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Founded in 1858, Winona State University started as the first teacher training institution west of the Mississippi and has since grown into the all-encompassing, innovative university it is today. WSU is known for its breadth of academic program choices, an engaged faculty, championship athletics and an outstanding community-minded student body.
At Winona State University, students find themselves immersed in a community of learners improving our world. The oldest member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System, WSU Offers more than 80 undergraduate, pre-professional, licensure, graduate and doctorate programs. WSU has been featured as one of America’s 100 Best College Buys for quality and value for thirteen years in a row. With an average class size of 26-30 and a student to faculty ratio of 19 to 1, you won’t be just another number to your professors and other faculty. The student-faculty relationships formed bring a high level of meaning and context to coursework, including undergraduate and graduate research.
Nestled between the limestone river bluffs, beautiful Lake Winona and the Mississippi River, Winona State is surrounded by an inviting outdoors. Possessing every native tree in Minnesota on the WSU campus, you are sure to experience a truly unique natural beauty. Bring your inline skates, bike, fishing pole, golf clubs or hiking shoes. If it’s an outdoor activity, you can most likely do it in Winona. Our new Integrated Wellness Complex is another resource that allows for fitness, activities and demonstrates WSU’s commitment to health, wellness and sustainability.
Our city of 29,000 people is a great place for you to live, learn and get involved. With three higher education institutions, making up nearly one third of the total population, the area is clearly devoted to educating and preparing students. You will be able to step outside the classroom and participate in community service, clubs, organizations, intramural sports and athletics. Ranking among the top 25 safest campuses in the U.S., you can rest assured WSU is a safe place dedicated to the well being of its students.
Paving the way in technological advances, WSU provides an inspiring digital capability to its 8,450 students. Pop open your new WSU laptop and you’re connected to a resource-rich, 100% wireless academic campus. Acknowledging and implementing the shift toward more environmentally-friendly practices, WSU was named one of the country’s most environmentally-responsible colleges according to The Princeton Review. Committed to the sustainability of our community, WSU is dedicated to energy conservation, renewable energy and pollution prevention.