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Founded in 1858, Winona State University. is a college. Located in Minnesota, which is a city setting in Minnesota, the campus itself is Town. The campus is home to 7,661 full time undergraduate students, and 478 full time graduate students.
The Winona State University Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 18:1. There are 340 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Winona State University include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.
Admissions at WSU are considered Selective, with ,39% 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.
71% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 33% were in the top quarter, and 10% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.
We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Winona State University.
97 Students rated on-campus housing 3.8 stars. 14 % gave the school a 5.0.
84 Students rated off-campus housing 3.7 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.
103 Students rated campus food 3.2 stars. 9 % gave the school a 5.0.
106 Students rated campus facilities 4.3 stars. 42 % gave the school a 5.0.
106 Students rated class size 4.3 stars. 45 % gave the school a 5.0.
104 Students rated school activities 4.1 stars. 38 % gave the school a 5.0.
104 Students rated local services 4 stars. 39 % gave the school a 5.0.
105 Students rated academics 4.2 stars. 43 % gave the school a 5.0.
42 Students rated Winona State University
I love the environment and the clubs I've had an amazing first year. Although I have had some ups and downs almost all my teachers were accommodating to me after the car accident I was in. Students are very polite to hold doors open even when running late and the teachers always made extra time available for me.
I originally attended the University of Minnesota- Twin Cities before coming to Winona State University. I left after my first year at UMN because I felt as though it was hard to make friends and I did not feel as though I was a part of something. In that regard, Winona State University has fulfilled my need perfectly. The campus is tight-knit, beautiful, and inclusive. It did not take long for me to make friends at Winona State, even during COVID. However, the one thing that I will say is that many of the professors I have had in my time here are subpar, at least in comparison to the professors that I had in my time at UMN. Perhaps that's an unfair comparison to make, though. I would recommend prospective students come to campus to check it out if they are interested.
Winona is an amazing school. I have loved every moment and have learned so much. Not just from the class but also from the people that I have met.
The area is beautiful, especially in the fall. One down side is that there isn't really anything to do if you are not of drinking age and if you don't have a car. Most of the class sizes are pretty small, even freshmen classes. Most professors really care about you and are more than willing to help you. As for the food it's okay, it gets old really quick, but it's getting better.
The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Winona State University is 59%. 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 _____.
My college experience has shaped me into the person I am today. The opportunities, experiences, and challenges have helped me to discover my passions, and decide what I would like to do with my future. I have been given many hands on experiences within my program that have allowed me to test the waters and discover which specific area of study I would like to pursue.
I believe that college is valuable to attend, because it gives an opportunity to broaden your horizons of knowledge, learn about a variety of people and places, and it will help you succeed in your career. Employers are not only looking for an educated individual to fill their positions, but if you receive an education you are more likely to advance within your business and capture a stable and happy future.
My classmates are for the most part focused and fun people.
The type of person who doesn't like to be outdoors, because we are in the middle of beautiful bluffs. Also the type of person who doesn't like a small campus. We only have about 8,000 students and the campus is small enough where it only takes five minutes to cross it.
About how hard you have to study to do well in some classes.
Purple pride, helpful people, and friendly faces are everywhere you look.
The one thing that frustrates me the most about Winona State is that sometimes it seems like the school seems to care more about college appearance than education. Right now they are building new dorms to replace the old ones that still work fine. They are spending money where it should not be spent rather than hiring more professors to help with the growing student population.
Winona is best known for both it's basketball team and it's nursing and education programs. The majority of girl students that go here come for either the nursing program or to be an education major, because it is such a good program. Also, our basketball team is very good and we have won two NCAA Division II National Championship in three years.
Someone who likes small town living. Someone who enjoys the environment and a sense of community.
It's really good for the field I'm studying ( Health, Exercise and Rehabilitative Sciences). I take a lot of the same classes as nursing students, so it's easy to make friends who can help you study for a class.
The scenery mostly. Also, students at Winona seem to be very laid back and friendly towards each other. They dress very casually and are outgoing and all-around nice people. Campus is centrally located and the town surronding is close to Wisconsin so that makes it very convenient to those who wish to go home easily. The town is also very historical with its buildings--the homes and downtown facilities are very beautiful and older.
There are a lot of intramural sports at Winona. We also have a lot of clubs that meet on the week days or different kinds of sororities that you can be in. There are also a lot of groups you can join here at Winona. I am involved with the nursing clubs here on campus. I am also involved with volunteering at the local hospital and also involved with NSCS. In the dorms it is a lot of fun and people are always very friendly.
They work hard, build communication with new friends
This school is amazing. There are a lot of things that I love about this school. The first thing I like about this school is the size. It isn't very big which is nice so it isn't overwhelming. I also like the town of Winona. It is very pretty with the bluffs all around us, and it is super pretty with the huge lakes right next to campus. I love the "college town" atmosphere. Winona has sport teams that are very good. It isn't a D1 school but the games are still fun to go too!
The best thing about my school I think is the opportunites it allows the students to get involved in, having it be studying abroad, joining a club or interning at the place of your choosing. There are so many ways to put your foot in the door of something new and exciting. Definitely all the places you can go to that will help you with your major is the best thing about my school.
Class sizes at Winona are just right. English and speech classes and smaller classes have around 20-30 students in them. Lecture halls have only 150 students in them. It is the perfect size. Your professors know your name if you go into their office hours and get to know them. My favorite class is Anatomy and Physiology. It is a very hard class but it is very rewarding to understand all about your own body. The nursing program here is very competitive so you always want to make sure you are trying your hardest and doing your best! Class participation is very common because everyone is here for the same reason. We all pay to go to class so we all want the most out of our education.
I choose Winona State University because I wanted to go farther away from home. I am 4 hours away from home, which is the perfect distance; I can go home if I want, but I'm not tempted to go home every weekend.
Another reason I choose this University is because it had a very good Athletic Training program. Coming out of high school i thought that i wanted to be an Athletic Trainer, but after taking the Intro to Athletic Training class I found out that it just wasn't for me. I an fortunate that Winona had a variety of Health majors that interested me so I didn't have to transfer to major in the field I wanted.
There are many residence halls at WSU. There are three on campus residence halls, along with two upper classman halls. There is also west campus which has three halls to choose from. The halls on west campus offer bigger room sizes, but you need to take a shuttle back and forth for classes throughout the day. There is a trade off, but many people call west campus home because it is the right fit for them. Each floor of the residence halls has a helpful and relatable RA who is there to provide you with assistance, roommate issues, etc.
The sports scene on the Winona State campus is very energetic! Football games are packed, basketball games have full bleachers, and the energy is always intoxicating. People look forward to the weekend because of the basketball games. Me and my firends made it a goal to go to all the home games, and we have! The games are always intense and exciting. The Winona school spirit is incredible!
The professors at Winona do a great job at getting to know everyone in the class. I have a lot of lecture classes with over 100 students, and the professor still knows everyones names! Knowing yout professors personally is very important, and they make it easy to get to know them. All of my professors from last semester will still say hi to me in the hallways and remember my name! Winona State professors love their students and really want to get to know you.
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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.
89% of students
attending Winona State University receive some sort of financial aid.
25% were awarded federal grants.
While 66% received federal loans.
Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.
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