Undergraduate Admissions

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Minnesota State Mankato is a university where you can stand out. You will find comprehensive support services, a wide variety of majors to explore and opportunities to excel in and out of the classroom.

On-Campus Housing

Minnesota State University, Mankato provides housing in 11 residence halls on campus and a wide variety of living and learning options aimed at student success. Most first-year students coming to Minnesota State Mankato out of high school choose to live on campus because of the academic advising, social networking, and convenience of being close to classes and having meals provided.

On-Campus Housing

Off-Campus Housing

Housing around Mankato is not affiliated with campus, but our Student Activities Office maintains a list of some of the local off-campus housing options to help you make the best decision. This website is for students who live off-campus and for those who are considering it, and can help you find answers to some common questions about living on your own.

Off-Campus Housing

Contact Admissions

Office of Admissions
Minnesota State University, Mankato
122 Taylor Center
Mankato, MN 56001

Undergraduate admissions:


Contact Financial Aid

Student Financial Services
Minnesota State University, Mankato
117 Centennial Student Union
Mankato, MN 56001

All financial aid questions:


Recordings & Presentations

Recordings & Presentations

Check out our Recordings & Presentations. Watch Admissions videos on Housing, Financial Aid, Orientation, and more. See program information fact sheets, and you can even check your admissions status online.

Visits and Tours

Minnesota State Mankato has always been a place where big ideas meet real-world thinking. Experience it all firsthand by visiting our campus—there really is no substitute for getting to know us in person.


First-year students, transfer students, PSEO/concurrent enrollment, and non-degree seeking students complete the same undergraduate application. Completed applications must be submitted with all required materials no less than five (5) working days prior to the start of classes.

Admission Requirements

You will be admitted to Minnesota State University, Mankato if you have: A cumulative high school GPA of 3.0 or higher OR a rank in the top 50% of your high school class OR an ACT composite score of 21 or higher AND a minimum cumulative high school GPA of 2.7.

Transfer Student Admissions

Whether you're transferring from a community college, technical school or another university, attending Minnesota State Mankato is the right move toward expanding your world and your place in it.

Admissions Scholarships

Minnesota State University, Mankato values and appreciates your unique experience. Learn how by exploring our scholarships for new incoming students.

Returning Students

Welcome back! We are happy you have made the decision to return to Minnesota State Mankato. Please start by completing the Returning Student Intake Form. The form will help us map out your next steps and connect you with resources and offices to make your transition back smooth.

Request Information

Begin your journey with Minnesota State University, Mankato, where your big ideas meet real-world thinking. Once you complete a short form, you'll be taken to a personalized website where you can learn much more about your areas of interest at Minnesota State Mankato.