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Morehead State University Admission Requirements

Morehead, Kentucky

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Chances of getting into Morehead State University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
77.6%
Admission Difficulty for Morehead State University
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Admission StandardsAverage
Applicant CompetitionVery Low
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How hard is it to get into Morehead State University and can I get accepted? The school has a 78% acceptance rate ranking it #15 in Kentucky for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 6,233 out of 8,032 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 average requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 49 percent. Morehead State University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 21% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.

Morehead State University SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
948-1223
Applicants Submitting SAT
-
SAT Scores for Morehead State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 480
SAT Math 25th 468
SAT Composite 25th 948
SAT Scores for Morehead State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 603
SAT Math 75th 620
SAT Composite 75th 1223
Average SAT Score 1090

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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 100 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 948 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 810. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1090 out of 1600. The school ranks #13 in Kentucky for highest average SAT composite score. 0 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Morehead State University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1223 and Above Good >86%
1085 to 1223 Avg + 78%-86%
948 to 1085 Avg - 68%-78%
811 to 948 Reach 55%-68%
Less than 811 Low <55%
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Morehead State University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
20-26 
Applicants Submitting ACT
99%
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 25
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 #12 in Kentucky for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 99 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Morehead State University.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Morehead State University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
26 and Above Good >86%
23 to 26 Avg + 78%-86%
20 to 23 Avg - 68%-78%
17 to 20 Reach 55%-68%
Less than 17 Low <55%
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Morehead State University GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

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

What GPA do you need to get into Morehead State University?

Applicants require 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 78% of all applicants.

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High School GPA's for admitted Morehead State University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
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

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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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%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

Applying

Admission Statistics

Morehead State University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 5,166 2,735 8,032
Accepted 4,135 2,098 6,233
Acceptance Rate 80% 77% 78%
Enrolled 813 502 1,315
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 20% 24% 21%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Fall 2021 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Jun 30, 2021
Days left to Apply
125

Applicants have 125 days left until the Fall 2021 term applications are due on Jun 30, 2021.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Morehead State University and what student information is used for 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.

FAQs

Does Morehead State University prefer SAT or ACT?

99% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Morehead State University?

78% of those who apply are granted admission to Morehead State University. Admission competition is and the college has average admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Morehead State University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 948 and 1223. 0% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Morehead State University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 20 and 26. 99% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.