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St. Cloud State University is a public institution that was founded in 1869. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 15,536, its setting is city, and the campus size is 100 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. St. Cloud State University's ranking in the 2013 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (Midwest), 93. Its in-state tuition and fees are $7,105 (2011-12); out-of-state tuition and fees are $14,400 (2011-12).
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Located along the Mississippi River in St. Cloud, Minnesota, St. Cloud State University was founded in 1869 as a normal school and granted university status in 1975. St. Cloud State University has evolved into an institution where opportunities abound for you to expand your world.
Today, St. Cloud State is the:
Explore your world and expand your critical thinking skills by choosing from more than 200 academic programs - programs that will provide you with a global education. Conduct real research with real instructors who know you by name. Join St. Cloud State's nationally recognized Honors Program, where you'll enjoy small, intellectually challenging classes with professors who believe in teaching first. And you'll work side by side with more than 1,100 international students from about 80 nations.
See the world from here. Beyond the St. Cloud State campus, you can study abroad with hundreds of other St. Cloud State students in about 20 countries, from Australia to South Africa.
Think of the world as your living laboratory. We do.
|School type||public, coed college|
When applying to St. Cloud State University, it's important to note the application deadline is August 6. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 6. The application fee at St. Cloud State University is $20. It is less selective, with an acceptance rate of 89.9 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2011 acceptance rate||89.9%|
|Application deadline||August 6|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||August 6|
The student-faculty ratio at St. Cloud State University is 21:1, and the school has 33.8 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at St. Cloud State University include: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Education; Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs; Psychology; and Social Sciences. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 71.5 percent.
St. Cloud State University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 15,536, with a gender distribution of 48.4 percent male students and 51.6 percent female students. At this school, 19.0 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 81.0 percent of students live off campus. St. Cloud State University is part of the NCAA II athletic conference.
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|Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity||N/A|
|Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority||N/A|
|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|
|Students required to own/lease a computer||No|
Paying for School
At St. Cloud State University, 61.6 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $4,527.
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||$7,105 (2011-12)|
|Out-of-state tuition and fees||$14,400 (2011-12)|
|Room and board||$6,600 (2011-12)|
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* Overview details based on 2011 data