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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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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 private-school feel, without the shocking sticker price, even for most students who live out of state. Discover exciting new vistas 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 E DUC ATI ON I S : • Focused on relevant careers, grounded in the liberal arts. • Full of challenge, discovery, and personalized mentoring. • Leadership-centered, action-based, and connected. • Flexible, with options for where and when. • Affordable, with public in-state tuition for all. • Networked, before and after graduation.

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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, leadership, 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!

“One of my favorite

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memories is Gold Rush

• 216 beautiful acres on campus

Days, getting to know

• 54% first-generation college graduates

other freshmen and

• 2,400 students from 38 states and 27 countries

older students, too, while

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

playing mud volleyball.” BAYLEY POOLER ’21 EARLY CHILDHOOD GLENWOOD, MN

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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 than is typical at most public universities. Expect to be seen, known, and encouraged at SMSU. (You’ll know who to ask when you need a letter of recommendation!) 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 didn’t want to be a number in a lecture hall. I feel comfortable just sitting down and having an open discussion with my professors.” CHELSEA WIESE ’20 BIOLOGY SIOUX FALLS, SD

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TH E KNOW HOW Professors with real-world experience help make your educational journey at SMSU meaningful and will help you find that all-important first job after graduation. The entire Mustang Family cares about your success. STA N D I N G B E S I D E YO U You’ll have questions. We’ll help you find the answers. Our Student Success and Advising 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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KNOWLEDGE. Putting it all together. Choose from over 50 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 love of lifelong learning that keeps you adaptable and creative throughout your work career.

“Faculty and staff always

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help you better yourself.

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

They give us the resources, and we have to take

• Shine in your classes, with 80% holding fewer than 30 students.

advantage of them.”

• Learn at your best with a student-faculty ratio of 15:1.

PAIGE JANKA ’20 EXERCISE SCIENCE OWATONNA, MN

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MAJORS ACCOUNTING AGRIBUSINESS MANAGEMENT • AGRICULTURAL FINANCE • FARM MANAGEMENT & MARKETING AGRICULTURE (BAS) (A.S. OR A.A.S. IN AGRICULTURE REQUIRED) AGRICULTURAL COMMUNICATIONS & LEADERSHIP AGRICULTURAL EDUCATION AGRICULTURAL SOLUTIONS 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: PUBLIC RELATIONS COMMUNICATION STUDIES: BROADCASTING AND DIGITAL MEDIA COMMUNITY PSYCHOLOGY & HEALTH PROMOTION COMPUTER SCIENCE CULINOLOGY® 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 HISTORY HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT • CULINARY MANAGEMENT • HOTEL & EVENT MANAGEMENT INDIVIDUALIZED INTERDISCIPLINARY JUSTICE ADMINISTRATION LAW ENFORCEMENT ADMINISTRATION (BAS)

MANAGEMENT • GENERAL MANAGEMENT • HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT • SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT 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) (MUST POSSESS AN RN LICENSURE) PHILOSOPHY PHYSICAL EDUCATION • RECREATION • SPORTS MANAGEMENT PHYSICAL EDUCATION: TEACHING POLITICAL SCIENCE PROFESSIONAL WRITING & COMMUNICATION PSYCHOLOGY SECONDARY EDUCATION** SOCIAL WORK SOCIOLOGY SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHING ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE (TESL) THEATRE ARTS MINORS ACTING/DIRECTING ADAPTED PHYSICAL ACTIVITY ADAPTED PE/DAPE ADVERTISING DESIGN COMMUNICATIONS AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS COACHING CRIMINAL JUSTICE DESIGN/TECHNICAL THEATRE ENTREPRENEURSHIP FILMMAKING HEALTH COMMUNICATIONS HISPANIC STUDIES HUMAN SERVICES INDIGENOUS NATIONS DAKOTA STUDIES LEADERSHIP STUDIES NUTRITION PHYSICS PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION READING RELIGIOUS STUDIES SPANISH WOMEN’S STUDIES WRITING FOR SPECIFIC LICENSURE PROGRAMS AND ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT ACADEMIC PROGRAMS VISIT SMSU.EDU/CATALOG 10

