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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Why Minnesota State Mankato?

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students talking by the campus fountain in the fallThank you for your interest in Minnesota State University, Mankato! 

We invite you to consider Minnesota State University, Mankato as your opportunity to explore big ideas, to challenge world views, and to connect to real-world solutions. With a learning environment that's just the right size, Minnesota State Mankato is a place with the resources of a large research university, but with the personal attention and community you expect from your home away from home.


Minnesota State Mankato is located in south central Minnesota 85 miles southwest of Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN on a bluff overlooking the scenic Minnesota River valley. Minnesota State Mankato is a comprehensive regional university and community dedicated to excellence in academics and personal growth. We academically challenge students with over 140 undergraduate programs of study that develop new perspectives, skills, and opportunities. In addition, the University offers nearly 100 graduate programs, which includes three at the doctoral level. The strong academic programs and excellent faculty attract over 15,000 students from almost all 50 states and over 90 countries. Our faculty and advisors are accomplished, supportive, and challenge their students to higher levels of thought and action in the real-world.


The Office of Admissions is committed to enthusiastically, ethically, and professionally serving students with their college planning process while upholding a commitment to enhancing diversity that is consistent with the University's educational mission and enrollment goals. We look forward to working with you as you look to achieve great things!