Where you belong!

Southwest Minnesota State University is a four-year public university located in Marshall, Minnesota. We offer a high-quality education in the liberal arts and professions to prepare you for a life that is successful both personally and professionally.

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 truly is where you belong!

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Mustang Days

Mustang Days

Come visit us! This open house event is the perfect opportunity to discover why SMSU is Where You Belong!

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APPLY FOR FREE

APPLY FOR FREE

In honor of College Knowledge Month, SMSU will be waiving all application fees for the month of October.

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Admitted Student Day

Admitted Student Day

Admitted Student Day is a special program designed for students who are already admitted to SMSU or still deciding. This is a perfect day to find out more about who we are and what we do.

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EVENTS

Mustang Days (Oct. 18-19)

October 18, 2018

Mustang Days (Oct. 18-19)

October 19, 2018

Coffee With Coaches

October 23, 2018

SMSU SUCCESS STORIES

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Background - Clare Duwelius
Clare Duwelius

Clare Duwelius

'14 Alum

Master of Business Administration: Leadership

"I feel that the opportunity to pursue a master’s degree in Business Administration from SMSU allowed me to chase my dream of finding a sports management career path that has been truly satisfying. I hope to lend guidance and assist with the development of young women and men who also have a vision and belief in their abilities to make a difference in their chosen field, just as I was afforded in my years at SMSU. "

Location

Minneapolis, MN

Occupation

Assistant General Manager – Minnesota Lynx

Background - Darlene Sparkman
Darlene Sparkman

Darlene Sparkman

'05 Alum

Chemistry & Business Administration: Finance

"I have experienced many levels of education, but none filled with more supportive or genuinely caring individuals than SMSU faculty, whose focus was always to make their students successful."

Location

Waco, TX

Occupations

Plastic Surgeon at Baylor Scott & White Health, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Plastic Surgery – Texas A&M

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Vaugh Gehle

Vaugh Gehle

'82 Alum

Biology

"When I began graduate school, I was afraid I wouldn’t measure up to my peers, who had graduated from some prestigious colleges and universities. I discovered my SMSU liberal arts education and Biology major coursework made me an intellectual equal to those who had paid much more for their education. SMSU gave me a world-class education at a community college cost."

Location

Marshall, MN

Occupation

Associate Professor of Biology

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President Gores and St. Paul College President Rassoul Dastmozd

Culinology Degree to be Offered at St. Paul College

Published: 10-12-2018

The Culinology degree at Southwest Minnesota State University will be offered at St. Paul College starting in the fall semester, 2019. Having the S...

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Jon Dicke, center

Dicke Honored for Selection to Allstate Good Works Team

Published: 09-20-2018

Southwest Minnesota State University senior student-athlete Jon Dicke couldn't put his finger on it, exactly. "I was suspicious. When I got here to...

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Stanwick, Chartwells Strive to Offer Positive Dining Experience

Published: 10-08-2018

Chartwells Dining Services pride themselves in being a place where "hungry minds gather" and where they put students' food needs first. These impor...

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MUSTANGS MAKING A DIFFERENCE

Scott Ewing

Ewing Works Behind the Scenes at Homecoming

Published 09-26-2018

 Scott Ewing, Assistant Director of Student Activities, is an experienced hand when it comes to Homecoming.  Celebrating his 25th year with SMSU this December, Ewing has had his fair share of planning and coordinating the special Homecoming events that students enjoy during the week lea...

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