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Minnesota State University Moorhead

Moorhead, MN 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate72%
Acceptance Rate72%

About Minnesota State University Moorhead

Minnesota State University Moorhead Overview

Minnesota State University Moorhead is a public, state school in the city of Moorhead, Minnesota. Minnesota State University Moorhead was founded in 1887 and the school currently enrolls around 5,114 students a year, which includes 4,014 undergrads. Minnesota State University Moorhead offers housing for up to 1,641 students. Most students live in off campus housing.Regular decision applicants for Fall 2023 should find out if they have been admitted by June 1.

Student Activities at Minnesota State University Moorhead

Love music or performing? Sing in a chorus or perform with one of Minnesota State University Moorhead's theater groups.

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

Interested in Greek life? Minnesota State University Moorhead has both fraternities and sororities.

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

2022 Minnesota State University Moorhead Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 72%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.5
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 2%
In-State Tuition $8,539
Out-of-State $17,078
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $2,755

Is Minnesota State University Moorhead a Good School?

The definition of a "good school" is different for different people. Admissions criteria, acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how selective an institution is.

Let's take a closer look at these areas to get a clearer sense of what Minnesota State University Moorhead offers and if the school seems like the right college for you.

2022 Acceptance Rate for Minnesota State University Moorhead

It is moderately difficult to get into Minnesota State University Moorhead. Around 72% of applicants get into Minnesota State University Moorhead each year. Out of 3,143 applications received in 2022, 2,254 students were offered admission.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Minnesota State University Moorhead

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

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at Minnesota State University Moorhead, around 68% come back their sophomore year. Around 57% of students who started at Minnesota State University Moorhead 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 Outcomes for Minnesota State University Moorhead Grads

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 Moorhead directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Minnesota State University Moorhead

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.

The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $2,755 a year.

In 2020, students graduated with an average of $33,569 in student loans for each student with 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 available on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA as soon as you can. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! You should never have to pay to submit 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 Moorhead.

Based on this information, how does Minnesota State University Moorhead sound? Remember, the best school for one person may be a terrible fit for another! So ask yourself: Is Minnesota State University Moorhead a good school for you?

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Where is Minnesota State University Moorhead?

Minnesota State University Moorhead is located in the urban setting of Moorhead, Minnesota.

If you are interested in seeing Minnesota State University Moorhead for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 94 to Moorhead, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Hector International.

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

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College Info

1104 7th Avenue South Moorhead, MN 56563

Campus Setting: Urban

Minnesota State University Moorhead 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 Moorhead is Continuous processing.

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

Minnesota State University Moorhead ACT Scores


ACT Range

19 - 25

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Minnesota State University Moorhead Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Minnesota State University Moorhead is like? There are approximately 5,079 students enrolled at Minnesota State University Moorhead, including 4,014 undergraduate students and 1,065 graduate students. 78% percent of students attend school full-time, 69% percent are from MN and 31% percent of students are from other states.


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