Saint Cloud State University Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (14)
Saint Cloud State offers a phenomenal degree for those in search of a psychology degree that is geared towards counseling. Unlike a general psychology degree, which is also offered at SCSU, the community psychology degree is an application of psychological principles, theories, and skills. The courses prepared me extremely well for my graduate program I am currently enrolled in at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities.
This college is what you make it to be. The business school has a pretty good local (MN) reputation and the finance program does place at some very very high level firms. The only thing that will hold you back is if you don't actively seek out the opportunities. This college won't just serve you up to a company the way that the U might. You really have to engage the teachers and the clubs and the programs. i loved my experience and am very proud of my degree. My career profile is in no way hindered by this degree. I recommend the business school to anyone, but yeah, the town itself really isn't that great.
St. Cloud has a reputation for being a party school, but while I was there most of the older students went back to their parents' or their home cities over the weekends, so I, being from out of the general area of the school, ended up being the oldest person on campus most weekends- if not the only person on campus. The degree itself was a great experience, I was part of a small (6 person) degree program, but I made close bonds with the other students in my major (and closely associated majors in the arts) because of the tight knit community. If you're expecting huge class sizes with sprawling lecture halls, you won't find that in most degree programs at SCSU. Some of the liberal arts or general classes may be that size, but the majority of a students' classes will be around 10 students - which is smaller than the class size of my high school. Saying that, though, I was also in the University Honors Program and had even smaller class sizes for my generals. I was the teacher's assistant for some of the larger classes' generals, so that's how I know about the size, but for those big lecture hall classes, it's easy enough to find assistance in either a classmate or the myriad of professors teaching the general subjects.
Biology at St. Cloud State University is amazing. My advisor helped me create a 4 year plan from the start of what I needed to get into graduate school, from what classes to take to helping me set up an internship. My major allows internship as an optional upper level division credits per hour and they require you to also do research in addition to the internship. This helped me utilize the research and written communication skills I learned during my undergraduate work. Furthermore, this school offers many research opportunities both under the supervision of research professors as well as your own independent research. There is a student research colloqueium every year where we can present our research, and complete to move on to a national competition. This major not only challenged my intellect and research abilities, but also taught me presentation skills, how to network with alumni, staff, and community members, and writing scholarly research papers.
My college is a great and affordable college that offers a lot of study programs. The professors are excellent and they offer a great environment for students.
I mostly went to Saint Cloud State University (SCSU) due to its proximity to where I lived. It was not my dream school, however, it wasn't a bad school. They had events often, which were actually fun. The campus isn't too overwhelmingly big, so it wasn't too hard to get around. The faculty was either a hit or miss. I had professors that I absolutely loved having and where very supportive in helping me prepare for graduate school. I had other professors who didn't give their students the time of day. The campus sits right off the Mississippi River which is quite gorgeous. The winter months do get a bit chilly but they have buses and shuttles that run all the time so you can avoid a cold walk home. There is a beautiful lake nearby, Lake George, that is a common hang out spot to study. Otherwise the neighborhood is mostly college housing and I felt relatively safe. Tuition at SCSU is also fairly cheap! Overall, it was a pretty good experience and I would recommend it to others.
I thought this was a decent college. They have a great art program that is an affordable option in comparison to University of Minneapolis or Minneapolis Institute of Art. However, they do not offer a Master's program in art. Their printmaking, photomaking, and wood working areas are great. They also have a lot of interesting courses offered there. Nice computer lab too. The only thing that I found annoying about the art college is that it is in an old building and there isn't too much room around in comparison to the newer buildings for music and science. They have their own gallery and bring in lots of fun artists though. There is a telescope at the science building and that is pretty cool because they open it up to the public on specific days of the year. I really like their astronomy classes and Native American history classes too. Huge gym with a rock climbing wall is nice. They offer good student discounts on buying new computers there. Great library too, good options for food at Atwood. Overall, I had a good experience at SCSU and I do recommend going there.
I loved my college experience. All classes taught by professors not grad students. Good class sizes. Go huskies!!
I chose this school as it was far enough away from home but still only an hour away. My parents didn't want my to go to a large university and get lost in the crowd. This school was still large and I feel like I was just another number. For a science degree I wish I would have just gone to the university. I didn dance at SCSU which was a great opportunity also I had a few other opportunities such as being a TA and being involved with a few clubs. These might not have happened going to a larger school
I loved it here. There were so many things to get involved in and so many actvities throughout the week and weekend. I love that the campus is big but small enough to walk through easily, especially in the winter with all of the skyways. It does have a reputation for being a party school, but I did not have a problem with that at all. I had challenging classes and still had fun without getting distracted by parties every night. I miss it a lot and wish I could do it all over again.