Winona State University Review

Winona State University is a public Minnesota university with a main campus in Winona, and two additional campuses in the cities of Winona West and Rochester. Winona State University offers one associate degree program, many undergraduate majors and minors, various master's degree programs, licensure programs and other learning opportunities.

Winona State University Overview

Winona State University (WSU) was founded in 1858 with $7,000 in donations from Winona citizens. WSU is almost as old as the state in which it resides.

The university is divided academically into five areas: business, nursing and health sciences, education, liberal arts and science and engineering. In the fall of 2008, total enrollment at WSU was at 8,450 students, including those enrolled in the 70-plus undergraduate and 15 graduate programs.

Admissions and Enrollment Overview

Admission to Winona State University is based on an application (which may be completed online) and certain core academic achievements that include specific high school courses completed, a minimum ACT score of 21 and a top two-thirds standing in the high school graduating class in question.

Many students at Winona State University are eligible for one of the university's hundreds of academic scholarships. Additionally, specific scholarships are awarded to first-year and transfer students, students who demonstrate artistic or athletic potential and achievement, and students with a family member who previously attended the university.

Learning Environment and Campus Facilities

Winona State University has Minnesota campuses at Winona, Winona West and Rochester. The Winona campus' Science Laboratory Center holds the school's science labs. WSU is also home to the Darell W. Krueger Library, which contains more than 200,000 books and features wireless access and almost 2,000 network ports. The university's main campus also has ten computer labs. Additionally, the Rochester campus' Goddard Library has, on its second floor, a computer lab known as the Library Technology Center.

WSU also has a bicycle use program wherein members of the university community may use bicycles, helmets and locks (subject to availability) for five hours at a time.

Also worth noting are Winona State University's Frozen River Film Festival, Great River Shakespeare Festival and Minnesota Beethoven Festival, all held yearly at the school's Performing Arts Center.

Winona State University Colleges

  • College of Liberal Arts
  • College Education
  • College of Nursing and Health Sciences
  • College of Science and Engineering
  • College Business
  • Office of Graduate Studies

School Contact Information

  • Address: 8th and Johnson St., Winona, MN 55987-5838
  • Phone Number: (507) 457-5000