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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.

Let your curiosity lead to discovery. Find out what you can learn and who you can be. Connect with a vibrant campus community both in and out of the classroom. Learn to lead, blending your passions with knowlege and skill, giving you the confidence to make a difference at SMSU and beyond.

We invite you to visit SMSU and to discover the possibilities.

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President's Inauguration

President's Inauguration

Join us for the inauguration of Dr. Kumara Jayasuriya, the tenth president of Southwest Minnesota State University, on Friday, April 3, 2020 at 10:30 a.m. in the R/A Facility. SMSU is proud to mark this important occasion in the history of the University.

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Mustang Promise

Mustang Promise

SMSU sets itself apart from other colleges with our Mustang Promise. We’re so confident in the relevance, quality, and value of our students’ education that we guarantee they will find a job within six months of graduation.

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SMSU Mustangs App

SMSU Mustangs App

Download our mobile app to discover and engage with us! Go to the Apple store or Google Play store and search “SMSU Mustangs” today!

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EVENTS

SAC Events: Create a Creature

February 19, 2020

Firebringer Performances

February 20, 2020

SMSU WBB vs. WSC

February 21, 2020

SMSU MBB vs. WSC

February 21, 2020

SOUTHWEST STORIES

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Bridget DuBrey

Bridget DuBrey

Senior

Related Areas

Environmental Science

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Emma Grote

Emma Grote

Senior

"As a student, coming to SMSU for exercise science is huge because all of your professors truly care about you. They push you in the classroom and you will have some difficult classes, but that is what will make you a good candidate for grad school."

Hometown

Blair, NE

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Brock Fox

Brock Fox

Senior

"The professors and administrators were so personable at every visit I went on when I as in the processes of choosing a college. I was used to having a close bond with my high school teachers, and after my visits to SMSU, I knew I could have the same experience with the professors here."

Hometown

Minneota, MN

SMSU Today

THE SOURCE FOR CAMPUS NEWS & EVENTS!

SMSU Today is the source for University feature stories, news, announcements, and events on campus. Follow @SMSUToday on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for information on the go.

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LATEST NEWS

SMSU Ranked No. 1 in Nation By Military Friendly® School

Published: 02-11-2020

 Southwest Minnesota State University's commitment to veterans and their families has been rewarded with a No. 1 national ranking by Military ...

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SMSU President Kumara Jayasuriya, left, and LSC President Patricia Rogers

Three SMSU Programs to be Offered on Campus of Lake Superior College

Published: 02-04-2020

A trio of Southwest Minnesota State University academic programs will be offered on the campus of Lake Superior College (LSC) in Duluth starting in...

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SMSU Ranked 8th Nationally for Affordable Online Master’s for Out-of-State Students

Published: 02-05-2020

Southwest Minnesota State University is ranked 8th in the nation for the Most Affordable Colleges for Online Master's Degrees for Out-of-State Stu...

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MUSTANGS MAKING A DIFFERENCE

May Lee Moua-Vue

Meet International Student Services Director May Lee Moua-Vue

Published 01-27-2020

May Lee Moua-Vue, new Director for International Student Services and Global Studies, is excited to "bring the world to campus" by creating an environment where international and domestic students can thrive and become comfortable with one another at Southwest Minnesota State University.  "A...

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