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Lake Superior State University Admission Requirements

Sault Ste Marie, Michigan

Chances of getting into Lake Superior State University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
63.4%
Admission Difficulty for Lake Superior State University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsEasy
Applicant CompetitionLow

How hard is it to get into Lake Superior State University and can I get accepted? The school has a 63% acceptance rate ranking it #9 in Michigan for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 1,869 out of 2,949 applicants were admitted making Lake Superior State University a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 61 percent. Lake Superior State University typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students. Only 22% 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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Find out which students are getting accepted at Lake Superior State University, which are not, and how your GPA, SAT, or ACT scores compare.

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Lake Superior State University SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
970-1160
Applicants Submitting SAT
89%
SAT Scores for Lake Superior State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 490
SAT Math 25th 480
SAT Composite 25th 970
SAT Scores for Lake Superior State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 590
SAT Math 75th 570
SAT Composite 75th 1160
Average SAT Score 1070

SAT Scores you need to get in

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 66 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 970 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 870. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1070 out of 1600. The school ranks #27 in Michigan for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 89 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2018 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Lake Superior State University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1160 and Above Good >74%
1065 to 1160 Avg + 63%-74%
970 to 1065 Avg - 50%-63%
875 to 970 Reach 37%-50%
Less than 875 Low <37%
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Lake Superior State University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
19-25 
Applicants Submitting ACT
22%
ACT Scores for Lake Superior State University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 18
ACT Math 25th 17
ACT Composite 25th 19
ACT Scores for Lake Superior State University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 24
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 #26 in Michigan for highest average ACT composite score. 22 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Lake Superior State University.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2018 starting class

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 >74%
22 to 25 Avg + 63%-74%
19 to 22 Avg - 50%-63%
16 to 19 Reach 37%-50%
Less than 16 Low <37%
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Lake Superior State University GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.22
Typical High School Grades
B

What GPA do you need to get into Lake Superior State University?

Applicants 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 #27 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 63% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

Applying

Admission Statistics

Lake Superior State University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,833 1,116 2,949
Accepted 1,159 710 1,869
Acceptance Rate 63% 64% 63%
Enrolled 214 197 411
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 18% 28% 22%

Fall 2020 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Aug 15, 2020
Days left to Apply
3

Applicants have 3 days left until the Fall 2020 term applications are due on Aug 15, 2020.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Lake Superior State University and what student information is used for 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

Other Colleges to Consider

Other Colleges to Consider
Subject Percent of Class
F
Ferris State University

Big Rapids, Michigan

E
Eastern Michigan University

Ypsilanti, Michigan

F
SUNY at Fredonia

Fredonia, New York

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University of Pittsburgh Bradford

Bradford, Pennsylvania

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Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania

Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania

o
SUNY College of Technology at Alfred

Alfred, New York

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=170639 IPEDS survey data for Lake Superior State University.

FAQs

Does Lake Superior State University prefer SAT or ACT?

89% of students submit their SAT scores to Lake Superior State University. 22% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Lake Superior State University?

63% of those who apply are granted admission to Lake Superior State University. Admission competition is low and the college has easy admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Lake Superior State University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 970 and 1160. 89% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Lake Superior State University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 19 and 25. 22% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.


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