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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.

Website: www.stcloudstate.edu/

Public
Co-ed
10,914
Undergraduate
Students
(53.1%) 5,796 Women
(46.9%) 5,118 Men
1,694
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
90% of 5,171 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
 
Regular Admission Deadline
August 1

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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Money Matters

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
67%
Average Freshman Award
$11,292
Average Indebtedness of 2019 Graduates
$29,580
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
466
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 14% of classes
10-19 students: 28% of classes
20-29 students: 31% of classes
30-39 students: 17% of classes
40-49 students: 6% of classes
50-99 students: 2% of classes
Over 100 students: 2% of classes
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Campus Life

St. Cloud Population
66,297
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Minneapolis-St. Paul
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing
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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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
7.3% Asian
10.0% Black/African-American
4.6% Hispanic/Latino
4.2% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
73.1% White
0.5% Unknown
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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