Minnesota State University Moorhead

Welcome to Minnesota State University Moorhead (MSU Moorhead), located in the beautiful Red River Valley (northwestern Minnesota).  

“Life Transformed”

Welcome to Minnesota State University Moorhead (MSU Moorhead), located in the beautiful Red River Valley (northwestern Minnesota).  

MSUM Moorhead is home to over 5,000 students from around the world.  Highlights include superb faculty, small classes, automatic international student scholarships, and real-world learning opportunities.  Nestled in a quiet residential neighborhood, MSU Moorhead is a welcoming, safe place to learn, grow and transform!


Location:  Moorhead & Fargo

The cities of Moorhead and Fargo (metro population nearly 250,000) warmly welcome and enthusiastically embraces 29,000+ college students at eight institutions of higher learning. You’ll enjoy the combined opportunities of a growing metro area that still embraces a hometown feel.

The community is easily accessible via an international airport served by five airlines with direct flights to 10 major cities.

Fargo-Moorhead is a dynamic entrepreneurial community that boasts a bustling downtown, a rich arts community, live music venues, trendy coffee shops and regional festivals.  College students also enjoy diverse seasons with ample parks, biking and hiking trails, and river activities. 

Academic Excellence

Accredited & Award Winning

Minnesota State University Moorhead is a nationally accredited institution, with award-winning faculty whose priority is you. Along with national and regionally recognized faculty, students at MSU Moorhead find success in and outside of the classroom.  

Minnesota State University Moorhead is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools to offer undergraduate four-year college programs leading to baccalaureate degrees, master’s degrees, and a doctorate in educational leadership.  Explore all of MSUM’s academic offerings at https://www.mnstate.edu/majors/ 

Award-Winning Professors

MSU Moorhead has 11 Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) Professors of the Year, which is more than any other college or university, public or private, in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa or Wisconsin.

An Affordable Education

We are committed to providing an affordable, high-quality education to all students. MSU Moorhead is one of the lowest priced residential universities in the area and in Minnesota, delivering outstanding value for your investment. Plus, with banded undergraduate tuition you can take up to 19 credits per semester for the price of 12.

Cultural In-State Tuition Scholarship:  Additionally, MSU Moorhead provides an automatic scholarship for all international students.  This scholarship is given in the form of in-state tuition.  Many universities charge higher tuition prices (out-of-state or non-resident rates) to those students coming from outside of the state. At MSU Moorhead, all international students are given the in-state (resident) tuition price.  This is a renewable scholarship.


Student Life

MSU Moorhead has many student organizations offering educational and fun activities to the campus community.    As one of the over 110 student organizations, International Student Organization (ISO) provides a supportive environment for students and promotes diversity on campus.  You can check out all campus organizations and events at https://mnstate.campuslabs.com/engage/ 

Learning Communities Offered

We offer various Learning Communities that fit your interests and will help you achieve your goals.  Learning Communities require you to have a declared major that is consistent with the community.  We also offer themed communities open to undeclared or students of any major, such as an Exploration Community that will help you figure out what your major might be!

Discover a Learning Community that fits your interests and helps you achieve your goals at https://www.mnstate.edu/learning-communities/communities-offered.aspx


If you want to get involved and make a difference, Minnesota State University Moorhead is the place to do it. MSU Moorhead offers a complete educational, cultural and social experience. Join a student organization, help plan homecoming, participate in an intramural sport or serve on the student senate. Whatever your interests, you’ll find a group, organization, activity or program that fits YOU.


If you are an athlete, a sports fan, or both, there’s no spirit like #DragonPride. You can cheer on our intercollegiate varsity teams, which are FREE to attend for students.

Dragon Athletics is home to NCAA Division II and Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference teams with rich traditions of success. Our programs build champions through academic achievement and athletic success.

You can also participate in intramural and club sports, or join a group exercise class at the Wellness Center.

Safety & Security

Your safety and security are one of our highest priorities. MSUM provides a variety of resources designed to increase safety on our campus and grow your ability to make responsible decisions that enrich your well-being and leverage positive relationships.


Welcome to the Dragon Family!

We can't wait to work with you and are eager to welcome you to the Dragon Family!  


$5,000—$10,000 Semester

Fast facts

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Top Programs

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Business, Computer Science

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Type of School


  • School Size

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  • Religious Affiliation

    No Affiliation
  • Scholarships for International Students

  • Conditional Admission Available

  • Setting

    Small/College town
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  • Type of Housing

    Residence Hall, Apartment
  • Test Scores

    IELTS: Band 5.5+, TOEFL: 61+

Moorhead MN
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1104 7th Avenue South Moorhead, MN

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