SOUTHWEST MINNESOTA STATE UNIVERSITY
YOURSUCCESSSTORY Begins with Your Questions
Choosing a college involves weighing all your options. What is important to you is important to us! We are here to answer your questions about SMSU and we want you to feel good about becoming a Mustang!
SMSUBYTHENUMBERS ESTABLISHED IN 1967
Begins withYour 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. Schedule your visit to SMSU! Meet our Admission staff and students. Tour the campus. Sit in on a class. Talk to a professor or coach. Visit smsu.edu/go/visit or contact us today and begin your success story at SMSU! DAILYCAMPUSVISITS Monday – Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Visits are approximately 2 hours) OPENHOUSEDATES Mustang Days: October 19-20, 2017 A Day at SMSU: November 18, 2017 Hawaiian Night: February 3, 2018 Junior Visit Day: March 24, 2018 MUSTANGSATURDAYS November 11, 2017 September 16, 2017 December 2, 2017 September 30, 2017 (Homecoming) January 13, 2018 October 7, 2017 January 20, 2018 October 14, 2017 November 4, 2017
2,800 STUDENTS FROM 34 STATES, 31 COUNTRIES 99% OF GRADS ARE EMPLOYED SHORTLY AFTER GRADUATION
17:1STUDENT-TO-FACULTY RATIO MORE THAN 55 MAJORS, 5 ASSOCIATES DEGREES, 12 PRE-PROFESSIONAL, AND 5 GRADUATE DEGREES 100+ CLUBS, ORGANIZATIONS & LEADERSHIP ACTIVITIES 79% OF STUDENTS RECEIVE FINANCIAL AID 17 MEN’S & WOMEN’S MUSTANG ATHLETICS 12 NEW & RENOVATED BUILDINGS 216 BEAUTIFUL ACRES OF CAMPUS 14,000 POPULATION OF MARSHALL, MINNESOTA MORE THAN 20,000 ALUMS 100+ PROFESSORS/STAFF WHO ARE ALUMS ACT CODE 2151 SAT CODE 6703 FAFSA CODE 002375 100% LIFE-CHANGING EXPERIENCE
All SMSU students receive in-state tuition!
SMSU has one of the most affordable tuition rates in the state and on average our students graduate with less student debt!
PAYINGFORCOLLEGE GUARANTEED SCHOLARSHIPS PRESIDENT’S SCHOLARSHIP PACKAGE 29+ ACT / 3.0 GPA
IN -STATETUITION For All!
VICE PRESIDENTS’ SCHOLARSHIP PACKAGE $8,000 27-28 ACT/3.0 GPA or 29+ ACT/2.5-2.99 GPA
TUITION: $7,496 FEES: $1,114 ROOM & BOARD: $7,810
DEANS’ SCHOLARSHIP PACKAGE 24-28 ACT/2.8 GPA
LEADERSHIP SCHOLARSHIP PACKAGE 22-23 ACT/2.5 GPA
ACHIEVEMENT SCHOLARSHIP PACKAGE 20-21 ACT/3.0 GPA
ADDITIONAL SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES COLLEGE NOW SCHOLARSHIP
$2,000 - $4,000 over 4 years (Qualified College Now Students)
MUSTANG TRANSFER SCHOLARSHIP $1,600 - $2,400 over 2 years
MENTOR SCHOLARSHIP $4,800 ($1,200/yr) over 4 years
FOR OTHER SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES VISIT WWW.SMSU.EDU/GO/SCHOLARSHIPS
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.
SMSU offers “Banded Tuition” which means you can take between 12-18 credits and your tuition doesn’t change! You only pay the 12 credit rate! SMSU does NOT charge out-of-state tuition! All students pay the same tuition rate. The room cost is based on a double occupancy room with a roommate. For more information about room types and costs, please visit our Residence Life homepage.
www.SMSU.edu/go/residencelife Make your life easy by sending us your information automatically! Submit your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by March 1.
The awards and amounts are subject to change annually.
NEARLY $2,000,000 AWARDED IN SCHOLARSHIPS LAST YEAR!
• Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon as you can, beginning October1 SMSU code: 002375 • Priority Deadline — March 1
• 79% of undergrads enrolled at least ½ time receive some form of financial aid
• Of those receiving financial aid last year, the average award was $10,780
“I liked the fact that Marshall was far enough from my home in Minneapolis, but not too far,” says Michael Walker, who went on for an M.A. in counseling and became licensed as a school administrator. He credits his SMSU experiences with helping him develop the qualities necessary for his work in education.
