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St. Cloud State University Admission Requirements

Saint Cloud, Minnesota

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Chances of getting into Saint Cloud State University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
90%
Admission Difficulty for Saint Cloud State University
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Admission StandardsEasy
Applicant CompetitionVery Low
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How hard is it to get into St. Cloud State University and can I get accepted? The school has a 90% acceptance rate ranking it #34 in Minnesota for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 4,656 out of 5,171 applicants were admitted making Saint Cloud State University an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 62 percent. Saint Cloud State University typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students. Only 27% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.

St. Cloud State University SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
934-1194
Applicants Submitting SAT
4%
SAT Scores for Saint Cloud State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 477
SAT Math 25th 457
SAT Composite 25th 934
SAT Scores for Saint Cloud State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 582
SAT Math 75th 612
SAT Composite 75th 1194
Average SAT Score 1060

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What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Saint Cloud State University?

Saint Cloud State University typically requires applicants to be in the top 100 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 934 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 810. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1060 out of 1600. The school ranks #24 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

Saint Cloud State University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1194 and Above Good >94%
1064 to 1194 Avg + 90%-94%
934 to 1064 Avg - 84%-90%
804 to 934 Reach 76%-84%
Less than 804 Low <76%
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St. Cloud State University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
18-24 
Applicants Submitting ACT
92%
ACT Scores for Saint Cloud State University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 16
ACT Math 25th 18
ACT Composite 25th 18
ACT Scores for Saint Cloud State University
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 St. Cloud State University?

Admission data indicates that St. Cloud State University regularly accepts students with ACT's of 18 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 62 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 15 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 21 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 92 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Saint Cloud State University.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Saint Cloud State University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
24 and Above Good >94%
21 to 24 Avg + 90%-94%
18 to 21 Avg - 84%-90%
15 to 18 Reach 76%-84%
Less than 15 Low <76%
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St. Cloud State University GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.14
Typical High School Grades
B

What GPA do you need to get into Saint Cloud State University?

Applicants need about average high school grades to get into St. Cloud State University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Saint Cloud State University was 3.14 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #27 in Minnesota for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.14 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as St. Cloud State University accepts 90% of all applicants.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Saint Cloud State University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 12% Good
3.50 to 3.75 14% Good
3.25 to 3.50 15% Avg +
3.00 to 3.25 19% Avg +
2.75 to 3.00 32% Avg -
2.50 to 2.75 7% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 1% Reach
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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High School Class Rank

60% of Saint Cloud State University freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Saint Cloud State University students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 6%
Top 25% of class 24%
Top 50% of class 60%
Bottom 50% of class 40%
Bottom 25% of class 7%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

Applying

Admission Statistics

Saint Cloud State University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 2,895 2,276 5,171
Accepted 2,640 2,016 4,656
Acceptance Rate 91% 89% 90%
Enrolled 653 584 1,237
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 25% 29% 27%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Fall 2021 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Apr 1, 2021
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2021 has passed. Applications were due on Apr 1, 2021.

Admission Requirements

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

Saint Cloud State University Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Saint Cloud State University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=174783 IPEDS survey data for Saint Cloud State University.

FAQs

Does Saint Cloud State University prefer SAT or ACT?

4% of students submit their SAT scores to St. Cloud State University. 92% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Saint Cloud State University?

90% of those who apply are granted admission to St. Cloud State University. Admission competition is and the college has easy admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Saint Cloud State University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 934 and 1194. 4% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Saint Cloud State University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 18 and 24. 92% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.