PR E-PR OFESSIONAL PR OG RAMS PRE-CHIROPRACTIC PRE-DENTISTRY PRE-ENGINEERING PRE-LAW PRE-MEDICINE PRE-MORTUARY SCIENCE PRE-NURSING PRE-OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY PRE-OPTOMETRY PRE-PHARMACY PRE-PHYSICAL THERAPY PRE-VETERINARY MEDICINE A S S O C I AT E D E G R E E S ACCOUNTING AGRIBUSINESS MANAGEMENT BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION LIBERAL ARTS & SCIENCES MARKETING G R A D UAT E D E G R E E S MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION MASTER OF SCIENCE IN EDUCATION MASTER OF SCIENCE IN PHYSICAL EDUCATION MASTER OF SCIENCE IN SPECIAL EDUCATION P O S T - G R A D UAT E DEGREE EDUCATIONAL SPECIALIST IN EDUCATIONAL ADMINISTRATION & LEADERSHIP C E R T I F I C AT E S U N DE R G RAD ACCOUNTING COACHING ENTREPRENEURSHIP PROFESSIONAL WRITING SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGY FOR TRAINING & LEARNING C E R T I F I C AT E S - G R A D AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER 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 WRITING STUDIES • INDICATES EMPHASIS OR CONCENTRATION * MOST PROGRAMS ALSO OFFER MINORS WITHIN THEIR FIELD ** SEE ONLINE ACADEMIC CATALOG TO SEE VARIETY OF DISCIPLINES BAS = BACHELOR OF APPLIED SCIENCE


“I taught at a public university in Georgia with 120 students and a teaching assistant. I teach the same course here with 20 students, using the same textbook. Every day we start with a learning activity, and then we discuss concepts. That’s a fundamentally different model of teaching. Students have a more dynamic experience at SMSU.” RICK HERDER

PROFESSOR OF COMMUNICATIONS

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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 have made so many friends here through various campus activities. This is a town where you make your own fun, and there’s a lot to do, like going to Camden State Park, participating in Sportsman’s Club activities, and e-sports. There’s literally something for everyone.” BEN BROZE ’19

PROFESSIONAL WRITING NORTH MANKATO, MN

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CLASSROOM.

AC A D E M I C O R G A N I Z AT I O N S ACCOUNTING CLUB AFRICAN STUDENT ASSOCIATION (ASA) AGRICULTURE CLUB (AG CLUB) ALPHA PSI OMEGA (THEATRE) AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE CLUB ART CLUB BIOLOGY CLUB BROADCAST EDUCATION ASSOCIATION (BEA) CHEMISTRY CLUB COLLEGIATE DECA CRIMINAL JUSTICE CLUB CULINOLOGY® CLUB DRAMA CLUB EDUCATION MINNESOTA STUDENT PROGRAM (EMSP) ENACTUS ENGLISH CLUB ENVIRONMENTAL AWARENESS CLUB (EAC) EXERCISE SCIENCE CLUB (EX SCI CLUB) FORENSICS GRAPHIC DESIGN CLUB HISTORY CLUB HONORS CLUB MATH AND COMPUTER SCIENCE CLUB NATIONAL BROADCASTING SOCIETY (NBS) PHILOSOPHY CLUB PI KAPPA DELTA (SPEECH) POLITICAL SCIENCE ASSOCIATION POST-SECONDARY AG STUDENTS (PAS) PSI CHI (PSYCHOLOGY CLUB) PSYCHOLOGY CLUB PSYCHOLOGY CLUB SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING AND MATHEMATICS (S.T.E.M) CLUB SMSU AMERICAN MARKETING ASSOCIATION COLLEGIATE CHAPTER SOCIETY OF HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT SOCIOLOGY CLUB SOUTHWEST MARKETING ADVISORY CENTER (SMAC) SPANISH CLUB STUDENT ASSOCIATION OF GRAPHIC ARTISTS (SAGA) STUDENT HOSPITALITY ORGANIZATION (SHO) STUDENT MENTORS FOR ACADEMIC SUCCESS STUDENT SOCIAL WORK ASSOCIATION WILLIAM WHIPPLE ART GALLERY

