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Sault Ste Marie, Michigan

Lake Superior State University Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into Lake Superior State University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
58.2%
Admission Difficulty for Lake Superior State University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsAverage
Applicant CompetitionAverage

How hard is it to get into Lake Superior State University and can I get accepted? The school has a 58% acceptance rate ranking it #10 in Michigan for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 734 out of 1,262 applicants were admitted making Lake Superior State University a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants.  Academically, it has average requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 45 percent. Lake Superior State University typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students. Only 49% 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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Lake Superior State University SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1140-1320
Applicants Submitting SAT
83%
SAT Scores for Lake Superior State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 590
SAT Math 25th 550
SAT Composite 25th 1140
SAT Scores for Lake Superior State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 700
SAT Math 75th 620
SAT Composite 75th 1320
Average SAT Score 1230

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

Lake Superior State University typically requires applicants to be in the top 34 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1140 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 1050. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1230 out of 1600. The school ranks #10 in Michigan for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 83 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

Lake Superior State University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1320 and Above Good >70%
1230 to 1320 Avg + 58%-70%
1140 to 1230 Avg - 45%-58%
1050 to 1140 Reach 32%-45%
Less than 1050 Low <32%
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Lake Superior State University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
19-25 
Applicants Submitting ACT
37%
ACT Scores for Lake Superior State University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 18
ACT Math 25th 18
ACT Composite 25th 19
ACT Scores for Lake Superior State University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 25
ACT Math 75th 25
ACT Composite 75th 25
Average ACT Score 22

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

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

Admission data indicates that Lake Superior State University regularly accepts students with ACT's of 19 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 56 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 16 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 22 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 25 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #28 in Michigan for highest average ACT composite score. 37 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Lake Superior State University.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Lake Superior State University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
25 and Above Good >70%
22 to 25 Avg + 58%-70%
19 to 22 Avg - 45%-58%
16 to 19 Reach 32%-45%
Less than 16 Low <32%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.22
Typical High School Grades
B

You will need about average high school grades to get into Lake Superior State University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Lake Superior State University was 3.22 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #24 in Michigan for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Lake Superior State University accepts 58% of students who apply.

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High School Class Rank

67% of Lake Superior State University freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Lake Superior State University students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 14%
Top 25% of class 35%
Top 50% of class 67%
Bottom 50% of class 33%
Bottom 25% of class 9%

Admission Statistics

Lake Superior State University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 700 562 1,262
Accepted 400 334 734
Acceptance Rate 57% 59% 58%
Enrolled 184 177 361
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 46% 53% 49%

Fall 2020 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Aug 15, 2020
Days left to Apply
327

Applicants have 327 days left until the Fall 2020 term applications are due on Aug 15, 2020.

Seniors, these are the SAT and ACT test dates you can still sit for a test and send your results to Lake Superior State University before the Aug 15 application deadline.

SAT Test Date Scores Available
Oct 5 Oct 18
Nov 2 Nov 15
Dec 7 Dec 20
Mar 14 Mar 27
May 2 May 15
Jun 6 Jul 15
ACT Test Date Scores Available
Oct 26 Nov 14
Dec 14 Dec 24
Feb 8 Feb 19
Apr 4 Apr 14
Jun 13 Jun 23
Jul 18 Jul 28

Admission Requirements

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

Lake Superior State University Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Recommended
High School Class Rank 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 Lake Superior 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=170639 IPEDS survey data for Lake Superior State University.