Office of Admissions/ Maxwell Hall, Winona State uni, Winona, MN 55987-5838 507-457-5100
About Winona State University
  • Year of Foundation 1858
  • Size of Campus 40 Acres
  • Type of Instituition Public institution
  • Religious Orientation None
  • Degrees Bachelor, Master, Post Master
  • Calendar Type Semester
  • Undergraduate Population 7,447
  • Women % / Men % / Out of state 60% 40% 34%OUS
  • App. Deadlines FAFSA
  • Tuition Costs In / Out - State $6,240 In state, $11,340 Out of state
  • Room and Board $7,330
  • Nonfall Registration Accepted
  • Selectivity of the Intuition Selective
  • Application Fee $20
  • Enrollment No. 7,872
Founded in 1858, Winona State University is a comprehensive public university with close to 8,900 students. The oldest member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System, Winona State offers 80 undergraduate, pre-professional, licensure, graduate, and doctorate programs on its three campuses: the original Main Campus in Winona, the West Campus in Winona, and Winona State University Rochester. Winona State University was founded in 1858 when the first Minnesota State Legislature established normal schools “to prepare teachers for the common schools of the state.” The first tax-supported school west of the Mississippi River was established at Winona to train teachers for a new frontier. Citizens of Winona quickly supported the school with donations of more than $7,000 in money and land.
Social Life And Activities
  • Setting Rural
  • Number of sororities 3
  • On-campus religious organizations (Appears as submitted by school) Campus Crusade For Christian Student Fellowship, Christians In Action- Chi Aplha, Cooperative Campus Ministry, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, Latter Day Saints Student Association, Luth
  • Other on-campus organizations N/A
  • Percent students who are frat sororities N/A
  • Number of on-campus international organizations (Appears as submitted by school) African Club, Asian American Club, Bangladesh Forum, Black Cultural Awareness Association, Hispanic Association of Students, Hmong American Student Association, Intercambios, International Club, Jamaica Club, Japan Club, Ma
  • Alcohol Policies No
  • Number of frats 6
  • Other general policies class attendance policies set by individual instructors, hazing prohibited
  • Number of frat chapter houses N/A
  • Popular Event and Social Activities on Campus Athanaeum Presentation Series, Children's Theatre, Shakespeare In The Park, Cross-Cultural Campus Outreach (in local elementary schools), Lyceum Series (speakers and performers throughout the year), Mayo Lecture Series (featuring Mayo Clinic Doctors/topics
  • Number of students in fraternities 6
  • Percent students who are frat members N/A
  • Number of honor societies Alpha Delta Mu (Social Work), Alpha Lambda Delta (All-University), Alpha Epsilon Rho (Broadcasting), Alpha Omega Honore (Honors), Alpha Sigma Lambda (Non-traditional students), Alpha Upsilon Alpha (International Reading Assoc. ), Beta Beta Beta (Biology),
  • Distance to nearest train Winona (0)
  • Distance to nearest bus Winona (0)
  • Public Transportation to the University Yes
  • Car Permitted On Campus Yes
  • Distance to nearest airport Minneapolis (100), La Crosse, Wis. (30)
Student Housing
  • Number of housing and appartment units owned by the university 14
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are undefined N/A
  • Off and remote campus housing assistance available Yes
  • Type of housing provided for students coed dorms, women's dorms, men's dorms, apartment for single students, special housing for disabled students, special housing for international students
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are doubles 54%
  • On and Off campus housing offered Yes
  • College housing safety - Sprinkler system 93%
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are apartments 7%
  • College housing safety - Fire alarms 100%
  • Number of students using college housing 34%
  • College campus housing availability Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are triples 8%
  • High speed or wireless internet in college housing 100%
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are singles 31%
Campus Services
  • Library Facilities 100%
  • Number Of Books in Library 325,611
  • Wireless Network - Student wi-fi Yes
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Other Locations 1,000
  • Student Computer Availability Yes
  • Tutoring and Remedial Help math, writing, study skills
  • Library On Campus Yes
  • Number of e-books 8,400
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Library 1,800
  • Location Of Available Computers computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • Student Allowed To Post A Web Page Yes
  • Internet Access Yes
  • Number Of Microforms 983,874
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Campus Labs(est) 1,000
  • Basic Services Provided nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, day care, health service, health insurance
  • Location Of Area With Wireless Support in all the libraries, in all classrooms, in computer labs, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas, in all college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing, in all school buildings and on all school property
  • Student Email Accounts Yes
  • Number Of Subscriptions 7,362
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Classrooms 2,000
  • Campus Safety 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)
  • OS of Wifi Network N/A
  • Counseling Services minority student, career, military, personal, veteran student, academic, older student, psychological, birth control
  • Museums Watkins Gallery, Watkins Hall (Art Gallery); Native American Pottery, Jewelry and Art Collection, Library; Mississippi River Pearl Collection, Library; Artistic Duck Decoy Collection, Library; Inuit Stone Carving Collection, Library; Jim Heinlen Original A
  • Number of Audiovisuals-cds,videos,dvds 3,530
  • Estimated Capacity Of Wireless Network 10,000
  • Online Course Registration Available Yes
  • Computer Courses No
Student Employment and Career
  • Top Companies Selecting Students For Jobs Mayo Clinic, Mayo Foundation, Rochester (Minn.) Public School District, IBM, Fastenal, Abbott Northwestern Hospital, Winona State University, Olmsted County, United Hospital, Olmsted Medical Group, Merchants Bank, Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center, Anoka-
  • Navy ROTC on campus? Offered at cooperating institution (Univ. of Wisconsin-La Crosse)
  • Career placment and training co-op education, on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training
  • Number of undergraduates (only) with employment 36%
  • Airforce ROTC on campus? Offered at cooperating institution (Univ. of Wisconsin-La Crosse)
  • Employed Students after 6 Months 68%
  • Student Employment Federal
  • Army ROTC on campus? Offered at cooperating institution (Univ. of Wisconsin-La Crosse)
  • Employed Students after 1 year 84%
  • The average earnings of employed undergrads 3,780
  • Does the school discourage student employment No
  • Employed Students after 2 years 97%
Loan, Scholarship, Fellowship, Grant Page Details
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