Saint Cloud State University Rankings

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In the World#1258 of 14178
In North America#392 of 2629
In the United States#354 of 2528
In Minnesota#7 of 49
In Saint Cloud#1 of 1

Quick Review

Acceptance rate
90%
Average SAT
1064
Average ACT
21
Aid receiving
94%
Undergraduates
11,346
Graduates
1,703
Male:Female Ratio
45:55
Control
Public
Highest Degree
Doctor's degree

Saint Cloud State University Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

TotalMenWomen
Acceptance Rate90%89%91%
Applicants5,1712,2762,895
Admissions4,6562,0162,640
Freshmen enrolled full time1,213576637
Freshmen enrolled part time24816

3,189 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

859 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

SAT scores

Among admitted applicants
54 or 4%
submitted SAT

25% of them
had 934
or below

75% of them
had 1194
or below

Typical SAT scores of first-years in Saint Cloud State University are 934-1194 (middle 50% range).

ACT scores

Among admitted applicants
1,122 or 91%
submitted ACT

25% of them
had 18
or below

75% of them
had 24
or below

Typical ACT scores of first-years in Saint Cloud State University are 18-24 (middle 50% range).

Admissions requirements

SAT/ACT Required
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school record Required
TOEFL Required
College-preparatory program Recommended
Secondary school rank Recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

White8800 (68%)
Nonresident Alien1209 (9%)
Black or African American891 (7%)
Asian687 (5%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown542 (4%)
Hispanic452 (3%)
Two or more races430 (3%)
American Indian or Alaska Native10 (0.1%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander8 (0.1%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Average aid awarded
$5,752
Students receiving aid
94%

Tuition and fees

UndergraduatesGraduates
Tuition in-district$7,394$7,460
Tuition in-state$7,394$7,460
Tuition out-of-state$15,686$11,334
Fee in-district$1,262$1,112
Fee in-state$1,262$1,112
Fee out-of-state$1,262$1,112

Room and board price

Dormitory capacity2,977
Combined charge for room and board$8,882
Room charge$5,582
Meal charge$3,300

Saint Cloud State University Majors

MajorAssociate's degreeBachelor'sMaster'sDoctoral
Computer and Information Systems Security & Information Assurance9066
Business Administration and Management, General11435
Finance, General148
Liberal Arts and Sciences & Liberal Studies136
Social Work8245
Multi- & Interdisciplinary Studies, Other21203
Registered Nursing & Registered Nurse92
Elementary Education and Teaching79
Mass Communication & Media Studies6610
Community Psychology6015
Criminal Justice & Safety Studies647
Communication, General67
Marketing & Marketing Management, General66
Biomedical Sciences, General65
Computer Science4413
Psychology, General56
Accounting51
Special Education and Teaching, General3613
Mechanical Engineering44
English Language and Literature, General355
Clinical Laboratory Science & Medical Technology & Technologist36
Engineering & Industrial Management35
Educational Leadership and Administration, General1717
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General1616
Applied Behavior Analysis30
Biology & Biological Sciences, General1611
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language & ESL Language Instructor23
Athletic Training & Trainer22
International Relations and Affairs20
Early Childhood Education and Teaching20
Industrial Technology & Technician19
Community Health and Preventive Medicine18
Social Studies Teacher Education17
Sociology17
Ecology17
Electrical and Electronics Engineering151
Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling & Counselor16
Health Teacher Education15
Political Science and Government, General15
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General14
Higher Education & Higher Education Administration311
Environmental Studies13
Business & Commerce, General13
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering13
Medical Scientist13
Substance Abuse & Addiction Counseling12
Entrepreneurship & Entrepreneurial Studies12
Film & Cinema & Video Studies12
Medical Radiologic Technology & Science - Radiation Therapist12
Hospitality Administration & Management, General12
Graphic Design12
Marriage and Family Therapy & Counseling12
Manufacturing Engineering11
Computer Engineering, General11
College Student Counseling and Personnel Services11
Gerontology11
Statistics, General10
Computer Software Engineering10
Surveying Technology & Surveying10
Counselor Education & School Counseling and Guidance Services10
Real Estate9
Biology Teacher Education9
Chemistry, General9
Public Administration9
Industrial and Organizational Psychology9
Fine & Studio Arts, General8
History, General71
Meteorology8
Systems Engineering8
English & Language Arts Teacher Education7
Spanish Language and Literature7
Business & Managerial Economics7
Physics, General7
Technology Teacher Education & Industrial Arts Teacher Education25
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology6
Spanish Language Teacher Education6
Applied Economics6
Environmental Science5
Manufacturing Engineering Technology & Technician5
Music Teacher Education5
Economics, General5
Anthropology5
Art Teacher Education5
Sport and Fitness Administration & Management5
Cultural Resource Management and Policy Analysis5
Criminal Justice & Law Enforcement Administration5
Art & Art Studies, General4
Drama and Dramatics & Theatre Arts, General4
Women's Studies4
Geology & Earth Science, General4
Geography4
International Business & Trade & Commerce4
Music, General4
Quality Control and Safety Technologies & Technicians, Other4
Education & Teaching of Individuals in Early Childhood Special Education Programs4
Curriculum and Instruction4
Sociology and Anthropology4
Urban Studies & Affairs3
School Librarian & School Library Media Specialist3
Health and Physical Education & Fitness, General3
Mathematics, General3
Mathematics Teacher Education3
Materials Science3
Biotechnology2
Biochemistry2
Philosophy2
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics2
Physics Teacher Education1
Music Performance, General1
Chemistry Teacher Education1
Aeronautics & Aviation & Aerospace Science and Technology, General1
Art History, Criticism and Conservation1
International & Global Studies1
Human Development and Family Studies, General1
Grand Total1381,98251028
TotalMenWomen
Graduation rate48%45%51%
  • Full-time retention rate - 67%
  • Part-time retention rate - 45%

Publications & Citations

Publications
2,910
Citations
85,625

Publication count by topic

Psychology
543
Computer science
335
Mathematics
205
Economics
201
Sociology
193
Business
177
Biology
171
Political science
148
Physics
118
Medicine
113
Engineering
99
Materials science
94
Chemistry
92
Geography
62
Art
52
Philosophy
49
History
48
Environmental science
46
Geology
40

Topical rankings by citation count

DisciplineWorld RankCitations
Business38518,960
Sociology6395,333
Economics7496,937
Psychology75223,228
Philosophy872164
Political science1019947
Environmental science12642,564
Geology12911,257
History134257
Computer science15614,600
Art156623
Physics16212,122
Mathematics17162,572
Geography1875463
Biology21974,470
Engineering2253803
Chemistry25882,590
Medicine26901,444
Materials science27111,205

Annual publication & citation counts

YearPublicationsCitations
199028129
199130128
199236158
199329195
199443212
199551341
199637360
199743374
199847444
199946435
200048508
200184657
200268781
2003841111
2004681317
2005811542
2006851845
2007932433
20081582964
20091423663
20101054099
20111284703
20121195634
20131356290
20141036805
20152056499
20161905575
2017705181
2018884565
2019965233
2020755308

General info

Alternative namesSt. Cloud State
SCSU
St. Cloud State University
Founded1869
WikipediaSt. Cloud State University
MottoA Tradition of Excellence and Opportunity
Colorscardinal red, black
Academic CalendarAugust to May (August - December; January-May). Also Summer Session (June-July)
Total FTE staff1,071
Carnegie ClassificationMaster's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs

Location and Contacts

Address720 Fourth Ave. South
Saint Cloud, Minnesota, 56301-4498
United States
City population67,000
Phone3203080121

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