St. Cloud State University

St. Cloud State University is one of the largest public universities in Minnesota with more than 15,000 students. The university is located about an hour northwest of Minneapolis, along the oak-crowned west bank of the Mississippi River.

Founded in 1869 as a state normal school, St. Cloud State has evolved into a comprehensive university with all the institutions that make college life exciting: events and activities, art galleries, theatre, about 250 clubs and organizations, NCAA athletics, club sports, intramurals, indoor recreation opportunities and outdoor pursuits. The campus nerve center is our library.

Learning Commitments

Key elements of a St. Cloud State education are:

Active and Applied Learning
We must provide opportunities to put classroom learning into action in order to provide our students with practical experience and reinforcement of their learning

Community Engagement
We must be what we teach in order to provide our students role models and real-life in action examples of what they are learning in the classroom

In the broadest sense, we must tend to our community as well as the physical environment so that our students can have real opportunities to succeed

Global and Cultural Understanding/Accessibility
We must be attentive to a changing world and agile in our adaptation to new developments in order to ensure that our students are prepared for a world in which nothing is static and knowledge rapidly becomes obsolete