SMSU Viewbook 2021-22

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DISCOVER. ENGAGE. LEAD.



DISCOVER.

Let your curiosity lead to discovery. Find out what you can learn and who you can be.

ENGAGE.

Connect with a vibrant campus community that pulls you in and lets you know you belong.

LEAD.

Learn to lead, blending knowledge, passions, and skills that help you make a difference at SMSU — and beyond.

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DISCOVER

OPPORTUNITY. Take advantage. SMSU offers innovative academic programs, personal mentoring by faculty who help connect you to jobs and graduate schools, and an education you can afford. Small classes and individualized attention gives SMSU a personal feel, without the shocking sticker price, even for students who live out of state. Discover exciting new opportunities with professors who will accommodate your learning styles. Engage in an energetic campus environment that encourages you. Lead from passions and skills you’ve always had (or didn’t know you had). Since there’s no one like you, and there’s no university like SMSU, we might be a good match. Let’s talk!

“SMSU is an energetic learning system that allows you to have fun at the same time. I would recommend SMSU to anyone. Go, learn, develop, have fun, and set your goals for whatever you want to accomplish in life.”

THOMAS SAHLSTROM ’83

FINANCIAL ADVISOR / EDWARD JONES

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YOUR SMSU EDUCATION IS: • Focused on relevant careers, grounded in the liberal arts. • Full of challenge, discovery, and personalized mentoring. • Leadership-centered, actionbased, and connected. • Flexible, with options for where and when. • Affordable, with public in-state tuition for all. • Networked, before and after graduation. 3


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SMSU.EDU/CAMPUSLIFE

MAKE

CONNECTIONS. Bond quickly. Make new friends when you live in one of SMSU’s residence halls or suite-style apartments. Resident Assistants connect students to Sunday night dinners, mud volleyball, volunteer events, and much more. Students who choose Living & Learning Communities share special interests with hall mates, like fine arts, culinology®, and exercise science. Marshall is just the right-sized environment for college students. Enjoy friendly support, great dining, and abundant entertainment in a community voted one of America’s best small towns. Volunteering, job-shadowing, and internship opportunities abound with local employers helping you get to know Marshall and its residents. What to do? Check out the city, county, and state parks, bike paths, archery park, clay target range, golf courses, the ice rinks at Red Baron Arena, and much more!

“My favorite experience each

MUSTANG FACTS

year is Gold Rush Days! It is

• 216 beautiful acres on campus

fun to see people from all over

• 2,350 students from 37 states and 27 countries

come together and create a

• Gold Rush Days, a new student orientation program, offers four fun-packed days of transitioning to life as a Mustang!

community. It’s a great way to start the year!“ ANDREW MILLER ’23

MARKETING/ DIGITAL MEDIA DESIGN ROCHESTER, MN

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SMSU.EDU/GO/STUDENTSUCCESS

SEE THE

POSSIBILITIES. Get ready. When you bring your sense of curiosity to learning, SMSU professors do everything they can to help you succeed. Small classes mean more personalized attention from professors throughout your whole SMSU experience. Expect to be seen, known, and encouraged at SMSU. Combine hands-on experiences and practical knowledge with theories and concepts learned in your classes. Work on a research project with a professor and present your results at the annual Undergraduate Research Conference — or even at a state or national conference. There are outdoor classrooms, and the more traditional type, too. Personal interaction with professors helps you see new possibilities.

“I have really enjoyed being able to not only learn more about my desired career path, but figure out who I am as a person while being surrounded by an extremely supportive environment.” TAILER BENSON ’23

THEATRE / COMMUNICATION STUDIES ELK RIVER, MN

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THE KNOW HOW

Professors with real-world experience help make your educational journey at SMSU meaningful and will help you find that allimportant first job after graduation. The entire Mustang Family cares about your success.

