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Southwest Minnesota State University

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SMSU is an okay state university.AverageFinance
SMSU is an okay state university.
The Pros: friendly, approachable, helpful professors, reasonable priced tuition/fees, also this school is good for someone who would transfer after several years of being here. The cons: Food is horrible, school is in financial troubles, students tend to stick together leaving some left out, sports team sucks horribly besides wheel chair basketball, old dorm buildings that need to get fixed up, and also it gets below -25 degrees here during the winter time, small town with nothing to do besides drink.
1st Year Male -- Class 2012
Education Quality: A, Surrounding City: D+
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I came to this school about 2 yearsAverageArt & Design Department
I came to this school about 2 years ago and the reason why I decided to come here was because tuition was very cheap.If you are looking for a cheap college, Southwest Minnesota State University would be the one for you, I guess. However, the town this school is in is so small and dead. It is so boring. Not only the international students but also students from here usually gets so shocked if they were from cities area. It is so depression for me and almost all my friend to live in this town. People are usually friendly because this is a small town but the thing is everyone know everyone. This is sometimes very scary and annoying. I do not regret that I came here because I am an international student and this small school was kind to me when I came here. Also I don't have lotf of money to go to the expensive school so I thought SMSU was good deal for me. But now, I really want to escape from this school and from this town. Maybe because I am from a big city but this town is so dipression for me even I have lovely frineds to hang out and share this feeling...... I am just warning!
2nd Year Female -- Class 2015
Friendliness: A, Surrounding City: F
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Southwest Minnesota State is a fairly good learningBrightUndecided
Southwest Minnesota State is a fairly good learning environment. Resources are satisfactory. Small class sizes make it easy to learn and approach the professors. Marshall is a small town. Be prepared to enjoy rural life and spending most of the time at Wal-Mart. I don't live on campus, so don't take this advice too seriously. Learning=good. Social life=difficult.
1st Year Male -- Class 2009
Faculty Accessibility: A-, Surrounding City: D+
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