Resources › For Students and Parents Winona State University Admissions ACT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, Tuition, Graduation Rate & More Share Flipboard Email Print Phelps Hall at Winona State University. Kirs10 / Wikimedia Commons / CC0 1.0 For Students and Parents College Admissions College Profiles College Admissions Process College Rankings Choosing A College Application Tips Essay Samples & Tips Testing Graphs College Financial Aid Extracurricular Activities Advanced Placement Homework Help Private School Test Prep College Life Graduate School Business School Law School Distance Learning View More By Allen Grove College Admissions Expert Ph.D., English, University of Pennsylvania M.A., English, University of Pennsylvania B.S., Materials Science & Engineering and Literature, MIT Dr. Allen Grove is an Alfred University English professor and a college admissions expert with 20 years of experience helping students transition to college. our editorial process Facebook Facebook Twitter Twitter Allen Grove Updated August 22, 2017 Winona State University Description: Winona State University is a public university located in Winona, Minnesota, a small city in the southeastern corner of the state. The campus sits between Lake Winona and the Mississippi River. Founded in 1858, Winona State is the oldest institution in the Minnesota state university system. The university has a 19 to 1 student / faculty ratio and an average class size of 26. Undergraduates can choose from 65 academic programs, and professional fields such as nursing, education, communications and business are all popular with students. In athletics, most teams of the Winona State Warriors compete in the NCAA Division II Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference. Popular sports include football, basketball, golf, cross country, track and field, and soccer. Admissions Data (2016): Winona State University Acceptance Rate: 60%Test Scores -- 25th / 75th PercentileSAT Critical Reading: 390 / 560SAT Math: 400 / 510SAT Writing: - / -(what these SAT numbers mean)ACT Composite: 20 / 25ACT English: 20 / 25ACT Math: 19 / 25(what these ACT numbers mean) Enrollment (2016): Total Enrollment: 8,139 (7,661 undergraduates)Gender Breakdown: 37% Male / 63% Female87% Full-time Costs (2016 - 17): Tuition and Fees: $9,075 (in-state); $14,772 (out-of-state)Books: $1,200 (why so much?)Room and Board: $8,460Other Expenses: $3,060Total Cost: $21,795 (in-state); $27,492 (out-of-state) Winona State University Financial Aid (2015 - 16): Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 89%Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of AidGrants: 66%Loans: 68%Average Amount of AidGrants: $4,120Loans: $9,380 Academic Programs: Most Popular Majors: Biology, Business Administration, Communication Studies, Criminal Justice, Elementary Education, Nursing, Social Work, Human Resources Management Transfer, Retention and Graduation Rates: First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 77%Transfer Out Rate: 14%4-Year Graduation Rate: 2%6-Year Graduation Rate: 59% Intercollegiate Athletic Programs: Men's Sports: Football, Golf, Basketball, Baseball, Track and Field, Cross CountryWomen's Sports: Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Basketball, Volleyball, Track and Field, Cross Country, Gymnastics, Golf Data Source: National Center for Educational Statistics More Minnesota Colleges - Information and Admissions Data: Augsburg | Bethel | Carleton | Concordia College Moorhead | Concordia University Saint Paul | Crown | Gustavus Adolphus | Hamline | Macalester | Minnesota State Mankato | North Central | Northwestern College | Saint Benedict | St. Catherine | Saint John's | Saint Mary's | St. Olaf | St. Scholastica | St. Thomas | UM Crookston | UM Duluth | UM Morris | UM Twin Cities | Winona State If You Like Winona State University, You May Also Like These Schools: University of Wisconsin - Madison: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphNorth Dakota State University: Profile Boise State University: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphNorthern Michigan University: ProfileUniversity of Detroit Mercy: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT Graph Iowa State University: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphUniversity of Iowa: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphSouth Dakota State University: Profile University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT Graph Winona State University Mission Statement: see the complete mission statement at http://www.winona.edu/wsumission.asp "The mission of Winona State University is to enhance the intellectual, social, cultural and economic vitality of the people and communities we serve."