Southwest Minnesota State University

Marshall, Minnesota

Overview

Address1501 State St
School Websitewww.smsu.edu
School TypePublic, 4-year or above

Remote

StatusPublic
On Campus HousingYes
Level of StudyUndergraduate/Graduate

Southwest Minnesota State University is a small public, 4-year college based in Marshall, Minnesota that offers both undergraduate and graduate programs to its students. The highest level of offerings is post-master's certificate. In the 2019 academic year, 2,133 students applied to Southwest Minnesota State University. Of those students, 1,287 were granted admission into the school.

In the 2019 academic year, the in-state tuition for enrolling in Southwest Minnesota State University was $7,496, in addition to fees of $1,116. 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 Southwest Minnesota State University.

Southwest Minnesota State University has a 45% graduation rate within six years of enrolling.

Getting In

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The Southwest Minnesota State University acceptance rate is 60%. To put this into perspective, 1,287 of the 2,133 students who applied to Southwest Minnesota State University in the 2019 academic year were admitted. It’s clear that enrolling in Southwest Minnesota State University is not out of reach. You simply need the right credentials.

Most students who have been accepted into Southwest Minnesota State University had an SAT score between the range of 865 and 1,030. If you want a good shot of getting in, you'll also want to have strong ACT scores. The ACT range for Southwest Minnesota State University was between 17 and 23 in the last academic year.

In addition, applicants are not required to submit their GPA to Southwest Minnesota State University as part of their application.

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Cost is a crucial factor to consider when deciding what college to attend. At Southwest Minnesota State University, the tuition for in-state residents is $7,496. Combined with fees of $1,116, room and board costs of $8,016, other expenses of $3,156 and the $1,200 cost of books and supplies, the total in-state one-year cost is $20,984.

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 $8,612 in tuition. This brings the total one-year cost of enrolling in Southwest Minnesota State University to $20,984 for out-of-state students.

Students at Southwest Minnesota State University are eligible for federal financial aid. The average federal aid awarded to students at Southwest Minnesota State University was $4,666 last year. The percentage of students awarded federal aid was 37%.

Southwest Minnesota State University Undergraduate Population

Full-Time Undergrad Enrollment
Part-Time Undergrad Enrollment
Student-to-Faculty Ratio15:1

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

Southwest Minnesota 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, 73% of all students reside in Minnesota. However, 26% of students come from out-of-state and 1% of students are international. This means you’ll be able to interact with people from all backgrounds.

The student to faculty ratio at Southwest Minnesota State University is 15:1. This means that you should have no trouble getting the academic support you need from Southwest Minnesota State University to thrive in your studies.

What's more, only 70% students enroll at Southwest Minnesota State University part-time; the other 2,116 students enrolled full-time.

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