Why You Should Study at WSU

Choosing a college is a tough decision for many people.

If you are looking for a great education at an affordable price that offers unique experiences as part of a supportive community in a beautiful location, the decision gets much easier.

Choose Winona State University!

Here are the reasons why you should enroll at WSU.


Over 80 Reputable Programs for Success

You can choose from over 80 undergraduate majors, 10 pre-professional majors and more than 30 graduate, certificate and licensure programs at Winona State.

This wide array of academic programs will prepare you for your career with:

  • an in-depth knowledgebase
  • hands-on learning experiences
  • critical thinking skills
  • communication skills

Affordable Tuition & Living Expenses

Winona State is a public institution that offers excellent academics and amazing student life for an extraordinary value.

On average, tuition costs about $7,500 for undergraduate students. Graduate students typically pay about $7,000 in tuition costs.

Learn more about tuition & living expenses for international students.


Scholarships for International Students

At Winona State, you'll receive world-class education for the tremendous value of public university cost.

International students are also eligible for several scholarships including:

  • Cross-Cultural Scholarship
  •  Presidential Honor Scholarship
  • Transfer Scholarship
  • Academic Department Scholarships
  • WSU Foundation Scholarships 
Learn more about these scholarship opportunities for international students.

Support for Your Entire Wellbeing

The ISSS staff will support you through the process of applying to WSU, getting visas, on-campus orientation, transitioning to campus life and more. Read our brochure here.

Our team will also help you navigate all the resources at WSU including:


A Welcoming Community

Though academics are important, you'll have even more opportunities outside the classroom to build your skills and simply enjoy your time as part of the WSU community.

Are you interested in sports? WSU has official athletics teams and intramurals teams so you can cheer from the stands or get out on the court yourself.

Or maybe you like theater, concerts and art galleries. If so, you'll find a vibrant arts culture here on campus and in the Winona community.

What about volunteering and community service? Students at WSU do that too, often through student clubs and organizations.

Student clubs are an important part of campus life where you can connect with others who share your interests whether that's a hobby, cultural background, faith tradition and so much more.

Learn more about campus life at WSU.