SPECIAL INTE R EST GROUPS ACCESS ASSOCIATION BLACK STUDENT UNION (BSU) BRIDGES INTERNATIONAL (BRIDGES) CAMPUS CRUSADE FOR CHRIST (CRU) CENTER FOR STUDENT LEADERSHIP AND INVOLVEMENT (CSLI) CHESS CLUB CLUB LATINO COLLEGE DEMOCRATS CLUB COLLEGE REPUBLICANS CLUB COLLEGES AGAINST CANCER COLLEGIATE DECA CROSS COUNTRY SKI ASSOCIATION DANCE TEAM DELTA EPSILON CHI CHAPTER FEMINISTS CLUB GAY-LESBIAN-BISEXUAL-TRANSGENDER-ALLIANCE (GLBTA) HMONG STUDENT ORGANIZATION INTERNATIONAL STUDENT ORGANIZATION (ISO) INTRAMURAL SPORTS LEAGUE OF LEGENDS CLUB (LOL) LOVE YOUR MELON LUMIN MUSLIM STUDENT ASSOCIATION (IM) MUSTANG ANIME OTAKU CLUB MUSTANG GAME CLUB MUSTANG MANIACS NEWMAN CLUB (CATHOLIC) NON-TRADITIONAL STUDENT ORGANIZATION (NTSO) ORIENTATION LEADERS OYATE CLUB (NATIVE AMERICAN) RUGBY FOOTBALL CLUB (MEN’S & WOMEN’S) SHINE ON SOCCER CLUB SOCIETY OF LEADERSHIP & SUCCESS (SIGMA ALPHA PI) SOUTHWEST INVESTMENT GROUP MANAGEMENT (SIGMA) SPORTS MANAGEMENT AND RECREATION TEAM (S.M.A.R.T.) STUDENT ACTIVITIES COMMITTEE (SAC) 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 ORIENTATION LEADERS UNIVERSITY’S SPORTSPERSON’S ASSOCIATION (USA) VETERAN’S ASSOCIATION YOGA CLUB

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S T U D E N T G OV E R N M E N T RESIDENCE HALL ASSOCIATION (RHA) STUDENT ASSOCIATION • JUDICIAL COUNCIL • PRESIDENT • PUBLIC RELATIONS • SENATE • STUDENT ACTIVITIES FEE ALLOCATION COMMITTEE (SAFAC) • TREASURER S T U D E N T AC T I V I T I E S COM M ITTE E CLUB ENTERTAINMENT CONTEMPORARY MUSIC FILMS & VIDEOS LIVELY ARTS NOVELTY VARIETY PUBLIC RELATIONS ISSUES RECREATION & TRAVEL SPECIAL EVENTS B R OA D C A S T M E D I A BROADCAST EDUCATORS ASSOCIATION (BEA) SMSU MEDIA CLUB KSSU TELEVISION S T U D E N T P U B L I C AT I O N S THE SPUR (STUDENT NEWSPAPER) PERCEPTIONS (STUDENT LITERARY ARTS JOURNAL) M U S I C & T H E AT R E 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


M u s t a n g s VO LU N T E E R 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.” SMSU.EDU/MUSTANGSVOLUNTEER

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M USTANG ATH LETICS BASEBALL BASKETBALL CHEERLEADING CROSS COUNTRY FOOTBALL GOLF SOCCER SOFTBALL SWIMMING & DIVING TENNIS TRACK & FIELD VOLLEYBALL WHEELCHAIR BASKETBALL WRESTLING

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CLU B SP ORTS CROSS COUNTRY SKI ASSOCIATION DANCE TEAM FISHING TEAM RUGBY FOOTBALL CLUB SOCCER CLUB TAE KWON DO UNIVERSITY SPORTSMAN’S ASSOCIATION ULTIMATE FRISBEE CLUB WOMEN’S RUGBY 18


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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 fans 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

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our student-athlete program

• 18 NCAA Division II men’s and women’s teams competing in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference

is for students to have positive experiences on and off the

• SMSU Athletics, 2018-19 NSIC Sportsmanship Award winner

court. We want them to learn

• 4 NCAA All-Americans & 7 All-Region Honorees

to prepare themselves for

• 2 CoSIDA Academic All-Americans

their next step in life.”

• 4 CoSIDA Academic All-District

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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 over $10,700. 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 qualities for in-state, public-school 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 expensive one at SMSU.

