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Minot State University is a public institution that was founded in 1913. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 3,367, its setting is city, and the campus size is 102 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Minot State University's ranking in the 2013 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (Midwest), 107. Its in-state tuition and fees are $5,921 (2012-13); out-of-state tuition and fees are $5,921 (2012-13).
|School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):|
Minot State University is built upon a core commitment to students, learning, service, cooperation, and a respect for people and place. Our Vision 2013 is a vision for Minot State University to become a premier public institution in the Great Plains. This bold initiative rests on a philosophy of engagement and place. We believe that the university experience should provide students connection between academic subjects and the reality of life on the Great Plains, between theory and practice and between local experiences and global realities. This philosophy is grounded in an expectation that all students can learn, grow, and succeed if given the support, guidance and an engaging learning environment. Minot State University seeks individuals that will help us create a community that is pervasively focused on: student growth, learning and success; the development of students with integrity, character, and intelligence; institutional commitment to civic engagement, stewardship of its local and global place; and meaningful service for the welfare of others.
The university values critical and creative thinking, vitality of communities and cultures, stewardship of place, and the multicultural and global environment. The university honors and supports the dignity and rights of diverse individuals, freedom of expression, academic freedom, ethical and moral behavior, integrity, fairness, and honesty.
Minot State University is first and foremost dedicated to the success of all students: their growth and development as educated citizens, their confidence, and their life-long devotion to the common good and the welfare of others.
-Teaching and learning with excellence, integrity, and engagement
|School type||public, coed college|
When applying to Minot State University, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 31. The application fee at Minot State University is $35. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 57.8 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2011 acceptance rate||57.8%|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||August 31|
The student-faculty ratio at Minot State University is 14:1, and the school has 54.6 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Minot State University include: Business Administration and Management, General; Elementary Education and Teaching; Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse; Criminal Justice/Safety Studies; and Social Work. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 68.2 percent.
Minot State University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 3,367, with a gender distribution of 39.5 percent male students and 60.5 percent female students. At this school, 18.0 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 82.0 percent of students live off campus. Minot State University is part of the NAIA athletic conference.
|Student gender distribution|
|Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity||N/A|
|Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority||N/A|
|Collegiate athletic association||NAIA|
Campus Info & Services
Minot State University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, health service, and health insurance. Minot State University also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Minot State University, 60 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Minot State University.
|Students who have cars on campus||60%|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
|Students required to own/lease a computer||No|
Paying for School
At Minot State University, 48.8 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $4,547.
Paying for college doesn't have to be difficult or devastating. Go to the Paying for College knowledge center to get advice on raising cash and reducing costs.
|In-state tuition and fees||$5,921 (2012-13)|
|Out-of-state tuition and fees||$5,921 (2012-13)|
|Room and board||$5,381 (2012-13)|
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* Overview details based on 2011 data