MICHAELWALKER PHYSICAL EDUCATION ’98
DIRECTOR, OFFICE OF BLACK MALE STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT, MINNEAPOLIS PUBLIC SCHOOLS MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA
My SMSU professors were committed to my success and went the extra mile to ensure I was taking care of business. Athletic participation in basketball also helped me develop dedication, determination, and drive – qualities that transfer to the workplace.
YOURINVESTMENT In Your Future
Earning your degree is an investment in your future! SMSU has a long history of our graduates getting jobs upon graduation and more importantly, jobs in their field of study. Through classroom instruction, campus involvement and internship opportunities, you can get the most of out of your education at SMSU!
OF SMSU GRADS FROM THE CLASS OF 2015 WERE EMPLOYED SHORTLY AFTER GRADUATION.
NSIC COMMISSIONER BURNSVILLE, MINNESOTA
VALUE OF A COLLEGE EDUCATION “The number of employed college grads has risen 21% since the recession began in December 2007, while the number of employed people with only a high school degree has dropped nearly 8%.” – USA Today Christopher S. Rugaber
EMPLOYMENT DECREASE FOR HS GRADS
EMPLOYMENT INCREASE FOR COLLEGE GRADS
ERINLIND SPORTS MANAGEMENT ’01
It’s not about what I learned in Accounting 101 or Sports Law, although I enjoyed my experience in the classroom. It’s the experiences I had that taught me how to handle adversity, how to manage my success and failures, and how to communicate with diverse groups. My experiences taught me to have the highest level of expectation for myself and others.
SMSU Career Services helps you to achieve your post-graduation goals. We support these goals by helping you partner with potential employers/graduate and professional schools and encourage you to seek assistance in your lifelong career management process.
Involvement is the key!
At Southwest Minnesota State University we agree that academics should be your number one priority. However, we also know that one of the reasons you choose to go to a four-year university is because of the opportunities and engagement offered on campus. In that case, SMSU has you covered!
Your Resident Assistant plans event and social activities to help you get acclimated to college life, meet your neighbors and add more excitement to your college experience! Here are some examples of the fun: Casino Night Mud Volleyball Jello Jam Relay for Life Residence Halloween Sunday Night Dinners
Nearly Naked Mile Clothing Drive Thanksgiving Dinner BINGO Mustang Karaoke Idol Earth Day Celebration Frisbee Golf Hawaiian Night
TRADITIONAL HOUSING Double $2,459 Designed Single $3,193 Double as Single $3,370 SWEETLAND HALL Double $2,632 Designed Single $3,388
Our 20 traditonal halls, Sweetland Hall, and the Foundation Residence Apartments offer students a variety of living options. In addition, we offer Living & Learning Communities (featured below) that are co-ed or residential communities that share either an academic or special interest with the residents of their hall.
Residing in Clapper, this house is uniquely designed to support students in the Culinology® Program with a fully operational commercial kitchen and a community where residents can learn from each other.
• The costs above do not include a meal plan
FOUNDATION RESIDENCE APARTMENTS Apartment Style Living
• includes $300 in dining dollars
Residing in Ocean Boulevard, this house is open to all students across all disciplines who are outgoing, energetic and want to get involved on campus.
Access Opportunity Success
14 Meals per week with $150 in Dining Dollars
10 Meals per week with $400 in Dining Dollars
19 Meals per week with $50 in Dining Dollars
Residing in Charisma and Lincoln Center, this house focuses on students interested in Art, English, Music, Communication Studies, and Theatre with the advantage of peer support and learning cohorts that will increase academic success.
30-45 STUDENTS ON AVERAGE LIVE IN EACH RESIDENCE HALL
Residing in Selene and Buckingham, students in this house will have the opportunity to participate in a more supportive environment via 24-hour computer lab access, tutoring, and student developed housing activities. Students must be enrolled in the AOS program at SMSU to qualify for this living option.
Residing in Lakota, this house encourages involvement for all Exercise Science majors or minors to work on assignments, projects, related coursework and the opportunity to create an environment that promotes shared learning about the profession.
