Undergraduate Admissions

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Minnesota State Mankato is a university where you can stand out. You will find comprehensive support services, a wide variety of majors to explore and opportunities to excel in and out of the classroom.

On-Campus Housing

Minnesota State University, Mankato provides housing in 11 residence halls on campus and a wide variety of living and learning options aimed at student success. Most first-year students coming to Minnesota State Mankato out of high school choose to live on campus because of the academic advising, social networking, and convenience of being close to classes and having meals provided.

On-Campus Housing

Off-Campus Housing

Housing around Mankato is not affiliated with campus, but our Student Activities Office maintains a list of some of the local off-campus housing options to help you make the best decision. This website is for students who live off-campus and for those who are considering it, and can help you find answers to some common questions about living on your own.

Off-Campus Housing

Contact Admissions

Office of Admissions
Minnesota State University, Mankato
122 Taylor Center
Mankato, MN 56001

Undergraduate admissions:


Contact Financial Aid

Student Financial Services
Minnesota State University, Mankato
117 Centennial Student Union
Mankato, MN 56001

All financial aid questions:


Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates - Admissions

Future Students

Minnesota State Mankato will begin offering face-to-face tours and visits to campus again beginning on July 6, 2020. One of the key safety features you can expect is a requirement that all staff, students, and visitors wear face coverings during the visit.

Visits and Tours

Minnesota State Mankato has always been a place where big ideas meet real-world thinking. Experience it all firsthand by visiting our campus—there really is no substitute for getting to know us in person.


We accept applications online or by mail. Completed applications, paper or online, must be submitted with all required materials no less than five (5) working days prior to the start of classes. Under certain circumstances the University may institute an earlier priority admission deadline.


New first year and transfer students may be eligible for scholarships from Minnesota State University, Mankato! Minnesota State University, Mankato is proud to offer merit and need-based scholarships to new first-year students through RaiseMe.

Admission Requirements

You will be admitted to Minnesota State University, Mankato if: You rank in the Top 50% of your high school class OR You have a GPA of at least a 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) OR You achieve a 21 or higher composite score on the ACT exam (with satisfactory GPA).

Degree Programs and Certificates

At Minnesota State Mankato, you will find comprehensive academic advising, support services, a wide variety of degree programs and certificates to explore and opportunities to excel in and out of the classroom.

Request Information

Begin your journey with Minnesota State University, Mankato, where your big ideas meet real-world thinking. Once you complete a short form, you'll be taken to a personalized website where you can learn much more about your areas of interest at Minnesota State Mankato.