Saint Cloud State University

Saint Cloud State University Admissions and School Information

Saint Cloud State University is a 4-year, public educational institution in Minnesota. The university offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs in mathematics, cell biology, political science, earth science and many other areas.

General Information about Saint Cloud State University

Established in 1869 along the banks of the Mississippi River, Saint Cloud State University is the largest educational institution of higher learning in Minnesota. The school serves a student population of 17,430 and has a student-to-faculty ratio of 23:1.

Some notable alumni of the university include James Bullard, president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, and John Stumpf, president and CEO of Wells Fargo & Company. The school's mascot is Blizzard the Huskie, and its colors are red and black.

Admissions and Enrollment Information

The admissions process for first-time applicants to the university is holistic and takes ACT scores and high school curriculum, class rank and GPA into consideration. Applicants are encouraged to visit the campus and speak with an admissions representative before beginning the application process. During the visit, students can ask about financial aid packages and expenses. International students should provide proof of English language competency along with any secondary school transcripts and financial documentation.

Colleges of Saint Cloud State University

G.R. Herberger College of Business

The College of Business is one of only four business schools in Minnesota and offers degree programs in ten areas of study; the college also has an MBA program. The origins of the G.R. Herberger College of Business can be traced back to 1938 when the university was known as St. Cloud Teacher's College. The teaching college created a business office that was staffed by two faculty members. Since then, the college has grown and now includes 75 full-time faculty members. The G.R. Herberger College of Business is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.

College of Education

The College of Education's roots can be traced back to the establishment of the university as St. Cloud State Normal School in 1869. The college has more than 100 faculty members and a variety of academic programs in education, information media and child and family studies. A popular component of the education programs is the opportunity to study abroad. Education students have traveled to many countries, including Chile, China and Italy, for semester-long terms. The study abroad programs are offered in conjunction with the Center for International Studies.

College of Fine Arts and Humanities

The College of Fine Arts and Humanities is made up of nine departments and offers programs in over 20 areas of study. The goal of the college is to expose students to new arts and intellectual traditions and develop skills in critical thinking and abstract reasoning. The college also offers an interdepartmental undergraduate degree in religious studies. Students enrolled in this program will have the opportunity to enroll in classes from the philosophy, anthropology, English and art departments.

College of Science and Engineering

The College of Science and Engineering offers 12 graduate degree programs, 15 pre-professional programs and 60 undergraduate programs. The college is also home to numerous research centers in chemistry, biological sciences, aviation and electrical and computer engineering. The Manufacturing Process Center provides students with the opportunity to gain hands-on experience with materials testing, metal machining, sheet metal fabrication and metrology measurement and instrumentation.

College of Social Sciences

The College of Social Sciences is comprised of ten departments and offers degrees in areas such as social work, economics, community studies, history and psychology. In addition to offering these degree programs the college is also home to nine research centers. The Oral Research Center is used by history students to practice research methods such as interview preparation and transcription and document preservation. A recent project involved collecting information about a disagreement between utility companies and farmers in Central Minnesota during the 1970s.

Contact Information

  • Address: 720 Fourth Ave. South, Saint Cloud, MN 56301-4498
  • Phone Number: (320) 308-0121