Law Studies
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
  • Pre-Veterinary Studies
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Administration
  • Radio and Television
  • Restaurant/Food Services Management
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language Teacher Education
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Speech Teacher Education

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Not reported

Special Programs


Accelerated 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, Education, Parks and recreation

Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Science, Master of Business Administration

Master's Programs of Study (9)


  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • English as a Second Language
  • Marketing
  • Mathematics Education
  • Reading Education
  • Special Education

Campus Life

Location & Geography

Population


13,483

Nearest Metropolitan Area


216 acres

Environment


Small town/city

Campus Size


Weather


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

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
130 mile(s) from campus in Minneapolis-St. Paul
Nearest Bus Station
Marshall
Nearest Train Station
70 mile(s) from campus in Willmar

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Men only housing, women only housing, coed housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


40% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshmen are required to live on campus

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


60%

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
Mustang
School Colors
Vegas gold and brown

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Football
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Volleyball
Wrestling

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Football
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Volleyball
Wrestling

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
badminton, basketball, football, ice hockey, racquetball, softball, tennis, volleyball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Southwest Minnesota State University offers choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, students in free enterprise (sife), society of leadership and success, family and child educators (face), habitat for humanity, education minnesota student program

Sororities


Fraternities


ROTC


Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


2,080

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
6,451
Women
3,716
Men
2,735

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 1.0% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 2.6% Asian
  • 4.2% Black/African-American
  • 2.4% Hispanic/Latino
  • 0.0% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 89.7% White
  • 0.2% Unknown

International Students


1.5% from 25 countries

Average Age


23

Number of Graduate Students


445

Student Resources

Study resources