MSU Moorhead Admission Requirements
Chances of getting into Minnesota State University Moorhead
How hard is it to get into MSU Moorhead and can I get accepted? The school has a 60% acceptance rate ranking it #9 in Minnesota for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 2,533 out of 4,204 applicants were admitted making MSU Moorhead a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Academically, it has moderate requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 62 percent. Minnesota State University Moorhead typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 31% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.
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MSU Moorhead SAT Scores
Applicants Submitting SAT4%
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||450|
|SAT Math 25th||470|
|SAT Composite 25th||920|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||590|
|SAT Math 75th||600|
|SAT Composite 75th||1190|
|Average SAT Score||1060|
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 requires applicants to be in the top 74 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 920 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 780. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1060 out of 1600. The school ranks #26 in Minnesota for highest average SAT composite score. 4 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.
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1190 and Above||Good||>72%|
|1055 to 1190||Avg +||60%-72%|
|920 to 1055||Avg -||47%-60%|
|785 to 920||Reach||34%-47%|
|Less than 785||Low||<34%|
MSU Moorhead ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT95%
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||19|
|ACT Math 25th||19|
|ACT Composite 25th||20|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||25|
|ACT Math 75th||24|
|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 MSU Moorhead?
Admission data indicates that MSU Moorhead regularly accepts students with ACT's of 20 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 49 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 18 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 #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.
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|25 and Above||Good||>74%|
|22 to 25||Avg +||60%-74%|
|20 to 22||Avg -||50%-60%|
|18 to 20||Reach||39%-50%|
|Less than 18||Low||<39%|
Avg. High School GPA3.31*
Typical High School GradesB+
You will need above average high school grades to get into Minnesota State University Moorhead. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Minnesota State University Moorhead was 3.31 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #20 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 60% of students who apply.
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||33%||29%||31%|
What are the requirements for admission to Minnesota State University Moorhead and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|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|
|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.
Frequently Asked Questions
4% of students submit their SAT scores to MSU Moorhead. 95% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
60% of those who apply are granted admission to MSU Moorhead. Admission competition is low and the college has moderate admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 920 and 1190. 4% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.