St. Cloud offers big-city culture and small-town charm on the banks of the Mississippi River in Central Minnesota.
Also called "The Granite City," St. Cloud is Central Minnesota's hub for arts, entertainment, health care and education. The university campus is within walking distance of theater, live music and more.
The St. Cloud metropolitan area is 24th on Forbes magazine's 2014 “Best Small Places for Businesses and Careers." The City of St. Cloud has earned awards for livability, city services and amenities.
Local mass transit is free for St. Cloud State students on the MetroBus system. The MetroBus station near campus makes it easy to get to and from local malls. Through much of the year there is a weekly farmers' market where you can buy locally-grown food.
Located an hour northwest of the world-class arts, entertainment and shopping of Minneapolis-St. Paul, the University is also just a short drive from the best of what Mother Nature has to offer - including lakes, forests and rivers.