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St. Cloud State University is a public institution that was founded in 1869. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 14,787, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 100 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. St. Cloud State University's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (Midwest), 83. Its in-state tuition and fees are $7,472 (2012-13); out-of-state tuition and fees are $15,114 (2012-13).
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On its campus along the Mississippi River 70 miles northwest of Minneapolis/St. Paul, St. Cloud State University is a community of 16,000 students learning from challenging academic experiences and vibrant campus life.
More than 1,000 international students participate in 200 rigorous academic programs and 240 student organizations alongside students from Midwestern towns and large metropolitan areas.
St. Cloud State students prepare for life, work and citizenship by exploring the world around them and making it better - taking knowledge out of the classroom and into the community and the global workplace to make an impact. That's an education for life.
|School type||public, coed college|
When applying to St. Cloud State University, it's important to note the application deadline is August 1. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 13. The application fee at St. Cloud State University is $20. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 89.7 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2012 acceptance rate||89.7%|
|Application deadline||August 1|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||August 13|
The student-faculty ratio at St. Cloud State University is 19:1, and the school has 35.2 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 71 percent.
|4-year graduation rate||21%|
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St. Cloud State University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 14,787, with a gender distribution of 48.9 percent male students and 51.1 percent female students. At this school, 15 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 85 percent of students live off campus. St. Cloud State University is part of the NCAA II athletic conference.
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|Collegiate athletic association||NCAA II|
Campus Info & Services
St. Cloud State University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, day care, health service, and health insurance. St. Cloud State University also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at St. Cloud State University, 15 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at St. Cloud State University.
|Students who have cars on campus||15%|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
Paying for School
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|In-state tuition and fees||$7,472 (2012-13)|
|Out-of-state tuition and fees||$15,114 (2012-13)|
|Room and board||$6,994 (2012-13)|
|Financial aid statistics||N/A|
* Overview details based on 2012 data