Undergraduate Admissions

People Make Our World

Amazing people call St. Cloud State University home. People from every walk of life—from rural Minnesota to urban Texas, Australia to South Korea. It doesn’t take long to realize the people of St. Cloud State University have much in common.

Fall LeavesPeople here are inquisitive. They’re active. They want to know. This is a place for people who dream of making the world a better place—but who don’t just daydream about it. They want to make it happen—and there are people in place here to help them do it.

Dedicated faculty members. Passionate staff. All here with one goal: to make sure you receive a smart investment in a global education.

We don’t have to look far to spot one of our successful graduates. St. Cloud State has more than 100,000 alumni around the world. Here are a few of our accomplished alums:

  • John Stumpf ’76, Wells Fargo president and chief executive officer
  • Ty Ellingson ’82, Hollywood concept designer and effects art director
  • Sarah Schmit ’02, account executive with Cone, Inc., working with clients like Nestle Waters-Perrier, PetSafe and the Make-a-Wish Foundation.
  • Twin Cities meteorologist Sven Sundgaard ’03

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  • USA Today Washington Editor Gwen Flanders ’72
  • Ken Noyes ’79, former president of  Schwan’s Sales Enterprises
  • Ryan Weber ’03, founder of W3i, a global interactive-media company
  • Wade Bresnahan ’92, microbiologist and anti-viral researcher

Ready to be one of St. Cloud State’s success stories? The numbers are in your favor:

  • Ninety-two percent of our available graduates are employed within a year in a field related to their major.
  • Within a year of graduating, 15 percent of our students attend graduate school – and even more do so within five years.
  • Our science and engineering graduates frequently go to graduate schools such as Johns Hopkins, Michigan, Stanford, Rice, California Tech, Mayo Medical and Princeton.
  • Harvard, Penn, University of Chicago, Michigan and other big-name colleges regularly admit St. Cloud State graduates to their law schools.
  • Our nursing program boasted a 100-percent pass rate on the 2006 state licensure exam – the only bachelor’s in nursing program in the state to achieve that distinction.
  • According to the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education, St. Cloud State is the 15th largest producer of educators in the United States.
  • Among Midwest colleges, our accounting graduates enjoy one of the highest success rates on the Certified Public Accountant exam.

What our students have to say...

Goutham Ramadas“I applied to seven universities when I first had the desire to come to the United States. Four of my friends from high school recommended this place to me, so I applied. Of all the universities that accepted me, St. Cloud State was the only one that actually offered me a scholarship to come here. When I first came to St. Cloud, I was expecting it to be a huge, big city. But I wasn’t disappointed. Frankly, I’m happy that it’s a small town. I get to see so many places without actually losing track of what I’m doing here.”

Goutham Ramdas
Technology Management ’09
Doha, Qatar

Career Preparation

A whole new world opens up for you as a graduate with a degree from St. Cloud State University. Our Career Services Center provides you with resources to succeed – in and out of college.

We do that by:

  • maintaining a job and internship site so you can quickly and easily explore these opportunities;
  • hosting job fairs so that you have access to companies and organizations who are looking for people just like you;
  • assisting you in choosing your major and exploring career opportunities;
  • providing seminars to help you write a resume, prepare for job interviews and search for jobs;
  • holding employer panels and presentations;
  • offering career advice; and providing a resource area in the Career Services Center.

Through our Career Services Center, St. Cloud State provides you with the resources you need to succeed – in and out of college.

See how successful your world can be with a global education from St. Cloud State University.

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