Minnesota State University at Mankato Reviews

  • 17 Reviews
  • Mankato (MN)
  • Annual Tuition: $16,235
80% of 17 students said this degree improved their career prospects
88% of 17 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

Ashley
  • Reviewed: 9/2/2019
  • Degree: Special Education
  • Graduation Year: 2019
"This was the absolute worst university I have ever experienced. My advisor did not review my transcript after I transferred from the University of Minnesota, and I ended up repeating one course and taking two that did not apply to my degree at all. There is no communication whatsoever. I tried to get in contact with my advisor for three months through phone calls, emails, etc. and was never responded to. I had to leave the program and transfer to the complete lack of communication, and irresponsibility of these professionals."
Shelby Vukich
  • Reviewed: 8/19/2019
  • Degree: Psychology
  • Graduation Year: 2018
"I enjoyed my two years at the University of Minnesota, Mankato. The professors, more specifically, professors in the Psychology program helped me immensely and prepared me for graduate school. They were so supportive and allowed me to feel comfortable within my studies. I am grateful for my time at my underrate college and and I am so fortunate to been able to create strong relationships with my classmates and professors that I know will support me in my future career."
Shelby Vukich
  • Reviewed: 8/19/2019
  • Degree: Psychology
  • Graduation Year: 2018
"I enjoyed my two years at the University of Minnesota, Mankato. The professors, more specifically, professors in the Psychology program helped me immensely and prepared me for graduate school. They were so supportive and allowed me to feel comfortable within my studies. I am grateful for my time at my underrate college and and I am so fortunate to been able to create strong relationships with my classmates and professors that I know will support me in my future career."
Lauren Gregor
  • Reviewed: 7/30/2018
  • Degree: Dental Hygiene
  • Graduation Year: 2013
"I had a great experience at MN State University Mankato. The Dental Hygiene Program was specifically exceptional. There are only two colleges in the State of MN that offer a bachelors degree in Dental Hygiene and Mankato State does a great job of providing you with an education to make you a competent, confident clinician."
Todd
  • Reviewed: 7/26/2018
  • Degree: Graphic Design
  • Graduation Year: 2015
"My experience at Minnesota State University, Mankato was underwhelming. The town is small and uninteresting with virtually nothing to do aside from party, and honestly the party scene there isn't that great. The majority of the people I met there I found to be one dimensional with typical rural Midwestern upbringings. Not saying that's bad, it just didn't make for stimulating conversation. I did of course make friends there but no one I would consider to be close with, and our friend group dissolved quickly after we left. The campus itself is surprisingly small for the student population and there's not much offered in terms of entertainment. Most of the general courses were led by an apathetic professor who just sees you as a number on the clipboard (like all colleges). The core classes were fun but I found once I graduated that they didn't really prepare me for any career within the field. It was a disappointing four years and I would strongly advise looking elsewhere when picking a college."
Anessa Santiago
  • Reviewed: 5/29/2018
  • Degree: Nursing
  • Graduation Year: 2015
"Minnesota State University-Mankato had a very thorough Bachelor's of Science in Nursing Program. As with many programs it was extremely competitive to get in, however it was not impossible. There were a variety of options for clinical sites throughout Southeastern Minnesota. I feel this allowed for more opportunities especially when choosing our locations for our last semester clinical rotation. There were many courses utilizing the Simulation Lab as well as community learning opportunities."
Kelly Simmons
  • Reviewed: 4/23/2018
  • Degree: Psychology
  • Graduation Year: 1999
"I have mixed feelings about my experience. Also, it was a long time ago and I am sure that many things at the university have changed. At the time, I felt the course work and instructors were interesting and challenging. The campus was nice, easily accessible and offered a well rounded experience. I do not feel the career services were up to par. I did not fully understand the cost of college and what my income potential would be with my chosen degree (Spoiler: it was poor and the loan was substantial-still paying it off with income based repayment)."
H B
  • Reviewed: 4/23/2018
  • Degree: Secondary Education
  • Graduation Year: 2016
"While I struggled in school with professors who didn't understand a working college student, I do appreciate the quality of education they gave me. I felt mostly prepared for my career as a teacher (not sure that anyone feels completely prepared), and their courses and programs helped that."
Margaret Pence
  • Reviewed: 3/8/2017
  • Degree: Communications
  • Graduation Year: 2014
"The Communication Studies department at Minnesota State University, Mankato is an excellent program. The staff really care about the development of students and encourage them to develop themselves as individuals and within the career. They are don't just lecture students, but instead provide hands-on activities to foster student learning. Their instruction and mentoring had a big impact on the person I have become today."
Allyson Daines
  • Reviewed: 3/5/2017
  • Degree: Exercise Science
  • Graduation Year: 2016
"Minnesota State University, Mankato allows students to pursue their big idea through real world thinking. The university facilitates collaborative approaches with a wide range of opportunities and learning environments for students. With the help of motivating faculty and advisors at Minnesota State University, Mankato I was able to accomplish my goals and successfully begin my career path with confidence."