St. Cloud State University, founded in 1869, is a public, comprehensive university. Its students get a top-notch education at an affordable price. Classes are taught by professors, not graduate assistants. Students work side by side with professors on research projects, which is rare at an undergraduate university of this size. SCSU is among the few universities in the upper Midwest to offer programs in such fields as aviation and geographic information systems. Programs are offered through the Colleges of Business, Education, Fine Arts and Humanities, Science and Technology, and Social Sciences; and All University. Its 108-acre campus is located in St. Cloud, 70 miles from the Twin Cities.

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collegeType
Public
studentType
Coed
10,914
Undergraduates
5,119
Men - 46.9%
5,796
Women - 53.1%
1,694
Graduate Students
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Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
90% of 5,171 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
August 15
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA
3.26
SAT Math
535 average
457-612 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
530 average
477-582 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
22 average
18-25 range of middle 50%
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Cost of Attendance
In-state: $20,960
Out-of-state: $29,194
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $8,260
Out-of-state: $16,494
Room and Board
$8,900
Average Percent of Need Met
72%
Average Freshman Award
$11,292
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$29,580
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Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
466
Regular Class Size (Students)
2-9
14%
10-19
28%
20-29
31%
30-39
17%
40-49
6%
50-99
2%
Over 100
2%
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Minneapolis-St. Paul Population
66,297
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Minneapolis-St. Paul
Freshman Housing Guarantee
College offers housing to students
Students in College Housing
19% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II
Mascot
Husky
Sororities
Not reported
Fraternities
Not reported
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Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.2%
Asian
7.3%
Black/African-American
10%
Hispanic/Latino
4.6%
Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
4.2%
Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
0.1%
White
73.1%
Unknown
0.5%
International Students
7.9%
First-Year Students Returning
66.8%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
23.8%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
57%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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