Minnesota State University, established in 1868, is a public comprehensive university located in Mankato, Minnesota. It has over 16,000 undergraduate students and includes an online learning program. Its campus houses more than 200 student organizations, intramural sports, a Greek scene and special interest groups. On-campus housing includes the option of joining a learning community where students of the same major get to learn, connect and grow together. It has a Division I ice hockey team, and is showered with purple-and-gold pride! Notable alumni include actors Melissa Peterman and Cedric Yarbrough. MSU, with its diverse student body and outdoor activities in the Minnesota River Valley, provides its students with a range of experiences.