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On Campus:18%
  • Fall 08/25-12/12
  • Spring 01/12-05/08

Tuition & Payments
You will pay your normal tuition/fees to your home campus.
UNEVEN - Host campus accepts a few more students than it sends out.

Estimated Per Semester
Costs For Room And Meals:

Additional Information
Receive From Canada

Campus Diversity
1%Native/First Nation
%Hawaiian/Pacific Island
%Two or more races

Campus Links
Home Page
Outgoing Students

NSE Links
Policies & Procedures
Campus Detail Info
Member Campus Links

How to Apply
Applications are submitted through your home campus coordinator.
Find Your NSE Office

From the moment you arrive on our 350-acre campus overlooking the beautiful Minnesota River Valley, you'll be immersed in a dynamic, energetic environment that's friendly, welcoming and just the right size. You'll have access to all the benefits and resources of a large university, but with a small-campus feel.

Whatever your interest sports, academic, ethnic, cultural, political, social or religious with more than 200 student organizations to choose from, you're sure to find others who share your interests and a variety of activities.

On any given day, you'll find things to do and easy ways to fit in. Cheer on the Maverick sports teams, including Division I men's and women's hockey, or choose a more relaxed game of intramural sports. Attend lectures with world-class speakers researchers and writers. Find out why our theatre, music and dance performances rank in the top 1% of attendance nationwide. Or grab a coffee and relax by the fireplace in the student union.

Campus Location - Located in south central Minnesota, Mankato is a fast-growing community of 50,000 just 80 miles south of Minneapolis and St. Paul.

Mankato consistently ranks as one of the most livable communities in the country. In fact, Mankato was recently designated a "dreamtown" by Demographics Daily, and one of the top 100 towns for young people. Rolling Stone magazine even ranked Mankato as one of the top 50 college towns for "schools that rock" for the area's rich and diverse music scene.

Closed Programs
Nursing, EEC Education classes

Education, Nursing

Notable Academic Programs

  • Corrections
  • Business
  • Substance Abuse/Addictions
  • Native American Studies

Special Options
Honors Access: Yes

Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students
Aerospace Sciences: Aviation Studies

Anthropology: American Indian Studies, Anthropology, Ethnic Studies

Area Studies: Art Studies, Gender, Ethnicity and Multicultural Studies, Latin American Studies, Native American Studies, Scandinavian Studies

Art/Design/Fine Art: Applied Art, Art, Art Education, Art History, Ceramic Art/Ceramics, Drawing, Graphic Design, Interior Design, Media Arts, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture

Athletics: Athletic Training, Coaching, Exercise Science, Physical Education, Sports Management/Administration

Biological Sciences: Biology/Life Science, Biotechnology, Botany/Plant Sciences, Cytotechnology, Human Biology, Microbiology, Physiology, Zoology

Business: Accounting, Business Administration, Finance/Banking, Human Resource Management, International Business, Law and Public Policy, Management, Management Information Systems, Marketing

Chemistry: Biochemistry, Chemistry

Communications: Communication

Consumer and Family Studies: Child Consumer and Family Studies, Consumer Sciences/Services, Family Science/Services, Home Economics

Criminal Justice: Corrections, Law Enforcement/Police Sciences

Earth Sciences: Astronomy, Earth Science, Science

Economics: Economics

Education: Alcohol and Drug Abuse, Child Development, Elementary Education, Secondary Education

Engineering: Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electronics Engineering, Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Software Engineering

English: Creative Writing, English, Literature, Technical Writing

Environmental Studies: Environmental Sciences

Food Science: Food Science and Technology

Foreign Language: French, German, Spanish

General Studies: Gender Studies, Humanities, Interdisciplinary Studies

Geography and Urban Studies: Geography, Regional Analysis/Planning, Urban Studies

Health and Safety Sciences: Communication Disorders, Community Health, Dental Hygiene, Dietetics, Exercise Science, Gerontology, Health Education, Health Science, Medical Laboratory Technology, Medical Technology, Rehabilitation Sciences, Substance Abuse/Addictions

