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St. Cloud State University

Students socializing on the campus of St. Cloud  State University.
At St. Cloud State University, education comes from exploring opportunities, applying knowledge to real-world problems, engaging in your community and being challenged by new ideas and perspectives. Everything we offer - from our exemplary faculty and modern facilities to our vibrant campus life - provides you with direct experiences you'll need to transition into professional life.

School Highlights

Unleash amazing at St. Cloud State University. As a student at St. Cloud State, you'll enjoy big-city opportunities and small-town conveniences on one of the Midwest's most exciting and diverse college campuses.

  • More than 200 undergraduate and 60 graduate programs in liberal arts, science and engineering, business, education, health and human services and public affairs.
  • Top 3 percent of the most affordable universities in Forbes “America’s Top Colleges” ranking.
  • Recognized by Military Times as a "Best for Vets" institution
  • 550+ scholarships available through Huskies Scholarships.
  • Campus-based intramural sports and intercollegiate competition in club sports, such as rugby, crew, lacrosse and cycling.
  • Indoor rock climbing wall, fitness center, pool and fieldhouse with a 200-meter indoor track.
  • The 100,000 square-foot multi-disciplinary Integrated Science and Engineering Laboratory Facility (ISELF) encourages collaboration, experiential learning and innovation.
  • More than 200 student clubs and organizations.
  • Internationalized student experience includes more than 1,400 students from more than 92 countries on campus.
  • More than 30 Education Abroad opportunities on six continents.
  • Campus is located on 100 acres along the oak-crowned west bank of the Mississippi River.
  • 2015, 2016 and 2018 DII Huskies Wrestling national champions.
  • Nationally-renowned NCAA Division I hockey at the Herb Brooks National Hockey Center.
  • Award-winning student newspaper, radio station and television station.
  • Seven residential living options including Coborn Plaza Apartments conveniently close to campus, dining and entertainment.
  • More than $122 million available in scholarships, grants, loans and work opportunities.
  • Connect wirelessly throughout campus.
  • One hour northwest of the Twin Cities in a metropolitan area of 189,000.
  • More than 77,000 alumni in Minnesota.
  • Successful graduates abound, including:

    - TyRuben Ellingson, a 1981 graduate who received his master's in 1982, is a conceptual designer who has worked with film directors such as James Cameron, Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, Francis Ford Coppola, Guillermo Del Toro and the late Stanley Kubrick.

    - Sven Sundgaard, a 2003 graduate, is a television meteorologist for KARE 11, an NBC affiliate in MInneapolis-St. Paul. 

    - Tina Gust, a 1997 graduate, vice president of Minor League Baseball (MiLB), the century-old organization that manages the developmental teams that feed Major League Baseball.

Student Enrollment and Demographics

  • Total number of students served: 18,856
  • Full-time students: 61%
  • Part-time students: 38%
  • Percent female: 53%
  • Percent male: 45%
  • Percent students of color: 16%

Largest Programs

Management, criminal justice, finance and accounting, mass communications

Unique Programs

Applied behavior analysis, applied clinical research, cultural resource management (applied archaeology), engineering management, hydrology, land surveying and mapping, Latin American studies, meteorology, nuclear medicine technology, radiologic technology (X-ray and diagnostic imaging), real estate, regulatory affairs and services, small business management, statistics, travel and tourism, women's studies


• On Campus
The university has eight residential communities, each with its own personality. Whether you're looking for a traditional residence hall experience or a more independent apartment-style living environment like Coborn Plaza Apartments, you'll find a space that suits you. Our residence halls are conveniently located throughout campus.


• Bus • Train
Travel free with student identification on the Metro Bus system to big-box store shopping, dining and entertainment opportunities beyond the campus area. The Northstar Link bus provides alternative transportation to the Twin Cities with bus service from the Miller Center direct to the Northstar Commuter Rail Line station in Big Lake.


