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Southwest Minnesota State University

Marshall, MN 4-Year Public
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About Southwest Minnesota State University

Southwest Minnesota State University Overview

Southwest Minnesota State University is a public, state school in the rural setting of Marshall, Minnesota. Southwest Minnesota State University was founded in 1963 and enrolls 6,846 undergrads and no graduate students. Southwest Minnesota State University provides on-campus housing for up to 1,027 students. Most students live in off campus housing.

📆 Mark your calendar! The deadline to apply regular decision to Southwest Minnesota State University for Fall 2023 is August 18.

There are many ways for students to get involved at Southwest Minnesota State University!

Are you interested in music or performing? Join a campus band, sing in a chorus, or perform with one of the school's theater groups.

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

Southwest Minnesota State University does not have any fraternities or sororities, do it might be a good option if Greek life isn't a priority for you.

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

2022 Southwest Minnesota State University Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 1%
Percent of Need Met 49%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $8,996

Is Southwest Minnesota State University a Good School?


Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Some factors that can help you determine what a good school for you might be include admissions criteria, acceptance rate, tuition costs, and more.

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

Retention and Graduation Rates at Southwest Minnesota State University

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.

Approximately 59% of students who start at Southwest Minnesota State University come back the next year. 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 Southwest Minnesota State University Grads

Job placement stats are a good resource for understanding the value of a degree from Southwest Minnesota State University by providing a look on how job placement has gone for other grads.

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

Southwest Minnesota State University'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 Southwest Minnesota State University's endowment, check with the school directly. The school spends $4,176 for each full-time student enrolled.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Southwest Minnesota State University

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

Southwest Minnesota State University meets 49% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend Southwest Minnesota State University full-time are awarded $8,996 a year in financial aid, on average.

Students in the class of 2022 who had taken out student loans graduated with an average of $20,234 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 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 don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.

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

Based on this information, how does Southwest Minnesota State University sound? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may not be the right school for another! So ask yourself: Is Southwest Minnesota State University a good school for you?

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Where is Southwest Minnesota State University?

Southwest Minnesota State University is located in the rural setting of Marshall, Minnesota.

If you want to see Southwest Minnesota State University for yourself, be sure to plan a visit! The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 90 to Marshall, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Sioux Falls Regional.

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

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College Info

1501 State Street Marshall, MN 56258

Campus Setting: Rural

Southwest Minnesota State University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Aug 18

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Southwest Minnesota State University is Aug 18.

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

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

Southwest Minnesota State University ACT Scores

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ACT Range

19 - 23

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

23 and Above

Good

19 to 23

Avg

19 and Less

Low

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Southwest Minnesota State University is 21. Students with an ACT score of 23 and above have a good chance of getting into Southwest Minnesota State University. Students with an ACT score that falls between 19 and 23 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 19 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Southwest Minnesota State University 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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Southwest Minnesota State University Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$20,030

In State

$11,190

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$8,840
Unknown
Fees
Unknown
Unknown
Housing
$9,190
$9,190
Books
$2,000
$2,000

Student Life

Wondering what life at Southwest Minnesota State University is like? There are approximately 6,846 students enrolled at Southwest Minnesota State University. 21% percent of students attend school full-time, 79% percent are from MN and 21% percent of students are from other states.

21%

Full Time

49%

Part Time

79%

In State

21%

Out-of-State

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

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

6,846

Campus Setting

Rural

Acceptance Rate

N.A.

Tuition and Fees

In State

$8,840

Out-of-State

Unknown

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Aug 18
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