History: History

Industrial Studies: Construction Management

Information Studies: Information Science, Information Systems

International Studies: International Relations

Mathematics: Mathematics, Statistics

Performing Arts: Acting, Dance, Design/Technical, Music Performance, Music Theater, Theater Arts/Drama, Theater Design Technology

Philosophy/Religious Studies: Philosophy

Physics: Physics

Political Science: International Affairs/Relations, Political Science

Pre-Professional : Engineering Pre-Professional, Law Pre-Professional, Medicine Pre-Professional, Optometry Pre-Professional, Pharmacy Pre-Professional, Veterinary Medicine Pre-Professional

Psychology: Psychology

Recreation: Leisure Studies, Outdoor Recreation Management, Recreation, Recreation Therapy

Sociology/Social Work: Social Work, Sociology, Women and Gender Studies

Speech Pathology and Audiology: Communication Disorders

Technology: Automotive Technology, Computer Engineering Technology, Electronics Engineering Technology, Manufacturing Engineering Technology

Theater: Performance and Directing

Registration Priority
  • Before seniors
GPA and Other Academic Requirements
  • 2.5 GPA
  • None.
Exchange Preferences
  • Full-year exchange Accepted
  • Single term exchange Accepted
Mid-Year Exchange (Exchange that begins with the Spring/Winter Term)
  • Available
Non-Native English Speakers
  • TOEFL: must have a score of 500 paper, 173 computer or 61 Internet
  • IELTS: must have a score of 6
Graduate and Post-Baccalaureate Students
  • No graduate students
Summer Exchange
  • Not available
International Students (Visa Students)
  • Will accept on Plan B
  • Fees are subject to change without notice.
  • Two semesters = one academic year
  • Three quarters = one academic year
Tuition and Fees - Plan B Students
  • No tuition/fees are paid to the host campus.
  • Figures do not include costs you will incur for course specific enrollment (e.g., laboratory courses, student teaching, studio art)
  • See below for credit hour restrictions and/or miscellaneous fees applicable to Plan B students.
Maximum Credit Hours Per Semester
  • Plan B: 18
Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester
Figures are current as of 6/12/2014.

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Housing Deposit: $250 Year Plan B Mandatory
Technology Fee: $125 Year Plan B Mandatory
Parking Fee: $1,428 Year Plan B Optional
Orientation Fee: $100 Semester Plan B Optional

Important Notes: Only students who take Business classes are subject to the $125 College of Business technology fee.

Exchange with Canada - Health Insurance
Students must purchase campus health insurance at $1533 per semester.

Financial Aid
Plan B
For Plan B students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your home campus.

Regardless of Plan A or Plan B, students exchanging to or from Canada, apply for financial aid at their home campus.
  • Figures are current as of 6/12/2014.
  • Expect 5% or more increase for the subsequent academic year.
  • Figures are based on the average room and meal plan selected by NSE students. Actual costs may be greater or less depending upon your selected room type and meals.
  • Two semesters = one academic year
  • Three quarters = one academic year
On-Campus Housing Per Semester
  • Double: $3,215 (includes meals)
  • Per semester unless otherwise noted
  • On campus living encouraged
Off-Campus Housing
  • Appoximate monthly cost: $480
  • Proximity to campus: 1.3
  • Local Public Transportation Available to Campus
Meal Plans Per Semester
  • Meal purchase is required for on campus living.
  • $250 declining balance plan.
  • $1179 per semester for 10 meals per week.
  • $1303 per semester for 14 meals per week.
  • $1246 per semester for 21 meals per week.
Notes About Meal Plans
Meal Plans Options - Maverick AnyTime: $1,246(F), $1,307(S), $2,553(AY) Maverick 14: $1,303(F), $1,360(S), $2,663(AY) Maverick 160: $1,179(F), $1,179(S), $2,358(AY) Maverick Flex: $250(F), $250(S), $500(AY)

All data in this document is the responsibility of the campus and has been provided by the campus NSE coordinator.