Southwest Minnesota State University (SMSU)

Marshall, MN

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Southwest Minnesota State University

Southwest Minnesota State University

Southwest Minnesota State University Student Essentials

Southwest Minnesota State University Student Essentials
Region: Midwest
Setting: Small Town Setting
Type: Public
Affiliation: Not applicable
Size: Large (5,000 to 10,000 Undergrad)
Mascot: Mustangs
Website: www.smsu.edu
On-Campus Housing Available: Yes
Selectivity: Selective
In-State Tuition: $8,074
Out-of-State Tuition: $8,074
Retention Rate: 69%
Enrollment: 7,909
Year Established: 1963

About SMSU

One of the leading public universities, and one that has repeatedly received high rankings, Southwest Minnesota State University (SMSU) offers traditional and innovative academics and a diverse selection of student life opportunities.

A public, four-year university in Marshall, Minnesota, SMSU has been recognized numerous times as a top public university by U.S. News and World Report.

SMSU’s academics run the gamut of more traditional liberal arts and science majors like English, Foreign Languages, History and Psychology. Other, more specific, career-oriented programs include Agribusiness Management, Education, Finance, Hospitality Management and Social Work. Fine and performing arts programs are also offered in Visual Art, Theatre Arts and Music. SMSU offers master’s degrees in Education and Business Administration as well.

Catering to students of all ages, SMSU offers its senior college, which gives senior citizens the opportunity to take non-credit classes of personal interest.

Student life at SMSU has programs intended to appeal to all interests, including those related to the arts. There is a campus museum, student art gallery, a literary journal and a live theatre. There is also a fitness center, a planetarium, a campus religious center, and several student-run television and radio stations.

Freshman admission is based in part on grades and SAT or ACT scores. Students who have graduated at the top of their class do not need to submit test scores.

Financial aid helps eligible students to cover the cost of tuition and room and board.

SMSU Map & Location

Southwest Minnesota State University
1501 State St
Marshall, MN 56258


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Getting Around SMSU

Walkability

Very good walkability. We recommend walking in this area.

7/10
walk

Weather

Seasonal average temperatures for Marshall, MN

Winter
Dec
27
9
Jan
24
4
Feb
29
9
Spring
Mar
41
20
Apr
58
33
May
70
47
Summer
Jun
80
57
Jul
84
61
Aug
81
59
Fall
Sep
73
49
Oct
59
36
Nov
42
22

SMSU Students

Full-Time Undergrad Students 7,345
Freshman Class 740
Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students) 7,909

Ethnic Diversity:

  • Latino: 3%
  • African American: 2%
  • Caucasian: 91%
  • Asian: 2%
  • Unknown and Other: 2%
Latino 3%
African American 2%
Caucasian 91%
Asian 2%
Unknown and Other 2%

Undergraduate 93%
Graduate 7%
Full-Time 64%
Part-Time 36%
Women 62%
Men 38%
International 2%
Domestic 98%

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