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St. Cloud State University

St Cloud, MN

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Features

  1. Located along the Mississippi River
  2. Diverse students with over 1000 international students & 25% students of color
  3. Experience all 4 seasons!

About This Campus

At St. Cloud State, you will have the opportunity to explore ideas, seek out unique perspectives and embrace new challenges – all of which will help you unleash your true potential. With nationally accredited programs such as our AACSB Business program and our ACEJMC Mass Communication programs, you will find the courses you need to keep on track to graduate. Thanks to 250 clubs and organizations, there is always something exciting to do. Known for our cultural organizations that host cultural nights almost every weekend, you will have the opportunity to experience our vibrant and diverse student population at St. Cloud State. Huskies Athletics is home to NCAA Division I and II teams including our nationally ranked Men’s Ice Hockey team. Come to St Cloud State and find out why over 13,000 students call SCSU home. If you are looking to spend time abroad, take part in our St. Cloud State @ Alnwick program where you can take SCSU courses while living in a Castle!

Location Information

Located on the 100-acre campus along the scenic Mississippi River and an hour north of the Twin Cities, students will find things to do on campus and in the city of St. Cloud. Downtown St. Cloud is within walking distance of campus, making it accessible for students. With a vibrant downtown, there are options of restaurants, shops, and entertainment that will appeal to all. With a combination of both urban and rural environments, you will find something that interests you in St. Cloud, MN.

2022/2023 Placement

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Host Payment
Closed
Home Payment
Closed

2023/2024 Placement

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Host Payment
Excellent
Home Payment
Excellent

Learn more about Chance of Placement
and choosing alternate options.

Fast Facts

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Location | St Cloud
Population | 194,418
Enrollment | 11,800
Language | English
Calendar | Semester
Canada | Home & Host
Term Dates
Fall | 08/22-12/15
Spring | 01/9-05/04

Campus Diversity

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1st Nation/Native | 0%
Asian | 6%
Black | 8%
Hawaiian/P.I. | 0%
Hispanic/Latino | 4%
Two or more | 0%
White | 65%
Other | 17%
International | 0%

Academics

Registration
  • Campus Catalog
  • Priority: According to class standing
  • Syllabus Request for Course Pre-Approval: Contact Host Coordinator for assistance
Closed Programs
Nursing, Radiologic Technology, Nuclear Medicine, Medical Lab Sciences, and Recreation and Sports Management.

Limitations
Education

Notable Academic Programs

  • Mass Communications - Our nationally accredited, award-winning undergraduate program provides a strong foundation for careers in creative media productions, journalism, advertising and public relations. Our award winning radio and tv stations are fully run by our Mass Comm students.
  • Meterology - SCSU is one of the region's only undergraduate Meteorology program.
  • Software Engineering - The program blends engineering principles, computing skills, project management and software construction supplying you with a comprehensive understanding of the field and preparing you for the workforce or future study.

Special Programs

Options
Honors Access: Yes
Study Abroad Access: Yes

Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students

Accounting, Actuarial Science, African American Studies... ++ show all

Conditions

GPA and Other Academic Requirements
  • No students accepted from NSE members within my own state
  • 2.5 GPA
Exchange Preferences
  • Full-year exchange Accepted
  • Single term exchange Accepted
Non-Native English Speakers
  • TOEFL: must have a score of 500.00 paper, N/A computer or 61.00 Internet
  • IELTS: must have a score of 5.50
Summer Exchange
  • Not available
International Students (Visa Students)
  • Will accept Home/Host Pay
Canadian Students
  • Will accept Home/Host Pay

Tuition / Finances

Figures per Semester are current as of 09/14/22

Finances
  • Campus Budget
  • Fees are subject to change without notice.
  • Two semesters = one academic year
  • Three quarters = one academic year
Tuition and Fees Per Semester - Host Payment Students
  • Estimated cost: $5059.
  • Expect 5-15% increase for the subsequent academic year.
  • Figures are based on 15 hours. Actual costs may be greater or less depending upon your actual enrollment.
  • Figures do not include costs you will incur for course specific enrollment (e.g., laboratory courses, student teaching, studio art)
  • See below for credit hour restrictions and/or miscellaneous fees applicable to Host Payment students.
Tuition and Fees - Home Payment Students
  • No tuition/fees are paid to the host campus.
  • Figures do not include costs you will incur for course specific enrollment (e.g., laboratory courses, student teaching, studio art)
  • See below for credit hour restrictions and/or miscellaneous fees applicable to Home Payment students.
Maximum Credit Hours Per Semester
  • Host Payment: 18
  • Home Payment: 18

Financial Aid - Host Payment
For Host Payment U.S. students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your host campus. Students apply for federally funded financial aid by using the FAFSA code of their host campus. Host campuses award aid to eligible incoming Plan A students on a first-come, first-served basis as long as funds are available. Ask your home campus NSE coordinator if your campus awards aid to their own outgoing students. If so, do not apply for aid from your host campus.

For eligible Host Payment applicants U.S. federal financial aid may be available in the following programs:

  • Pell
  • CWS
  • SEOG
  • DL
  • Plus
Use FAFSA CODE: 002377

Financial Aid - Home Payment
For eligible Home Payment students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your home campus.

Financial Aid - Canada
Regardless of Payment Plan, students exchanging to or from Canada, apply for financial aid at their home campus.

Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Housing Deposit $200 Year Host & Home Mandatory
Activity Fee $300 Semester Host & Home Mandatory
Recreation Fee $40 Semester Host & Home Optional
Health Service Fee $74.26 Semester Host & Home Mandatory
Parking Fee $174 Semester Host & Home Optional
Orientation Fee $75 Year Host & Home Mandatory
Online Course Fee $36.84 Credit Hour Host & Home Mandatory

Important Notes: Parking: Cost will depend on which lot you are assigned. More information found here: https://www.stcloudstate.edu/parking/parking-permits.aspx Fees can be reviewed here: https://www.stcloudstate.edu/srfs/finances/cost-of-attendance.aspx

Room / Meals

Figures are current as of 09/14/22

On-Campus Housing Per Semester
  • On-Campus Housing
  • 0% living on campus
  • Double: $5214 (includes meals)
  • Per semester unless otherwise noted
Off-Campus Housing
  • Off-Campus Housing
  • Approximate monthly cost: $700
  • Proximity to campus: 1
  • Local Public Transportation Available to Campus
Meal Plans Notes About Meal Plans
All meal plans come with 4 guest passes and 1 reusable to-go container. More information about meal plans can be found here: https://dineoncampus.com/stcloud/residential-meal-plans

Health

Figures per Semester are current as of 09/14/22

Important Notes about Health Insurance
Not required for domestic students. International students will need to purchase insurance as part of the program.

Exchange with Canada - Health Insurance
Students must purchase campus health insurance at $1,090 per semester.

Requirements

    Other Health Related Comments
    https://www.stcloudstate.edu/medicalclinic/default.aspx

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