“No out-of-state tuition!

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This saved my loans from doubling and I’ll

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

graduate with half as

• Our priority deadline is February 1.

much debt as many

• 80% of undergrads enrolled half-time or more receive some form of financial aid.

of my friends from

• 99% of SMSU 2017 grads either found a job in their field of study or continued their education.

other schools.”

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

GABRIELLE POWER ’20 AG EDUCATION READLYN, IA

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E STIMATE D C OST 2 01 9/20 Tuition $7,722* Fees $1,187 Room & Board $8,278 Total $17,187 The room & board cost is based on a double occupancy room with a roommate, and 14 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.

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The Mustang Promise. At SMSU, we’re so sure that you’ll find a job after graduation that we’re introducing 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 graduates number over 22,000 and they are community leaders in the region and across the country. 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 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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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, while our pre-professional programs springboard others to careers in such fields as medicine, optometry, occupational therapy, and pharmacy.

“I have a great education, solid and developed professional skills, and a breadth of educational experiences without being buried in a mountain of student debt. But outside of that, SMSU is so diverse in the scope of teaching that I have an arsenal of interests, experience, and knowledge that still benefits me today.” VERONICA FISCHER ’11

DIRECTOR OF ANNUAL GIVING/ALUMNI TOURO UNIVERSITY, NV

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EXTRAORDINARY. Your future is here. To better imagine your life as an SMSU student, schedule your campus visit today. We’ll give you a tour and answer your questions about the admissions and financial aid process. With advance notice, you can sit in on a class or talk to a professor or coach. Visit SMSU and see how extraordinary it is! SMSU offers a remarkable “sweet spot” rarely found in higher education: that feel of a private school with small classes and professors who get to know you, combined with a public school price — even for students from outside the state of Minnesota. 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!

“When I visited campus I really saw the family aspect of SMSU. They knew my name and remembered me. I liked the facilities, the interconnected campus, and the peace and quiet in Marshall.” I VA N C A R R I L L O ’ 2 0 P SYC H O LO GY M I N N EAPOLIS, M N

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GRAND FORKS BISMARCK ND

Southwest Minnesota State University is located in

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Marshall, Minnesota, a friendly growing community of

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14,000. Marshall, recently ranked #27 on Newsmax’s list

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of 50 Best Small Towns in America, is an easy drive from

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BROOKINGS

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MILWAUKEE MADISON

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• Over 40 miles of bike trails surrounding the town • Over 40 different chain restaurants and local establishments

• Population of 14,000 that doubles during the work day • Marshall 6 Theatre

KANSAS CITY

WICHITA

• 10 parks in town, and a state park within 10 miles

• Over 20 employers that employ more than 100 people

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Check out VisitMarshallMN.com

• Thriving downtown along with retail throughout Marshall

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the Twin Cities, St. Cloud, Sioux Falls, SD, and Fargo, ND.

• Red Baron Arena & Expo

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VISIT SMSU A campus visit is one of the best ways to tell if Southwest

Schedule your visit to SMSU! Meet our Admission staff

Minnesota State University is the right fit for you. You may

and students. Tour the campus. Sit in on a class. Talk to

choose to visit during the week, on a Mustang Saturday,

a professor or coach. Visit smsu.edu/go/visit or contact us

or on one of our Open House dates throughout the year.

today and begin your success story at SMSU!

DAILY CAMPUS VISIT

MUSTANG SATURDAYS

Monday – Friday tours will go out at 9:00 am & 1:00 pm.

September 7, 2019 Ag Bowl

October 26, 2019

Visits are approximately 2 hours

September 21, 2019

November 2, 2019

October 5, 2019

November 9, 2019

October 12, 2019 Homecoming

OPEN HOUSE DATES Mustang Days

October 17-18, 2019

A Day at SMSU

November 23, 2019

ADMITTED STUDENT DAYS

Hawaiian Night

February 8, 2020

February 24, 2020

Junior Visit Day

March 21, 2020

February 28, 2020

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The viewbook is SMSU's most comprehensive look at what it has to offer...in it we talk about our academic offerings along with activities an...

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The viewbook is SMSU's most comprehensive look at what it has to offer...in it we talk about our academic offerings along with activities an...

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