Minnesota State University Mankato (MSM) is a public university established in 1868. The campus is located at 85 miles from Twin Cities of Minneapolis. Programs offered and academic quality is recognized through accreditation by various agencies. University also has international partnerships with various universities, businesses, and organizations.
International students from over 97 countries come to study at Minnesota State University Mankato (MSM). It is best known for its undergraduate research and is recognized as one of the top 20 by the Council on Undergraduate Research among US universities for the year 2019.
|Type of University||Public|
|Total Students Enrollment (2018-19)||14,000|
|No. of International Students||1,300|
Vast campus of Minnesota State University Mankato covers an area of 303 acres. The campus life is very vibrant with international lectures and cultural events happening regularly. Also, there are 200 academic student groups, intramural sports, leadership, and religious organizations, etc. There is an LGBT center dedicated to providing a peaceful environment and support for the LGBT student community.
The campus provides an array of services like Student Financial Services, University Scheduling and Conference Services, Counseling Centre, Student Health Services, Academic Computer Center(ACC) and Career Development Centre.
MSM has both on-campus and off-campus housing but nearly 80% of students live off-campus within 2 miles of campus. Facilities such as laundry rooms, cable, internet, study lounges, and kitchen are common in almost all on-campus residencies.
Following table illustrates the details about on-campus residential halls:
|Hall||No. of Students Accommodated||Average Cost/Year|
|Crawford C Hall||725||6,031 USD - 6,636 USD|
|McElroy G Hall||750||6,031 USD - 6,636 USD|
|Julia A. Sears Hall||620||7,661 USD - 9,960 USD|
|Margaret R. Preska Hall||500||6,636 USD - 9,960 USD|
University governed Stadium Heights Living is located 2 blocks from campus accommodating 375 residents and charges are 6,636 USD - 8,031 USD/year. Also, the university provides separate off-campus listings and rates, so that students can choose and decide comfortable and suitable property.
There are more than 130 undergraduate programs of study available and more than 90 graduate programs including master's, specialist and doctoral programs. As many as 90% of the teaching faculty have the highest degree in their field. There are six academic colleges through which programs are offered by the Minnesota State University Mankato:
In partnership with Delta Air Lines and Sun Country Airlines, the university also provides a special aviation program.
Application Portal: International students can apply either online or download the pdf form, fill it and send it. All applications can be sent via email- firstname.lastname@example.org or via post to Minnesota State University, Mankato, Office of Admissions.
When to Apply: Applications are accepted for fall and spring semester.
Application Fee: An application fee of 20 USD is charged for the undergraduate application while graduate applicants are required to pay a 40 USD application fee.
Document Requirements for application: Online/PDF filled Application Form, International Financial form, Bank Statements, Academic Records validated by Educational Credential Evaluators, Proof of English proficiency, GRE/GMAT score.
Yearly expenses for students enrolled at Minnesota State University Mankato (MSM) are:
|Expense Type||Cost for Undergraduate Students||Cost for Graduate Students|
|Tuition||16,730 USD||7,858 USD|
|Rooms and Meals||9,721 USD||9,096 USD|
|Miscellaneous Expenses||4,800 USD||3,700 USD|
|Total||31,251 USD||20,654 USD|
Note: Please note that all figures given are subject to change and are rough estimates only
According to statistics, an average financial aid award of 9,549 USD is provided by the university. Following are some of the scholarships for international students:
Cultural Contribution Scholarship: This scholarship scheme waives off averagely 7,000 USD worth of tuition fees per academic year for international students subject to the following criteria:
Gladys B Olson International Student Endowed Scholarships: These scholarships are awarded to undergraduate students who have completed a minimum of 2 semesters at MSM and have at least 2 semesters remaining before graduation subject to the following criteria:
Students are provided with various employment opportunities at MSM during their course of study. F-1 student visa permits international students to work on-campus. However, F-1 visa status needs to be maintained for employment benefits.
On-campus employment includes:
The students are allowed to work part-time (20 hours or less per week) during regular semesters and full-time (20 hours or more per week) between semesters and during the annual vacation.
Minnesota State University boasts of more than 120,000 alumni worldwide and connections with alumni are maintained through the print and online editions of various magazines as well as via regular events like the annual Distinguished Alumni Awards, Maverick Movement Corporate Events, reunions, and various other gatherings
Some of the notable alumni are Glen Taylor, American businessman; Dennis Hejlik, US Army Lieutenant General; and Melissa Peterman, American Actress.
|Average Cost of Attendance||$8,884 / Year|
|Student : Faculty Ratio||2 : 1|
|Minnesota State University Mankato Enrollment||17970|
|Average Graduation Rate||39.1%|
The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees
|Undergraduate Programs||$8,884 / Year|
|Post Graduate Program||$7,158 / Year|
|On Campus Accomodation|
|Books & Supplies||$1,022 / Year|
|On campus, Room & Board||$9,096 / Year|
|On Campus, Other Expenses||$1,944 / Year|
|Off Campus Accomodation|
|Off campus (not with family), Room & Board||$7,128 / Year|
|Off campus (not with family), Other Expenses||$2,530 / Year|
|Off campus (with family), Room & Board||$2,536 / Year|
|Off campus (with family), Other Expenses||$2,530 / Year|
|North Central Association of Colleges and Schools|
|Program Wise Accreditations|
|Arts Programs||National Association of Schools of Art and Design|
|Dentistry Programs||American Dental Association|
|Music Programs||National Association of Schools of Music|
|Nursing Programs||Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education|
|Nursing Programs||Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing|
|Programs||Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics|
|Programs||American Speech-Language-Hearing Association|
|Total Faculty||Full Time||Part time||Graduate Assistants|
Rank (Out of Colleges)
#531 [Out of 650]
based on 2 students ratings
This campus is very close to home and has been spoken very highly of by alumni and many others. At my high school, we had several options as to where we were able to attend classes for PSEO (post-secondary enrollment option) which is when high school students are able to take college-level classes for both college and high school credit. Out of the 5 choices for schools I was given, MSU stood out to me the most due to the beautiful campus, medium class size (ideal for me), proximity to home and school, and great reputation. I had been told several of the other possible schools would be easier to attend but had my heart set on attending MSU for the reasons listed above and many more that made it such an appealing choice.
I believe that there is a steady and wide range of various different types of the curriculum throughout courses at MSU that are beneficial for all types of learners. There are hands-on classes and online classwork but there are also written and auditory options for that type of learner. The curriculum itself is generally pretty organized and well written to fit the learning requirements.
I decided to go to this college because it is close to home but not too close. It also has many opportunities for different majors so when I didn't know what exactly I wanted to be doing, this school was able to provide many different choices for me.
I think the course curriculum is very fair. It is very well laid out what needs to be expected for us and in the courses. It's not too overwhelming because it's spread out so it doesn't make you too stressed out.
*All distance are measured radially. Actual distance may vary