Minnesota State University-Mankato


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Minnesota State University-Mankato

In-state Tuition

$5,846 / year

Out-of-state Tuition

$11,674 / year

Room and Board


Application deadline

August 27

Application fee


Educational Resources


Music Library, NASA Collection, new 25,000 sq ft Technology Center

  • Member of library consortia.
  • 779,403 books, serial backfiles, and other material including government documents.
  • 4,283 current serial subscriptions.
  • 260,353 microforms.
  • 43,400 Audio/Visual items.
  • 10,962 e-books.

Museums & Art

Effie R. Conkling Art Gallery; 350 seat Elias J. Halling Recital Hall; Taylor Center with 4,800 seat Bresnan Arena for sporting events, commencement, tournaments, concerts and lectures; Myers Field House (8-lane NCAA sanctioned track); Otto Arena (student recreation center); Centennial Student Union with student art gallery, 250 seat Andreas Theatre and 900 seat ballroom; 525 seat Ted Paul Theatre; EMuseum (only completely virtual museum in the world); Standeford Observatory; Andreas Observatory; Weather Analysis Laboratory for Teaching and Educational Resources; GIS Lab; Center for the Study of Human Performance in Extreme (Lethal Force) Encounters; Water Resources Center; Speech, Language & Hearing Clinic; Dental Hygiene Clinic; Global Learning Laboratory; Dr. Viola Holbrook Performance Enhancement Center for the Department of Human Performance.



  • Students are not required to take a computer course.
  • Students are not required to own or lease a computer.
  • Recommended computer operating system: Microsoft

Campus Resources

  • 1,286 computers for student use in locations such as computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • 188 Internet connections in libraries.
  • 443 Internet connections in classrooms.
  • 645 Internet connections in Laboratories.
  • 10 Internet connections elsewhere on campus.

Student accommodations

  • Email accounts are available to all students.
  • Internet access is available to all students.
  • Student web-pages are permitted.
  • Online class registration is available.
  • 100% of college-owned hosting units are available for internet access.

Wireless Internet Hotspots

  • Wifi is available in all the libraries, in all classrooms, in computer labs, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas, in all college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing, in all school buildings and on all school property
  • Campus wireless internet hotspots are not available.
  • Approximately 15,000 students can be on the network at once.



nonremedial tutoring, women’s center, placement service, day care, health service, health insurance, other


reading, math, writing, study skills, other


minority student, career, personal, veteran student, academic, older student, psychological, birth control


on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training, other

Campus Safety

24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)

Campus Life



  • The school offers housing for students.
  • 22% of students live in school housing.
  • The school will provide assistance for off-campus housing

Types of housing available

  • 5% of housing units are Singles.
  • 88% of housing units are Doubles.
  • 7% of housing units are Triples.
  • In total, there are 3 housing buildings.

Room Accessories

  • 33% of rooms are equipped with sprinkler systems.
  • 100% of rooms are equipped with fire alarms.
  • 100% are equipped with high-speed internet connections.


