Metropolitan State University

Saint Paul, Minnesota


Address700 East Seventh Street
School TypePublic, 4-year or above


On Campus HousingYes
Level of StudyUndergraduate/Graduate

Metropolitan State University is a small public, 4-year college based in Saint Paul, Minnesota that offers both undergraduate and graduate programs to its students. The highest level of offerings is doctor's degree. In the 2019 academic year, 1,173 students applied to Metropolitan State University. Of those students, 631 were granted admission into the school.

In the 2019 academic year, the in-state tuition for enrolling in Metropolitan State University was $6,826, in addition to fees of $1,053. This number excludes room and board. The school does provide on-campus housing, which you may want to factor into your cost analysis when planning to attend Metropolitan State University.

Metropolitan State University has a 39% graduation rate within six years of enrolling.

Getting In




The Metropolitan State University acceptance rate is 54%. To put this into perspective, 631 of the 1,173 students who applied to Metropolitan State University in the 2019 academic year were admitted. It’s clear that enrolling in Metropolitan State University is not out of reach. You simply need the right credentials.

Most students who have been accepted into Metropolitan State University had an SAT score between the range of 0 and 0. If you want a good shot of getting in, you'll also want to have strong ACT scores. The ACT range for Metropolitan State University was between null and null in the last academic year.

In addition, applicants are required to submit their GPA to Metropolitan State University as part of their application.

Annual Cost to Attend


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Cost is a crucial factor to consider when deciding what college to attend. At Metropolitan State University, the tuition for in-state residents is $6,826. Combined with fees of $1,053, the $1,500 cost of books and supplies.

Out-of-state residents can expect to pay more. While the costs for room, board, and other expenses are the same, out-of-state tuition is significantly higher. Out-of-state students must pay $14,980 in tuition.

Students at Metropolitan State University are eligible for federal financial aid. The average federal aid awarded to students at Metropolitan State University was $4,995 last year. The percentage of students awarded federal aid was 75%. This shows that if you apply for federal aid, you have a good chance of receiving it.

Metropolitan State University Undergraduate Population

Full-Time Undergrad Enrollment
Part-Time Undergrad Enrollment
Student-to-Faculty Ratio16:1

Student composition is an important deciding factor for most students applying to Metropolitan State University.

Metropolitan State University has a good gender split, with 59% of undergraduates being female and 41% of undergraduates being male.

At the school, most students are Minnesota residents; in fact, 90% of all students reside in Minnesota. However, 2% of students come from out-of-state and 9% of students are international.

The student to faculty ratio at Metropolitan State University is 16:1. This means that you should have no trouble getting the academic support you need from Metropolitan State University to thrive in your studies.

What's more, only 60% students enroll at Metropolitan State University part-time; the other 3,182 students enrolled full-time.

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