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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Why Choose MSU-Mankato?

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We are affordable!

Minnesota State offers through the Cultural Contribution Scholarship--nearly 50% savings and charges resident tuition rate for ALL graduate students! Students in Mankato also enjoy a relatively low cost of living and free public transportation.

We offer a variety of programs and a world-class education!

We offer a variety of programs and world-class education! We academically challenge students with over 130 undergraduate(bachelor's) programs and 70 graduate(master's and doctoral) programs and develop new perspective, skills, and opportunities. The strong academics and excellent faculty attract over 14,600 students from 42 states in the United States and over 90 countries. Our faculty and advisors are accomplished, supportive, and always challenging students to higher levels of thought and action.

We have a great community for international students!

Mankato, located 121 kilometers southwest of Minneapolis/St. Paul, Provides a safe, friendly environment with a low cost of living and abundant student-friendly housing. The campus and city are big enough to offer everything students need but small enough to get to know and be known.

MSU, Mankato is home to nearly 1200 international students representing over 90 countries around the world making us 39th in the nation for international student population according to Open Doors(2011). Additionally, there are over 200 recognized student groups, including a large, active International Students Association and several other nationality-specific groups, committed to serving and advocating on behalf of international students on campus.

We Care!

The Kearney International Center provides an extraordinary level of support and services to our international students, including a wide range of programming with events that draw 300-3,000 members of the campus and local communities several times each year. There are countless ways for international studetns to get involved here regardless of their individual interests. MSU, Mankato, truly has an avenue for everyone to explore his or her social interests and intellectual pursuits.