  • 40% of students remain on campus over the weekends, on average.
  • Alcohol is not permitted on campus.
  • Popular events on campus: Homecoming, Main stage and studio theatrical productions, Major Lecture and Major Concert, Cultural Mania, Eliminate Hate Week, Frost Days, Greek Week, Spring Events Week, Battle of the Bands, Pan African conference, Student/ faculty musical concerts and recitals, Men’s and women’s intercollegiate athletic competitions, Rube Goldberg competition, Good Thunder Reading Series, Film series, Mankato Area International Festival, Art gallery exhibits, College of Business Executive Lecture Series, Chicano Latino conference, Kessel Peace Institute lecture series, Bunny Just Piano Festival, South Asian night, Regional science fairs, Welcome Week, Faculty research lectures, African night, Women and Spirituality Conference, Department of Music’s Performance Series, Highland Summer Theatre, Women’s Center brown bag lunch series, Intramurals, Sports clubs, Minnesota Vikings training camp
  • Student activities: choral groups, concert band, dance, drama/theater, jazz band, literary magazine, music ensembles, musical theater, pep band, radio station, student government, student newspaper, student film society, symphony orchestra
  • In total, there are about 189 organizations on campus.
  • Honor societies: Alpha Eta Rho Aviation Fraternity, Alpha Lambda Delta Freshman Honor Society, Alpha Kappa Psi, Alpha Phi Sigma Criminal Justice Fraternity, Eta Sigma Gamma Health Science Fraternity, National Residence Hall Honorary, The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, Phi Upsilon Omicron Family & Consumer Science Honor Society, Phi Alpha national Socail Work Honor Society Pi Sigma Alpha Political Science Honor Society, Psi Chi Psychology Honor Society, Alpha Phi Omega, Delta Sigma Pi, Golden Key, Kappa Delta Pi, Lambda Pi Eta
  • Religious organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Campus Bible Fellowship, Campus Crusade for Christ, Campus Lutheran Chapel & International Friendship Center, St. Thomas More Catholic Newman Center, Chi Alpha Campus Ministry, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Intervarsity Christian Fellowship, Lutheran Campus Ministry – ELCA, Maranatha Christian Fellowship, Muslim Students’ Association, Prepare Ministries, Beacon Lutheran Sudent Center, United Campus Ministry,
  • International organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) African Student Association, American Indian Student Organization, Bangladesh Student Association, Black Student Union, Chicano-Latino American Student Association, Gambella-Pa-Anuwaa Student Association, NAACP College Chapter of Mankato, Somali Student Association, Hmong Student Association, International Student Association, Japan Intercultural Association, Korean Student Association, MECHA, Multicultural Student Council, Pakistan Student Association, Student Association of India, Asian Pacific Student Association, Asian Pacific American Conference Committee, Nepal Students Community, Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, Sudanese Student Association, Vietnamese Student Association
  • Other organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Accounting Club, Advertising Club, Alpha Chi Omega, Alpha Phi Omega Co-Ed Service Fraternity, Alpha Sigma Alpha, American Chemical Society – Student Affiliate, American Institute of Graphic Artists, American Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS), American Society of Civil Engineers Club, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, AmeriCorps, Amnesty International, Anime Fan, Association for Computing Machinery, Break for America, Cigar Club (MSU), Circle K International, Civil Liberties Club, Club Baseball (MSU), Co-ed & Hockey Cheer Teams, College Democrats, College Republicans, Colleges Against Cancer, Concert Company, Construction Management Student Association, Corrections Club, Council of Student Business Organizations (COSBO), Cycling Team (MSU), Dance Marathon, Delta Chi Fraternity, Democracy Matters, Disability Awareness and Advocacy Group (DAAG), Early Childhood and Elementary Education Club, Economics Club, Education Minnesota Student Program, Ethnic Studies Student Organizations, Fencing Club, Films, Finance Club, Flipside, Food Development Club, Foreign Language Initiative (FLI), French Club, Gamma Phy Beta Sorority, German Club, Graduate Student Association, Honors Club, Hsing Sun Kung Fu Club, Human Performance Club, Human Resource and General Management Club, Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, Intercollegiate Men’s Bowling, Interfraternity Council, Interior Design Student Association, International Business Organization, IS Club, Jumpstart, Lambda Chi Alpha, Law Enforcement Club, Mallers Malefactoris: An Exploration of Heavy Metal Music, Mankato Area Unix, Mankato Aspiring Authors Club, Mankato Sportbike Association, Mankato State Equestrian Club, Mass Communications Club, Math Club, Maverick Forensics, Men Against Rape, Men’s Club Hockey, Men’s Club Volleyball, Men’s Lacrosse Club, Men’s Rugby, Men’s Soccer Club, Minnesota Performance Elite, Minnesota Rehabilitation Student Division (MSU), Minnesota River Review, Minnesota State Student Association, Minnesota Storm Intercept Association, MSU Aikido Club, MSU Aviation Club, MSU Biology Club, MSU Chess Club, MSU Food and Nutrition Club, MSU Habitat for Humanity, MSU History Club, MSU Marketing Club, MSU Mavericks for Life, Mudworks Ceramics, Music Education National Conference (MENC), Music Industry Club, National Residence Hall Honorary (NRHH), National Society for Black Engineers (NSBE), National Student Speech Language Hearing Association (NSSLHA), Paintball Club, Panhellenic Association, People for Reproductive Options & Choice (P. R. O. Choice), Performing Arts, Phi Delta Theta Phi Kappa Psi, Photo Club eXposed, Pre-Law Society, Pre-Med Club, Psychology Club, Psychology Graduate Student Association, Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA), Recondo Club, Recreation Club, Residence Hall Association (RHA), Roleplaying Special Interest Group, Scandinavian Club, Sexuality and Gender Equality (SAGE), Shotokan Karate Club, Sigma Chi, Sigma Sigma Sigma Society, Ski and Snowboard Club (MSU), Social Work Club, Society for Technical Communication, Society of Automotive Engineers, Society of Manufacturing Engineering, Society of Profesional Journalists, Sociology Club, Spanish Club, Special Olympics Area 9 – Southern Minnesota, Speech Communication Club, Student Ambassadors, Student Art League, Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC), Student Athletic Trainers Association, Student Nursing Association, Students Against Rising Student Fees (SARS), Students for Alcohol and Drug Education, Students for Sustainability, Students of Service, Students of Urban & Regional Studies Institute, Tau Kappa Epsilon, The IMPACT Team, The Reporter, The Student Resistance, U. S. Institute of Theatre Technology (USITT), Ultimate Frisbee Organization, United Nations – International Relations Club, Women’s Club Volleyball, Women’s Rugby Club
  • Student papers: (Appears as submitted by school) Reporter (twice weekly during academic year; bi-weekly in the summer)


  • Nearest airport(s) (distance in miles): Bloomington (79)
  • Nearest train(s) (distance in miles): St. Paul (86)
  • Nearest bus-station(s) (distance in miles): Mankato (3)
  • Public transportation serves the campus.
  • All students are permitted to have cars on campus.
  • 45% of students have a car on campus


  • School employment is available.
  • 17% of undergrads are employed with average earnings of 1,900
  • Freshman are not discouraged from working.

Greek Life

  • There are 7 fraternities
  • 5 fraternity houses
  • 3% of students are fraternity members
  • There are 4 sororities
  • 0 sorority houses
  • 2% of students are sorority members.


  • Army ROTC: Offered on campus
  • Navy ROTC: Not offered
  • Airforce ROTC: Not offered
  • Additional Policies

    class attendance policies set by individual instructors, hazing prohibited

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