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Location | St Cloud
Population | 201,093
Enrollment | 11,600
Language | English
Calendar | Semester
Canada | Home & Host

Term Dates
Fall | 08/26-12/12
Spring | 01/13-05/07

St. Cloud State University

St Cloud, MN

Located along the Mississippi River
Diverse students with over 1200 international students & 25% students of color
Experience all 4 seasons!

About This Campus

At St. Cloud State, you will have the opportunity to explore ideas, seek out unique perspectives and embrace new challenges – all of which will help you unleash your true potential. With nationally accredited programs such as our AACSB Business program and our ACEJMC Mass Communication programs, you will find the courses you need to keep on track to graduate. Thanks to over 200 clubs and organizations, there is always something exciting to do. Known for our cultural organizations that host cultural nights almost every weekend, you will have the opportunity to experience our vibrant and diverse student population at St. Cloud State. Huskies Athletics is home to NCAA Division I and II teams including our nationally ranked Men’s Ice Hockey team. Come to St Cloud State and find out why over 10,000 students call SCSU home. If you are looking to spend time abroad, take part in our St. Cloud State @ Alnwick program where you can take SCSU courses while living in a Castle!

Location Information

Located on the 100-acre campus along the scenic Mississippi River and an hour north of the Twin Cities, students will find things to do on campus and in the city of St. Cloud. Downtown St. Cloud is within walking distance of campus, making it accessible for students. With a vibrant downtown, there are options of restaurants, shops, and entertainment that will appeal to all. With a combination of both urban and rural environments, you will find something that interests you in St. Cloud, MN.
2024-2025 Chance of Placement
Host Payment |Open
Home Payment |Open
Campus Availability & Deadlines
2025-2026 Chance of Placement
Host Payment |Open
Home Payment |Open
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  • Campus Catalog
  • When will I register? According to class standing
  • Syllabus Request for Course Pre-Approval: Contact Host Coordinator for assistance
Closed Programs
Nursing, Radiologic Technology, Nuclear Medicine, Medical Lab Sciences, and Recreation and Sports Management.


Notable Academic Programs

  • Mass Communications - Our nationally accredited, award-winning undergraduate program provides a strong foundation for careers in creative media productions, journalism, advertising and public relations. Our award winning radio and tv stations are fully run by our Mass Comm students.
  • Meterology - SCSU is one of the region's only undergraduate Meteorology program.
  • Software Engineering - The program blends engineering principles, computing skills, project management and software construction supplying you with a comprehensive understanding of the field and preparing you for the workforce or future study.

Special Programs

Honors Access: Yes
Study Abroad Access: Yes

Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students

Accounting, Actuarial Science, African American Studies... ++ show all


GPA and Other Academic Requirements Exchange Preferences
  • Full-year exchange Accepted
  • Single term exchange Accepted
Non-Native English Speakers
  • TOEFL: must have a score of 500.00 paper, N/A computer or 61.00 Internet
  • IELTS: must have a score of 5.50
Summer Exchange
  • N/A
International Students (Visa Students)
  • Will accept Home/Host Pay
Canadian Students - learn more
  • Will accept Home/Host Pay

Tuition / Finances

Figures per Semester are current as of 05/17/24

Finances Tuition and Fees Per Semester - Host Payment Students
  • Pay resident-rate tuition to your host campus. No tuition/fees are paid to your home campus
  • Estimated cost: $5060.
  • Figures are based on full-time enrollment.
Tuition and Fees - Home Payment Students
  • Pay regular tuition to your home campus. No tuition/fees are paid to your host campus.
Maximum Credit Hours Per Semester
  • Host Payment: 18
  • Home Payment: 18

Financial Aid for NSE Students
Regardless of Payment Plan, financial aid is awarded by and disbursed from your home campus.

Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Housing Deposit $200 Year Host & Home Mandatory
Recreation Fee $40 Semester Host & Home Optional
Health Service Fee $75 Semester Host & Home Optional
Parking Fee $174 Semester Host & Home Optional
Orientation Fee $75 Year Host & Home Mandatory
Online Course Fee $36.84 Credit Hour Host & Home Mandatory
Course Fees / MaterialsVariesSemesterHost & HomeMandatory

Important Notes: Parking: Cost will depend on which lot you are assigned. More information found here: https://www.stcloudstate.edu/parking/parking-permits.aspx Some majors will require additional fees per credit. Those costs are found here under the "tuition per credit (undergraduate and graduate) tab: https://www.stcloudstate.edu/srfs/finances/cost-of-attendance.aspx Fees can be reviewed here: https://www.stcloudstate.edu/srfs/finances/cost-of-attendance.aspx

Room / Meals

Figures are current as of 05/17/24

On-Campus Housing Per Semester Off-Campus Housing
  • Off-Campus Housing
  • Approximate monthly cost: $750
  • Proximity to campus: 1
  • Local Public Transportation Available to Campus
Notes About Housing
Student can select any housing on campus and have options between shared and single rooms.

Meal Plans

Notes About Meal Plans
All meal plans come with 4 guest passes and 1 reusable to-go container. More information about meal plans can be found here: https://dineoncampus.com/stcloud/residential-meal-plans


Figures per Semester are current as of 05/17/24

Important Notes about Health Insurance
Not required for domestic students. International students will need to purchase insurance as part of the program.

Exchange with Canada - Health Insurance
Students must purchase campus health insurance at $1,200 per semester.


    Other Health Related Comments

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