St. Cloud State University




  • Founded in 1869
  • Over 200 Accredited Undergraduate Programs
  • Over 60 Masters Degree Prorgams
  • 20:1 Student to Faculty Ratio
  • Pathway Programs
  • Cultural Activities
  • Affordable with our Academic and Cultural Sharing Scholarship
  • Safe and Friendly Campus
  • On Campus Housing and Meal Plans
  • Dynamic International and Intercultural Campus Life
  • Over 250 Student Organizations including over 30 Cultural Organizations 
  • Campus Athletics, NCAA Division I and II Teams
  • Exercise Facilities and Intramural Teams
  • 75 miles north of Minneapolis/St. Paul


When making decisions about college, it is important to consider not only the accreditation of the institution but also the personal and financial commitment you are making. At SCSU, we hold over 50 different accreditations and academic members that you will find at other institutions but we offer these programs at an affordable rate.

Center Of International Studies 


At St Cloud State University, you will find a campus and community that supports international students from the moment they step onto campus, to graduation, and through their future careers. Students find that St Cloud State is a university that has all the benefits and resources of a large university while having a connection to staff and faculty that is commonly found at a small university. SCSU, located on the beautiful Mississippi River in central Minnesota, will help students achieve and unleash their potential with a supportive environment in a safe, and affordable place to live and study. We are proud at SCSU to host more than 1,200 international students from more than 92 countries.



SCSU campus is alongside the majestic Mississippi River and a short walk to downtown St. Cloud. St Cloud is an amazing location to experience Minnesota’s four seasons where you will have the opportunity to explore why Minnesota is known for our weather. Cloud. In the winter, you can experience outdoor activities such as skiing, snowshoeing, and even ice fishing. During the warmer months, explore the city by biking on the Beaver Island trail or hiking through Quarry Park and Nature Preserve.

If you are looking for a larger city to explore, St. Cloud is just 75 miles north of Minneapolis and St. Paul - home to Mall of America the largest shopping mall in America! It is not uncommon for students to spend the weekend or day exploring Minnesota’s largest Metropolitan area. There is public transportation that runs from St. Cloud State’s campus into the heart of Minneapolis. Due to its central location, St. Cloud is also a great location to explore Duluth (Lake Superior!), Lake Itasca (the start of the Mississippi river), Mille Lacs Reservation, the Boundary Waters and other state parks.

Huskies Athletics & Facilities 

Huskies Athletics is home to NCAA Division I and II teams with rich traditions of success. Our student-athletes, coaches and facilities have helped the Huskies rank among the best NCAA programs in the region. 

  • Huskies Wrestling won national championships in 2015, 2016, 2018, 2019 and 2021
  • Men's Huskies Hockey advanced to the Frozen Four in 2013 and 2021, reaching the National Championship Game in 2021
  • Men's Huskies Basketball competed in the NCAA II Final Four in 2010
  • Fall Semester:
    • August to December
  • Spring Semester:
    • January to May
  • Summer Semester:
    • May to August

Estimated Expense for an Academic Year:

Undergraduate/Bachelors program   Academic Year
First Semester Tuition (12-18 credits with Scholarship)       $4,929  
Second Semester Tuition (12-18 credits with Scholarship)*        $4,929  
Total Tuition per year   $9,858
Fees (estimated for academic year)**   $1,306
Room and Board (on-campus housing 9 months)   $10,428
Insurance, books, & supplies   $3,965
Total with scholarship per year**   $25,557


Admissions Requirements:

  • Complete an online application (Free)
  • Submit your secondary school grade reports
  • If applicable, submit your international university transcripts
  • If applicable, submit your U.S. transcripts
  • Provide proof of English proficiency
    • Internet-based TOEFL (iBT): 61 or higher.  Subscores must be 15 or higher for reading, writing, and listening.
    • International English Language Testing System (IELTS): 5.5 or higher
  • Provide financial documentation 


SCSU values the cultural and educational contributions that international students have on our campus. Knowing that value and to help increase that contribution, we offer the Academic and Cultural Sharing Scholarship (ACSS)! This scholarship is automatically awarded to all incoming undergraduate students once they are enrolled at SCSU. ACSS gives students a 40% tuition reduction that brings the amount of tuition similar to what domestic students pay at SCSU.



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$20,000—$25,000 Year

Fast facts

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Top Programs

Computer Science, Engineering, Nursing

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  • School Size

  • Student Body Gender

  • Religious Affiliation

    No Affiliation
  • Scholarships for International Students

  • Conditional Admission Available

  • Setting

  • Accreditation and Certification

    EnglishUSA Member, HLC, AACSB, ABET
  • Type of Housing

    Residence Hall, Apartment, Dormitory
  • Test Scores

    IELTS: Band 5.5+, TOEFL: 61+, Duolingo: 90+, SAT Eng: 370

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720 4th Avenue South St. Cloud , MN

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