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MSU Moorhead Admission Requirements

Moorhead, Minnesota

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Chances of getting into Minnesota State University Moorhead

Acceptance Rate

Admitted 
66%
Admission Difficulty for Minnesota State University Moorhead
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Easy 
Applicant Competition Low 
How hard is it to get into MSU Moorhead and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at MSU Moorhead is 66%.  It ranks #12 in Minnesota for lowest rate of acceptance. MSU Moorhead is a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Last year, 2,436 out of 3,688 applicants were admitted.

The school has easy admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 50 percent (SAT 1080/1180 ACT 19/24). Minnesota State University Moorhead typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.48. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top half of their high school class. 30% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

The MSU Moorhead application fee is $20 and applications are due by Jun 1.

Test Optional

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to Minnesota State University Moorhead. If you submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 4% of students submitted SAT scores and 95% submitted ACT scores for admission for the 2021/2022 academic year..

MSU Moorhead SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 
1080-1180
Applicants Submitting SAT 
4%
SAT Scores for Minnesota State University Moorhead
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 550
SAT Math 25th 530
SAT Composite 25th 1080
SAT Scores for Minnesota State University Moorhead
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 600
SAT Math 75th 580
SAT Composite 75th 1180
Average SAT Score 1130

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Minnesota State University Moorhead?

Minnesota State University Moorhead typically prefers applicants to be in the top 45 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1080 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 1030. The average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1130 out of 1600. MSU Moorhead ranks #14 in Minnesota for highest average SAT composite score. 4 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Minnesota State University Moorhead admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1180 and Above Good >79%
1130 to 1180 Avg + 66%-79%
1080 to 1130 Avg - 51%-66%
1030 to 1080 Reach 35%-51%
Less than 1030 Low <35%
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MSU Moorhead ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 
19-24 
Applicants Submitting ACT 
95%
ACT Scores for Minnesota State University Moorhead
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 18
ACT Math 25th 18
ACT Composite 25th 19
ACT Scores for Minnesota State University Moorhead
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 25
ACT Math 75th 24
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 MSU Moorhead?

Admission data indicates that MSU Moorhead 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 #20 in Minnesota for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 95 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Minnesota State University Moorhead.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Minnesota State University Moorhead admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
24 and Above Good >81%
21 to 24 Avg + 66%-81%
19 to 21 Avg - 54%-66%
17 to 19 Reach 41%-54%
Less than 17 Low <41%
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MSU Moorhead GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 
3.48
Typical High School Grades 
B+

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

Applicants require above average high school grades to get into MSU Moorhead. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Minnesota State University Moorhead was 3.48 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #19 in Minnesota for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as MSU Moorhead accepts 66% of students who apply.

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High School GPA's for admitted Minnesota State University Moorhead students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 8.94% Good
3.75 to 3.99 25.98% Avg +
3.50 to 3.74 19.69% Avg -
3.25 to 3.49 15.64% Avg -
3.00 to 3.24 15.5% Reach
2.50 to 2.99 11.87% Reach
2.00 to 2.49 1.82% Reach
1.00 to 1.99 0.56% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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High School Class Rank

71% of Minnesota State University Moorhead freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Minnesota State University Moorhead students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 12%
Top 25% of class 35%
Top 50% of class 71%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Admission Statistics

Minnesota State University Moorhead admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 2,120 1,568 3,688
Accepted 1,570 866 2,436
Acceptance Rate 74% 55% 66%
Enrolled 484 248 732
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 31% 29% 30%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Jun 1, 2023
Days left to Apply
119

Applicants have 119 days left until the Fall 2022 term applications are due on Jun 1, 2023.

Application Fee

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

Application Requirements

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

Minnesota State University Moorhead 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 Moorhead
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=174358 IPEDS survey data for Minnesota State University Moorhead.

FAQs

Does Minnesota State University Moorhead prefer SAT or ACT?

4% of students submit their SAT scores to MSU Moorhead. 95% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

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

66% of those who apply are granted admission to MSU Moorhead. 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 Minnesota State University Moorhead?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1080 and 1180. 4% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Minnesota State University Moorhead?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 19 and 24. 95% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.