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Founded in 1869, Saint Cloud State University. is a Public college. Located in Minnesota, which is a city setting in Minnesota, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 13,878 full time undergraduate students, and 1,866 full time graduate students.
The Saint Cloud State University Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 22:1. There are 423 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Saint Cloud State University include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.
Admissions at SCSU are considered Less Selective, with ,105% of all applicants being admitted.
In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 26 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.
58% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 22% were in the top quarter, and 7% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.
We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Saint Cloud State University.
183 Students rated on-campus housing 3.6 stars. 16 % gave the school a 5.0.
142 Students rated off-campus housing 3.9 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.
211 Students rated campus food 3.2 stars. 17 % gave the school a 5.0.
234 Students rated campus facilities 4.2 stars. 37 % gave the school a 5.0.
234 Students rated class size 4.1 stars. 36 % gave the school a 5.0.
234 Students rated school activities 4.1 stars. 45 % gave the school a 5.0.
235 Students rated local services 4.2 stars. 43 % gave the school a 5.0.
234 Students rated academics 4 stars. 38 % gave the school a 5.0.
45 Students rated Saint Cloud State University
I only just joined this fall, 2023, but so far I'm really enjoying it and I love how welcoming and active the community is. There's a lot of different activities to do around campus, mainly free, and you get the opportunity to meet a lot of different people. There's a lot of international students which is really cool in classes to get a different prospective and hearing about their experiences.
Saint Cloud is a pretty good college, if you apply yourself and take an active presence in your education. I have always applied myself in school and nothing has changed. However, at Saint Cloud it is tiring for me to do so because sometimes it feels like I am the only student that is doing so.
I really enjoy my time at St. Cloud State University. Starting here as a freshman the on campus housing and dining is a great transition from living at home. There are many events to attended within the first month and making friends is no problem. Most freshman are taking introductory classes where there are a couple hundred students to one professor but there are student tutors offered almost all day along with professor office hours. My favorite thing about St. Cloud State is all the activities that are available. There are over 300 on campus clubs ranging from academics to sports and recreation to gaming clubs to religious affiliation to Greek life and so much more. With this many clubs and opportunities there really is something for everyone.
Stepping onto the St. Cloud State campus for the first time was terrifying, however, after spending my entire college career here, I can say without a doubt that you would not make a mistake if you decided to join the Husky pack! You of course get those occasional "Shixxy" classes, but that is typical of anywhere that you go! Lots of opportunity lyes here, so you would have zero disappointments in that regard.
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Overall, I’m very happy with my college experience. However, if I could do one thing differently, I would not choose to start college at an out-of-state university. If I could go back in time and talk to myself as a high school senior, I would tell myself, “College is what you make it!”
This statement contains two important points. First, the debt I have accumulated by spending a year paying high out-of-state tuition is going to affect me greatly after graduation. The student loan payments will likely delay my first home purchase, and force me to postpone starting a family. Secondly, what really matters in college is the work invested. Becoming a well-rounded, intelligent individual is what will provide future opportunity--not a fancy university name on a résumé.
If I could go back in time and talk to myself as a high school senior, I would tell myself to picture how my life will be after college. I would tell myself to take a personal finance course. I would tell myself that, to a point, it really doesn’t matter what university I attend, as long as I work hard.
The parking is horrible. New students/faculity have to park in the last parking lot that is the furthest away from everything. It does not feel safe walking to it in the dark. Some of the class sizes are way to big.
SCSU is a warm and welcoming campus, and a fantastic place to earn my degree.
They are very friendly and focused on their schoolwork.
When looking at different schools, for me the most important aspects were the size of the campus and what the dorms looked liked. At least, that was the case until i visited St. Cloud State. Other schools I had looked at did have some really nice dorms, and I was sure that picking my school was going to be a very tough decision. Once I visited St. Cloud I fell in love with the campus, I felt like I was right at home. I knew this is where I wanted to go.
I like how there is so much opportunity and help. During welcome week for Freshmen their program they have set up most definitely helps you get established and feel comfortable with the campus. Also I like how it is a University, but yet the campus isn't to big where I get losted or feel out of place. The departments are also very helpful with your questions and they dont juggle you around.
There isn't a person that shouldn't attend this school St. Cloud State University has something for every person. This is also the school where you can find yourself and what you may want to be. A person that may not want to attend this school may be someone who is not looking for climate change or someone who is already through college. However students wanting change would love this school.
The kind of person that should attend this school I would reccomend is someone who is looking to go into business. We have a great business program that is offered with many clubs and organizations that help you boost your resume and get you internships and experience. It can be very time consuming so someone who is serious about their future is someone who should attend this school.
The immensity of it. How many opportunities and major options that I did not know about. It caused me to spend almost a whole semester just wrestling down what department I should go for. It was huge and amazing. But it was also well designed to help someone find their way through it.
This is a very low cost school compared to others in the State. Yet it is a large university that offers everything the other large universitys offer
Saint Cloud State University is best known for its hockey team. Hockey is a really big thing up in MN and SCSU is very involved in the sport.
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My overall opinion of the school is wonderful, I love attending school here. At first I didn't like it and if I could change one thing it would be the quality of some of the professors and how different each section of the same course is handled based on who is teaching it. The best part about the school is the size, it's small enough to be easy to get around the entire campus quickly but still large enough to have lots of programs and athletic teams. Most people don't think too great of the school so they aren't impressed when I tell them I attend but many of the programs at the school are highly accredited and the school has a lot to offer despite the bad reputation it has, especially in the St. Cloud area. The town is certainly a college town and theirs not a whole lot to do besides shop, go out to eat, or go to the bars. The school has a lot of spirit especially when it comes to our division 1 hockey program, which is where I spend a lot of time. Attending the athletic events is always a blast! Most of the staff at the school is extremely helpful and friendly, although theirs a few professors that aren't the best (but honestly thats anywhere) most professors will assist you to ensure you succeed in their course. The University also has lots of help centers for various subjects, one I find extremely helpful is the Write Place, where they proof-read and assist in any type of paper you might need help with. I'll never forget how much fun I have at all of the hockey games, and how loud the Hockey Center gets when our rivals come to town!
Students at St. Cloud State University are stereotyped as people who love to party, and party often. The school gets a horrible reputation because of this and it's certainly not true! Our school is a dry campus (so alcohol isn't allowed in campus housing). People do certainly party in places nearby off-campus and downtown is only a short walk away but not everyone parties, and it's easy to meet people who don't by attending other events instead of parties.
One of my high school friend recommend this university. I'm loving it from the day one, I mean it!
Sports is my passion and the sports scene on campus is great no matter what season! The school has a decent football team to watch in the fall, an exciting division one hockey program to watch in the winter, and a phenomenal baseball team to watch in the spring. Not only does the school have awesome athletics but the community also has lots of opportunities to catch NA3HL hockey and Northwoods League amateur baseball. Lots of intramural sports are also present on campus and an awesome fitness center!
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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.
88% of students
attending Saint Cloud State University receive some sort of financial aid.
39% were awarded federal grants.
While 64% received federal loans.
Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.
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