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Morehead, Kentucky

Morehead State University Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into Morehead State University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
79.6%
Admission Difficulty for Morehead State University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsEasy
Applicant CompetitionVery Low

How hard is it to get into Morehead State University and can I get accepted? The school has a 80% acceptance rate ranking it #18 in Kentucky for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 4,293 out of 5,392 applicants were admitted making Morehead State University an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 61 percent. Morehead State University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 31% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.

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Morehead State University SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
930-1110
Applicants Submitting SAT
1%
SAT Scores for Morehead State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 450
SAT Math 25th 480
SAT Composite 25th 930
SAT Scores for Morehead State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 540
SAT Math 75th 570
SAT Composite 75th 1110
Average SAT Score 1020

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What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Morehead State University?

Morehead State University typically requires applicants to be in the top 73 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 930 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 840. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1020 out of 1600. The school ranks #20 in Kentucky for highest average SAT composite score. 1 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Morehead State University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1110 and Above Good >87%
1020 to 1110 Avg + 80%-87%
930 to 1020 Avg - 70%-80%
840 to 930 Reach 58%-70%
Less than 840 Low <58%
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Morehead State University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
20-26 
Applicants Submitting ACT
97%
ACT Scores for Morehead State University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 20
ACT Math 25th 18
ACT Composite 25th 20
ACT Scores for Morehead State University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 26
ACT Math 75th 24
ACT Composite 75th 26
Average ACT Score 23

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Morehead State University?

Admission data indicates that Morehead State University regularly accepts students with ACT's of 20 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 49 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 17 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 23 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 26 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #8 in Kentucky for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 97 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Morehead State University.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Morehead State University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
26 and Above Good >87%
23 to 26 Avg + 80%-87%
20 to 23 Avg - 70%-80%
17 to 20 Reach 58%-70%
Less than 17 Low <58%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.35
Typical High School Grades
B+

You will need above average high school grades to get into Morehead State University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Morehead State University was 3.35 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #8 in Kentucky for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.35 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Morehead State University accepts 80% of all applicants.

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High School GPA's for admitted Morehead State University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 27% Good
3.50 to 3.75 18% Avg +
3.25 to 3.50 17% Avg +
3.00 to 3.25 15% Avg -
2.75 to 3.00 18% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 5% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

High School Class Rank

78% of Morehead State University freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Morehead State University students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 19%
Top 25% of class 46%
Top 50% of class 78%
Bottom 50% of class 22%
Bottom 25% of class 3%

Admission Statistics

Morehead State University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 3,347 2,045 5,392
Accepted 2,697 1,596 4,293
Acceptance Rate 81% 78% 80%
Enrolled 804 542 1,346
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 30% 34% 31%

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Morehead State University and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Morehead State University Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Neither required nor recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Morehead State University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=157386 IPEDS survey data for Morehead State University.