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International Students YOU Belong Here!

Warm Minnesota 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.   

Step 2:  Get Your I-20 

Step 3:  Apply for the International Student Visa.  (Skip this step, if you already have one!) 


Fall Semester: June 30th

Spring Semester: November 30th


in the U.S. for Best Value for Students from Taiwan. College Factual analyzed 333 colleges and universities for this category.


In the Best Value for Students from Nepal category, SMSU was ranked number 22 in the U.S. out of 335 colleges and universities.


SMSU was listed at number 25 in Best Value for Students from Nigeria, out of 408 higher education institutions analyzed for this category.

*Ranking provided by College Factual, January 2018