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    SOUTHWEST MINNESOTA STATE UNIVERSITY - [SMSU], MINNESOTA, MARSHALL

    Marshall, MinnesotaLocation
    UniversitySchool type
    EStd 1963established year
    6910enrollment
    7.9/10

    Southwest Minnesota State University Ranking, Programs, Admission Process & Living Cost

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    Southwest Minnesota State University is a public university located in Marshall, Minnesota, United States. Established in 1964, SMSU is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and the Higher Learning Commission.

    Highlights

    University Type Public
    Campus Setting Small City
    UG Application Portal Official website
    Annual Endowment USD 2.7 million+
    Student Retention Rate 69%
    Work-Study Program Yes
    Mode of Programs Full time; Part-time; Online
    Campus Housing Capacity 1,023
    Annual Cost of Attendance USD 16,380
    Average Estimated Salary USD 42,100
    Admission Helpdesk 507-537-6206 | registration@smsu.edu

    Programs, Campus & Residence

    • The university offers over 50 undergraduate and 5 graduate programs through its many colleges.
    • The most popular majors are – Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Education; Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies; and Psychology.
    • SMSU has 8 residence halls providing on-campus housing to freshmen at 84% of the student population.

    Southwest Minnesota State University Admission Process

    Intake Seasons Undergraduate – Fall – Sep 1

    Admission Requirements 

    • Transcripts, LOR, SOP
    • Test Scores - SAT/ACT/GMAT/GRE
    • English Proficiency Test Score –
      • TOEFL – 500 (paper based test); 173 (computer test); 61 (iBT)
      • IELTS – 5.5
    • Application Fee – USD 20
    • Additional Requirements – Resume, Personal Essay

    Applications for international students for both the undergraduate and graduate programs on the official website.

    Cost of Attendance & Financial Aids

    • The average need based scholarship offered is of USD 5,684.
    • 67% of students receive some form of financial aid.

    Southwest Minnesota State University Cost of Attendance

    Expenses Cost in USD
    Tuition and Fees 8,619
    Room and Board 7,761
    Books and Supplies Not Reported
    Miscellaneous Not Reported

    The university has an alumni network who enjoy few benefits such as acquaintance with fellow alumni, encourage and coordinate alumni activities and many more.


    2 years

    Course Duration

    Jun 15

    Application Deadline

    COLLEGE STUDENT REVIEWS

    K
    7.8 / 10

    4 years

    Course Duration

    Mar 01

    Application Deadline


    4 years

    Course Duration

    Mar 01

    Application Deadline

    Degree Available
    $ 8,6401st YEAR
    FEES

    4 years

    Course Duration

    Mar 01

    Application Deadline


    4 years

    Course Duration

    Mar 01

    Application Deadline

    Southwest Minnesota State University Overview

    Insitution type
    Public
    Student Population
    9019
    FAFSA Code
    002375
    Application Cost
    $20
    Accreditation
    NCA
    Average Cost of Attendance
    $8,640 / Year
    Student : Faculty Ratio
    3 : 1

    Admission & dates

    Early Action Deadlines

    November 1

    Application deadline

    April 1

    Application results

    Regular Decision Deadlines

    January 15

    Application deadline

    April 1

    Application results

    Test Scores For International Applicants

    ExamsAvg. ScoreMin ScoreMax. Score%Submitted
    Language Proficiency
    TOEFL-61--
    IELTS-5.5--
    Undergraduate
    ACT Check Detailed Score21182491
    English201623-
    Mathematics221825-

    Southwest Minnesota State University Acceptance Rate

    61.6 %

    acceptance rate

    2051

    total applicants

    9019

    total enrolled

    Male
    Female

    41.3%

    Male

    58.7%

    Female

    Undergraduate
    Undergraduate Programs
    61.6%
    Total Applicants
    13600
    Total Enrolled
    8381
    Graduate
    Graduate Programs
    61.6%
    Total Applicants
    1036
    Total Enrolled
    638

    Southwest Minnesota State University enrollment

    Enrollment
    Southwest Minnesota State University Enrollment
    9019
    Undergraduate Enrollment
    8381
    Graduate Enrollment
    638
    Graduation Rate
    Average Graduation Rate
    33.2%

    Attendance Cost

    $8640

    attendance cost

    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

    Tuition fees
    Undergraduate Programs
    $8,640 / Year
    Post Graduate Program
    $12,060 / Year
    On Campus
    Books & Supplies
    $1,200 / Year
    On campus, Room & Board
    $7,810 / Year
    On Campus, Other Expenses
    $3,156 / Year
    Off Campus
    Off campus (not with family), Room & Board
    $7,810 / Year
    Off campus (not with family), Other Expenses
    $3,156 / Year
    Off campus (with family), Room & Board
    $3,156 / Year
    Off campus (with family), Other Expenses
    $3,156 / Year

    Top Accreditations [Institutional & Program Wise]

    Institutional accreditations
    North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
    Program wise accreditation
    Music Programs
    National Association of Schools of Music
    Nursing Programs
    Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

