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Southwest Minnesota State University Stats, Info and Facts

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6,611 Students

62% Admitted

  • 7,154 full time
  • 3,963 part time
  • 1,158 men full time
  • 1,490 women full time
  • 2,213 applied
  • 1,468 admitted
  • 429 enrolled

6,713 Undergraduates

$7,223 Tuition/Year

  • 508 Graduates
  • 3,505 Non-Degree
  • $7,223 in state
  • $1,125 fees
  • $8,016 room & board
  • $1,200 books and supplies

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At a Glance

Institution Type: Public
Campus Setting: Plains Town, remote from an urban area
Highest Degree Offered: Master's degree
Level of Institution: Four or more years
Calendar: Semester
School Mascot: Mustangs
School Colors: Brown and Gold
Reviews in 3 Sentences
  • Tricia from Mapleton, IA
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  • southwest minnesota state university is an amazing school, and has many majors to choose from. smsu has professors that are all very knowledgeable in more than just there specialties.…

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  • Kayla from Marshall, MN
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  • Been a great experience thus far and I am excited to continue my college education here. Have referred SMSU to other people I know because it is so great. …

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  • Julia from Cambridge, MN
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  • I'm used to living in a smaller town so I really like the atmosphere of Marshall; wish it was prettier though! The people here are genuine and friendly, and they…

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  • Alissa from Marshall, MN
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  • The layout of the school makes it extremely easy to find you classes and even better is that it is all interconnected so you never have to step outside in…

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Mission Statement

Southwest Minnesota State University prepares students to meet the complex challenges of this century as engaged citizens in their local and global communities. Our comprehensive degree programs, taught in the liberal arts tradition, are dedicated to connecting studentsâ?? academic and practical professional development experiences in southwestern Minnesota to the wider world.

Southwest Minnesota State University
  • Located in Marshall, MN
  • Public
  • 6,611 students enrolled
  • 62% admitted
  • $7,223 annual cost to attend


Student Responses to Review Topic: Am I Enjoying Being Here
  • 5
  • Angela from Detroit Lakes, MN
  • I am a current student here

    I really like the small campus feel. Winters are a bit harsh but it's only a small sprint from the dorms to the rest of the buildings. Otherwise everything is connected by hallways so you don't even have to go outside! Unless you want to go to Walmart or a movie. There's always something to do here, activities, clubs, whatever you feel like doing.

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  • 5
  • AM from MN
  • I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    You bet! I love love love it here! Im kind of a homebody, and was afraid I was going to get homesick, but i know i wont because SMSU will keep you busy with all the different things they have going on! You won't have time to be homesick! You'll be having tooooo much fun!!!

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  • 3
  • Tim from Sartell, MN
  • I am a current student here

    The campus is located kind of in the middle of nowhere and the winters are harsh but the people you meet are some of the most friendly people you will ever meet. The term Minnesota nice definitely applies to this campus. I love the small campus feel and you always feel involved in the campus and decisions that the campus makes.

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  • 1
  • Dustin from Olympia, WA
  • I am a current student here

    This campus is buit in the middle of farm land with harsh winters and no night life besides drinking beer (which is not allowed on campus). No greek system exists on campus just really old Residence buildings. Food is really bad it comes from Aramark.

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