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Welcome, International Students!

We are delighted to welcome all of our new students to Winona State University. This fall we will be welcoming a diverse group of new students from over 40 different countries around the world. We are happy that you have chosen to join Winona State University to continue your education.  

Fall 2014 International Student Orientation starts August 15, 2014.  Please, review the Arrival Booklet (PDF) and tell us your arrival information here

We look forward to meeting you soon!

 

Study Minnesota
Study Minnesota
Study Minnesota aims to promote Minnesota as a top destination for international students.
Cross Cultural Scholarship
Cross Cultural Scholarship

This scholarship offers international students the opportunity to pay at the resident rate of tuition...

Accepting Applications Fall 2014
Accepting Applications Fall 2014

 

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Q: Where is WSU located?

A: Winona State is located in the heart of Winona, a city in southeast Minnesota with 29,000 people. The mighty Mississippi River, towering bluffs, beautiful lakes, and a historic downtown are all within a few blocks of campus. Winona is a 25-minute drive from La Crosse, Wis., 45 minutes from Rochester, Minn., 190km to the Twin Cities, Minneapolis-St. Paul, and 490km to Chicago, Illinois.

Q: Do I need a TOEFL & SAT to apply?

A: No, you only one. TOEFL, or EILTS, or SAT, or ACT.

Q: When should I apply?

A: As soon as possible. Especially if it takes time to get an appointment your home country’s Embassy. Remember, the sooner you get your I-20 the sooner you will know if you are able to study in Winona State University.

Q: Do I need a laptop to attend WSU?

A: No. Winona State is a laptop university which provides all students a brand new laptop computer every other year, and all support, printing, and maintenance that is needed.

Q: Do you pick up students from the airport?

A: No. However, the City of Winona has an outstanding Shuttle bus system that brings you directly to Winona State Campus from the Minneapolis/St. Paul Airport (MSP) safely and very inexpensive.

U.S. News Best Colleges
U.S. News Best Colleges

WSU is ranked second among public universities in Minnesota in the 2011 edition of “Best Colleges” by U.S. News Media Group. 

Princeton Review Best Colleges
Princeton Review Best Colleges

WSU has been named among the "Best in the Midwest" by The Princeton Review for the seventh consecutive year.

America's 100 Best College Buys
America's 100 Best College Buys

WSU has been named among America's 100 Best College Buys for the 15th consecutive year.