St. Cloud State, the flagship institution in the Minnesota State Universities & Colleges System, has a history of excellence since its founding in 1869.
Key elements of a St. Cloud State education are:
Minnesota's second-largest university is located on 100-acres about an hour northwest of Minneapolis and St. Paul, along the oak-crowned west bank of the Mississippi River.
St. Cloud State is an accredited university, which means you'll receive an education from an institution that has proven its quality through rigorous measures. St. Cloud State University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association.
Our Huskies play NCAA Division I men's and women's hockey in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association. We have nine men's teams and 10 women's teams competing at the NCAA Division II level in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference.
A college education goes beyond the world of the classroom. Enjoy more than 250 student organizations in the arts, language and culture, politics and social concerns, honoraries, academic, religious and spiritual, service, recreational sports, student government, fraternities and sororities to help you meet new friends, develop leadership skills, stay fit, and have fun.
St. Cloud has four distinct seasons with a short spring. Summers are hot, sunny and humid from June to the end of September. Minnesota is known as the Land of 10,000 Lakes. Autumn is lovely when the air is crisp and cool, with blue skies and sunshine from October through November. Winters in St. Cloud are filled with snow and prone to cold winds. Snow is common in December, January, and February. Come enjoy skiing, snowshoeing, and ice skating.
When it coomes to food, there are many options to choose from on campus. St. Cloud and its surrounding cities boast numerous ethnic grocery stores and restaurants from Mexican, Somali, Chinese and Thai to Vietnamese, Nepalese, Japanese, and Indian.
The SCSU Residence Life community is comprised of ten residential halls with more than 3500 students living on-campus. You will have access to the Internet, laser printers, kitchen, and laundry facilities. We provide a variety of living options for students, including gender-based floors, coed floors, traditional residence halls, and apartment living. They are located in the heart of campus. The St. Cloud community also offers more than 10,000 apartments within a 10-mile radius of campus, some of which are located on the bus lines that SCSU students can ride for FREE.
All SCSU students can ride the St. Cloud city buses FREE within the city with a SCSU student ID.
SCSU's Public Safety Department is open 24 hours a day in order to respond to all safety, security, or medical requests.