Minnesota State University, Moorhead was founded in 1888 as the Mankato Normal School. From 29 students in its initial days to approximately 5,836 students served, the college has come a long way. The campus of the university is located in Moorehead, Minnesota, which is on the western border of Minnesota.
With a history of over 100 years, Minnesota State University has been offering around 144 majors and graduate programs to students at affordable economic value to students who want to study in the USA.
|Year of Establishment||1888|
|Type of University||Public|
|Number of International Students||414|
|Annual Acceptance Rate||60%|
|Basic Tuition Fee for International Students with no scholarship||29,560 USD without scholarships|
|Basic Tuition fee for International Students with scholarship||21,928 USD with a scholarship|
|Test Scores Accepted||SAT, ACT, GMAT, GRE|
Minnesota State University offers both on-campus and online programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels. There are 11 pre-professional programs, 15 graduate degrees, 38 graduate and undergraduate certificates, 31 areas of teacher licensure preparation programs.
All the degree programs are offered through six colleges- Arts, Media and Communication, Business and Innovation, Education and Human Services, Humanities and Social Sciences, Science, Health and the Environment and Graduate Studies.
The most popular programs at Minnesota State University Moorhead are Business Administration, Computer Science, Biosciences, Biotechnology/ Biochemistry, etc.
The Minnesota State University Moorhead campus is located on 7th Avenue South, Moorhead, Minnesota. The main campus has academic buildings, residence halls, administration buildings and more. The campus is right across, Red River from Fargo, N.D. The campus also stands at a distance of 3.5 hours from Minneapolis, Sioux Falls, Bismarck and Winnipeg, Manitoba.
Students can choose to stay at one of 7 residence communities at Minnesota State University’s campus. Each residence community has different types of rooms, dining halls, common areas, laundry rooms, etc. The campus residence halls have basic single, double and triple rooms. There are also suite-style rooms in single and double variants. There is also the option of staying in apartments that can house 4 people. Each room comes with a bed, desk, chair, chest of drawers and cupboards.
The housing rates vary from 5,434 USD-8,304 USD depending on the type of room.
How to apply: Applications can be submitted online using the university’s application portal or through the mail.
Application fee: 20 USD for UG application and 35 USD for a PG application
Application deadline: For admissions to Minnesota State University, international applicants must complete their applications by June 15 and November 15 for the Fall and Spring semester respectively.
|Exam||Minimum Required Score for UG admission||Minimum Required Score for PG admission|
Expenses and cost to incur at Minnesota State University Moorhead by an undergraduate student are:
|Expenses||Annual Fee (in USD)|
|Tuition 12-19 credits||15,264|
|On-campus housing and meals||9,656|
|International Student Fee||250|
|Books and Supplies||1,400|
The tuition fee for a few of the graduate program are:
|Program||Tuition per credit (in USD)|
|Master of Business Administration (MBA)||575|
|Master of Health Administration (MHA)||494|
|Master of Science and Specialist in Educational Leadership||414.25|
|Master of Science in Counseling||442|
|Master of Science in Speech & Language Pathology||442|
|Doctor of Education (EdD) in Educational Leadership||566|
The work-study program at Minnesota State University is on a first-come basis. Students who are chosen for the work-study program are assigned on-campus and off-campus jobs. Payment is as per the state minimum work rate. All available jobs are advertised in the Dragon Jobs portal of the university.
All students who graduate from Minnesota State University get to be a part of the alumni association. Members of the association get discounts, career and job help, VIP card for additional benefits and discounts, platform to stay connected with other alumni, awards are also rewarded for success in career or life.
Some well-known alumni of the university are:
|Average Cost of Attendance||$7,409 / Year|
|Student : Faculty Ratio||2 : 1|
|Minnesota State University Moorhead Enrollment||7271|
|Average Graduation Rate||39.0%|
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||$7,409 / Year|
|Post Graduate Program||$13,050 / Year|
|On Campus Accomodation|
|Books & Supplies||$800 / Year|
|On campus, Room & Board||$9,008 / Year|
|On Campus, Other Expenses||$3,470 / Year|
|Off Campus Accomodation|
|Off campus (not with family), Room & Board||$9,008 / Year|
|Off campus (not with family), Other Expenses||$3,470 / Year|
|Off campus (with family), Room & Board||$3,470 / Year|
|Off campus (with family), Other Expenses||$3,470 / Year|
|North Central Association of Colleges and Schools|
|Program Wise Accreditations|
|Arts Programs||National Association of Schools of Art and Design|
|Music Programs||National Association of Schools of Music|
|Nursing Programs||Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education|
|Programs||American Speech-Language-Hearing Association|
|Total Faculty||Full Time||Part time||Graduate Assistants|
based on 1 student ratings
MSUM felt comfortable to be and was in the location of a somewhat smaller city next to a larger city. They offer a good psychology program and smaller sized classes. The cost was a good amount as it is in state college.
The courses are a good level of difficulty. There are a variety of options laid out, but it's hard to know when a certain class is going to be offered again. It's hard to plan out classes you want to take, and hard to get into the classes you do plan on taking.
*All distance are measured radially. Actual distance may vary