St. Cloud State University: Narrative Description

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720 4th Ave. South
St. Cloud, MN 56301-4498
Tel: (320)255-2244; 877-654-7278; Admissions: (320)308-2244; E-mail: [email protected]; Web Site:

Description: State-supported, comprehensive, coed. Part of Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System. Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees and first professional certificates. Founded 1869. Setting: 922-acre suburban campus with easy access to Minneapolis-St. Paul. Endowment: $13.6 million. Research spending 2002-03: $1.6 million. Educational spending 2002-03: $4152 per student. Total enrollment: 15,925. Faculty: 793 (629 full-time, 164 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 19:1. 6,011 applied, 76% were admitted. 8% from top 10% of their high school class, 29% from top quarter, 78% from top half. 3 National Merit Scholars. Full-time: 11,790 students, 54% women, 46% men. Part-time: 2,693 students, 57% women, 43% men. Students come from 50 states and territories, 85 other countries, 9% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 1% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 5% international, 14% 25 or older, 21% live on campus, 8% transferred in. Retention: 72% of 2003 full-time freshmen returned. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; education; social sciences and history. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at members of the Tri-College Exchange Program, other colleges in the Minnesota State Colleges and University System. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army.

Entrance Requirements: Options: electronic application, early admission, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, SAT I or ACT. Required for some: recommendations. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 6/1. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $20. State resident tuition: $3980 full-time, $132.65 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $8639 full-time, $287.95 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $570 full-time, $23.77 per credit part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load and reciprocity agreements. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load and reciprocity agreements. College room and board: $3812. College room only: $2548. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility.

Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 240 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities, local sororities. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service. 3,100 college housing spaces available; 3,074 were occupied in 2002-03. Freshmen given priority for college housing. Option: coed housing available. James W. Miller Learning Resources Center with 560,251 books, 1.6 million microform titles, 1,487 serials, 33,900 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2002-03: $11.3 million. 1,244 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

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