Residing in Charisma, the Ag House hosts students that are bonded together by a passion for agriculture. It serves as yet another opportunity for out of class networking and experiential learning related to agriculture. SMSU.EDU
Is the standard at SMSU
Students choose SMSU because of the outstanding education they receive that starts in the classroom and expands to outside opportunities! Through internships and leadership opportunities, from the Annual Undergraduate Research Conference, to the hands on, active learning that takes place inside the classroom, students are prepared to meet the demands of their career field. SMSU also has 50 Academic Clubs to enhance your education and experience!
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 •Crop Management • Agroecology & Natural Resource Mgmt. 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 Computer Science Culinology® Early Childhood Education Early Childhood Special Education Educational Studies Elementary Education English •Creative Writing •Literature Environmental Science •Humanity & Environment •Natural Science Exercise Science •Allied Health •Coaching & Human Performance •Corporate Wellness/Exercise Leadership Finance •Corporate Finance •Financial Planning & Investments History Hospitality Management •Culinary Management •Event Planning & Management •Hotel Administration Individualized Interdisciplinary
Justice Administration Law Enforcement Administration (BAS) Management •General Management •Human Resource Management •International 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
Acting/Directing Adapted Physical Activity Adapted PE/DAPE Advertising Design Communications Agricultural Economics Coaching Criminal Justice Design/Technical Theatre Filmmaking Health Communications Hispanic Studies Indigenous Nations Dakota Studies Leadership Studies Nutrition Physics Public Administration
SMSUHONORS WITH A COMPOSITE ACT SCORE OF 27 OR ABOVE , YOU ARE AUTOMATICALLY ADMITTED TO THE HONORS PROGRAM! DEVELOP YOUR LEADERSHIP SKILLS, ENGAGE IN CRITICAL THINKING AND GLOBAL CONSCIOUSNESS. WWW.SMSU.EDU/GO/HONORS Reading Religious Studies Social Welfare Spanish Women’s Studies Writing Women’s Studies Writing
PRE-PROFESSIONALPROGRAMS 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
Accounting Agribusiness Management Business Administration Liberal Arts & Sciences Marketing
Master of Science in Education Master of Science in Physical Education Master of Science in Special Education Educational Administration & Leadership Master of Business Administration • 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
For specific licensure programs and additional information about academic programs visit SMSU.EDU/CATALOG
Enhance your educational experience
Of course you want a college education that will be a fantastic adventure that youâ€™ll always remember. But you also owe it to yourself to earn a degree that takes you places beyond college. At SMSU, you can combine your classroom education with practical, work-related professional experiences and opportunities to build your skill set and resume. You will be surrounded by caring and supportive faculty and staff to provide you with endless opportunities both in and out of the classroom!
At SMSU, it’s all about you. Academic support services are available to assist you in reaching your academic goals. A challenging, yet nurturing environment welcomes you as you begin your academic career at SMSU! Below are just a few services you’ll find!
Supporting an inclusive, quality and comprehensive experience for students from all religions, races, ethnicities, genders, ages, abilities, sexual orientations and countries. www.smsu.edu/go/diversity
Providing services that equip underrepresented students with the skills and tools they need to succeed academically – 210 participants including 2016-17 Student Body President, Ashanti Payne. www.smsu.edu/go/aos
Engaging you with your overall experience at SMSU and helping you achieve academic success as well as social and professional growth by recognizing your individual characteristics, providing an atmosphere of inclusion and understanding. www.smsu.edu/go/studentsuccess
QUESTIONS? CONTACT US! Office of Admission
The Mustang Family is all about providing unique opportunities while you’re here and unforgettable memories when you leave. Here are just a few of the ways you can get involved and make a difference:
CENTER FOR CIVIC & COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT www.smsu.edu/go/civic
STAT - Students Today Alumni Tomorrow www.smsualumni.com/stat
YOURINVOLVEMENT Makes Your Experience
SMSU is a bustling, thriving campus just waiting for you to plug in to music, theatre, academic organizations, honor societies, intercollegiate athletics, intramural activities, residence hall and government associations, and more. Jumping in and getting involved is what helps you make tons of friends and shapes you into tomorrowâ€™s leader.
DIVE IN AND CHOOSE FROM MORE THAN 100 CLUBS, ORGANIZATIONS, AND LEADERSHIP ACTIVITIES. GET INVOLVED, MEET PEOPLE, AND BUILD YOUR SMSU NETWORK!
