Southwest Minnesota State University is a four-year public university offering a high quality education in the liberal arts and professions to prepare you for a life that is successful both personally and professionally. SMSU has grown into a university of choice with high national rankings, producing scholars who become the leaders, thinkers, and entrepreneurs of the future. Students and faculty alike come here to engage in the rich "Southwest Experience," which starts with strong academics, fulfilling social opportunities and support from fellow Mustangs. We invite you to visit SMSU and to experience for yourself all that it has to offer.
- SMSU is ranked 7th nationally in 2020 for most affordable bachelor’s degrees by Best Value Schools
- A commitment to veterans: SMSU has been ranked the top university in the U.S. in its class for 2020-21 by Military Fri
- SMSU has been named the 2020 “Safest College Campus in Minnesota” by YourLocalSecurity.com
- Eleven degrees that can be earned completely online.
- Mustang Promise: You’ll find a job, or your first semester of graduate school is free
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- Phone: (507) 537-6272
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- Phone: (507) 537-6267