Experience St. Cloud State University
At a glance
Established in 1869, St. Cloud State is part of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system.
TYPE OF COLLEGE: A four-year, public, residential, liberal arts and sciences university with 47 academic departments
LOCATION: A 100-acre campus on the Mississippi River in St. Cloud, which is about an hour from Minneapolis and St. Paul
POPULATION: St. Cloud, population 60,000, is the core city of a three-county, 183,000-person metropolitan area
STUDENTS: Fall 2015 enrollment of 15,461, including 1,832 graduate students.
ACADEMICS: Nearly 200 majors, minors and pre-professional programs; more than 50 graduate programs, including an Ed.D. in Higher Education Administration
CALENDAR: Two 15-week semesters and a summer session of about 900 courses
FACULTY: 96 percent of classes are taught by professors
STUDENT/FACULTY RATIO: 17:1
RESIDENTIAL LIFE: Eight residential communities, including the renovated, historic Shemaker Hall
ACTIVITIES: Nearly 250 clubs and organizations
ATHLETICS: Nine men’s teams and 10 women’s teams compete at the NCAA Division II level; Women’s and men’s hockey teams compete at the Division I level; club sports include rugby, crew, lacrosse and cycling
RECREATION: Offerings include fitness, aquatics, intramurals, rock climbing and outdoor activities; facilities include a pool, gymnasium, 200-meter track, challenge course, turf field, two ice sheets, bowling alley, dance studio, ball diamonds and a student recreation center
COST FOR 2015-16: In-state tuition and fees, books and supplies, room and board is $16,944.
FINANCIAL AID: Students receive more than $112 million in scholarships, grants, loans and student work opportunities each year
St. Cloud State students are passionate about their school. From cheering at Husky Stadium to attending art and music events, we're always looking for ways to show our school and community pride.
Among these are Celebrate! St. Cloud State, year-long series of athletic, art and academic events designed by and for alumni, students, community members and employees.
Our compact campus has much to offer. Shoot pool at the Underground. Catch a movie in Atwood Theatre. Challenge yourself on our indoor climbing wall. Our students engage their minds, bodies and hearts.
Expand your world view, develop your professional network and experience personal growth. From the beaches of Australia, to a castle in northern England to the rocky capes of South Africa -- we have an education-abroad program for you.
With about 250 student organizations, we have something for nearly everyone. Hit the slopes with the Alpine Ski and Snowboard team. Compete with the SCSU Rowing Club. Pledge with a fraternity or sorority. Can't find a organization that fits? We'll help you start one.
Athletics can help develop leadership skills, health and wellness. Join an intramural team. Work out at our Student Recreation Center. Compete in a NCAA sport. Teach a Zumba class.
To help foster an inclusive campus, St. Cloud State offers programs that promote understanding and respect among students. Attend a presentation about Saudi Arabia. Sample traditional cuisine at a student-sponsored Nepal Night. See a film made in Mexico.