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Degree: Communication Sciences and Disorders, General
Graduation Year: 2014

I loved Mankato. I also recieved my undergraduate degree there as well. My professors were educated, professional, as well as genuine. My advisor especially was very supportive of my personal academic journey and was a great mentor to me. I felt the cost of MSU in general was great, it has great facilities and amenities. Living in Mankato was generally cheap, while the town has lots of great food, coffee shops, places to exercise, work , and study. Go Mavericks!

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Degree: Liberal Arts
Graduation Year: 2015

I felt my program fully prepared me for my chosen field. My professors were supportive and interested in my personal and professional growth. I would do it again.

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Degree: French Studies
Graduation Year: 2015

I enjoyed my time at MNSU. I liked my classes and all of my professors.

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Degree: Electrical Engineering
Graduation Year: 1994

I attended Minnesota State University at Mankato when it was Mankato State University. It was 11,700 students at the time, most of which were full-time. The college I attended was the College of Math, Physics, and Engineering. Because its roots were the Mankato Teaching College, the most mature programs at the college are primary and secondary education teaching degrees. Their Electrical and Mechanical Engineering programs were Bachelor's only at the time, although they've added a Master's since then. Best opportunity: One of the reasons I chose this over U of M or other large engineering programs was the quality of the professors and the access you had to them. There were several former Honeywell engineering fellows in the faculty of the school, which brought a level of pragmatism that was hard to find at bigger schools. I planned to get a job when I graduated so actually having a program that valued the skills required to be successful in an engineering role was great. I had professors (associate or full) for every class in my four years, including the required business classes. My graduating class was 34 EE's, if I recall correctly. That's unheard of at larger schools. Challenge: Top employers often don't recruit at MSU because of the small program. At the time, both IBM and Microsoft were recruiting at the school but the rest of the companies that had job fairs and regular recruiter visits were local companies from southern Minnesota. That made connecting with a top-tier company a challenge, which means there's not a multi-generational network of graduates like a Stanford, Harvard, or Notre Dame has. It is more challenging to find your initial job as a result but the education was great so it works itself out over time. Great value: When I started, they were on the quarter system and the credits were $42/credit and you needed 160 to graduate. That was $800/quarter for tuition and $700/quarter for books or $4,500/year. It's $7,558/year in 2013-2014 now, according to their website. That's a REALLY good value for a great degree.

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