Minnesota State University, Mankato

Fast Facts

  • School Size


  • Cost of Attendance

    $1,000—$5,000 Semester

  • Affiliation


  • Type of School


  • Student Body Gender


  • Religious Affiliation

    No Affiliation

  • Scholarships for International Students


  • Conditional Admission Available


  • Top Programs

    Aviation, Electrical Engineering, Information Technology

  • Setting

    Small/College town

  • Accreditation and Certification


  • Type of Housing

    Residence Hall, Apartment

  • Test Scores

    IELTS: Band 5.5+, TOEFL: 61+, ELS: Level 112

  • Social Media


Minnesota State University, Mankato welcomes and values international students!

Discover a campus and community that supports international students with the resources to be successful. A school that's just the right size with all the benefits and resources of a large university. Receive personal attention on a campus you can truly get to know. 

Minnesota State University, Mankato proudly hosts more than 1,300 international students from more than 95 nations. This diverse and multi-cultural atmosphere fosters the global ideas and real-world solutions that make Minnesota State University, Mankato such an extraordinary place to study, learn and live.


The competitive advantage of a college education at Minnesota State University, Mankato 

When making decisions about college, it's important to consider the long-term value of your personal and financial commitment. An education at Minnesota State University, Mankato is an excellent and affordable investment - one that will pay you back over your entire lifetime. 

International Student SCHOLARSHIPS

Minnesota State Mankato values the cultural contribution of international students to our campus and communities.  All new undergraduate students are automatically awarded an International Maverick Scholarship, which makes our tuition less than $10,000 per academic year.  Graduate students receive in-state tuition rates, making our Master's programs incredibly affordable!


Minnesota State University, Mankato's modern 303-acre campus overlooks the beautiful Minnesota River Valley and the busy streets of Mankato, a fast-growing and safe community of 53,000. The campus is just 85 miles south of Minneapolis and St. Paul - home to Mall of America. 

International students are integral and important to Minnesota State University, Mankato, which hosts a number of ethnic and cultural celebrations throughout the year. These events are shared with the residents of Mankato who for years have enjoyed a warm and welcoming relationship with international students. Through events such as the Friendship Family Program and the annual International Festival, Minnesota State Mankato's international students soon feel part of a larger community.

Additional Information

  • CHAT WITH A CURRENT STUDENT: Want to hear more from a current student? Maverick Global Ambassadors aim to create an inclusive and welcoming environment for current and new international students through peer-support, guidance, resources and provide advice during the academic year, and prior to the arrival of prospective students. You can always reach out to one of our dedicated ambassadors by visiting our International Admissions page.

  • PROGRAMS: More than 130 undergraduate majors and more than 85 graduate degree programs available, including five doctoral programs. 

  • ESL PATHWAY PROGRAM: Students in the Intensive English Program receive conditional admission as a pathway to regular admission with the opportunity to develop their English, academic, social, and intercultural communication skills in a variety of courses from beginning to advanced levels.

  • OUTCOME STATS: According to a survey of recent graduates, 93% of respondents are employed, 87% are working in a field related to their degree and 15% are enrolled in graduate school. 

  • VIRTUAL VISITS: Our website features a virtual campus tour so you can visit campus without leaving home!

  • HOUSING: Students can choose from a variety of housing options both on campus in the residence halls or off campus

  • ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: You can find additional resources and answers to your questions on the university website. A complete list of campus services are available here.

Minnesota State University, Mankato

250 Centennial Student Union
Mankato MN 56001
P: +1-507-389-1281
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