Winona State University

Winona State University Admissions and General School Information

Winona State University is located along the border of Wisconsin and Minnesota in Winona, MN. It is a public 4-year university with undergraduate, pre-professional and graduate degree programs.

General Information on Winona State University

Founded in 1858, Winona State University has 80 programs of study. Located about two and a half hours from Saint Paul, WSU has over 8,000 students representing 54 countries.

The university consists of five colleges of study--education, science and engineering, nursing and health sciences, business and liberal arts. The three campuses are all in Minnesota, one in Rochester and two in Winona. The Rochester campus is home to the adult education center called the Institute of Lifelong Education, in addition to facilitating the graduate programs.

Admissions and Enrollment

First year students who would like to enroll need to submit high school transcripts or GED certificates, have completed high school requirements, have graduated in the top 2/3 of their classes, have ACT scores of at least 21, pay the admission fee and send in the application. All information and funds must be sent to the office of admissions.

Colleges at Winona State University

College of Nursing and Health Sciences

The college's general mission is to educate on the prevention of health problems, promoting healthy lifestyles and on caring for patients. Undergraduate and graduate degree programs are offered through both campuses. There are two departments in the college-- the department of nursing health and exercise and rehabilitative sciences. The department of nursing offers bachelor's, master's, post-master's certificate and doctor of nursing degree programs.

College of Education

The College of Education has five departments--counselor education, educational leadership, physical education and recreation, special education and education all of which offer degree programs at the bachelor's, postbaccalaureate, master's and specialists levels. There are also certificate programs in counselor education and education technology. Non-teaching programs include recreation and tourism and therapeutic recreation.

College of Science and Engineering

The seven departments at the college are geosciences, math and statistics, engineering, physics, chemistry, computer science and biology. With degree programs offered at the graduate and undergraduate levels, courses through the College of Science and Engineering are offered on the Winona campus as well as the Rochester campus. There are many organizations and student clubs that offer things like internships, extra courses, events to attend and offer opportunities to earn various scholarships.

College of Business

There are five departments offering seven undergraduate majors, including marketing, finance, human resources management, accounting, economics, business administration and management information systems. All of which offer a Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts in their respective fields. The college also has internship programs available for students seeking a hands-on experience.

College of Liberal Arts

Primarily offering undergraduate programs, the College of Liberal Arts has 17 departments and over 50 majors and minors. The degree programs offered are a Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science Teaching degree. The college puts an emphasis on educating students with a broad range of skills in order to be successful in the, constantly changing, real world.

Contact Information

  • Address: P.O. Box 5838, Winona, MN 55987
  • Phone Number: (877) 627-3848