Minot State University

2014 Quick Stats
500 University Avenue W

Minot, ND 58707

Phone: (800) 777-0750
2013-2014 Tuition
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rolling admission

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U.S. News Rankings

Ranking score and category
U.S. News rank Category Name
#105 Overall Score: 35 out of 100. Regional Universities (Midwest)

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Minot State University is a public institution that was founded in 1913. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 3,298, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 102 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Minot State University's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (Midwest), 105. Its in-state tuition and fees are $6,086 (2013-14); out-of-state tuition and fees are $6,086 (2013-14).

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.

While appropriately proud of its history as a teacher preparatory institution, Minot State University received all necessary approvals to offer jointly with the University of North Dakota a Ph.D. program in Criminal Justice. The institution located in a medium sized city in northwest North Dakota, through its three colleges, Arts and Sciences, Business, and Education and Health Sciences, has become a truly engaged university. As the University has systematically raised expectations for its students, faculty and staff towards reaching and achieving objectives set forth in MSU's Vision 2013.

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.

Core Values
MSU cares deeply about its students, their learning, and their growth. The university is proud of its values and long-term commitment to:

-Teaching and learning with excellence, integrity, and engagement
-Serving students and others respectfully and responsibly
-Following high ethical and moral principles
-Supporting the values of community and place, where all community members are
-valued and respected for their work, contributions, and freedom of expression.

General Information

School type public, coed college
Year founded 1913
Religious affiliation N/A
Academic calendar semester
Setting city
2012 Endowment $13,365,155


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 53.6 percent.

For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.

Selectivity selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 53.6%
Application deadline rolling
SAT/ACT scores must be received by August 31

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at Minot State University is 13:1, and the school has 65.4 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Minot State University include: Business Administration and Management, General; Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse; Elementary Education and Teaching; Criminal Justice/Safety Studies; and Social Work. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 67.3 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 13:1
4-year graduation rate 13%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Business Administration and Management, General 31%
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 19%
Elementary Education and Teaching 15%
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies 7%
Social Work 4%

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Student Life

Minot State University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 3,298, with a gender distribution of 38.8 percent male students and 61.2 percent female students. At this school, 20 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 80 percent of students live off campus. Minot State University is part of the NAIA athletic conference.

Total enrollment 3,560
Student gender distribution
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

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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

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In-state tuition and fees $6,086 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees $6,086 (2013-14)
Room and board $5,550 (2013-14)
Financial aid statistics N/A

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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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