    Faculty

    total facultyfull timepart timegraduate assistants
    32751396187943

    Ranking

    College Rating

    Based on 6 Students Rating

    7.9 out of 10
    8.5/10Academic
    8.2/10Accommodation
    8.0/10Faculty
    7.7/10Infrastructure
    8.3/10Placement
    8.2/10Social Life

    Reviews

    KR
    7.8 /10

    After my couselors recommendation of this college, I got really impressed that the university prepares us to meet the complex challenges of this century as engaged citizens in their local and global communities. comprehensive degree programs, taught in the liberal arts tradition, are dedicated to connecting students' academic and practical professional development experiences in southwestern Minnesota to the wider world. After securing a GPA of 7, I had to submit an online form along with an application fee of $20.

    Course Curriculum :

    Our MBA program is designed to provide the leaders of tomorrow with the knowledge and skills required to succeed in a global business economy. The program emphasizes critical and strategic thinking, developing managerial skills, real-world applications, ethics, and leadership taught in a technologically-advanced, active learning environment. Along with the Management concentration, the program offers a Leadership concentration and a Marketing concentration as well.

    8 /10 academic/food
    8 /10 faculty
    7 /10 infrastructure
    7 /10 accomodation
    9 /10 placement
    8 /10 extracurricular
    SS
    7.8 /10

    I got know about this university through an educational portal and after reseaching about it, I discovered that they are offering a high-quality education in the liberal arts and professions to prepare us for a life that is successful both personally and professionally. SMSU has grown into a university of choice with high national rankings, producing scholars who become the leaders, thinkers, and entrepreneurs of the future. My GPA was 7.2 and I had to submit my common application online which cost me around $20.

    Course Curriculum :

    The SMSU Finance curriculum is founded on a strong foundation of business core courses that are necessary for success in today’s competitive economic environment. The major allows business students to branch into one of two concentrations: a Financial Planning and Investments Concentration or a Corporate Finance Concentration. These interesting and valuable concentrations provide finance students with real options to focus their course-work towards the career opportunities that best meet their individual goals and interests.

    8 /10 academic/food
    6 /10 faculty
    8 /10 infrastructure
    8 /10 accomodation
    8 /10 placement
    9 /10 extracurricular
    CS
    6.5 /10

    The Minnesota State System mission is The core commitments of Minnesota State Colleges and Universities are to ensure access to an extraordinary education for all Minnesotans

    Course Curriculum :

    It is a broad-based criminal justice program based in the liberal arts which are designed to educate students about the structure and operation of the criminal justice system. We are looking for students who are interested in making a career out of helping people so that we can prepare them to become effective change agents in their communities and in the world. My university prepared us to understand how criminal justice relates to other social structures and institutions as they prepare for careers in police, courts, corrections, and prevention.

    8 /10 academic/food
    9 /10 faculty
    7 /10 infrastructure
    8 /10 accomodation
    7 /10 placement
    SK
    7.8 /10

    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 students' academic and practical professional development experiences in southwestern Minnesota to the wider world. My GPA was 7. I had applied through an online application form, costing around $50.

    Course Curriculum :

    Southwest Minnesota State University?s Biology Program is broadly based in biology, the supporting sciences, and math. Research experiences are embedded in the curriculum so that all students get the opportunity to perform independent research projects. Within the Biology Program, a student may choose from the following three emphasis areas: biology, biology education, and Medical Laboratory Science.

    9 /10 academic/food
    7 /10 faculty
    7 /10 infrastructure
    9 /10 accomodation
    8 /10 placement
    7 /10 extracurricular
    KP
    8.5 /10

    I chose to do an MBA from SMSU because my sister was already studying in the same university and so my parents wanted us to stay together in a country that was completely unknown to me and so I applied to the university and filled an online application form and paid $30 as the application fee.

    Course Curriculum :

    I opted to study general MBA concentration and the curriculum made us think of a different approach for dealing with different business problems and groom us as a future-ready leader by enabling us to think critically and strategically.

    9 /10 academic/food
    8 /10 faculty
    9 /10 infrastructure
    8 /10 accomodation
    9 /10 placement
    8 /10 extracurricular
    +1-507-537-6286
    TELEPHONE
    +1-800-642-0684
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    1501 State St
    ADDRESS

    Nearby this campus

    • Shopping Mall
    • Bus Station
    • Airport
    • Book Store
    • Super Market

    Shopping Mall

    Market Street Mall0.97 km
    Ebenezer Clothing Store3.52 km

    Airport

    Helipad Hospital1.73 km
    Marshall VOR-DME MML 111.05.23 km

    Super Market

    Hy-Vee2.51 km
    Walmart Supercenter2.72 km
    ALDI3.03 km

    Bus Station

    Marshall (Southwest Minnesota State University)1.10 km
    Marshall111.57 km

    Book Store

    Hindi Store2.49 km
    Columbia Imports2.54 km

    *All distance are measured radially. Actual distance may vary

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