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MSU Moorhead Admission Requirements

Moorhead, Minnesota

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Chances of getting into Minnesota State University Moorhead

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
65.4%
Admission Difficulty for Minnesota State University Moorhead
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsModerate
Applicant CompetitionLow
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How hard is it to get into MSU Moorhead and can I get accepted? The school has a 65% acceptance rate ranking it #13 in Minnesota for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 2,591 out of 3,963 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 64 percent. Minnesota State University Moorhead typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 30% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.

Test Requirements

You must submit admission test scores with your application. Minnesota State University Moorhead is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to determine if testing requirements are temporarily suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

MSU Moorhead SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
930-1220
Applicants Submitting SAT
4%
SAT Scores for Minnesota State University Moorhead
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 510
SAT Math 25th 420
SAT Composite 25th 930
SAT Scores for Minnesota State University Moorhead
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 670
SAT Math 75th 550
SAT Composite 75th 1220
Average SAT Score 1080

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 73 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 930 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 1080 out of 1600. The school ranks #23 in Minnesota for highest average SAT composite score. 4 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 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
1220 and Above Good >76%
1075 to 1220 Avg + 65%-76%
930 to 1075 Avg - 52%-65%
785 to 930 Reach 39%-52%
Less than 785 Low <39%
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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 #23 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.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 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 >78%
21 to 24 Avg + 65%-78%
19 to 21 Avg - 55%-65%
17 to 19 Reach 44%-55%
Less than 17 Low <44%
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MSU Moorhead GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.31*
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 3.31 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 65% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

*This school has not released high school GPA data for its incoming freshmen. In these cases, CollegeSimply employs an artificial intelligence (AI) process to predict GPA based on this school's test scores and a large sample of other colleges' data. 3.31 is an estimate of the school's average incoming freshman GPA.

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High School Class Rank

64% 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 9%
Top 25% of class 30%
Top 50% of class 64%
Bottom 50% of class 36%
Bottom 25% of class 12%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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Admission Statistics

Minnesota State University Moorhead admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 2,205 1,758 3,963
Accepted 1,572 1,019 2,591
Acceptance Rate 71% 58% 65%
Enrolled 477 311 788
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 30% 31% 30%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Fall 2021 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Jun 1, 2022
Days left to Apply
246

Applicants have 246 days left until the Fall 2021 term applications are due on Jun 1, 2022.

Application Fee

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

Admission 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 Admission Requirements
Test Scores 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?

65% 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.

What SAT score is required for Minnesota State University Moorhead?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 930 and 1220. 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.