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Minnesota State University Mankato

Mankato, MN 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate69%
Acceptance Rate69%

About Minnesota State University Mankato

Minnesota State University Mankato Overview

Minnesota State University Mankato is a public, state school in the small town setting of Mankato, Minnesota. Minnesota State University Mankato was founded in 1868 and the school presently has around 14,546 students a year, which includes 12,579 undergraduate students. Minnesota State University Mankato provides on-campus housing for students. Most students live in off campus housing.

Student Activities at Minnesota State University Mankato

Interested in music or performing? At Minnesota State University Mankato you can join a campus band, sing in a chorus, or perform with one of the school's theater groups.

Interested in journalism or communications? Minnesota State University Mankato students can write for the campus newspaper, host a radio show or be a producer for the student-run television channel.

Thinking of pledging? Minnesota State University Mankato has both fraternities and sororities.

Planning to play sports? Minnesota State University Mankato has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at Minnesota State University Mankato on the Student Life page.

2022 Minnesota State University Mankato Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 69%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate Info Not Available
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.4
In-State Tuition $8,355
Out-of-State $17,726
Percent of Need Met 75.7%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $10,806

Is Minnesota State University Mankato a Good School?


There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Admissions criteria, acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how competitive an institution is.

Let's take a closer look at these factors to get a better view of what Minnesota State University Mankato offers and if the college might be a good fit for you.

2022 Acceptance Rate for Minnesota State University Mankato

Around 69% of applicants get into Minnesota State University Mankato each year. Last year, 9,864 students applied to Minnesota State University Mankato and 6,850 were admitted.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Minnesota State University Mankato

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. This is a way to get a sense of how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Around 51% of students who started at Minnesota State University Mankato earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outlook Minnesota State University Mankato Graduates

Job placement rates after graduation and average starting salaries can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school.

Check with Minnesota State University Mankato directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

Minnesota State University Mankato's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students.

For more information about Minnesota State University Mankato's endowment, check with the school directly. For each full-time student, Minnesota State University Mankato spends about $3,812 a year.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Minnesota State University Mankato

Cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

Minnesota State University Mankato meets 75.7% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $10,806 a year.

Students in the class of 2022 who had taken out student loans graduated with an average of $29,136 of debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some financial aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA asap. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! No one should ever pay to fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), so be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Minnesota State University Mankato.

Based on this information, does Minnesota State University Mankato seem like a good fit? Remember, the best school for one person may be a terrible fit for someone else! So ask yourself: Is Minnesota State University Mankato a good school for you?

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Where is Minnesota State University Mankato Located?

Minnesota State University Mankato is located in the small town setting of Mankato, Minnesota, in the suburbs of Minneapolis-St. Paul.

If you would like to see Minnesota State University Mankato for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 35, Highway 169, Hwy 14 to Mankato, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Minneapolis-St. Paul International.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Minnesota State University Mankato and Mankato are like without leaving home.

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College Info

228 Wiecking Center Mankato, MN 56001

Campus Setting: Small Town

Minnesota State University Mankato Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Not available

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Minnesota State University Mankato is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Minnesota State University Mankato ACT Scores

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ACT Range

19 - 25

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

25 and Above

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19 to 25

Avg

19 and Less

Low

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Minnesota State University Mankato SAT Scores

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Composite SAT Range

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Math SAT Range

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Reading SAT Range

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Minnesota State University Mankato Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$20,711

In State

$28,067

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$8,566
$15,922
Fees
$1,035
$1,035
Housing
$10,078
$10,078
Books
$1,032
$1,032

Student Life

Wondering what life at Minnesota State University Mankato is like? There are approximately 14,546 students enrolled at Minnesota State University Mankato, including 12,579 undergraduate students and 1,967 graduate students. 80% percent of students attend school full-time, 86% percent are from MN and 14% percent of students are from other states.

80%

Full Time

20%

Part Time

86%

In State

14%

Out-of-State

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

14,546

Campus Setting

Small Town

Acceptance Rate

69%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$9,601

Out-of-State

$16,957

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

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