Mankato, Minnesota

Minnesota State University-Mankato Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into Minnesota State University Mankato

Minnesota State University Mankato

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
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 school has a 61% acceptance rate ranking it #12 in Minnesota for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 6,892 out of 11,314 applicants were admitted making Minnesota State University-Mankato 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 56 percent. Minnesota State University Mankato typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students. Only 35% 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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Minnesota State University-Mankato SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

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Minnesota State University-Mankato ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
Applicants Submitting ACT
ACT Scores for Minnesota State University Mankato
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 18
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 #25 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.

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 >75%
21 to 24 Avg + 61%-75%
19 to 21 Avg - 51%-61%
17 to 19 Reach 40%-51%
Less than 17 Low <40%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

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Typical High School Grades

You will need 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 3.27 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #23 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 61% of students who apply.

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High School Class Rank

67% 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 7%
Top 25% of class 25%
Top 50% of class 67%
Bottom 50% of class 33%
Bottom 25% of class 4%

Admission Statistics

Minnesota State University Mankato admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 6,253 5,061 11,314
Accepted 3,900 2,992 6,892
Acceptance Rate 62% 59% 61%
Enrolled 1,346 1,047 2,393
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 35% 35% 35%

Admission Requirements

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

Minnesota State University Mankato Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Neither required nor recommended
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.

Frequently Asked Questions

94% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

61% 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.

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.