Southwest Minnesota State University is on a 216-acre campus in the rural setting of Marshall, Minnesota.
There are many activities and organizations for Southwest Minnesota State University students to join – including band, chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.
Interested in Greek life? Southwest Minnesota State University does not have fraternities or sororities.
Southwest Minnesota State University has the Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE). In fact, more students participate in the Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) than any other on-campus activity.
Other popular student organizations at Southwest Minnesota State University include Society of Leadership and Success, Family and Child Educators (FACE), Habitat for Humanity and Education Minnesota Student Program.
Southwest Minnesota State University students' favorite campus traditions are Red Cross Blood Drive, Fall Fest (homecoming) and Hawaiian Night.
This table offers information on housing at Southwest Minnesota State University.
|On-Campus Housing||Yes||Required for freshman|
|Co-ed Housing Available||Yes|
|Housing for Students with Disabilities||Yes|
|Percentage of Students Living On-Campus||––||40%|
|Spots Available in On-Campus Housing||––||1,027|
|Number of Students Living On-Campus||––||836|
|Percentage of Students Living Off-Campus||––||60%|
Southwest Minnesota State University offers housing. Students are required to live on campus through freshman year.
Most Southwest Minnesota State University students live off campus. In 2022, 40% of undergrads at Southwest Minnesota State University lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 60% of students lived off-campus or commuted to Southwest Minnesota State University. There are 1,027 spots available in on-campus housing for all 6,846 undergraduates. In the 2021-2022 school year, 836 students chose to live in campus housing. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.
Southwest Minnesota State University offers coed housing and housing for students with disabilities.
At Southwest Minnesota State University there are a variety of athletic options for students interested in joining a sports program.
Intercollegiate sports are the highest tier of college sports and can be very competitive. Intercollegiate teams are regulated by the NCAA, funded by the university, and compete against teams from other universities. The division of a sports team depends on the size of the university, funding, and competition level. An intercollegiate school team will be Division I, II or III, with Division I being the highest level.
Club sports are not regulated by the NCAA and are a great option for students not interested in trying out for an intercollegiate team. Club sports are usually student run but can also be funded by the university.
Intramural sports are the most casual and informal. Intramural sports are often free and require very little time commitment.
Let's take a look at the athletic options available at Southwest Minnesota State University:
|Sport||Men's Intramural||Women's Intramural||Men's Division||Women's Division||Men's Scholarships||Women's Scholarships|
|Indoor Track||√||√||NCAA Division 2||NCAA Division 2|
|Basketball||√||√||NCAA Division 2||NCAA Division 2||√||√|
College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.
Southwest Minnesota State University is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The Southwest Minnesota State University campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night. The school also has student security patrols.
Southwest Minnesota State University offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Campus housing is secure and dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards.
Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit Southwest Minnesota State University, take Interstate 90 to Marshall, MN. If you need to fly, book your flight to Sioux Falls Regional airport.
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