Winona State University Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (13)
Winona State was an affordable college to earn a Bachelor's Degree in Nursing. My first two years were on the actual Winona Campus where I made friends with classmates in A&P, Micro, and Chemistry. It has become more competitive over the years and I was there when Winona State-Rochester started doing the RN to BSN program (which I have heard is pretty easy). Going to Rochester allowed me to have my clinicals at Mayo Clinic and is what led me to getting my first job at Mayo. If you plan on traveling outside of Minnesota to work it would probably be a good idea to end up on the Winona Campus- where you practice rural care and placing IVs. Mayo Clinic was a great place for me to learn my critical thinking skills but going to rural hospitals let others place IVs and have a little bit more independent care.
Beautiful campus located on the river and in between the bluffs of minnesota. Small class sizes with laptop and ipad built into tuition. Lot of hiking and great professors. Many food options on and off campus. Semesters start early and end early may. Lots of fun things to do with many college students to hang out with.
Winona State University is located in the picturesque bluffs of Winona, MN. The campus is small and intimate with only 5 minutes maximum to walk from one end of campus to the other. Yet while being small, there are between 8,000-9,000 college students so you will always see new faces every day and have the opportunity to meet and connect with new people. The classes I took were overall rewarding with some being more rewarding and challenging than others. I believe some classes felt almost too easy but I'm also in a major where precision isn't the most important thing versus understanding concepts and being open minded. I believe it prepared me enough to feel that I could either go and take my license test or go on to graduate school. All of the professors I have interacted with are very friendly, and when you take the time to talk with them in office hours, they will remember you even 4 years later. The food at the cafeteria gets old but that is the same with any school. We thankfully updated the library to include Caribou Coffee and Einstein bagels. Finally, the faculty members of the campus are all very warm and kind. I have worked with many and have had overall positive experiences with everyone, including great conversations with the university president. I recommend this college for the great atmosphere, beautiful location, wonderful professors and solid education.
The HERS department at WSU does an incredible job at creating opportunities to generate an outstanding resume. Because of Winona's smaller size, you are able to make strong connections with the professors. This not only allows for letters of recommendation, but a remarkable learning environment best suited for each student. Winona State also has very low tuition rates to ensure the most "bang for your buck" when it comes to attending a university. The area includes a small down-town and lots of outdoors related activity. Winona State University is the perfect stepping stone for any student looking to become and independent and successful adult.
The Psychology program at Winona State University was informational and enjoyable. It gave me an in-depth understanding of Psychology and an awareness of the complexity of individuals. Winona State prepared me for the real world and my future career in psychology.
I had a great experience with the social work program at Winona state. I actually attended the night school section on the Rochester campus. The courses prepared me for a great career and the professor's were experts in the field. The cost was also very affordable compared to other schools.
Winona State University's Education Department provided me with a great deal of learning opportunities to better prepare me for the teaching world. The initial application process to get into the program was fairly rigorous and included some stress and I was not sure I would qualify to get in. Once I was accepted into the program I knew that Winona State was the place for me. My advisor was tremendously helpful in providing me with the information and classes I needed to graduate on time (4 1/2 years). The early courses were fairly basic and not incredibly informative, but once I got into the required courses for my licensure, I got more and more excited to get out into the teaching world and have my own classroom. Two of my favorite classes were my most challenge, they were both Reading classes. These classes challenged my thinking but also gave me an opportunity to better understand why we teach the way we do. My student teaching experience was the most valuable. As a student without a vehicle it was very important to me that I was placed in an area that was somewhere close. Winona State took this into consideration and placed me nearby. I by far learned the most during my semester student teaching and during the classes that went along with that experience. The feedback that I was given by my supervising teacher and my University Supervisor is something I still recall to this day.
Winona State University prepared me exceptionally well for my career in the field of social work. The professors and course content provided a solid base of content knowledge and hands-on experience in the field. The cost of the program was quite low compared to other similar programs in the Midwest. I would highly recommend the program to other students considering WSU.
WSU has a beautiful campus and is a great learning community. Professors are knowledgeable and easy to approach. If you are considering WSU I would highly recommend paying it a visit to see for yourself.
Great college with a small town feel. You feel like you are part of a community. There are a lot of opportunities to grow as a person. Education is top notch.