Winona State University

175 West Mark Street, Winona, MN
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Questions and Answers about Winona State University

Melisandra M.
20 days ago
What's the cost per credit?
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Winona State has banded tuition, which mean that whether a student takes 12 credits, 18 credits, or some amount in between, there is one flat rate. Depending on your academic program, you may have to pay additional differential costs or a program-specific tuition rate. You can find the most up-to-date cost per term information at https://admissions.winona.edu/afford/cost/undergraduate-tuition/
Camryn C.
1 month ago
Are there suite style rooms available on campus?
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Yes, Winona State has two suite-style residence halls - Kirkland and Haake. The suite-style rooms have more privacy while still space for community events and impromptu get-togethers throughout the hall. Haake is open to just first year students, while Kirkland is reserved for returning students and transfer students with 24+ credits by the start of the term. Check them out at https://blogs.winona.edu/admissions/project/kirkland-haake/
Camryn C.
1 month ago
Does Winona State University offer dining options for students with dietary restrictions?
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In the Jack Kane Dining Center, there is the G8 Station. This station contains food free of top-eight allergens. All items served out of that area are isolated. This includes all pots, pans and utensils used to prepare the food to eliminate any chance of cross contamination issues. The station also has its own dishwasher. There is a registered dietitian on campus that can help you find food you can enjoy too!
Alison S.
1 month ago
What are the requirements for merit scholarships specific to Winona State University?
Winona State University
Winona State uses a student's cumulative high school GPA to determine merit-based awards. You can find the full breakdown here: https://www.winona.edu/financial-aid/scholarships.asp Questions can go to financialaid@winona.edu
Adam S.
3 months ago
What extracurricular clubs and activities are available at WSU?
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With over 150 student clubs at Winona State, you'll have lots of options to find your niche with like-minded people and expand your network with those of different perspectives! WSU has a variety of of student organizations for your to choose from, like academic, pre-professional, campus groups, diversity organizations, faith-based, Greek Life, honorary societies, special interest, sports clubs, and more! You can find a complete list of WSU's student clubs and organizations at https://www.winona.edu/sal/clubs.asp.
Paige S.
3 months ago
What is there to do around Winona State University, such as restaurants, outdoor/indoor activities?
Winona State University
Winona State University is located in Winona, Minnesota. There’s plenty to do in Winona from major festivals that bring in crowds to local entertainment, food, shopping and more! Living in Winona is seriously the best of both worlds. You’ve got the charm, comfort and community-feel of a smaller town for your everyday life and easy access to big-city attractions when you want to go all out. Check it out at https://www.winona.edu/campus-life/winona.asp and https://visitwinona.com/.

About

Founded in 1858, Winona State University is the oldest member of the Minnesota State System of colleges and universities. Today, Winona State University serves students across two campuses in Winona and Rochester, Minnesota, as well as others throughout southeastern Minnesota and beyond. Widely known for our stunning natural setting, the WSU Winona campus is nestled between picturesque bluffs and the Mississippi River – meaning that rock climbing, paddle boarding, hiking, kayaking (and more) are within a mile of campus. Additionally, the city of Winona is home to a wide range of art, music and theater opportunities, as well as museums, local boutiques, and festivals galore. WSU’s second campus is located in Minnesota’s third largest city – Rochester. The city is a dynamic, urban hotbed for industry, arts and culture and was ranked the #1 city of Top 100 Best Places to Live by Livability.com in 2016. WSU offers over 80 majors and programs, and our classes are small in size and taught by expert faculty. All our degree programs offer opportunities for internships with some of the Midwest’s most prestigious companies and organizations. Community engagement is important at Winona State, with most of our programs providing students a chance to use what they’ve learned to help others. Winona State holds the #1 Student Success Rate in the Minnesota State system of colleges and universities. WSU was recently named the best public institution in Minnesota by U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Colleges,” and listed among the “Best in the Midwest” by The Princeton Review since 2003. One of America’s 100 Best College Buys for 24 consecutive years, 93% of freshman also benefit from some form of financial aid. RESIDENT TUITION SCHOLARSHIP EXPANSION: Starting Fall Semester 2022, Winona State University will expand eligibility for the Resident Tuition Scholarship to offer in-state tuition rates for all students—undergraduate and graduate—who meet WSU's admissions criteria. This is great for students who will be joining us in the fall! To qualify, students simply need to be a non-resident of MN as students are automatically considered for this with their application to WSU. This award means that you will pay the Minnesota resident (in-state) tuition rate rather than the non-resident (out-of-state) tuition rate. You can think of it as a roughly $6,500 scholarship. This scholarship is renewable if you maintain at least a 2.5 GPA in college. This is another way Winona State University is working actively to keep a WSU education affordable—and accessible—for all students.

Majors offered at Winona State University

Biggest majors
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods
Business Administration, Management and Operations

Academics at Winona State University

1000-1190
SAT Score Range
400
1600
Considered with application
20-24
ACT Score Range
1
36
Considered with application
Student Faculty Ratio
18 to 1
Selectivity
Less Selective (66% Acceptance Rate)
School type
Public 4-year institution

Winona State University demographics

83% White
4% Hispanic
3% Black
3% Multiracial
2% Asian
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Common careers for Winona State University students

Common Careers and Their Average Annual Salary

Software Engineer76k
Process Engineer67k
Human Resources (HR) Manager63k
Senior Accountant61k
Financial Analyst54k
Paralegal49k
Marketing Manager49k
Based on 4,235 student responses
51.3kAvg. Early Career Pay
86.3kAvg. Mid-Career Pay
51%in High-Meaning careers
10%in STEM careers

Net price of attending Winona State University

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Student reviews of Winona State University

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100% of students

Known for

LGBTQ+ friendly
Access to outdoor activities
Lots of interesting clubs and activities
Safe campus
Accessible and helpful professors
Camryn Chouinard
Board Games And Puzzles
Hiking And Backpacking
Gardening
Walking + 1 other

5.0

WHAT I LIKED

The Education program is designed to help you become a great teacher. The classes revolve around literacy education and how to be in a classroom with gifted or challenging students. The education program is not test-based but rather project and or paper understandings.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

One thing I don't like about Winona is once you get off campus there are not a lot of street lights so it can be very dark if ever walking on the sidewalks.

Molly Thomforde
Hiking And Backpacking
Weightlifting
Camping
Art + 1 other

3.0

WHAT I LIKED

Winona had so much to offer that I did not take advantage of. If you are engaged, you will love WSU. While I excelled in my studies, I did not engage in campus life further, and I highly regret that. There were many clubs and campus things going on, constantly, but I was caught up in other things. Regardless of regretting not being an active WSU student, I do not regret going there. The area is beautiful, especially if you are looking for someplace "bigger" than your "small" hometown, but a place that is not too big.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

Some classes, especially general education courses that do not pertain to your major, were hard to find as they are in unfamiliar buildings. Ask for help or scout those classrooms out prior.

Emilie Jachymowski
Photography and Photo Editing
Hiking And Backpacking
Camping

3.0

WHAT I LIKED

The professor is nice and works well with students.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

Old buildings not have a lot of funding in the art department.

Sheyenne Lor
Scrapbooking
Running
Reading

4.0

WHAT I LIKED

My favorite part of Winona State is the people. Everyone is very friendly and it's nice having people in a small community that you can connect with. Most professors are super friendly and genuinely care about your education and your goals. The campus is also super beautiful in the summer and fall. It's also very easy to travel around campus and off-campus. There are very many transportation options.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

Some of the buildings are quite old, so they are not very aesthetically pleasing. Winona State also lacks a lot of diversity compared to other schools.

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