Minnesota State University-Mankato


Highest Degree Offered: Doctoral

College Type: Public

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Academic Calendar: Semester

State: Minnesota


Minnesota State University, Mankato is where tireless thought and innovative research bring real solutions to real needs.

The University's environment of big ideas coupled with real-world thinking equip Minnesota State Mankato students to go well beyond expectations and into exciting, rewarding futures.

A growing international reputation for breakthrough research distinguishes the University, as does the unique quality of life that marks the proud community of greater Mankato.

Visit our scenic campus. Talk with our alumni. Explore our areas of study. See the promise and pride of a historic university where big ideas and real-world thinking equip and inspire students to make positive change in our world.

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Student/Faculty Numbers

Total Students: 14621
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Faculty: 499

Total Student/Faculty Ratio: 29:1
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Contact Information

South Rd and Ellis Avenue
Mankato Minnesota 56001

Website: http://www.mnsu.edu

Main Email: transfer@mnsu.edu

Main Phone: 507-389-9186

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Applying to Transfer

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Minimum GPA for Applying:
MSU-Mankato requires a minimum GPA of 2.0 for transfer.

Minimum Grades for Transfer:
The minimum grade requirement for transfer is "D."

Credits (Min/Max):
You may transfer a maximum of 64 credits from a 2-year institution and 98 from a 4-year. A minimum of 30 credits must be completed at Mankato to earn a bachelors degree.

Test Scores for Applying:
If you have fewer than 24 semester hours for transfer, the submission of official ACT scores is required.

Letters of Recommendation Required:
A statement of good standing from your previously attended institution is required.

Essay(s) required:
The submission of an essay may be required of some applicants.

Application Fee:
There is a nonrefundable $20 application fee.

Other Requirements:
Anyone with military experience must apply as a transfer student.

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Transfer Statistics

Transfers Applied: 1677

Transfers Accepted: 1537

Transfer Percentage Accepted: 92%

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