Southwest Minnesota State University


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Southwest Minnesota State University


$6,240 / year

Room and Board


Application deadline

August 20

Application fee


Educational Resources


Z L Begin Collection, Foundation Center Collection, Selective Federal Documents Collection. 9.2 million dollar library building renovation including two computer lab classrooms, wireless technology, new fixtures/furnishings, archive room, art gallery, and updated entrance area.

  • Member of library consortia.
  • 202,363 books, serial backfiles, and other material including government documents.
  • 946 current serial subscriptions.
  • 227,623 microforms.
  • 11,314 Audio/Visual items.
  • 8,166 e-books.

Museums & Art

Anthropology Museum, Natural History Museum, Planetarium, William Whipple Art Galleries, Academic Commons, Fitness Center, Nature Center, Greenhouse, Wildlife Area, GIS Center, Southwest Marketing Advisory Center, Southwest Minnesota Regional Research Center (History Center), Center for Rural and Regional Studies, Women’s Center



  • 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

  • 310 computers for student use in locations such as computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • 300 Internet connections in libraries.
  • 20 Internet connections in classrooms.
  • 0 Internet connections in Laboratories.
  • 300 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 not 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 some classrooms, in computer labs, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas
  • Campus wireless internet hotspots are not available.
  • Approximately 600 students can be on the network at once.



women’s center, placement service, day care, health service, health insurance


reading, math, writing, study skills


minority student, career, military, personal, veteran student, academic, 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.
  • 29% of students live in school housing.
  • The school will provide assistance for off-campus housing

Types of housing available

  • 27% of housing units are Singles.
  • 51% of housing units are Doubles.
  • 22% of housing units are Triples.
  • In total, there are 27 housing buildings.

Room Accessories

  • 0% of rooms are equipped with sprinkler systems.
  • 100% of rooms are equipped with fire alarms.
  • 100% are equipped with high-speed internet connections.


  • 33% of students remain on campus over the weekends, on average.
  • Alcohol is not permitted on campus.
  • Popular events on campus: All University Holiday Festival, Casino Night, Club & Organization Awards Ceremony, Club and Organizations Activities Fair, Lil-Sibs Weekend, Drive-In Movies, Fall Concert, Fall Orientation, Family Day, Fiesta Latina, Forensics Showcase, Haunted Halloween, Hawaiian Night, Homecoming, International Student Organization Food Festival, Late Night Show (Basketball Game), Mustang Move In Day, Non-Traditional Student Organization Bake Sale, Orchestra/Choir/Band Year-end Performances, Prairie Festival Pow Wow, Red Cross Bloodmobile (one each semester), Roof Raisen’ Indoor Concert, Tree of Hope (Non-Traditional Student Organization), Winter Meltdown, Women’s History Month, Battle of the Bands, Student Activities Committee Club Entertainment, Planetarium Show, Chemistry Club Magic Show, Drama Club Improv ? ? ? Take 2? ? ? , Open Swim, Black History Month, Art Club Auction, Family and Child Educators Annual ? ? ? Week of the Young Child? ? ? , Wellness & Human Perforance/Cancer Relay for Life, Theatre Mainstage Program, First-Year Experience Convocations Series
  • Student activities: choral groups, concert band, dance, drama/theater, jazz band, literary magazine, marching band, music ensembles, musical theater, pep band, radio station, student government, student newspaper, symphony orchestra, television station
  • In total, there are about 74 organizations on campus.
  • Honor societies: Phi Kappa Delta; Phi Gamma Mu; Psi Chi
  • Religious organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Campus Crusade for Christ; Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship; Lutheran Student Movement; Newman Club
  • International organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Black Student Union; Hmong Student Organization; International Studies Organization; Oyate; South Asian Student Association; Spanish Club, Latino Group
  • Other organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Student Association; Student Activity Committee; BACCHUS; Campus Greens; College Democrats; College Republican Club; Criminal Justice Club, Independent Video & Film Club; Non-Traditional Student Organization; Southwest State Investment Group Management Assn. ; Students Advocating Gender Equalty; SW Assn. of Student Technical Communicators; 28 department groups; 9 club sports, SIFE
  • Student papers: (Appears as submitted by school) SPUR (weekly)


  • Nearest airport(s) (distance in miles): Minneapolis, Minnesota (150), Minneapolis, Minnesota (150)
  • Nearest train(s) (distance in miles): Minneapolis, Minnesota (150)
  • Nearest bus-station(s) (distance in miles): Marshall, Minnesota (0)
  • Public transportation serves the campus.
  • All students are permitted to have cars on campus.
  • 85% of students have a car on campus


  • School employment is available.
  • 22% of undergrads are employed with average earnings of 1,500
  • Freshman are not discouraged from working.
  • There are 0 fraternities
  • 0 fraternity houses
  • 0% of students are fraternity members
  • There are 0 sororities
  • 0 sorority houses
  • 0% of students are sorority members.


  • Army ROTC: Not offered
  • Navy ROTC: Not offered
  • Airforce ROTC: Not offered
  • Additional Policies

    class attendance policies set by individual instructors, honor code, hazing prohibited, smoking prohibited

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