86%

Acceptance Rate

$5,553

Avg.Financial Aid

002377

FAFSA Code

About St. Cloud State University

Type Control of Institution - Public/Private

Public

4 Years

Student Population Number of Students attending College

13,928

Website

www.stcloudstate.edu

Accreditation Accreditation is the process by which the quality of learning at various educational institutions are evaluated. Read More.

HLC

Religious Affiliation Indicates religious affiliation (denomination) for private not-for-profit institutions that are religiously affiliated.

Not applicable

On Campus Housing Does the institution provide on-campus housing?

Yes

Located in St. Cloud, MN, Saint Cloud State University is a public university. Saint Cloud State University occupies a total area of about 100 acres. Saint Cloud State University was founded in the year 1869. Saint Cloud State University is recognised by its official colors, spirit red, black and white. The total enrolment stands at 16,326 students at Saint Cloud State University. Around 11,346 and 1,703 students take admission in various undergraduate and postgraduate courses of the university. The school has a total of 783 academic staff. These faculty teach different courses to the students. Around 54% of the students are females and 46% are males. Notably, Saint Cloud State University is also home to an ethnically diverse student population. At SCSU around 70% are white, 8% are Non-resident alien, and 7% are Black or African American. Moreover, around 87% of the students are 24 and under. The college has produced several notable alumni including Jodi Huisentruit (Journalist, TV Journalist), ODB (Wrestler), Matt Cullen (Ice Hockey Player, Athlete), and Richard Dean Anderson (Television producer, Film Producer) in its 151 years of existence. Saint Cloud State University's sporting teams are affiliated to NCAA Division II – NSIC, NCAA Division I - NCHC, and NCAA Division I - WCHA. A total of 537 programs are currently offered by the varsity to the students. It includes both the residential as well as online programs. The university also has a long list of accreditations. It has been accredited by AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business), ACEJMC (Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication), ATMAE (Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering), and CACREP (Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs). $28 million (2017) is the total value of endowment of the Saint Cloud State University.

Location & Contact

Address

720 Fourth Ave. South

Contact

Email: N/A
Phone: 3203080121
Fax:
Request Info

Rankings

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Admissions

Application Deadline Deadline for application submissions. Please contact the school for more details.

None

Acceptance Rate Percentage of applicants who are accepted in an Institution.

86%

SAT Range

960 - 1235

ACT Range

18 - 24

Application Fee

$20

SAT/ACT

Recommended

High School GPA

Required

Accept Common App

None

Admission to the university is fairly easy and the students are recommeded to make the most out of it. The varsity has 3 admission thresholds. The admission process starts by filling up the form and submitting a fee of $20. If the SAT score of a student lies in the range of 934-1194, it would improve her chances. A candidate, in order to take admission to Saint Cloud State University, must score 21 in her ACTs. But, in certain cases, those having ACT scores less than 18 are also given admission. The application process can be completed online. However, if needed, one can also visit the office at 720 Fourth Ave. South, Saint Cloud, Minnesota 56301-4498, or call (320) 308-0121.

Annual Cost to Attend

Net Price Cost of attendance minus any grants and scholarships received.

$13,816

Average Annual Cost

$7,094

Books And Supplies

$1,200

Other Fees

$1,171

Room And Board The charges for an academic year for rooming accommodations and meals for a typical student.

$8,826

Budget For Other Expenses

$2,700

Total One Year Cost

$20,991

Before applying to SCSU, candidates must keep in mind the tuition fees and the cost of living during the course tenure. The total one-year cost on a full-time basis would be somewhere around $25,502. For students seeking financial assistance, the university offers a number of options.

Academics

Highest Degree Offered The highest degree offered by the Institution.

Doctor's degree

Student:Faculty Ratio

20:1

Full-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

72%

Part-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

55%

Academic Calendar

Semester

Research Funding per Student

$347

Faculty Overview

57%

Male Professors

43%

Female Professors

Non-traditional Learning

Evening Degree Programs

Teacher Certification

Distance Education

Study Abroad

Majors

Communication and Media Studies

183 Graduates

Liberal Arts and Sciences, General...

145 Graduates

Business Administration, Management...

134 Graduates

Marketing

117 Graduates

Finance and Financial Management Se...

113 Graduates

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Ot...

109 Graduates

Teacher Education and Professional...

106 Graduates

Clinical, Counseling and Applied Ps...

102 Graduates

Biology, General

101 Graduates

Registered Nursing, Administration,...

85 Graduates

Criminal Justice and Corrections

83 Graduates

Teacher Education and Professional...

78 Graduates

Accounting and Related Services

75 Graduates

Psychology, General

71 Graduates

Social Work

70 Graduates

Computer/Information Technology Adm...

63 Graduates

Mechanical Engineering

49 Graduates

English Language and Literature, Ge...

38 Graduates

Public Health

37 Graduates

Fine and Studio Arts

35 Graduates

Political Science and Government

29 Graduates

Computer Science

28 Graduates

Industrial Production Technologies/...

26 Graduates

Natural Resources Conservation and...

25 Graduates

Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facil...

24 Graduates

Management Information Systems and...

23 Graduates

Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervent...

22 Graduates

International Relations and Nationa...

21 Graduates

Special Education and Teaching

21 Graduates

Electrical, Electronics and Communi...

20 Graduates

Hospitality Administration/Manageme...

17 Graduates

Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science...

15 Graduates

Mental and Social Health Services a...