STANDING BESIDE YOU

You’ll have questions. We’ll help you find the answers. Our Deeann Griebel Student Success Center will help you discover your passion. Career counseling and tutoring are available, also. You’ll enjoy being academically challenged in a supportive environment.

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POWER YOUR MIND WITH

KNOWLEDGE. Putting it all together. Choose from over 55 undergraduate majors and pre-professional programs in education, business, the social sciences, and more. An environmental science major provides the academic base for analyzing environmental problems from several perspectives. Our School of Agriculture offers six ag-related majors that follow our “Farm to Fork” philosophy. SMSU academic programs prepare you for today’s careers, as well as careers emerging in the future. Courses grounded in the liberal arts help students develop broad skills in critical thinking and reading, communication, teamwork, and leadership. Your academic major program also builds upon those skills. Count on your SMSU degree to instill a lifelong love of learning that keeps you adaptable and creative throughout your work career.

“Faculty and staff always help

MUSTANG FACTS

you better yourself. They give

• With a composite ACT score of 27 or above, you are automatically admitted to the honors program.

us the resources, and we have to take advantage of them.”

• Shine in your classes, with 94% holding fewer than 30 students.

PAIGE JANKA ’20

• Learn at your best with a student-faculty ratio of 12:1.

EXERCISE SCIENCE / OWATONNA, MN

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DISCOVER YOUR

MAJORS

POTENTIAL.

ACCOUNTING AGRIBUSINESS MANAGEMENT • AGRICULTURAL FINANCE • FARM MANAGEMENT & MARKETING AGRICULTURAL COMMUNICATIONS & LEADERSHIP AGRICULTURAL EDUCATION AGRICULTURAL SOLUTIONS AGRICULTURE (BAS) (A.S. OR A.A.S. IN AGRICULTURE REQUIRED) AGRONOMY APPLIED COMPUTATIONAL MATHEMATICS ART • GRAPHIC DESIGN • STUDIO ARTS ART EDUCATION BIOLOGY BIOLOGY EDUCATION BUSINESS (SEE FINANCE & MANAGEMENT) CHEMISTRY CHEMISTRY EDUCATION COMMUNICATION ARTS & LITERATURE, ENGLISH COMMUNICATION ARTS & LITERATURE, COMMUNICATION STUDIES COMMUNICATION STUDIES COMMUNICATION STUDIES: BROADCASTING AND DIGITAL MEDIA COMMUNICATION STUDIES: PUBLIC RELATIONS COMMUNITY PSYCHOLOGY & HEALTH PROMOTION COMPUTER SCIENCE CULINOLOGY® DATA SCIENCE

EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION EARLY CHILDHOOD SPECIAL EDUCATION EDUCATIONAL STUDIES (NON-LICENSURE) • EARLY CHILDHOOD • SCHOOL–AGE RECREATION • YOUTH–AT–RISK ELEMENTARY EDUCATION ENGLISH • CREATIVE WRITING • LITERATURE ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE • HUMANITY & ENVIRONMENT • NATURAL SCIENCE EXERCISE SCIENCE • ALLIED HEALTH • EXERCISE SPECIALIST FINANCE • CORPORATE FINANCE • FINANCIAL PLANNING & INVESTMENTS GENERAL STUDIES HEALTH EDUCATION HISTORY HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT • CULINARY MANAGEMENT • HOTEL & EVENT MANAGEMENT INDIVIDUALIZED INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES JUSTICE ADMINISTRATION LAW ENFORCEMENT ADMINISTRATION (BAS) MANAGEMENT • ENTREPRENEURSHIP • GENERAL MANAGEMENT • HEALTHCARE ADMINISTRATION • HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT • SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT

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MANAGEMENT (BAS) MARKETING MARKETING (BAS) MATHEMATICS MATHEMATICS EDUCATION MEDICAL LABORATORY SCIENCE MUSIC • INSTRUMENTAL PERFORMANCE • MANAGEMENT • MUSIC IN THE LIBERAL ARTS • PIANO PERFORMANCE/PEDAGOGY • THEORY/COMPOSITION • VOCAL PERFORMANCE MUSIC EDUCATION NURSING (RN TO BSN – RN REQUIRED) PHILOSOPHY PHYSICAL EDUCATION • RECREATION • SPORTS MANAGEMENT PHYSICAL EDUCATION: TEACHING POLITICAL SCIENCE PROFESSIONAL WRITING & COMMUNICATION PSYCHOLOGY SOCIAL WORK SOCIOLOGY SPECIAL EDUCATION – ACADEMIC & BEHAVIORAL STRATEGIST TEACHING ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE (TESL) THEATRE ARTS VISIT SMSU.EDU/CATALOG FOR THE NEWEST INFORMATION HIGHLIGHTED PROGRAMS ALSO OFFER MINORS WITHIN THEIR FIELD


MINORS ONLY

ACTING/DIRECTING ADAPTED PHYSICAL ACTIVITY ADVERTISING DESIGN COMMUNICATIONS AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS COACHING CREATIVE WRITING CRIMINAL JUSTICE DESIGN/TECHNICAL THEATRE DEVELOPMENTAL ADAPTED PHYSICAL ED DIGITAL MEDIA DESIGN ENTREPRENEURSHIP ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION FILMMAKING FINE ARTS FORENSIC ACCOUNTING & FRAUD INVESTIGATION HEALTH CARE ADMINISTRATION HEALTH COMMUNICATION HISPANIC STUDIES HOTEL/LODGING MANAGEMENT HUMAN SERVICES INDIGENOUS NATIONS & DAKOTA STUDIES MIDDLE SCHOOL COMMUNICATION ARTS/LIT MIDDLE SCHOOL MATHEMATICS MIDDLE SCHOOL SCIENCE MIDDLE SCHOOL SOCIAL STUDIES NUTRITION PHYSICS PRE-LAW PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION READING RELIGIOUS STUDIES SPANISH SPORT & PERFORMANCE PSYCHOLOGY WOMEN’S STUDIES

PRE-PROFESSIONAL PROGRAMS

PRE-CHIROPRACTIC PRE-DENTISTRY PRE-ENGINEERING PRE-LAW

PRE-MEDICAL LABORATORY SCIENCE PRE-MEDICINE PRE-MORTUARY SCIENCE PRE-NURSING PRE-OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY PRE-OPTOMETRY PRE-PHARMACY PRE-PHYSICAL THERAPY PRE-PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT PRE-VETERINARY MEDICINE

ASSOCIATE DEGREES

ACCOUNTING AGRIBUSINESS MANAGEMENT BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION LIBERAL ARTS & SCIENCES MARKETING

GRADUATE DEGREES

MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION MASTER OF SCIENCE: CYBERSECURITY* MASTER OF SCIENCE IN EDUCATION* • CHARTER SCHOOL LEADERSHIP MASTER OF SCIENCE IN PHYSICAL ED MASTER OF SCIENCE IN SPECIAL ED

POST-GRADUATE DEGREE

EDUCATIONAL SPECIALIST IN EDUCATIONAL ADMINISTRATION & LEADERSHIP

CERTIFICATES - UNDERGRAD

ACCOUNTING COACHING ENTREPRENEURSHIP EVENT & MEETING MANAGEMENT* FORENSIC ACCOUNTING & FRAUD INVESTIGATION HEALTH CARE ADMINISTRATION HEALTH COMMUNICATION HOTEL REVENUE MANAGEMENT* HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT* PROFESSIONAL WRITING SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT

CERTIFICATES - GRAD

AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER CHARTER SCHOOL LEADERSHIP CYBERSECURITY EDUCATION ADMIN. K-12 PRINCIPAL EDUCATION ADMIN. SPECIAL ED DIRECTOR EDUCATION ADMIN. SUPERINTENDENT EMOTIONAL OR BEHAVIORAL DISORDER LEARNING DISABILITIES LITERATURE STUDIES MATHEMATICS READING TEACHING ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE TECHNOLOGY FOR TRAINING & LEADERSHIP WRITING STUDIES

