Minnesota State University Mankato Admissions

ACT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, Graduation Rate & More

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Minnesota State University Mankato Admissions Overview:

With an acceptance rate of 62%, the school is neither highly selective nor available to all applicants. To apply, prospective students will need to submit an application, scores from the ACT, and official high school transcripts. For complete instructions, be sure to visit Mankato's website, or get in touch with the admissions office. Campus visits are not required, but are encouraged for any interested students; touring the campus allows interested students to see if they would be a good match for the school (and vice-versa).

Admissions Data (2016):

  • Minnesota State University Mankato Acceptance Rate: 62%
  • Test Scores -- 25th / 75th Percentile

Minnesota State University Mankato Description:

Minnesota State University in Mankato has a 303-acre campus perched over the Minnesota River Valley. The school's hometown of Mankato sits about 85 miles southwest of the Minneapolis / St. Paul region. Undergraduates can choose from over 150 programs, and professional fields such as business and nursing are extremely popular. The university has a 23 to 1 student / faculty ratio. On the athletic front, most Minnesota State Mankato Maverick teams compete in the NCAA Division II Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference. The men's and women's hockey teams compete in the Division I Western Collegiate Hockey Association.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 15,165 (13,192 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 47% Male / 53% Female
  • 83% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $7,858 (in-state); $15,602 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $900 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $8,716
  • Other Expenses: $1,946
  • Total Cost: $19,420 (in-state); $27,164 (out-of-state)

Minnesota State University Mankato Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 84%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 53%
    • Loans: 67%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $4,921
    • Loans: $8,190

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Biology, Business Administration, Communication Studies, Criminal Justice, Elementary Education, Finance, Marketing, Nursing, Physical Education, Psychology

Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 73%
  • Transfer Out Rate: 21%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 22%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 50%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Football, Golf, Wrestling, Baseball, Cross Country, Basketball
  • Women's Sports: Soccer, Swimming, Volleyball, Basketball, Tennis, Track

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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Minnesota State University Mankato Mission Statement:

"Minnesota State University, Mankato promotes learning through effective undergraduate and graduate teaching, scholarship, and research in service to the state, the region and the global community."