CLUBS&ORGANIZATIONS ACADEMIC ORGANIZATIONS 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 Le Club Francais Marketing Club (AMA Collegiate Chapter) Math and Computer Science Club Model United Nations 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 Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (S.T.E.M) Club Society of Human Resources Management Sociology Club Spanish Club Student Hospitality Organization (SHO) Student Mentors for Academic Success Student Social Work Association Wellness and Human Performance (WHP) William Whipple Art Gallery SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS Access Association BACCHUS (Boosting Alcohol Consciousness Concerning the Health of University Students) Billiards League Black Student Union (BSU) Bowling Club
Don’t ever be afraid to try something new. College is a time of finding who you truly are. Experience everything!
Bridges International (Bridges) TATUM LARSON Campus Crusade for Christ (CRU) BIOLOGY Center for Civic Engagement CANTON, SOUTH DAKOTA Center for Student Leadership and Involvement (CSLI) University’s Sportsperson’s Chess Club Association (USA) Club Latino Veteran’s Association College Democrats Club Women’s Rugby Team (Women’s Rugby) College Republicans Club Yoga Club Colleges Against Cancer STUDENT GOVERNMENT Collegiate DECA Graduate Student Organization Cross Country Ski Association (XCSA) Residence Hall Association (RHA) Dance Team Student Association Delta Epsilon Chi Chapter Judicial Council Element 26 President Feminists Club Gay-Lesbian-Bisexual-Transgender- Public Relations Senate Alliance (GLBTA) Student Activities Fee Allocation Habitat for Humanity Committee (SAFAC) Hmong Student Organization Treasurer International Student Organization (ISO) Intramural Sports STUDENT League of Legends Club (LOL) ACTIVITIES COMMITTEE Lion’s Club Club Entertainment Love your Melon Concert Muslim Student Association (IM) Contemporary Music Mustang Anime Otaku Club Films & Videos Mustang Game Club Lively Arts Mustang Maniacs Novelty Variety Mustang Martial Arts (MMA) Public Relations Issues Nepalese Student Association Recreation & Travel Newman Club (Catholic) Society of Leadership & Success Non-Traditional Student Special Events Organization (NTSO) Orientation Leaders BROADCAST MEDIA Oyate Club (Native American) SMSU Media Club Power Hockey Club KSSU Radio Relay For Life KSSU Television Rugby Football Club (Rugby Club) Shine On STUDENT PUBLICATIONS Soccer Club Society of Leadership and Success The SPUR (student newspaper) Perceptions (student journal) (Sigma Alpha Pi) Southwest Investment Group MUSIC & THE ARTS Management (SIGMA) Bella Voce Sports Management and Chorale Recreation Team (S.M.A.R.T.) Drama Club Student Activities Committee (SAC) Jazz Ensemble Students Today Alumni Tomorrow (STAT) Mainstage Performances Tae Kwon Do (TKD) Men’s Glee Club Trading Card Game Club Mustang Pep Band Ultimate Frisbee Club Rough Riders Drumline United Global Leaders Yearning SMSU/Community Concert Band for Success (U.G.L.Y.S.) Southwest Minnesota Orchestra University Ambassadors Symphonic Chamber Winds University Orientation Leaders Theatre Club Black Box Productions Vocal Ensembles
Go to www.smsu.edu/CampusLife/StudentActivities to find the most up-to-date clubs & organizations information!
MUSTANGATHLETICS Believe in Brown
Believe in Brown is more than just a slogan supporting SMSU Athletics or a hashtag we use on social media. It goes beyond the idea of cheering for the student-athletes and coaches of SMSU. When you believe in Brown, you are truly embracing everything that is great about Mustang Athletics.
The Southwest Minnesota State University athletics department strives to provide leadership, resources and support to ensure all student-athletes receive the finest personal, academic and athletic experience possible. Along with SMSU’s institutional mission of providing a high quality liberal arts education, the SMSU athletics department is committed to learning, service, passion, sportsmanship, resourcefulness and balance.