• On Street • Off Street
Permit lots and pay lots are located throughout campus. In addition, the 4th Avenue Parking Ramp is a 24-hour, 500-stall, parking facility.


Admission requirements

St. Cloud State University generally will accept you as a first-year student if you can answer “yes” to at least one of these questions:

  • Did you graduate in the top half of your high school graduating class?
  • Did you score 21 or higher on the ACT standardized test?
  • Did you receive a combined score of 1,000 or higher on the SAT standardized test?

Check with the admissions office for details. Even if you don’t meet the minimum requirements, you may be considered for admission under special provisions.

What courses do I need to take in high school?

You should have completed these courses in high school:

  • Four years of English, including composition, literature and speech
  • Three years of math, including two years of algebra, one of which is intermediate or advanced algebra, and one year of geometry
  • Three years of science, including one year each of a biological and a physical science, all with significant laboratory experience
  • Three years of social studies, including one year each of geography and U.S. history
  • Two years of a single world language, including non-English native languages and American Sign Language
  • One year of arts (visual arts and the performing arts of theater, music, dance and media arts)

When should you apply?
Apply early in 12th grade for the best chance of being admitted. Some programs do not have room for all qualified applicants.

Apply online

Using the e-application, you may apply to St. Cloud State University and other schools in the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system.


Education for Life.

You’ll find a vareity of program choices and the top-quality education you want at an affordable cost. Personal attention from faculty and staff, real-world experiences and outstanding student support services all focus on helping you succeed. Be inspired and challenged as you prepare for life, work and citizenship in the 21st Century.

