About Minnesota State University-Mankato

Founded in 1867, Minnesota State University-Mankato. is a Public college. Located in Minnesota, which is a city setting in Minnesota, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 13,192 full time undergraduate students, and 1,973 full time graduate students.

The Minnesota State University-Mankato Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 23:1. There are 471 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Minnesota State University-Mankato include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate62%
Application Deadline
Application Fee20
SAT Range886-1106
ACT Range20-24

Admissions at MNSU are considered Selective, with ,35% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 21 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

65% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 23% were in the top quarter, and 6% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.

STUDENT LIFE

We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Minnesota State University-Mankato.

7%
“We”re apathetic”
27%
“We know about current events and vote”
67%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
0%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
0%
“We save it for the classroom”
18%
“Sometimes, but not often”
58%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
24%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
7%
“I only go out in groups”
35%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
59%
“I feel extremely safe”
17%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
24%
“We bought the gear”
59%
“We live for the big game”
7%
“It”s not really our thing”
11%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
76%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
7%
“We”re a very artistic group”
2%
“Haven”t met them”
0%
“Available in class”
70%
“They keep regular office hours”
28%
“They”re always available”
7%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
46%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
48%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
0%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
11%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
30%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
24%
“We only party on weekends”
35%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
7%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
65%
“There might be people who do”
22%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
7%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
7%
“We”re apathetic”
27%
“We know about current events and vote”
67%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
0%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
0%
“We save it for the classroom”
18%
“Sometimes, but not often”
58%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
24%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
7%
“I only go out in groups”
35%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
59%
“I feel extremely safe”
17%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
24%
“We bought the gear”
59%
“We live for the big game”
7%
“It”s not really our thing”
11%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
76%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
7%
“We”re a very artistic group”
2%
“Haven”t met them”
0%
“Available in class”
70%
“They keep regular office hours”
28%
“They”re always available”
7%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
46%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
48%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
0%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
11%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
30%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
24%
“We only party on weekends”
35%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
7%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
65%
“There might be people who do”
22%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
7%
“There”s a huge drug scene”

Minnesota State University-Mankato REVIEWS

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    111 Students rated on-campus housing 3.7 stars. 19 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    93 Students rated off-campus housing 3.7 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    123 Students rated campus food 3.3 stars. 15 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    126 Students rated campus facilities 4.3 stars. 40 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    126 Students rated class size 4.1 stars. 34 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    123 Students rated school activities 4 stars. 28 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    124 Students rated local services 4.2 stars. 43 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    126 Students rated academics 4.1 stars. 33 % gave the school a 5.0.

What's your overall opinion of Minnesota State University-Mankato?

53 Students rated Minnesota State University-Mankato

Hannah - 01/27/2021

I personally love it here at Minnesota State, the only problem I have with the college is the lack of activities, but that is due to the COVID-19 restrictions and not the college decisions. In the beginning of the 2020 semester the WiFi connection was very questionable, but they made it very easy to fix and took all complaints and fixed the connection the following semester.

Abby - 12/03/2020

It is an average school with a large party scene. With Covid it has been difficult to get to know the professors and other students. I plan on transferring because the music department isn't all that I'd had hoped it would be and I would like to do more field research instead of laboratory research.

Michelle

As a returning student, they have been helpful to me finding my way through the process.

steven

This college is a big safe space for cry-bullies. If you are a fan of forced multi-culturalism, overinflated rape statistics on every bulletin board, and left-wing brainwashing- this is the school for you.

Minnesota State University-Mankato FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at Minnesota State University-Mankato?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Minnesota State University-Mankato is 62%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    I would tell myself to take online classes offered, as a PSEO student because there were no college credit classes offered at my highschool, it could have saved me alot of time and money upon arriving at college. I also would have told myself to look into nursing schools around the state to know what I needed for credits before attending Mankato.

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  3. What's unique about your campus?

    I love the Otto work out center. The ability to have computers mounted with exersize equipment is great.

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  4. Describe the students at your school.

    My classmates are energetic and interested in the classes offered here at MSU.

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  5. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    I wish I would have known about the social aspect of the college. A lot of people consider this college a party school and I might have been more leary about coming here than I was when I initially applied.

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  6. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    The worst thing about this school is the lack of commitment it seems like many of the undergradutes come here with. The students don't set the bar high enough for themselves so it makes the university as a whole look as though it is dropping the ball when in fact it is the students themselves doing the damage.

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  7. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    This school is fun, exciting good learning environment to get a good education.

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  8. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    Some of the classes are too big. I prefer small classes. Some professors only grade exams and it's hard to bring your grade up if you don't do well on exams.

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  9. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    MSU- Mankato is best known for its Division 1 Hockey team which has done very well in past years along with the relatively closeness of all academic building to one another. Many of the off campus houses are only a short walk to campus and all classes are near each other too where students don't need to drive from class to class.

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  10. What kind of person should attend this school?

    someone who is out going and likes to be involved in many different activities. also someone who want a smaller campus but that is still alot of fun.

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  11. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    Mankato is a great school but if you are the type of person who doesn't want to try at anything then you are going to flunk out and you should not attend this school. The classes are difficult, so you must be willing to put forth an effort.

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  12. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    I like where I go to school because the campus is very diverse. The student population is represented by a wide variey of races and ethnicities. I believe the facutly at Minnesota State Univeristy are a lot more helpful than they are at other universities I have visited. The professors want to see their students succeed and will go out of their way to help their students.

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  13. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    Minnesota State University, Mankato has a great environment both for education and meeting new people. It is a friendly school with many students but a small town atmosphere. The people are great and the campus has many opportunities for entertainment and education.

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Student Body

Students

53%

female

47%

male

13,192

Total Undergrad Enrollment

1,973

Total Grad Students

16%

Out-Of-State

83%

In-State

1%

International

Organizations

200

Student Organizations

7

Fraternities

4

Sororities

Housing

Yes

On-Campus Housing

17%

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
N/A
% Asian/Pacific Islander
4%
% Black or African-American
5%
% Hispanic/Latino
4%
% White or Caucasian
75%

TUITION & AID

All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

84% of students attending Minnesota State University-Mankato receive some sort of financial aid. 30% were awarded federal grants. While 67% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

Cost Out of State

$15,602

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$900

Books and Supplies

$8,716

Room and Board

25,218

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$10,868
$30 - $48K
$11,624
$48 - $75K
$14,274
$75 - $110K
$17,661
$110K & UP
$18,471

We use student reviews and the most current publicly available data on our school pages. As such, we don't typically remove or edit college information. Sources for school statistics and data include the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Portions of college data include copyrighted material, which is reproduced on this website by permission of Wintergreen Orchard House, a division of Carnegie Communications. © 2009-2016 by Wintergreen Orchard House. All rights reserved.

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