Undergraduate Admissions

Experience St. Cloud State University

Experience St. Cloud State University

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 is Homecoming, including art and academic events designed by and for alumni, students, community members and employees. 

Always Something to Do

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.

Study Abroad

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.  

Clubs and Organizations

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.

Cultural Activities

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. 

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 67,000, is the core city of a three-county, 190,000-person metropolitan area

STUDENTS: Fall 2019 enrollment was 12,608

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: 95 percent of classes are taught by professors


RESIDENTIAL LIFE: Eight residential communities, including the renovated, historic Shoemaker 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 2018-19: In-state tuition and fees, books and supplies, room and board is $18,364.

FINANCIAL AID: Students receive more than $107 million in scholarships, grants, loans and student work opportunities each year

Experience St. Cloud State University