Program Title Award
Academic & Behavioral Strategist GC
Accounting BS
Actuarial Science CERT
Addictions Specialist GC
Anthropology BA
Applied Behavior Analysis MS
Applied Clinical Research MS
Applied Clinical Research GC
Applied Economics MS
Applied Statistics MS
Art BA
Art Education BS
Art History BA
Athletic Training BS
Autism GC
Autism Spectrum Disorders GC
Biochemistry BS
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology BS
Biological Sciences MS
Biological Sciences MA
Biology: Biodiversity, Ecology and Evolution BS
Biomedical Sciences BS
Biotechnology BS
Business Administration MBA
Business Economics BA
Business Intelligence CERT
CPA Exam Education Eligibility GC
Chemical Dependency BS
Chemistry - ACS Approved BS
Chemistry Education Grades 9-12 BS
Chemistry/General Science Education Grades 5-12 BS
Child and Family Studies: Early Childhood Special Education MS
Child and Family Studies: Family Studies MS
Clinical Mental Health Counseling MS
College Counseling and Student Development MS
Communication Arts and Literature BS
Communication Sciences and Disorders MS
Communication Sciences and Disorders BES
Communication Sciences and Disorders BS
Communication Studies BA
Communication Studies Interdepartmental BS
Communication Studies Supplementary BA
Communication for Health Care Contexts CERT
Community Education GC
Community Health BS
Community Psychology BS
Community Psychology BES
Computer Engineering BS
Computer Science MS
Computer Science BS
Counseling Psychology: Rehabilitation Counseling MS
Counseling Psychology: Rehabilitation Counseling MS
Counseling Psychology: School Counseling MS
Criminal Justice Studies MS
Criminal Justice Studies BA
Cultural Resources Management GC
Cultural Resources Management Archaeology MS
Curating as Studio Practice CERT
Curriculum and Instruction MS
Cybersecurity BS
Data Analytics GC
Design for E-Learning GC
Developmental Disabilities GC
Digital Humanities GC
Early Childhood Education BS
Early Childhood Special Education GC
Earth Sciences BA
Earth and Space Science Education Grades 9-12 BS
Earth and Space Science/General Science Education Grades 5-12 BS
Economics BA
Educational Administration and Leadership EDD
Educational Administration and Leadership SPEC
Educational Administration and Leadership MS
Electrical Engineering MSEE
Electrical Engineering BS
Elementary/K-6 Education BS
Emotional/Behavioral Disorders GC
English MA
English BES
English BA
English Education MS
English Studies MA
Entrepreneurship BS
Environmental Engineering BS
Environmental Science BS
Environmental Studies BS
Environmental Studies BES
Executive Engineering Management EMEM
Exercise Science MS
Fifth Year Program: Child and Family Studies GC
Film Studies BA
Finance BS
French BS
French BA
Gender and Women's Studies BA
General Business BS
Geographic Information Science GC
Geography BES
Geography BA
Geography: Geographic Information Science MS
Geography: Tourism Planning and Development MS
German BS
German BA
Gerontology MS
Gerontology GC
Global Studies BA
Graphic Design BFA
Health Administration CERT
Health and Physical Education BS
Higher Education GC
Higher Education Administration EDD
Higher Education Administration MS
History MA
History BA
History MS
Hospitality and Tourism BA
Hydrology BS
Individualized Studies AS
Industrial-Organizational Psychology MS
Information Assurance MS
Information Assurance CERT
Information Media MS
Information Systems BS
Instructional Technology GC
Instructional Technology CERT
Insurance CERT
International Business BS
International Relations BA
Land Surveying CERT
Land Surveying/ Mapping Science BES
Land Surveying/Mapping Science BS
Latin American Studies BA
Learning Disabilities GC
Liberal Arts and Sciences AA
Liberal Studies BES
Library Media Specialist GC
Life Science Education Grades 9-12 BS
Life Science/General Science Education Grades 5-12 BS
Life Sciences BES
Management BS
Manufacturing Engineering BS
Manufacturing Engineering Technology BS
Marketing BS
Marriage and Family Therapy MS
Mass Communications MS
Mass Communications BS
Master of Engineering Management MEM
Material Science and Instrumentation PSM
Mathematical Economics BS
Mathematics BA
Mathematics Teaching BS
Mechanical Engineering BS
Medical Device Regulation GC
Medical Laboratory Science BS
Medical Technology Quality MS
Medical Technology Quality GC
Meteorology BS
Music BA
Music BMUS
Music BES
Music Teaching BS
Nuclear Medicine Technology BS
Nursing MS
Nursing BS
Parent Education GC
Philosophy BES
Philosophy BA
Physical Education BS
Physical Education - Non-teaching BES
Physics BS
Physics BES
Physics Education Grades 9-12 BS
Physics/General Science Education Grades 5-12 BS
Planning and Community Development GC
Planning and Community Development BA
Planning and Community Development CERT
Political Science BA
Professional Communication CERT
Professional Selling Specialization CERT
Psychology BA
Public Administration MPA
Public Safety Executive Leadership MS
Radiologic Technology BS
Reading Teacher K-12 GC
Real Estate BS
Recreation and Sports Management BS
Regulatory Affairs and Services MS
Regulatory Affairs and Services GC
Rhetoric and Writing MA
SPED: Academic and Behavioral Strategist BS
STEM Education GC
School Counseling GC
Sixth Year Program: Educational Administration and Leadership GC
Social Responsibility MS
Social Studies Education BS
Social Work MSW
Social Work BS
Sociology BA
Sociology - Interdepartmental BA
Software Engineering PSM
Software Engineering BSE
Spanish BS
Spanish BA
Special Education MS
Special Studies MS
Special Studies MA
Sports Management MS
Statistics BS
Studio Art BFA
Teacher Leader GC
Teaching Calculus GC
Teaching English as a Second Language MA
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages CERT
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) GC
Technology Education MS
Technology Education BS
Technology Integration GC
Technology Management BS
Technology Studies BES
Theatre BA
Traffic Safety Education GC
Writing Center Administration GC

The following degrees are available from St. Cloud State University

  • Associate of Arts
  • Associate of Science
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Elective Studies
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts
  • Bachelor of Music
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering
  • Certificate
  • Doctor of Education
  • Executive Masters-Engineering Management
  • Graduate Certificate
  • Master of Arts
  • Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Engineering Management
  • Master of Public Administration
  • Master of Science
  • Master of Science Electrical Engineering
  • Master of Social Work
  • Professional Science Master's
  • Specialist

Program minors

Developmental and adapted physical education, African studies, American Indian studies, Chicano/Chicana studies, Asian Pacific American studies, community health, computer networking and applications, East Asian studies, ethnic studies, geographic information science, gerontology, human relations, military science, religious studies, technology studies, optics, teaching English as a second language, heritage preservation, forensic science

Pre-professional programs

Chiropractic, dentistry, law, medicine, optometry, physical therapy, physician assistant, veterinary, pharmacy, occupational therapy, mortuary science

Program emphases

Rehabilitation counseling, community counseling, astrophysics, public history, public relations, advertising, broadcasting, news editorial, linguistics, piano pedagogy, creative writing, applied statistics, actuarial science, construction management, electro-optics, applied sociology, graphic design

Tuition & finance

Tuition and Fees $8,113.00
FAFSA Code:002377

How to apply for financial aid
Your key to receiving financial aid to help pay your college costs is filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA form. Many students don’t realize they could qualify for grant money and federally guaranteed loans, so be sure to find out by filling out the form.

Complete the FAFSA after Jan. 1 of your senior year. Find the form online at or pick up the form at your school counselor’s office. For help with completing the form, go to your high school counselor or the financial aid office at the college or university you plan to attend.

The FAFSA determines your eligibility for one or more of the following types of financial aid:

Scholarships are a great source of aid, and you do not need to pay them back. Many scholarships are available for students with special interests and backgrounds. Talk to your guidance counselor about what kind of scholarships you can get.

You may be eligible to receive federal and state grants of $300 to more than $7,000 per year. You do not need to pay these back.

Work study
Work study programs give you the opportunity to work on campus or with approved off-campus employers to earn money to pay for college. Work study jobs are often very flexible, allowing you to work around your classes and personal schedules.

Student loans
You also may be eligible for student loans, which must be paid back. Student loans usually have a lower interest rate than other kinds of loans.

Other ways to save

Reduced out-of-state tuition
Students from other states don’t always have to pay higher tuition if they want to attend the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities. If you live in Wisconsin, North Dakota, South Dakota or Manitoba, Canada, you’re eligible for tuition rates similar to those paid by Minnesota residents. And 26 of the state colleges and universities allow students from other states to pay the lower in-state rates, so ask a college or university about its tuition charges.

Tax credits
Some college students also benefit from two federal tax credit programs, the American Opportunity Tax Credit and the Lifetime Learning tax credit. These may apply to you or your family, depending on your financial circumstances.

Veterans are welcomed at the state colleges and universities. If you’ve served in the armed forces, you might be eligible for help with paying for college. Stop by one of the on-campus veterans centers for information, support and assistance. Also, check with the campus financial aid office about benefits from the new Minnesota GI Bill. Or go to

Campus Life

College is more than textbooks, classes, labs and studying. With 250 student organizations, we have something for everyone. Hit the slopes with the Alpine Ski and Snowboard team or compete with a crew in the SCSU Rowing Club. Need something less daring? Check out Greek life by pledging a fraternity or sorority or learn about other cultures in one of our international student organizations.

St. Cloud State's compact campus has much to offer. Need a break from schoolwork? Shoot pool or bowl at the Underground, catch a movie with friends in the Atwood Theatre or break a sweat on our indoor climbing wall. From cultural events to community organizations and even intramural sports, we keep our minds, bodies and hearts engaged.

  • Academic Learning Center
  • Advising Center
  • Campus Recreation
  • Career Services
  • Center for International Studies
  • Chartwells Dining Services
  • Counseling and Psychological Services
  • Financial Aid
  • Husky Bookstore
  • HuskyTech
  • Lindgren Child Care Center
  • Miller Learning Resources Center
  • Multicultural Student Services
  • Public Safety
  • Public Safety
  • School of Graduate Studies
  • St. Cloud State University Foundation
  • Student Disability Services
  • Student Employment Services
  • Student Health Services
  • Transfer Assistance
  • Tutoring/Writing Services
  • Veterans Resource Center
  • Study Abroad Programs
Arts and literature
  • Art Student Union
  • Creative Writing Club
  • Forensics (Competitive Speech)
  • Future Art Educators
  • Honors
  • Student Graphic Design Association
  • The Anthropology Collective
  • Upper Mississippi Harvest
Broadcasting and journalism
  • KVSC 88.1
  • National Association of Black Journalist
  • Radio X 97.5
  • Society of Professional Journalists
  • University Chronicle
  • UTVS Television
Career and professional
  • Accounting
  • Advertising Federation
  • American Association of Microbiology
  • American Marketing Association
  • American Society of Engineering Manageme
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • Business Student Executive Council
  • Collegiate DECA
  • Future Educator's Club
  • Husky Data Analytics Association
  • Husky Growth Fune
  • Information Assurance Club
  • Information Technology & Security Club
  • Kappa Eta Kappa Fraternity(Engineering)
  • Medical Professions Association
  • National Society of Black Engineers
  • National Std Speech Lang & Hearing Assoc
  • Nursing Club
  • Org for College Couns & Std Dev Scholars
  • Pre Dental Club
  • Pre PharmD Club
  • Pre Veterinary Society
  • Psychology Club
  • Real Estate Association
  • Social Work Association
  • Society of Human Resource Management
  • Society of Unified Management Organizati
  • Student Org for Behavior Analysis
  • Travel & Tourism Club
Cheerleading and dance teams
  • Cheerleading
  • Dance Line
Community and human services
  • Benton Hall Community Council
  • Helping Nepal International
  • International Relations Club
  • Love Your Melon
  • Org for Prevention of AIDS in Africa
  • Social Responsibility Student Organizati
  • Std Taking Action in Recovery & Service
  • Students Organized for Change
  • United Nations Educ Scientific Cul Org
  • University Ambassadors
Ethnicity, language and culture
  • African Student Association
  • All Tribes Council
  • Asian Students in Action
  • Ayubowan Sri Lanka Organization
  • Bangladesh Student Asso
  • Ethiopian Students Association
  • Francophone Club
  • Hmong Student Organization
  • India Heritage Club
  • International Chinese Student Associatio
  • JP Network
  • Karen Student United Association
  • Korean Students Association
  • Latin American Student Organization
  • Liberian Students Association
  • Malaysian Students Association
  • Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlan
  • Oromo Student Organization
  • Pakistan Student Association
  • Saudi Students Club
  • Somali Student Association
  • Spanish Club
  • Vietnamese Student Organization
Fraternities and sororities
  • Acacia Fraternity
  • Delta Phi Epsilon Sorority
  • Delta Sigma Phi Fraternity
  • Delta Zeta Sorority
  • Interfraternity Council
  • Kappa Phi Omega Social Sorority
  • Panhellenic Council
  • Phi Kappa Tau Fraternity
  • Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity
Gender and sexuality
  • Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Allianc
  • Outloud!
  • Women's Action for Liberation and Leader
Graduate students
  • Biology Graduate Students Association
  • Graduate Student Organization
Health and fitness
  • Physical Education Club
  • Recreation and Sports Management
  • Student Health Advisory Committee
Honorary societies
  • Beta Gamma Sigma
  • Chi Sigma Lota
  • Gamma Theta Upsilon Honor Society
  • Honor Society
  • National Residence Hall Honorary
  • National Society of Collegiate Scholars
  • Sigma Phi Omega
International students
  • Little Falls Friends
  • Nepalese Students Association
  • Public Relations Society of America
Law enforcement and safety
  • Criminal Justice Association
Military and veterans
  • ROTC
  • Student Veterans Organization
Nature and environment
  • Environment and Technological Studies
  • Hydrology Club
  • Std Org for Conservation & Climate Act
Personal development
  • APICS Student Board
  • Conflict Resolution Services
  • National Society of Leadership & Success
Politics and society
  • College Democrats
  • College Republicans
  • SCSU for Life
  • Students for Sustainability
Recreational and club sports
  • Cricket
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian
  • Husky Bass Fishing Club
  • Ice Hockey
  • Judo Club
  • Lacrosse
  • Lacrosse
  • Lacrosse-Men
  • Lacrosse-Women
  • Men's Ultimate Frisbee Club
  • Nordic Ski Team
  • Paddling Adventures Climbing & Kiting
  • Rowing
  • Rugby
  • Rugby-Men
  • Rugby-Women
  • SCSU Officials Club
  • Skydiving
  • Sports Management Club
  • Student Athletic Advisory Council
  • Student Athletic Training Association
  • Ultimate Frisbee Club
Religious and spiritual
  • Believers LoveWorld Campus Fellowship
  • Campus Crusade for Christ
  • Campus Outreach Catholic Student Com
  • Chi Alpha Christian Fellowship
  • Chinese Christian Fellowship
  • Encounter
  • InterVarsity Christian Fellowship
  • Laestadian Lutheran Club
  • Lutheran Campus Ministry of St. Cloud
  • Lutheran Student Fellowship
  • Muslim Student Association
  • Prepared Ministries
  • Society of Buddhist Red Lotus
  • Soka Gakkai International
  • Theravada Buddhist Association
Science and technology
  • Chemistry Club
  • Geology Club
  • Information Systems Club
  • Institute of Electrical & Electronic Eng
  • Physics & Astronomy Club
  • Society of Women Engineers
Social organizations
  • Aero Club
  • Council of African American Students
  • Hill-Case Hall Community Council
Special interest
  • Active Minds SCSU
  • Anime Brigade
  • Coborn Plaza Community Council
  • Communication Studies Club
  • Community Planning Association
  • Economics Association
  • Gerontology Club
  • Investment Club
  • Lawrence Hall Council
  • Lions Club of SCSU
  • Marksmen Club
  • Mitchell Hall Community Council
  • National Weather Association
  • Non-Traditional Student Organization
  • Paranormal Society
  • Resident Hall Association
  • SCSU BlizzaTHON
  • SCSU Entrepreneurship Club
  • SCSU eSports
  • Sherburne Hall Community Council
  • Shoemaker Hall Community Council
  • Social Studies Club
  • University Program Board
  • Young Americans for Liberty
Student government
  • Student Government
Theater, dance, music
  • Arashi Taiko Dan
  • Chamber Singers
  • Concert Choir
  • Cool Cats Swing Club
  • DYNASTI Dance Club
  • Husky Sport Band
  • Music - Band
  • Music - Chorus
  • Music - Orchestra
  • SCSU Men's Choir
  • SCSU Orchestra
  • SCSU Women's Choir
  • St. Cloud State Urban Entertainment
  • Wind Ensemble
Travel and leisure
  • SCSU Chess Club
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Men's Golf
  • Men's Ice Hockey
  • Men's Swimming & Diving
  • Wrestling
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Women's Basketball
  • Women's Cross Country
  • Women's Golf
  • Women's Ice Hockey
  • Women's Swimming
  • Women's Tennis
  • Women's Track & Field
  • Women's Volleyball
St. Cloud State University
St. Cloud State University
720 4th Ave. S.
Saint Cloud, MN 56301
Toll-Free: (877) 654-7278
Local: (320) 308-2244
TTY: (800) 627-3529