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Southwest Minnesota State University

School Profile

  • Southwest Minnesota State UniversityPublic Four-year Liberal Arts College/University in Marshall, MN
  • Acceptance Rate: 72%
  • Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

Enrollment Statistics

Undergraduate Students: 6,114
First-year Undergraduate Students: 506
Undergraduate Students Who are Seeking Degree: 2,600
Graduate Students: 388
 

Degree Programs Offered and Courses List

  • Bachelor of Art - General
  • Bachelor of Art Teacher Education
  • Bachelor of Biology
  • Bachelor of Biology Teacher Education
  • Bachelor of Broadcast Journalism
  • Bachelor of Cellular Biology/Histology
  • Bachelor of Chemistry
  • Bachelor of Chemistry Teacher Education
  • Bachelor of Communications/Rhetoric
  • Bachelor of Computer/Information Sciences - General
  • Bachelor of Creative Writing
  • Bachelor of Criminal Justice Studies
  • Bachelor of Drama/Dance Teacher Education
  • Bachelor of Drama/Theater Arts
  • Bachelor of Early Childhood Education
  • Bachelor of Ecology
  • Bachelor of Elementary Education
  • Bachelor of English Language & Literature - General
  • Bachelor of Environmental Science
  • Bachelor of Finance/Banking
  • Bachelor of Fire Services Administration
  • Bachelor of Food Science
  • Bachelor of Health Teacher Education
  • Bachelor of Health/Physical Fitness
  • Bachelor of History - General
  • Bachelor of Hospitality Administration/Management
  • Bachelor of Information Technology
  • Bachelor of Law Enforcement Administration
  • Bachelor of Liberal Arts & Sciences
  • Bachelor of Mathematics - General
  • Bachelor of Mathematics Education
  • Bachelor of Music - General
  • Bachelor of Music Management/Merchandising
  • Bachelor of Music Teacher Education
  • Bachelor of Nonprofit Management
  • Bachelor of Philosophy
  • Bachelor of Physical Education
  • Bachelor of Political Science/Government
  • Bachelor of Psychology - General
  • Bachelor of Public Administration
  • Bachelor of Public Relations
  • Bachelor of Radio/Television
  • Bachelor of Restaurant/Food Services Management
  • Bachelor of Science Teacher Education
  • Bachelor of Social Work
  • Bachelor of Sociology
  • Bachelor of Soil Science and Agronomy
  • Bachelor of Spanish
  • Bachelor of Speech Teacher Education
  • Bachelor of Speech/Rhetorical Studies

Online Degrees and Certificates

  • Online Undergraduate Courses
  • Undergraduate Distance Class
  • Online Associate's Degrees
  • Online Bachelor's Degrees
  • Online Graduate Courses
  • Graduate Distance Class
  • Online Master's Degrees
  • Online Doctoral Degrees

Tuition

  • In-state tuition and fees: $6,932
  • Out-of-state tuition and fees: $6,932

International Students Admissions Requirements

  • Required: SAT Reasoning Test and SAT Subject Tests; or ACT
  • Recommended: SAT Reasoning Test or ACT
  • TOEFL: required for international applicants
  • Minimum Paper-Based TOEFL score: 500
  • Minimum Computer-Based TOEFL score: 173

Athletics

Member: NAIA
Team name: Mustangs

Rankings

  • Ranked #108 Regional Universities (Midwest)
  • Ranked #39 Top Public Schools

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Admissions Address

1501 State Street
Marshall, MN 56258-1598
(507) 537-6286
(800) 642-0684
Fax: (507) 537-7154
thooft@southwestmsu.edu
Contact: LeAnn Thooft
Director of Admissions

Entering Class Stats

Fall 2010 Selectivity
Selectivity selective
Fall 2010 acceptance rate 73%
Early decision acceptance rate N/A
Early action acceptance rate N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early action and early decision students) 73%

Fall 2010 Applications, Acceptances & Enrollments
Applicants 1,680
Female applicants 900
Male applicants 780
Applicants accepted 1,229
Female applicants accepted 660
Male applicants accepted 569
Freshman enrollment 513
Female freshman enrollment 287
Male freshman enrollment 226
Early decision applicants N/A
Early decision applicants accepted N/A
Early decision applicants enrolled N/A
Early action applicants N/A
Early action applicants accepted N/A
Early action applicants enrolled N/A
Total enrolled incoming freshmen who were accepted under early acceptance or early action N/A

Fall 2010 Wait List
School has a wait list No
Applicants placed on wait list N/A
Students accepting place on wait list N/A
Students accepted from wait list N/A

Fall 2010 High School Rank
Freshman students submitting high school class standing 84%

Fall 2010 High School GPA
Freshman students submitting high school GPA 93%
Average high school GPA 3.4
High school GPA 25th-75th percentile range 2.8-3.6
 

Fall 2010 Freshman SAT Scores
Freshman students submitting SAT scores N/A
SAT Critical Reading average score N/A
SAT Critical Reading 25th-75th percentile range N/A
SAT Critical Reading score breakdown N/A
SAT Math average score N/A
SAT Math 25th-75th percentile range: N/A
SAT Math score breakdown N/A
SAT Writing average score N/A
SAT Writing 25th-75th percentile range N/A
SAT Essay 25th-75th percentile range N/A

Fall 2010 Freshman ACT Scores
Freshman students submitting ACT scores 92%
Average ACT Composite score 22
ACT Composite 25th-75th percentile range 19-24
 
ACT English 25th-75th percentile range 18-23
 
ACT Math 25th-75th percentile range 18-24
 

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