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International Admission

Warm Greetings from Southwest Minnesota State University (SMSU)!

It may be cold during certain seasons here in Minnesota, but you will always be greeted by open arms and warm smiles. Students from all over the world dream of studying in the United States. Make your dreams a reality and get started on your journey to Southwest Minnesota State University (SMSU). SMSU is home to over 200 international students from over 27 different countries and we look forward to having you join our family. Become a Mustang by following these simple steps below.

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Application Deadlines

  • Fall Semester: June 1st
  • Spring Semester: November 1st

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in the U.S. for Best Value for Students from Taiwan. College Factual analyzed 363 colleges and universities for this category In February 2020 from


 Southwest Minnesota State University has been named the 2020 “Safest College Campus in Minnesota” by


SMSU was listed at number 10 in Best Value for Students from Nigeria, out of 464 higher education institutions analyzed for this category In February 2020 from