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Minnesota State University-Mankato Admission Requirements

Mankato, Minnesota

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Chances of getting into Minnesota State University Mankato

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
67%
Admission Difficulty for Minnesota State University Mankato
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsEasy
Applicant CompetitionLow
How hard is it to get into Minnesota State University-Mankato and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at Minnesota State University-Mankato is 67%.  It ranks #13 in Minnesota for lowest rate of acceptance. Minnesota State University-Mankato is a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Last year, 7,002 out of 10,411 applicants were admitted.

The school has easy admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 56 percent (SAT 0/0 ACT 19/24). Minnesota State University Mankato typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.4. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top half of their high school class. 33% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

The Minnesota State University-Mankato application fee is $20 and applications are due by Apr 1.

Test Optional

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to Minnesota State University Mankato. If you submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 94% submitted ACT scores for admission for the 2021/2022 academic year..

Minnesota State University-Mankato SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
Not Reported
Applicants Submitting SAT
-
SAT Scores for Minnesota State University Mankato
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th N/A
SAT Math 25th N/A
SAT Composite 25th N/A
SAT Scores for Minnesota State University Mankato
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th N/A
SAT Math 75th N/A
SAT Composite 75th N/A
Average SAT Score N/A
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Minnesota State University-Mankato ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
19-24 
Applicants Submitting ACT
94%
ACT Scores for Minnesota State University Mankato
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 17
ACT Math 25th 18
ACT Composite 25th 19
ACT Scores for Minnesota State University Mankato
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 23
ACT Math 75th 25
ACT Composite 75th 24
Average ACT Score 21

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Minnesota State University-Mankato?

Admission data indicates that Minnesota State University-Mankato 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 24 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #19 in Minnesota for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 94 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Minnesota State University Mankato.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Minnesota State University Mankato admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
24 and Above Good >79%
21 to 24 Avg + 67%-79%
19 to 21 Avg - 57%-67%
17 to 19 Reach 46%-57%
Less than 17 Low <46%
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Minnesota State University-Mankato GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.4
Typical High School Grades
B+

What GPA do you need to get into Minnesota State University Mankato?

Applicants require above average high school grades to get into Minnesota State University-Mankato. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Minnesota State University Mankato was 3.4 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #22 in Minnesota for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Minnesota State University-Mankato accepts 67% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Minnesota State University Mankato students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
4.0 4.8% Good
3.75 to 3.99 16.7% Good
3.50 to 3.74 18.8% Avg +
3.25 to 3.49 19.9% Avg -
3.00 to 3.24 19.2% Reach
2.50 to 2.99 14.8% Reach
2.00 to 2.49 1.5% Reach
1.00 to 1.99 0.1% Reach
less than 1.00 0.1% Reach

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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High School Class Rank

68.2% of Minnesota State University Mankato freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Minnesota State University Mankato students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 6.7%
Top 25% of class 27.1%
Top 50% of class 68%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Admission Statistics

Minnesota State University Mankato admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 6,022 4,389 10,411
Accepted 4,154 2,848 7,002
Acceptance Rate 69% 65% 67%
Enrolled 1,339 945 2,284
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 32% 33% 33%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Apr 1, 2022
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2022 has passed. Applications were due on Apr 1, 2022.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Minnesota State University Mankato is $20.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Minnesota State University Mankato and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Minnesota State University Mankato Application Requirements
Test Scores Considered but not required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Required
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Minnesota State University Mankato
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=173920 IPEDS survey data for Minnesota State University Mankato.

FAQs

Does Minnesota State University Mankato prefer SAT or ACT?

94% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Minnesota State University Mankato?

67% of those who apply are granted admission to Minnesota State University-Mankato. Admission competition is low and the college has easy admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Minnesota State University Mankato?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 19 and 24. 94% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.