ONLINE DEGREES

ACCOUNTING COMMUNITY PSYCHOLOGY & HEALTH PROMOTION EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION EARLY CHILDHOOD SPECIAL EDUCATION ELEMENTARY EDUCATION HISTORY MANAGEMENT MARKETING NURSING (RN TO BSN – RN REQUIRED) PSYCHOLOGY SOCIAL WORK SOCIOLOGY SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHING ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE BAS = Bachelor of Applied Science • Indicates emphasis or concentration * New programs pending approval ** For those interested in secondary education, See online academic catalog for k-12 & 5-12 licensures

“One of our biggest achievements is in the area of Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity. Here at SMSU, we know that the strength of our university and our community is truly understanding and knowing about each other. I predict that our commitment to equity and diversity will become a core advantage and attraction for so many students from all walks of life and diverse backgrounds.” GEORGE TAYLOR

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF MANAGEMENT

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CHOOSE

INVOLVEMENT. Have the time of your life. Living on campus means you can plug into SMSU’s active campus community with more than 100 clubs and organizations to choose from. Have fun, pursue your passions, and make new friends. Learn how to lead with your unique blend of interest and personal skills. Step up, step out, and discover your leadership qualities. Our Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship houses many innovative enterprises, like the Small Business Development Center and Enactus, our decorated freeenterprise organization. Help protect water quality by assisting in the Redwood River Monitoring Project. Act in a play. Write for the campus newspaper or contribute to the university’s literary journal. It’s safe to say that you’ll find clubs, organizations — and other students — that share your interests.

“I feel I have gained many resources and relationships from my time at SMSU that have helped me decide what career path is best for me. I loved volunteering with the Physical Therapy Clinic on campus and through Psi Chi (the Psychology Club). I have seen many professionals in fields I am interested in and have been able to volunteer in those fields.” JULIANNE PANKOW ’23 PSYCHOLOGY / LONSDALE, MN

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S M S U . E D U / G O / S T U D E N TA C T I V I T I E S

LEAD BEYOND THE

CLASSROOM.

ACADEMIC ORGANIZATIONS

ACCOUNTING CLUB AFRICAN STUDENT ASSOCIATION (ASA) AGRICULTURE CLUB (AG CLUB) ALPHA PSI OMEGA (THEATRE) AMERICAN MARKETING ASSOCIATION (AMA) AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE CLUB (ASLC) ART CLUB BIOLOGY CLUB BROADCAST EDUCATION ASSOCIATION (BEA) CHEMISTRY CLUB COLLEGIATE DECA CRIMINAL JUSTICE CLUB CULINOLOGY® CLUB DRAMA CLUB EDUCATION MINNESOTA ASPIRING EDUCATORS (EMAE) ENACTUS ENGLISH CLUB ENVIRONMENTAL AWARENESS CLUB (EAC) EXERCISE SCIENCE CLUB (EX SCI CLUB) FORENSICS HISTORY CLUB HONORS CLUB HUMAN RESOURCE CLUB MATH AND COMPUTER SCIENCE CLUB PHILOSOPHY CLUB PHOTOGRAPHY CLUB PI KAPPA DELTA (SPEECH) POLITICAL SCIENCE ASSOCIATION POST-SECONDARY AG STUDENTS (PAS) PSI CHI (INTERNATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY IN PSYCHOLOGY) PSYCHOLOGY CLUB SOCIOLOGY CLUB SOUTHWEST MARKETING ADVISORY CENTER (SMAC) STUDENT HOSPITALITY ORGANIZATION (SHO) STUDENT MENTORS FOR ACADEMIC SUCCESS STUDENT SOCIAL WORK ASSOCIATION (SSWA)

SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS

BLACK STUDENT UNION (BSU) BRIDGES INTERNATIONAL (BRIDGES) CAMPUS CRUSADE FOR CHRIST (CRU) CHESS CLUB CLUB LATINX COLLEGE DEMOCRATS CLUB COLLEGE REPUBLICANS CLUB COLLEGIATE DECA DANCE TEAM DELTA EPSILON CHI CHAPTER DUNGEONS & DRAGONS (D&D) SOCIAL JUSTICE LGBTQA+ INTERNATIONAL STUDENT ORGANIZATION (ISO) INTRAMURAL SPORTS LUMIN MINECRAFT CLUB MUSLIM STUDENT ASSOCIATION MUSTANG ANIME CLUB MUSTANG GAME CLUB MUSTANG MANIACS MY SISTERS KEEPER NEWMAN CLUB (CATHOLIC) NON-TRADITIONAL STUDENT ORGANIZATION (NTSO) OYATE CLUB (NATIVE AMERICAN) REGENERATION CLUB SOCCER CLUB SOCIETY OF LEADERSHIP & SUCCESS (SIGMA ALPHA PI) STUDENTS TODAY ALUMNI TOMORROW (STAT) TAE KWON DO (TKD) TRADING CARD GAME CLUB ULTIMATE FRISBEE CLUB UNITED GLOBAL LEADERS YEARNING FOR SUCCESS (U.G.L.Y.S.) UNIVERSITY AMBASSADORS UNIVERSITY’S SPORTMEN’S ASSOCIATION (USA) VETERAN’S ASSOCIATION

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STUDENT GOVERNMENT

RESIDENCE HALL ASSOCIATION (RHA) STUDENT ASSOCIATION • JUDICIAL COUNCIL • PRESIDENT • PUBLIC RELATIONS • SENATE • STUDENT ACTIVITIES FEE ALLOCATION COMMITTEE (SAFAC) • TREASURER

STUDENT ACTIVITIES OFFICE

CLUB ENTERTAINMENT MUSIC FILMS & VIDEOS LIVELY ARTS NOVELTY VARIETY PUBLIC RELATIONS ISSUES RECREATION & TRAVEL SPECIAL EVENTS

BROADCAST MEDIA

BROADCAST EDUCATORS ASSOCIATION (BEA) MEDIA CLUB KSSU TELEVISION

STUDENT PUBLICATIONS

THE SPUR (STUDENT NEWSPAPER) PERCEPTIONS (STUDENT LITERARY ARTS JOURNAL)

MUSIC & THEATRE

BELLA VOCE CHORALE DRAMA CLUB JAZZ ENSEMBLE MEN’S GLEE CLUB MUSTANG PEP BAND SMSU/COMMUNITY CONCERT BAND SOUTHWEST MINNESOTA ORCHESTRA SYMPHONIC CHAMBER WINDS THEATRE VISIT SMSU.EDU/GO/STUDENTACTIVITIES TO FIND THE MOST UP-TO-DATE CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS INFORMATION


MustangsVOLUNTEER

A collaboration between SMSU and United Way of Southwest Minnesota, MustangsVOLUNTEER connects prospective volunteers with local service opportunities that match their interests, abilities, and availability. MustangsVOLUNTEER is committed to enhancing the campus/ community relationship and supports SMSU’s mission of preparing students to be “engaged citizens in their local and global communities.” To learn more about volunteer opportunities on or around campus, visit SMSU.EDU/VOLUNTEER

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MUSTANG ATHLETICS

BASEBALL M BASKETBALL M W CHEERLEADING COED CROSS COUNTRY M W ESPORTS COED FOOTBALL M GOLF W SOCCER W SOFTBALL W SWIMMING & DIVING W TENNIS W TRACK & FIELD M W VOLLEYBALL W WHEELCHAIR BASKETBALL COED WRESTLING M

CLUB & INTRAMURAL SPORTS

DANCE TEAM SOCCER CLUB BASKETBALL INDOOR VOLLEYBALL SAND VOLLEYBALL SPIKEBALL FLAG FOOTBALL SOCCER KANJAM FRISBEE GOLF

Come to SMSU and start your own intramural or club sport!

