Profile: Minnesota State University, Mankato

Fast Facts

On Campus:17%
  • Fall 08/21-12/8
  • Spring 01/8-05/4

Tuition & Payments

You will pay your normal tuition/fees to your home campus.
OPEN - Host campus accepts ALL qualified applicants.

Estimated Per Semester
Costs For Room And Meals:

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Receive From Canada

Campus Diversity
1%Native/First Nation
0%Hawaiian/Pacific Island
2%Two or more races

Campus Profile

From the moment you arrive on our 350-acre campus overlooking the beautiful Minnesota River Valley, you'll be immersed in a dynamic, energetic environment that's friendly, welcoming and just the right size. You'll have access to all the benefits and resources of a large university, but with a small-campus feel.

Whatever your interest sports, academic, ethnic, cultural, political, social or religious with more than 200 student organizations to choose from, you're sure to find others who share your interests and a variety of activities.

On any given day, you'll find things to do and easy ways to fit in. Cheer on the Maverick sports teams, including Division I men's and women's hockey, or choose a more relaxed game of intramural sports. Attend lectures with world-class speakers researchers and writers. Find out why our theatre, music and dance performances rank in the top 1% of attendance nationwide. Or grab a coffee and relax by the fireplace in the student union.

Campus Location - Located in south central Minnesota, Mankato is a fast-growing community of 53,000 just 80 miles south of Minneapolis and St. Paul. Mankato consistently ranks as one of the most livable communities in the country. In fact, Mankato is a 4 time winner of the designation "100 Best Communities for Young People."

Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students
Aerospace Sciences: Aviation Studies

Anthropology: American Indian Studies, Anthropology, Ethnic Studies

Area Studies: Art Studies, Gender, Ethnicity and Multicultural Studies, Latin American Studies, Native American Studies, Scandinavian Studies

Art/Design/Fine Art: Applied Art, Art, Art Education, Art History, Ceramic Art/Ceramics, Drawing, Graphic Design, Interior Design, Media Arts, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture

Athletics: Athletic Training, Coaching, Exercise Science, Physical Education, Sports Management/Administration

Biological Sciences: Biology/Life Science, Biotechnology, Botany/Plant Sciences, Cytotechnology, Human Biology, Microbiology, Physiology, Zoology

Business: Accounting, Business Administration, Finance/Banking, Human Resource Management, International Business, Law and Public Policy, Management, Management Information Systems, Marketing

Chemistry: Biochemistry, Chemistry

Communications: Communication

Consumer and Family Studies: Child Consumer and Family Studies, Consumer Sciences/Services, Family Science/Services, Home Economics

Criminal Justice: Corrections, Law Enforcement/Police Sciences

Earth Sciences: Astronomy, Earth Science, Science

Economics: Economics

Education: Alcohol and Drug Abuse, Child Development, Elementary Education, Secondary Education

Engineering: Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electronics Engineering, Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Software Engineering

English: Creative Writing, English, Literature, Technical Writing

Environmental Studies: Environmental Sciences

Food Science: Food Science and Technology

Foreign Language: French, German, Spanish

General Studies: Gender Studies, Humanities, Interdisciplinary Studies

Geography and Urban Studies: Geography, Regional Analysis/Planning, Urban Studies

Health and Safety Sciences: Communication Disorders, Community Health, Dental Hygiene, Dietetics, Exercise Science, Gerontology, Health Education, Health Science, Medical Laboratory Technology, Medical Technology, Rehabilitation Sciences, Substance Abuse/Addictions

History: History

Industrial Studies: Construction Management

Information Studies: Information Science, Information Systems

International Studies: International Relations

Mathematics: Mathematics, Statistics

Performing Arts: Acting, Dance, Design/Technical, Music Performance, Music Theater, Theater Arts/Drama, Theater Design Technology

Philosophy/Religious Studies: Philosophy

Physics: Physics

Political Science: International Affairs/Relations, Political Science

Pre-Professional : Engineering Pre-Professional, Law Pre-Professional, Medicine Pre-Professional, Optometry Pre-Professional, Pharmacy Pre-Professional, Veterinary Medicine Pre-Professional

Psychology: Psychology

Recreation: Leisure Studies, Outdoor Recreation Management, Recreation, Recreation Therapy

Sociology/Social Work: Social Work, Sociology, Women and Gender Studies

Speech Pathology and Audiology: Communication Disorders

Technology: Automotive Technology, Computer Engineering Technology, Electronics Engineering Technology, Manufacturing Engineering Technology

Theater: Performance and Directing

Closed Programs
Nursing, EEC Education classes

Education, Nursing

Notable Academic Programs
Substance Abuse/Addictions
Native American Studies

Special Options
Honors Access: Yes

Registration Priority GPA and Other Academic Requirements Exchange Preferences Mid-Year Exchange Non-Native English Speakers Graduate and Post-Baccalaureate Students Summer Exchange International Students (Visa Students)
Tuition and Fees - Plan B Students
Maximum Credit Hours Per Semester
Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester
Figures are current as of 7/7/2017.

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Housing Deposit: $250 Year Plan B Mandatory
Technology Fee: $125 Semester Plan B Mandatory
Parking Fee: $225 Semester Plan B Optional
Orientation Fee: $70 Year Plan B Optional

Important Notes: A $250 housing deposit is required for on-campus housing reservations. Only students who take Business classes are subject to the $125 College of Business technology fee. NSE students who make ON-CAMPUS housing reservations can order a $70 "Welcome Package" from the Kearney International Center that provides basic sheets, blanket, pillow, towel, short-term toiletries and a small food bag upon arrival:

Exchange with Canada - Health Insurance
Students must purchase campus health insurance at $1050 per semester.

Financial Aid
Plan B
For eligible Plan B students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your home campus.

Regardless of Plan A or Plan B, students exchanging to or from Canada, apply for financial aid at their home campus.
On-Campus Housing Per Semester Off-Campus Housing Notes About Housing
One semester students: We recommend Briargate Apartments, and Summit & Jacob Heights for their short-term lease options. Summit & Jacob Heights also offer furnished units. For any apartment complex in Mankato that does not offer furnished rooms, you can contact CORT Furniture Rental if you do not plan to bring your own furnishings:

Meal Plans Per Semester

Notes About Meal Plans
Meal Plans Options - Maverick AnyTime (unlimited meals): $1,299(F), $1,362(S), $2,661(AY) Maverick 14 (14 meals/wk): $1,353(F), $1,414(S), $2,767(AY) Maverick 160 (10 meals/wk): $1,232(F), $1,232(S), $2,464(AY) Maverick Flex: $250(F), $250(S), $500(AY)

All data in this document is the responsibility of the campus and has been provided by the campus NSE coordinator.