6,451
Students
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8,732
Avg. Financial Aid
Minimal
Admission Difficulty
Small town
Setting
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Overview

Southwest Minnesota State University is a Comprehensive institution located in Marshall, MN, in a small town setting.

Location & Contact

Address 1501 State Street
Marshall, MN  56258
United States
Contact Mr. Andrew Hlubeck
Director of Admissions
Email: andrew.hlubek@smsu.edu
Phone: 507-537-6286
Fax: 507-537-7145

Majors & Degrees

Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, And Related Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
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Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Education Associate Bachelors
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English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
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Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
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Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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History Associate Bachelors
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Legal Professions And Studies Associate Bachelors
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Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities Associate Bachelors
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Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
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Natural Resources And Conservation Associate Bachelors
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Parks, Recreation, Leisure And Fitness Studies Associate Bachelors
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Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
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Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Psychology Associate Bachelors
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Public Administration And Social Service Professions Associate Bachelors
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Security And Protective Services Associate Bachelors
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Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
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Admissions

Acceptance Rate

1,839
Applied
6,451
Enrolled
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Female Admissions

929
Females Applied
Not Reported
Females Accepted
0%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

910
Males Applied
Not Reported
Males Accepted
Acceptance Rate

Applying

20
Application Fee
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
A minimum high school GPA of 3
Other requirements exist (see below)
Required for some programs Interview
Other requirements: Top half of graduating class or 21 ACT

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen September 1st Not reported
Other early decision plan Not reported Not reported
Transfer September 1st Not reported

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score Accepted 25th PercentileInfo icon 75th PercentileInfo icon
ACT Composite 21 19 23

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

8,619
In-state
8,619
Out-of-state
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Fees

7,761
Room & board
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered No
Tuition pre-payment plan No
Tuition payment plans offered Yes
Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition Senior Citizens
Employees

Financial Aid

8,732
Avg. Financial Aid Package
8,996
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
3,873
Avg. Loan Aid
2,741
Avg. Grant Aid
5,081
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
99% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
49%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
18%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

6,451
Total undergrad students
1%
International Students
21%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 2.3%
Black or African American 4.03%
White or Caucasian 86.23%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.93%
Asian 2.46%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.04%
Other 0.16%

Gender

Male (42.4%)
Female (57.6%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements Yes
Housing options Co-ed housing
Disabled housing
Men-only housing
Women-only housing
Freshman car parking
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 40%

Student Activities

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Campus events:
Red Cross Blood Drive, Fall Fest (homecoming) and Hawaiian Night

Student Services

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Student Organizations

Greek fraternities
Greek sororities
Local fraternities
Local sororities
Most popular organizations:
Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE), Society of Leadership and Success, Family and Child Educators (FACE), Habitat for Humanity and Education Minnesota Student Program

Campus Security & Safety

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Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Badminton Checkmark No No
Baseball No Division 2 Checkmark
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Golf No No No
Ice Hockey Checkmark No No
Racquetball Checkmark No No
Soccer No No No
Softball Checkmark No No
Tennis Checkmark No No
Volleyball Checkmark No No
Wrestling No Division 2 Checkmark
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Badminton Checkmark No No
Baseball No No No
Basketball Checkmark Division 2 Checkmark
Football No No No
Golf No Division 2 Checkmark
Ice Hockey No No No
Racquetball Checkmark No No
Soccer No Division 2 Checkmark
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Wrestling No No No

Faculty

194
Total Faculty
16:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 108
Part-time - 86
Male - 89
Female - 105