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S M S U M U S TA N G S . C O M

A TRADITION OF

EXCELLENCE. A Winning Formula. That’s what our Division II Mustang athletes find as they pursue their goals in the classroom and on the court or playing field. Mustang team members also interact with and volunteer in the community and have earned the NCAA Division II Award of Excellence 19 for community engagement. Our teams are competitive, with student-athletes often named to all-academic teams on conference, regional, and national levels. 19 We love our Mustangs! Mustang Maniacs generate a lot of noise and energy for our SMSU teams. Intramural sports offer fun and fitness for students who want to enjoy friendly competition. A campus Wellness Center is a busy place for students interested in a healthy lifestyle.

“One of our main goals in

MUSTANG FACTS : 2020-21

our student-athlete program

• SMSU has 17 NCAA Division II sports along with wheelchair basketball and Esports

is for students to have positive

• Department record: 15 student-athletes earn NSIC Myles Brand All-Academic with Distinction Award

experiences on and off the court. We want them to

• 98 Scholar-Athletes

prepare themselves for

• 3 NCAA All-Americans

their next step in life.”

• 1 NSIC Elite 18 Award Winner

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SMSU.EDU/FINANCIAL AID

MAKE A WISE

INVESTMENT. Capitalize on value. With one of the most robust scholarship offerings of peer institutions, most SMSU students receive financial assistance. The average financial aid package is $10,027. With banded tuition, credits between 12-18 cost the same, so your tuition doesn’t change. With just a few exceptions, nearly everyone at SMSU qualifies for in-state tuition, so if you’re from out of state or even another country, you’re a winner when it comes to the cost of your college education. Additional scholarship opportunities help lower the price even further. It’s true that college is an investment, but it doesn’t have to be an extravagant one at SMSU. Go to www.smsu.edu/scholarships to learn more.

“Getting an education is very important,

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making this scholarship worth way

• Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) beginning October 1. SMSU Code: 002375

more than just the dollar amount. Every day I am reminded of how fortunate

• Our FAFSA priority deadline is February 1.

I am to have the opportunity to work

• 83% of undergrads enrolled half-time or more receive some form of financial aid.

my way through college knowing that

• 99% of SMSU 2019 grads either found a job in their field of study or continued their education.

I will be debt-free at the end!”

• SMSU will waive your application fee if you apply while visiting campus.

PAIGE AHRENDT ’24

HEALTH ED / PE: TEACHING / PE: SPORTS MANAGEMENT PIPESTONE, MN

• Nearly $9 million was awarded in scholarships and grants last year at SMSU. 20


ESTIMATED COST 2021-22 Tuition $8,232* Fees $1,253 Room & Board

$8,836

Total $18,321 Each student should anticipate including approximately $2,000 for personal expenses / books / supplies. The room & board cost is based on a double occupancy room with a roommate, and 10 meals per week. SMSU reserves the right to make changes in policies, requirements, fees, and programs at any time. Students and parents should anticipate additional costs per year. *Reciprocity rates may apply.

Scan the QR code to find the most updated information on cost to attend SMSU.

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The Mustang Promise. At SMSU, we’re so sure that you’ll find a job after graduation that we’ve introduced the Mustang Promise: You’ll find a job within six months of graduation from SMSU. If you don’t, you can enroll in a graduate program at SMSU, and your first semester of tuition is free. We Promise. The Numbers Tell the Story. At SMSU, 99 percent of our recent graduates are either employed or in graduate school. Those are numbers we’re proud of, since it reflects on the quality and value of an SMSU education. After all, finding a good job is the reason you pursue a degree in the first place. That’s how confident we are that you’ll find a job. Our total graduates of more than 23,000 are community leaders in the region and across the country and globe. They are also the best examples of what we do: “Southwest Minnesota State University prepares students to meet the complex challenges of this century as engaged citizens in their local and global

DISCOVER. ENGAGE. LEAD.

communities. Our comprehensive degree programs, taught in the liberal arts tradition, are dedicated to connecting students’ academic and practical professional development experiences in southwestern Minnesota to the wider world.”

