St. Cloud State University

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St. Cloud State University is a public four-year university located in St. Cloud, Minnesota, on the banks of the Mississippi River. A member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system, St. Cloud is currently the largest public higher education institution in the state. With an average annual enrollment of about 17,000 students, the school has Minnesota's second largest student enrollment for any public university in the state.

Since its inception in 1969, the university has graduated hundreds of thousands of students from across the globe -" many of whom have gone on to achieve success within their sphere of influence. Some of St. Cloud's more famous graduates include the the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis CEO James B. Bullard, and Wells Fargo & Co. CEO John Stumpf.

Beginning as a normal school with college-level programs for its teachers, St. Cloud State has since grown to include five academic colleges, offering over two hundred majors, minors, and pre-professional degrees. Through the School of Graduate Studies the university offers over sixty graduate programs and certificates, including an Ed.D in Higher Education Administration, a Master of Science degree, Master of Music, Master of Engineering Management, Master of Business Administration, and specialist, Master of Arts. Recently St. Cloud launched a new Master's in Regulatory Affairs and Services program available in Maple Grove, Minnesota at the Twin Cities Graduate Center.

One of St. Cloud State's twenty exchange student programs offers a year-long visit to Northern England's Alnwick Castle.


St. Cloud University allows students to attend all athletic events at no cost through its athletic fee program. Teams are known as the Huskies and are represented by the mascot Blizzard. With 19 Division II teams, the Huskies are a member of the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference. However, men and women's ice hockey teams compete in Division I; hockey is the school's flagship sport, with men's Husky hockey boasting nine NCAA men's ice hockey championship appearances. In addition, the school's 2013 team garnered a share of the WCHA's league title.

Library System

The James W. Miller Learning Resources Center is responsible for more than 2.5 million items, with access to more than 22,000 periodicals as well as 250,000 government publications. The library is designed to offer curricular, scholarly and recreational assistance to students, faculty and the public at large.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

As of 2013, St. Cloud State is in the middle of a two-year tuition freeze. Two types of aid are offered: gift aid (scholarships and grants) and self-help aid (employment and loans). Aid is both need-based and non-need-based.


St. Cloud State is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools and the American Association of State Colleges and Universities.

Student Housing

The school has ten residence halls: Lawrence (a globally-focused hall); Mitchell (a co-ed hall); Sherburne (the tallest building in St. Cloud); Shoemaker (a community-focused hall); Benton (suite-style living); Stateview (independent on-campus living); Case-Hill (a recently renovated hall); Stearns (a traditional residence hall); W.W. Holes (a traditional residence hall) and Coburn Plaza Apartments (apartment-style living).

General Information

Admission Office
720 Fourth Avenue South
St. Cloud, MN 56301
(320) 308-2244
(877) 654-7278
Fax: (320) 308-2243
[email protected]
Contact: Richard Shearer
Director of Admissions
Main Address
720 Fourth Avenue South
St. Cloud, MN 56301
(320) 308-0121
Total undergrads: 15,157
First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 2,403
Degree-seeking undergrads: 13,501
Graduate enrollment: 1,764

Suburban setting
Small city (50,000 – 249,999)
Commuter campus
Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee
College has an application fee: Yes
Regular application fee: $20
Online application fee: $20
Enrollment Rates
Percent applicants admitted: 86%
Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 73%

College Majors

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies
Latin American Studies B
Women's Studies B

Arts, Visual & Performing
Acting B
Art – General B
Art History/Criticism/Conservation B
Ceramics B
Drama/Theater Arts B
Drawing B
Film Studies B
Fine/Studio Arts B
Jazz Studies B
Music – General B
Music – General Performance B
Music – Piano/Organ B
Music – Voice/Opera B
Music History/Literature B
Painting B
Printmaking B
Sculpture B
Stringed Instruments B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences
Aquatic Biology/Limnology B
Biochemistry B
Biology B
Biotechnology B
Cellular/Anatomical Biology B
Ecology B
Marine/Aquatic Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing
Accounting B
Business – General B
Business Administration/Management B
Entrepreneurial Studies B
Finance/Banking B
Human Resources Management B
Insurance/Risk Management B
International Business B
Management Information Systems B
Marketing Management B
Real Estate B
Travel/Tourism Management B

Communications & Journalism
Advertising B
Broadcast Journalism B
Communication studies B
Communications/Rhetoric B
Journalism B
Mass Communications/Media Studies B
Public Relations B
Radio/Television B

Computer & Information Sciences
Computer Networking/Telecommunications B
Computer Science B
Computer/Information Sciences – General B
Computer/Systems Security B

Art Teacher Education B
Biology Teacher Education B
Chemistry Teacher Education B
Drama/Dance Teacher Education B
Driver/Safety Education B
Early Childhood Education B
Earth science B
Elementary Education B
English Teacher Education B
Foreign Language Teacher Education B
French Teacher Education B
German Teacher Education B
Health Teacher Education B
History Teacher Education B
Instructional Media B
Kindergarten/Preschool Education B
Mathematics Education B
Music Teacher Education B
Physical Education B
Physics Teacher Education B
Psychology Teacher Education B
Reading Teacher Education B
Science Teacher Education B
Secondary Education B
Social Science Teacher Education B
Social Studies Teacher Education B
Spanish Language Teacher Education B
Special Education B
Speech Teacher Education B
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels B
Technology education B
Technology/Industrial Arts Education B

Computer Engineering – General B
Electrical/Communications Engineering B
Engineering technologies C
Manufacturing Engineering B
Mechanical Engineering B

Engineering Technologies
Surveying Technology B

English Language & Literature
American Literature B
Creative Writing B
English Composition B
English Language & Literature – General B
Speech/Rhetorical Studies B

Foreign Language & Literature
French B
German B
Linguistics B
Spanish B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences
Clinical Laboratory Science B
Communication Disorders B
Community Health Services B
Medical Radiologic Technology B
Nuclear Medical Technology B
Nursing (RN) B
Predentistry B
Premedicine B
Prepharmacy B
Preveterinary Medicine B
Public Health Education B
Recreational Therapy B
Speech-Language Pathology/Audiology B
Substance Abuse Counseling B

History – General B

Law & Legal Studies
Prelaw B

Liberal Arts & Sciences
Liberal Arts & Sciences A,B

Library Science
Library Science B

Mathematics – General B
Statistics B

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Gerontology B
Global Studies B
Natural Sciences B
Technology assessment and management B

Natural Resources & Conservation
Environmental Science B
Environmental Studies B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness
Health/Physical Fitness B
Parks, Recreation & Fitness – General B

Philosophy & Religion
Philosophy B

Physical Sciences
Atmospheric Sciences B
Chemistry B
Earth science B
Geology B
HydrologyWater Resources B
Meteorology B
Physical Sciences – General B
Physics B
Planetary Sciences B

Community Psychology B
Psychology – General B

Public Administration & Services
Public Administration B
Social Work B

Security & Protective Services
Criminal Justice Studies B

Social Sciences
Anthropology B
Business economics B
Community development B
Econometrics B
Economics B
Geography B
International Relations B
Political Science/Government B
Social Sciences – General B
Sociology B
Urban Studies B

Transportation & Materials Moving
Air Traffic Control B
Airline – Commercial Pilot/Flight Crew B
Aviation Management B
Flight Instruction B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:
    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor's degree
    C = Certificate or diploma
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