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F A S T   F A C T S
Location | Mankato
Population | 90,000
Enrollment | 14,297
Language | English
Calendar | Semester
Canada | Home & Host

Term Dates
Fall | 08/21-12/8
Spring | 01/8-05/5

Minnesota State University, Mankato

Mankato, MN

Champion D1 Men's and Women's hockey teams!
Globally Minded University with 1300+ Int'l students from over 90 Countries
2nd oldest LGBTQ+ office in the US

About This Campus

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.

Location Information

Located in south central Minnesota, Mankato is a fast-growing community of 53,000 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 is a 4 time winner of the designation "100 Best Communities for Young People."

Helpful Information

Free transportation around campus and Mankato with your MavCard. Furnished apartments are available for both one semester and academic year placements. If your major is in the science/engineering field have some flexibility when it comes to courses.
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
Understand Chances of Placement


  • Campus Catalog
  • When will I register? Before seniors
  • Syllabus Request for Course Pre-Approval: Contact Host Coordinator for assistance
Closed Programs
Nursing, Dental Hygiene, Elementary and Literacy Education, Iron Range Engineering, Special Education, Twin Cities Engineering

Business(Marketing, Accounting, Finance, International Business and Management), Social Work, KSP Education, IT, Graphic Design. Courses fill up fast for these majors, students need to have flexibility with courses.

Notable Academic Programs

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

Unique Academic Programs

  • Construction Management
  • Drug and Alcohol Studies
  • AgriBusiness

Honors Access: Yes

Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students

Accounting, Adapted Physical Education, Agricultural Business... ++ 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 or 61.00 Internet
  • IELTS: must have a score of 6.00
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 05/14/24

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: $4736.25.
  • 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 ($360.26 per additional hour)
  • Home Payment: 18 ($360.26 per additional hour)

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 $250.00 Year Home Mandatory
Activity Fee $521.95 Year Host Mandatory
Recreation Fee $30.00 Year Home Mandatory
Health Service Fee $65.00 Year Home Mandatory
Technology Fee $125 Semester Home Mandatory
Parking Fee $285 Semester Home Optional
Orientation Fee $70 Semester Home Optional
Course Fees / MaterialsVariesSemesterHost & HomeMandatory

Important Notes: A $250 housing deposit is required for on-campus housing reservations. Only students who take Business classes are subject to the $125 College of Business technology fee. Insurance fee is only mandatory for international students Some textbooks may be able to be in-library rented for all students using their mav cards

Room / Meals

Figures are current as of 05/14/24

On-Campus Housing Per Semester Off-Campus Housing
  • Off-Campus Housing
  • Approximate monthly cost: $500
  • Proximity to campus: 1.0
  • Local Public Transportation Available to Campus
Notes About Housing
One semester students: We recommend Summit & Jacob Height apartments for their short-term lease options. Summit & Jacob Heights also offer furnished units. Student may also live in the dorms. For any apartment complex in Mankato that does not offer furnished rooms, you can contact CORT Furniture Rental if you do not plan to bring your own furnishings: https://minneapolis.cort.com/storefront/student/c02_04.html Universities buses have routes to major apartment complexes that travel around Mankato and back to campus

Meal Plans

Notes About Meal Plans
Meal Plans Options - https://mnsu.sodexomyway.com/my-meal-plan Maverick AnyTime (unlimited meals): $1,502(F), $1,503(S), $3,005(AY)- includes $100 dining dollars (plus 3 guest meals) Maverick 14 (14 meals/wk): $1,550(F), $1,550(S), $3,100(AY) - includes $200 dining dollars (plus 3 guest meals) Maverick 160 (10 meals/wk): $1,403(F), $1,403(S), $2,806(AY)- Convert any of your 160 meals a semester to Dining Dollars at a conversion rate of $6 per meal. Maverick Flex: $250(F), $250(S), $500(AY)


Figures per Semester are current as of 05/14/24

Important Notes about Health Insurance
Not required for US students

Exchange with Canada - Health Insurance
Students must purchase campus health insurance at $2,100 per semester.


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