15 Graduates

Communication Disorders Sciences an...

14 Graduates

Computer Engineering

14 Graduates

Ecology, Evolution, Systematics, an...

14 Graduates

International Business

14 Graduates

Manufacturing Engineering

14 Graduates

Sociology

13 Graduates

Chemistry

12 Graduates

History

12 Graduates

Real Estate

12 Graduates

Romance Languages, Literatures, and...

12 Graduates

Business/Managerial Economics

11 Graduates

Economics

11 Graduates

Engineering-Related Technologies

11 Graduates

Film/Video and Photographic Arts

11 Graduates

Anthropology

9 Graduates

Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorolog...

9 Graduates

Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecu...

9 Graduates

Entrepreneurial and Small Business...

9 Graduates

Geography and Cartography

8 Graduates

Mathematics

8 Graduates

Music

8 Graduates

Philosophy

8 Graduates

Statistics

8 Graduates

Urban Studies/Affairs

8 Graduates

Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosc...

6 Graduates

Health and Physical Education/Fitne...

6 Graduates

Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft

5 Graduates

Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender,...

5 Graduates

Business/Commerce, General

4 Graduates

International/Global Studies

3 Graduates

Biotechnology

2 Graduates

Design and Applied Arts

2 Graduates

Information Science/Studies

2 Graduates

Insurance

2 Graduates

Physics

2 Graduates

Teaching English or French as a Sec...

2 Graduates

Educational/Instructional Media Des...

1 Graduates

Germanic Languages, Literatures, an...

1 Graduates

Management Sciences and Quantitativ...

1 Graduates

Public Administration

1 Graduates

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Student Body

Undergraduate Students

12,128

Socio-Economic Diversity Percent of full-time, first-time students receiving an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

27%

Full-time

65%

Part-time

35%

Students Gender

Male

46%

US National: 44%

Female

54%

US National: 56%

LGBTQIA STUDENT RESOURCE GROUPS

ON CAMPUS WOMEN'S CENTER

Race/Ethnicity

70% White

2% Unknown

7% Black

4% Hispanic

4% Two or more races

8% Non Resident alien

5% Asian

0% American Indian/Alaska native

0% Native Hawaiians/Pacific islander

Geographic Density

Geographic Density

High

0%

Unknown Location

13%

Out Of State

82%

In State

5%

Foreign

Economic Diversity

36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Median Household Income

$66,422 per year

Campus Life

Housing

The students can reside on campus and N/A of Freshman Live On-Campus.

On Campus Housing Available

Yes

Freshmen Required to Live on Campus

No

Freshmen Live on Campus

N/A

Undergrads in College Housing

N/A

Averege Housing Cost

$5,526/year

Campus Food

The institution has several dining and meal plan options available to students and the average meal plan cost is around $3,300/year.

Meal Plan Available

Yes

Average Meal Plan Available

$3,300/year

Athletes

Division Sports Nickname

Blizzard

School Colors

cardinal red and black

Varsity Athletics Association

NCAA

Varsity Athletics Conference Primary

Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference

Total Male Athletes

252

Total Female Athletes

202

Intramural Sports

7

Sports Club

26

Sports Team (Men)

Baseball

Basketball

Football

Golf

Ice Hockey

Swimming and Diving

Wrestling

Sports Team (Women)

Basketball

Cross Country

Golf

Ice Hockey

Skiing-Snowboarding

Soccer

Softball

Swimming and Diving

Tennis

Track and Field

Volleyball

Campus Safety

24-Hour Security Patrol

Yes

Campus Emergency Phones

Yes

24-Hour Escort Safety rides

Yes

Mobile Campus Emergency Alert

Yes

The university offers on-campus housing facilities to the students who wish to stay on the campus. At SCSU, $8,900 is the normal expense for on-campus housing, which a student will be needed to pay, each year. Saint Cloud State University has several dining and meal plan options for its students and the average meal plan at SCSU costs around $3,300 per year. The number of female and male students at the university are 46% and 54%, respectively.

After Graduation

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation

$36,200/year

Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation

$44,200/year

Median Total Debt After Graduation The median cumulative federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated.

$0$100,000

$12,000

$29,424

Typical Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 4.53% interest rate.

$125 - 305

Outcomes 8 Years of Attending

Show data for students who

and started their studies

Out of 7,811 students

30% Graduated

10% Still Enrolled

15% Transfer

1% Withdraw

Financial Aid

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid.

73%

Average Aid Per Year

$5,553

Students Receiving Federal Grants

41%

Average Aid Per Year

$4,617

Students Receiving State Aid

44%

Average Aid Per Year

$2,479

Students Receiving Institutional Grants

41%

Average Aid Per Year

$2,637

Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income

Aid awarded based on the family income.

Income

Average Amount

< $30K

$8,360

$30K - $48K

$7,759

$48K - $75K

$5,285

$75K - $110K

$2,274

> $110K

$1,030

Total Needs based Scholarships/Grants

$28,827,308

Total Non-Needs based Scholarships/Grants

$12,902,222

As mentioned, if one finds the fees and cost of living at SCSU to be on the higher side, the financial aid department of the varsity would be of huge assistance. They can assist students with scholarships, grants, and student loans as well. The average financial aid at Saint Cloud State University is around $2,807 and the federal grant is $4,644. The students at the university are provided with state aid and institutional aid. The state aid stands at $2,630, while the institutional aid is $2,807.

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