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About Southwest Minnesota State University

Southwest Minnesota State University is a public, state school in an small town setting in Marshall, Minnesota. Southwest Minnesota State University was founded in 1963 and now enrolls around 6,896 students a year, including 6,451 undergrads.

Southwest Minnesota State University offers housing for up to 1,027 students. Most students live off campus, either in nearby housing that is not owned by the college, or

For each full-time student, Southwest Minnesota State University spends about $4,176. There are 15 Southwest Minnesota State University undergrads for each full-time professor.

2021 Southwest Minnesota State University Admissions Facts At-a Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Mean ACT score 21
In-State Tuition $7,722
Out-of-State $7,722

Southwest Minnesota State University Regular Decision Deadline 2022

Early Admission at Southwest Minnesota State University

Southwest Minnesota State University does not offer early decision or early action.

2019 Acceptance Rate for Southwest Minnesota State University

It is slightly difficult to get into Southwest Minnesota State University. Around 0% of applicants get into Southwest Minnesota State University each year. ### Southwest Minnesota State University Waitlist

Southwest Minnesota State University reports that no students were waitlisted or admitted off the waitlist in the most recent year.

How Do I Get Into Southwest Minnesota State University?

Southwest Minnesota State University is considered slightly difficult to get into. Every admissions committee has a different way of evaulating applicants, but most look at a combination of grades, test scoes, activities, as well as essays and recommendations. To apply to Southwest Minnesota State University, applicants must submit the following items.

Southwest Minnesota State University Application Requirements

Area Required Recommended Required for some Details (if any)
Minimum High School Gpa (On 4.0 Scale) 3
Interview
Other Requirements top half of graduating class or 21 ACT
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Southwest Minnesota State University Average GPA and Test Scores The mean ACT score for Southwest Minnesota State University students is 21.

Visit the Admissions tab above for more on how to apply to Southwest Minnesota State University.

Southwest Minnesota State University Waitlist

Southwest Minnesota State University reports that no students were waitlisted or admitted off the waitlist in 2021.

Does Southwest Minnesota State University Require the ACT or SAT?

Southwest Minnesota State University is not test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

Out of all applicants, 1% submitted the SAT. 95% submitted the ACT.


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Dorms at Southwest Minnesota State University

Yes! Southwest Minnesota State University provides on-campus housing for up to 1,027 students.

Southwest Minnesota State University students are active in the school's Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE), Society of Leadership and Success and Family and Child Educators (FACE). Red Cross Blood Drive, Fall Fest (homecoming), and and Hawaiian Night are a few of the events that the campus rallies behind each year.

Click the Student Life tab above to learn more about the student body and campus life at Southwest Minnesota State University.

Financial Aid at Southwest Minnesota State University

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.

The 2022-2023 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2021

Some financial aid is available on a first-come, first-serve 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! 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.

Is Southwest Minnesota State University a Good School?

There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Admissions difficulty and admitted student statistics can give you a sense of how selective a college is, but they don't say much about the quality of the education or the student experience.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Southwest Minnesota State University

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at Southwest Minnesota State University, around 59% return for their sophomore year. Out of the 500 students who started at Southwest Minnesota State University as first-time freshman, 96 graduate within four years.

Southwest Minnesota State University's six-year graduation rate for undergrads is 43%. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61% for public schools and 67% for private.

Job Outcomes and Student Debt

Job placement and student debt statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers. The average student debt for graduates in the class of 2021 was around $20,234 per student, not including those with no debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

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

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Where is Southwest Minnesota State University Located?

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

If you want to see Southwest Minnesota State University for yourself, 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: Small Town

Southwest Minnesota State University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Sep 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Sep 1

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Southwest Minnesota State University is Sep 1.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Southwest Minnesota State University is Sep 1.

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

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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

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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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Southwest Minnesota State University Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$8,874

In State

$8,874

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$7,722
$7,722
Fees
$1,152
$1,152
Housing
Unknown
Unknown
Books
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Student Life

Wondering what life at Southwest Minnesota State University is like? There are approximately 6,896 students enrolled at Southwest Minnesota State University, including 6,451 undergraduate students and 445 graduate students. 32% percent of students attend school full-time, 79% percent are from MN and 21% percent of students are from other states.

32%

Full Time

68%

Part Time

79%

In State

21%

Out-of-State

© 2021 College Confidential / Concentrical LLC, Data provided by IPEDs and Peterson's Databases, © 2020 Peterson's LLC.

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

6,896

Campus Setting

Small Town

Acceptance Rate

Unknown

Tuition and Fees

In State

$8,874

Out-of-State

$8,874

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Sep 1
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