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We believe in you. That’s why we created the Mustang Promise. smsu.edu/mustangpromise

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FIND YOUR

ADVANTAGE. Enjoy your success. SMSU faculty, staff, and alumni help students cultivate networks through internships and service opportunities. When it comes time to find a job, SMSU delivers, with 99 percent of our recent graduates either working or in graduate school. The entire Mustang Family is committed to one thing — your success as a student. Come check out a campus that cares. Southwest Minnesota State University graduates are in communities both near and far — across Minnesota, the Midwest, the nation, and the world. Our graduates take with them skills and experiences that help them become leaders in so many fields. SMSU’s successful alumni include teachers, scientists, actors, business owners, and writers. Our pre-professional programs springboard others to careers in fields such as medicine, optometry, occupational therapy, and pharmacy.

“Coming from a big city with millions of people, SMSU provided the perfect setting for my career because of its size, affordability, attention from faculty and the caring community. It was the ideal platform for me to develop as a well rounded individual and learn important skills such as effective communication and critical thinking. I learned that being ambitious and humble can go hand in hand. SMSU prepared me to be confident in any room I’m in.” SATYAJIT DATTAGUPTA ’04 / ’07

VP FOR ENROLLMENT & DEAN OF ADMISSION / TULANE UNIVERSITY, LA

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DARE TO BE

EXTRAORDINARY. Your future is here. To better imagine your life as a student at SMSU, schedule a campus visit today. We’ll give you a tour and answer your questions about the admission and financial aid processes. With advance notice, talk to a professor or coach. Visit SMSU and see how extraordinary it is! A college education is a tremendous undertaking that can change your life. You owe it to yourself to make your education the best that it can be. Don’t overlook this fantastic opportunity that is knocking at your door. Contact us today!

“I didn’t want to go to a big city school where everybody is a name-less stranger, but I still wanted to go to a college that would provide me with a good education. SMSU provides both. Even during a pandemic SMSU has provided ways for us to all make connections and get a good education. ” LEAH AMBORN ’24

EDUCATION STUDIES / SHERBURN, MN

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Southwest Minnesota State University is located in Marshall, Minnesota, a friendly growing community of 14,000. Marshall, recently ranked #27 on Newsmax’s list of 50 Best Small Towns in America, is an easy drive from the Twin Cities, St. Cloud, Sioux Falls, SD, and Fargo, ND. Check out VisitMarshallMN.com

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• 10 parks in town, and a state park within 10 miles • Over 40 miles of bike trails surrounding the town • Over 40 different chain restaurants and local establishments • Thriving downtown along with retail throughout Marshall • Over 20 employers that employ more than 100 people • Population of 14,000 that doubles during the work day • Virtual golf at Brau Brothers • Marshall Area Regional Sports Hub • Visit Memorial Park

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Schedule a visit. A campus visit is one of the best ways to tell if Southwest Minnesota State University is the right fit for you. You may choose to visit during the week, on a Mustang Saturday, or on one of our Open House dates throughout the year. smsu.edu/go/visit.

DAILY CAMPUS VISITS

Monday – Friday tours will go out at 9am/11am/1pm/3pm Visits are approximately 2 hours

OPEN HOUSE DATES

Mustang Days

October 21-22, 2021

A Day at SMSU

November 20, 2021

Winter Open House February 5, 2022 Spring Showcase

March 26, 2022

MUSTANG SATURDAYS

September 11, 2021

October 30, 2021

September 18, 2021

November 6, 2021

September 25, 2021

November 13, 2021

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