Minnesota State University at Mankato (changed from Mankato State University in September 1998), is a public, comprehensive university. It was founded in 1867, joined the state system in 1957 and gained university status in 1975. It offers more than 150 programs that focus on learning, research and student involvement. Each year, more than 350 employers recruit its graduates. In addition, MSU is a comprehensive university and an affordable investment in your future, where personal attention creates success. Its 354-acre campus is located in Mankato, 85 miles south of Minneapolis-St. Paul.

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collegeType
Public
studentType
Coed
12,450
Undergraduates
1,847
Graduates
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Entrance Difficulty
Minimally difficult
Overall Admission Rate
63% of 10,349 applicants were admitted
Early Decision Offered
No
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA
3.40
SAT Math
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
ACT Composite
22 average
19-24 range of middle 50%
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Cost of Attendance
Not reported
Tuition and Fees
Not reported
Room and Board
Not reported
Average Percent of Need Met
74%
Average Freshman Award
$9,795
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$30,482
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Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
Not reported
Regular Class Size (Students)
2-9
10%
10-19
17%
20-29
34%
30-39
20%
40-49
8%
50-99
7%
Over 100
3%
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Minneapolis-St. Paul Population
40,641
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Minneapolis-St. Paul
Freshman Housing Guarantee
College offers housing to students
Students in College Housing
23% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II
Sororities
Not reported
Fraternities
Not reported
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Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.3%
Asian
3.9%
Black/African-American
5.9%
Hispanic/Latino
5.7%
Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
3.9%
Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
0.1%
White
79.5%
Unknown
0.7%
International Students
8.0%
First-Year Students Returning
77.2%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
26.0%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported