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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

If you're ready to learn and grow on one of the Midwest's most exciting, multicultural campuses, we'd like to welcome you to St. Cloud State.

  • 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.
  • Nationally- and internationally-accredited Herberger Business School for more than 30 years.
  • Minnesota's largest producer of teachers with a national award-winning co-teaching model to enhance classroom-training experience.
  • 2015 DII Huskies Wrestling national champions.
  • Campus-based intramural sports and intercollegiate competition in club sports, such as rugby, crew, lacrosse and cycling.
  • The 100,000 square-foot Integrated Science and Engineering Laboratory Facility (ISELF) is a multi-disciplinary student-centered science facility that encourages collaboration, experiential learning and innovation. 
  • Multicultural focus includes more than 1,000 students from more than 90 countries on campus.
  • Thirty-two education abroad opportunities.
  • Campus overlooks the oak-crowned west bank of the Mississippi River.
  • Nationally-renowned NCAA Division I hockey at the Herb Brooks National Hockey Center.
  • Nineteen athletics teams compete in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference, arguably the nation's best NCAA Division II conference.
  • Award-winning school newspaper, radio station and television station.
  • Seventy-six percent of St. Cloud State students received financial aid in 2012-13 which included more than $122 million 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.
  • Coborn Plaza Apartments offer independent living options with the advantages of full university services and staff.
  • Successful graduates abound, including concept designer TyRuben Ellingson, a 1982 graduate who had a creative hand in developing the visual effects that helped catapult the movie “Avatar” to unparalleled box-office success, and John Stumpf, a 1976 graduate, president and chief executive officer of Wells Fargo, one of the country’s largest banks with 275,000 employees and 6,650 locations.

Student Enrollment and Demographics

  • Total number of students served: 19,623
  • Full-time students: 62%
  • Part-time students: 38%
  • Percent female: 53%
  • Percent male: 47%
  • Percent students of color: 14%

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 10 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. If location is critical, know that 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 your future career.

Program Title Award
Accounting BS
Addictions Specialist GC
Anthropology BA
Applied Behavior Analysis MS
Applied Clinical Research MS
Applied Clinical Research GC
Applied Computer Science BS
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
Biological Sciences MS
Biological Sciences MA
Biology BES
Biomedical Sciences BS
Biotechnology BS
Business Administration MBA
Business Economics BA
Business Intelligence CERT
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
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 Archaeology MS
Curriculum and Instruction MS
Data Analytics GC
Design for E-Learning GC
Developmental Disabilities 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
Ecology and Field Biology BS
Economics BA
Educational Administration and Leadership EDD
Educational Administration and Leadership SPEC
Educational Administration and Leadership MS
Electrical Engineering BS
Elementary/K-6 Education BS
Emotional/Behavioral Disorders GC
English MA
English MS
English BES
English BA
Entrepreneurship 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 BES
French BA
General Business BS
General Studies BA
Geographic Information Science GC
Geography BES
Geography BA
Geography: Geographic Information Science MS
Geography: Tourism Planning and Development MS
German BS
German BA
German BES
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 MS
History BA
Hydrology BS
Individualized Studies AS
Industrial-Organizational Psychology MS
Information Assurance MS
Information Assurance CERT
Information Media MS
Information Systems BS
Information Technology Security 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
Management BS
Manufacturing Engineering BS
Marketing BS
Marriage and Family Therapy MS
Marriage and Family Therapy GC
Mass Communications MS
Mass Communications BS
Master of Engineering Management MEM
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 BA
Political Science BA
Professional Selling Specialization CERT
Psychology BA
Public Administraton 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
SPED: Academic and Behavioral Strategist BS
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
Spanish BS
Spanish BA
Spanish BES
Special Education MS
Special Studies MS
Special Studies MA
Sports Management MS
Statistics BS
Studio Art BFA
Teacher Leader GC
Technology Education MS
Technology Education BS
Technology Integration GC
Technology Management BS
Technology Studies BES
Theatre BA
Traffic Safety Education GC
Travel and Tourism BA
Women's Studies BA
Women's Studies BES

The following degrees are available from St. Cloud State University

  • Associate in Arts
  • Associate in Science
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Elective Studies
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts
  • Bachelor of Music
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Certificate
  • Doctor of Education
  • Executive Masters in Engineering Mgmt
  • Graduate Certificate
  • Master of Arts
  • Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Engineering Management
  • Master of Public Administration
  • Master of Science
  • 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, dance, data communications, East Asian studies, ethnic studies, geographic information science, gerontology, human relations, military science, reading instruction, 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, podiatry, veterinary, agriculture, forestry, horticulture, dental hygiene, pharmacy, occupational therapy, mortuary science

Program emphases

Rehabilitation counseling, community counseling, astrophysics, public history, public relations, publications, 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 $7,705.00
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
  • Counseling and Psychological Services
  • Financial Aid
  • Graduate Studies Offices
  • Husky Bookstore
  • HuskyTech
  • Lindgren Child Care Center
  • Miller Learning Resources Center
  • Multicultural Student Services
  • Public Safety
  • Public Safety
  • Sodexo
  • St. Cloud State University Foundation
  • Student Disability Services
  • Student Employment Services
  • Student Health Services
  • The Write Place
  • Transfer Assistance
  • Veterans Resource Center
  • Study Abroad Programs
Arts and literature
  • Art Student Union
  • Creative Writing Club
  • Debate, Competitive Speech, or Forensics
  • Forensics (Competative Speech)
  • Future Art Educators
  • Honors
  • SCSU Book Club
  • SCSU Read Alouds
  • Student Graphic Design Association
  • Upper Mississippi Harvest
Broadcasting and journalism
  • KVSC 88.1
  • Society of Professional Journalists
  • University Chronicle
  • UTVS Television
Career and professional
  • Accounting
  • Advertising Federation
  • American Association of Airport Executiv
  • American Marketing Association
  • American Society of Engineering Manageme
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • Career Ambassadors
  • Emergin College and University Professio
  • Medical Professions Association
  • National Society of Black Engineers
  • National Student Speech Language and Hea
  • Nursing Club
  • Pre Dental Club
  • Pre PharmD Club
  • Pre Veterinary Society
  • Psychology Club
  • Real Estate Association
  • Regulatory and Clinical Emerging Leaders
  • Social Work Association
  • Society of Human Resource Management
  • Society of Unified Management Organizati
  • Travel & Tourism Club
Cheerleading and dance teams
  • Cheerleading
  • Dance Line
Community and human services
  • Association for the Education of Young C
  • Aviation Ambassadors
  • Benton Hall Community Council
  • Community Counseling Graduate Student As
  • Global Horizons Club
  • Habitat For Humanity
  • Helping Nepal International
  • Husky Helpers
  • International Relations Club
  • Leave Your Mark
  • Marriage and Family Therapy Club
  • Organization for Prevention of AIDS in A
  • Reaching Africa by Improving Schools
  • SCSU Youth Mentors
  • Service/Volunteer Hours
  • Social Responsibility Student Organizati
  • Studens for a Free Palestine
  • Student Council for Exceptional Children
  • Student United Way SCSU
  • Students for a Free Tibet
  • Students Organized for Change
  • Students Supporting Ngatha
  • University Ambassadors
  • University Program Board
  • Up 'Til Dawn
Ethnicity, language and culture
  • African Student Association
  • All Tribes Council
  • Arab Student Organization
  • Asian Students in Action
  • Ayubowan Sri Lanka Organization
  • Bangladesh Student Asso
  • China Club
  • Ethiopian Students Association
  • Francophone Club
  • German Club
  • Hmong Student Organization
  • India Heritage Club
  • International Chinese Student Associatio
  • JP Network
  • Korean Students Association
  • Liberian Students Association
  • Malaysian Students Association
  • Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlan
  • Oromo Student Organization
  • Pakistan Student Association
  • Privet! Russian Club
  • Saudi Students Club
  • Somali Student Association
  • Spanish Club
  • Vietnamese Student Organization
  • Youth Between Borders
Fraternities and sororities
  • Acacia Fraternity
  • Alpha Epsilon Omega
  • Alpha Eta Rho
  • Delta Phi Epsilon Sorority
  • Delta Sigma Phi Fraternity
  • Delta Sigma Pi
  • Delta Zeta Sorority
  • Greek Programming Board
  • Interfraternal Council
  • Kappa Phi Omega Social Sorority
  • Panhellenic Council
  • Phi Kappa Tau Fraternity
  • Pi Kappa Delta Honorary Fraternity
  • Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity
  • Theta Chi Fraternity
Gender and sexuality
  • Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Allianc
  • Outloud!
  • Students for Sexual Consent
  • Women's Action for Liberation and Leader
Graduate students
  • Biology Graduate Students Association
  • Graduate Student Organization
  • Industrial Organizational Psychology Gra
Health and fitness
  • Health Promotion Peer Educators
  • Physical Education Club
  • Recreation and Sports Management
  • Relay For Life
  • SCSU Triathletes
  • Student Health Advisory Committee
  • Students For Health
Honorary societies
  • Beta Gamma Sigma
  • Gamma Theta Upsilon Honor Society
  • Golden Key International Honour Society
  • National Residence Hall Honorary
  • National Society of Collegiate Scholars
  • Sigma Phi Omega
International students
  • International Students Association
  • Little Falls Friends
  • Nepalese Students Association
  • Public Relations Society of America
Law enforcement and safety
  • Criminal Justice Association
Military and veterans
  • Military Science Club
  • ROTC
  • Student Veterans Organization
Nature and environment
  • Environment and Technological Studies
  • Hydrology Club
  • Wind Energy Association
Personal development
  • APICS Student Board
  • Conflict Resolution Services
  • Men Creating Change
  • Modern Hippies
  • National Society of Leadership and Succe
  • Optimist Club
  • SCSU Spring Forest Qigong Club
  • The Green Band
  • Today's Women
Politics and society
  • College Democrats
  • College Republicans
  • Get Up Minnesota
  • Students for Choice
  • Students for Ron Paul
  • Students for Sensible Drug Policy
  • Students for Sustainability
Recreational and club sports
  • Aikido Club
  • Alpine Ski and Snowboard
  • Basketball
  • Boot Hockey
  • Bowling
  • Break Dancing Club
  • Broomball
  • Cricket
  • Cycling
  • Dodgeball
  • Equestrian
  • Flag Football
  • Floor Hockey
  • Golf
  • Husky Bass Fishing Club
  • Ice Hockey
  • International Students Soccer Club
  • Jiu-Jitsu Club
  • Lacrosse
  • Lacrosse
  • Men's Ultimate Frisbee Club
  • Racquetball
  • Rock Climbing
  • Rowing
  • Rugby
  • Rugby
  • SCSU Officials Club
  • Skydiving
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Sports Management Club
  • St. Cloud Archery Association
  • St. Cloud Quidditch Club
  • St. Cloud Water Polo
  • Student Athletic Training Association
  • Table Tennis
  • Tang Soo Do Karate
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling
Religious and spiritual
  • Athletes in Action
  • Campus Crusade for Christ
  • Campus Light
  • Catholic Student Community
  • Chi Alpha Christian Fellowship
  • Chinese Christian Fellowship
  • Empowerment Through the Word Ministries
  • InterVarsity Christian Fellowship
  • Laestadian Lutheran Club
  • Lutheran Campus Ministry of St. Cloud
  • Lutheran Student Fellowship
  • Marantha Christian Fellowship
  • Muslim Student Association
  • Pagan Alliance
  • Prepared Ministries
  • Society of Buddhist Red Lotus
  • Theravada Buddhist Association
  • True North
  • Vespers
Science and technology
  • Association for Computing Machinery
  • Chemistry Club
  • Computer Networking Club
  • Ecology Club
  • Geology Club
  • Information Systems Club
  • Institute of Electrical & Electronic Eng
  • Land Surveying Club
  • National Science Teachers Association
  • Physics & Astronomy Club
  • Planetarium Club
  • Society of Manufacturing Engineers
  • Society of Women Engineers
Social organizations
  • Advocates for Animals
  • Aero Club
  • Center for Student Organizations and Lea
  • Council for African American Students
  • Hill-Case Hall Community Council
  • Holes Hall Council
Special interest
  • Brower Society
  • Cinescope
  • College of Business Executive Council
  • Collegiate Shooting Program
  • Communication Studies Club
  • Community Plannign Association
  • Community Psychology Club
  • Economics Association
  • Education Minnesota Student Program
  • Finance Management Association
  • Gerontology Club
  • Insurance Club
  • Investment Club
  • Lawrence Hall Council
  • Mitchell Hall Community Council
  • National Weather Association
  • Otaku Society
  • Paranormal Society
  • Philosophical Society
  • Renaissance Fighting and Arts
  • Resident Hall Association
  • SCSU Entrepreneurship Club
  • SCSU Photographic Society
  • Secular Student Alliance at SCSU
  • Sherburne Hall Community Council
  • Shoemaker Hall Community Council
  • Social Studies Club
  • St. Cloud State NORML
  • Statistics Club
  • Stearns Hall Community Council
  • Storm Chase Club
  • Transfer Student Club
  • TRIO event at St Scholastica in Duluth
  • Young Americans for Liberty
Student government
  • Student Government
Students with disabilities
  • Student Disability Services
Theater, dance, music
  • American Choral Directors Association
  • Arashi Taiko Dan
  • Ask Questions Quickly Entertainment
  • Chamber Singers
  • Concert Chior
  • Cool Cats Swing Club
  • Dramatic Action
  • Fishnets Anonymous
  • Husky Sport Band
  • Music
  • Music - Band
  • Music - Chorus
  • Music - Orchestra
  • Music Instrumental
  • Music Vocal
  • SCSU Orchestra
  • SCSU Women's Chior
  • St. Cloud Talahi Winds
  • Wind Ensemble
Travel and leisure
  • Games Club
  • SCSU Chess Club
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Men's Cross Country
  • Men's Diving
  • Men's Golf
  • Men's Ice Hockey
  • Men's Tennis
  • Men's Track & Field
  • Wrestling
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Women's Basketball
  • Women's Cross Country
  • Women's Golf
  • Women's Ice Hockey
  • Women's Nordic Skiing
  • Women's Swimming
  • Women's Tennis
  • Women's Track & Field
  • Women's Volleyball
St. Cloud
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