VARSITYSPORTS MUSTANGMEN Baseball Basketball Cheerleading (Co-ed) Cross Country Football Track & Field Wheelchair Basketball (Co-ed) Wrestling
MUSTANGWOMEN Basketball Cheerleading (Co-ed) Cross Country Golf Soccer Softball Tennis Track & Field Volleyball Wheelchair Basketball (Co-ed)
The Intramural and club sports program at Southwest Minnesota State University provides students with opportunities to participate in a variety of competitive and recreational activities. All skill levels are welcome with nearly 10 sports leagues offered throughout the school year. You will be sure to find something just for you!
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Bowling Club Cross Country Ski Association Dance Team Intramural Sports Rugby Football Club Soccer Club
Tae Kwon Do University Sportsmen‘s Association Ultimate Frisbee Club Women’s Rugby
READYTOBEANEXTREMEFAN? Join Mustang Maniacs! www.smsualumni.com/MustangManiacs
Interested in becoming a Mustang Student–Athlete?
WWW.SMSUMUSTANGS.COM/PROSPECTIVE Fill out the questionnaire to get started!
SENIORCHECKLIST APPLICATION CHECKLIST FOR FRESHMEN Top half of graduating class OR 21or higher on the ACT OR a combined verbal/math score of 990 on the SAT (writing portion not required). Submit application for admission (priority date: March 1). Pay a nonrefundable $20 application fee (fee is waived if you apply during your campus visit).
Submit official HS transcript. Submit ACT/SAT test scores.
APPLICATION CHECKLIST FOR TRANSFER STUDENTS Submit application for admission Pay a nonrefundable $20 application fee (fee is waived if you apply during your campus visit).
ubmit official transcripts from all colleges/ S universities previously attended (if transferring from Minnesota State institution, transcript can be pulled internally).
AFTER ACCEPTANCE TO SMSU Submit housing application (priority date: February 1). Submit scholarship application (priority date: March 1). Submit FAFSA as soon as possible (priority date: March 1).
MEETTHEADMISSIONCOUNSELORS We are here to answer any questions you have, give us a call today! Email: Tramel.Barnes@SMSU.edu Cell: (320)-226-3851 Wisconsin & Illinois Email: Emily.Bruflat@smsu.edu Cell: (507)-829-5962 Southwest Minnesota & Nebraska Email: Elise.Kazmerzak@SMSU.edu Cell: (507)-829-0314 Southeast Minnesota, South Dakota & North Dakota Email: Derek.Klinkner@SMSU.edu Cell: (507)-829-6647 Outer U.S, Homeschool & GED Email: Davontay.Stevens@smsu.edu Cell: (507)-829-1246 Central/Northern MN & Iowa Email: Kate.Tamm@smsu.edu Cell: (612)-756-2983 Twin Cities Metro Area Email: Ian.Wyffels@smsu.edu Cell: (612)-756-2983 Agricultural Outreach
Connect with SMSU through Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, and YouTube. Celebrate your decision to become a Mustang!
SAVE THE DATES Priority Registration
April 6 — Transfer Students
April 9 — 1st Year Scholarship Recipients
April 13, 16, 20 — 1st Year Students
Admitted Student Day
November 6 & February 9 - 1st Year Students February 23 - Transfer Students
Gold Rush Days
August 16 — 19
Southwest Minnesota State University is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music, the Minnesota Board of Teaching, the Council on Social Work Education, the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, and The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
Southwest Minnesota State University is located in Marshall, Minnesota, a friendly growing community of 14,000. Marshall, named one of America’s Best Small Cities, is an easy drive from the Twin Cities, St. Cloud, Sioux Falls, SD and Fargo ND. Marshall is also the proud home of Action TrackChair and Red Baron Arena, along with major employers like The Schwan Food Company, USBank, Archer Daniels Midland, Affiliated Community Medical Center, and Avera Marshall Regional Medical Center. For more information about Marshall, visit: www.discoversouthwestmn.com
DISCOVERMARSHALL •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 • Marshall 6 Theatre • Red Baron Arena & Expo – a Southwest Minnesota Sports Complex that draws events from far and wide
CHECK OUT WWW.VISITMARSHALLMN.COM
1501 STATE STREET, MARSHALL, MN 56258 800.642.0684 â€¢ WWW.SMSU.EDU
Southwest Minnesota State University, A member of Minnesota State
This viewbook is the most comprehensive publication to learn what SMSU is all about. Find information on visit days, academic programs, alon...
Published on Nov 7, 2017
This viewbook is the most comprehensive publication to learn what SMSU is all about. Find information on visit days, academic programs, alon...