Mayville State University

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330 Third Street NE

Mayville, ND 58257

Phone: (701) 788-2301
2013-2014 Tuition
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U.S. News rank Category Name
#58 Overall Score: 45 out of 100. Regional Colleges (Midwest)

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Mayville State University is a public institution that was founded in 1889. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 990, its setting is rural, and the campus size is 55 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Mayville State University's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Colleges (Midwest), 58. Its in-state tuition and fees are $6,353 (2013-14); out-of-state tuition and fees are $8,675 (2013-14).

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

At Mayville State University, one of the country's "most wired" campuses, each student has a notebook computer issued to them. Virtually the entire campus is wired for network/Internet. The school's size enables students to know everyone on campus and most students report that the campus is very friendly. A Bachelor of Applied Science degree program in Business Administration, and a Bachelor of Arts degree program in Early Childhood Education are offered as on-line, distance delivery options. Recent additions are a four year major in Early Elementary and Childhood Education and Applied Psychology, while a bachelors degree in Communication was initiated in the fall of 2010. New online programs in Math Education and Undergraduate Studies will be offered in fall, 2011.

General Information

School type public, coed college
Year founded 1889
Religious affiliation N/A
Academic calendar semester
Setting rural
2012 Endowment $0


When applying to Mayville State University, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due September 15. The application fee at Mayville State University is $35. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 59.8 percent.

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Selectivity selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 59.8%
Application deadline rolling
SAT/ACT scores must be received by September 15

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at Mayville State University is 14:1, and the school has 72 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Mayville State University include: Elementary Education and Teaching; Business Administration and Management, General; General Studies; Child Care and Support Services Management; and Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 54.3 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 14:1
4-year graduation rate 20%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Elementary Education and Teaching 38%
Business Administration and Management, General 26%
General Studies 12%
Child Care and Support Services Management 6%
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General 6%

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Student Life

Mayville State University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 990, with a gender distribution of 43.4 percent male students and 56.6 percent female students. At this school, 48 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 52 percent of students live off campus. Mayville State University is part of the NAIA athletic conference.

Total enrollment 1,020
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Collegiate athletic association NAIA

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Campus Info & Services

Mayville State University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, day care, health service, and health insurance. Mayville State University also offers campus safety and security services like lighted pathways/sidewalks and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Mayville State University, 75 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Mayville State University.

Students who have cars on campus 75%
Health insurance offered Yes

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Paying for School

At Mayville State University, 63.7 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $4,117.

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In-state tuition and fees $6,353 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees $8,675 (2013-14)
Room and board $5,048 (2013-14)
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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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