St. Cloud State University Admission Requirements
Chances of getting into Saint Cloud State University
|Applicant Competition||Very Low|
How hard is it to get into St. Cloud State University and can I get accepted? The school has a 86% acceptance rate ranking it #37 in Minnesota for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 5,479 out of 6,387 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 moderate requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 58 percent. Saint Cloud State University typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students. Only 28% 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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St. Cloud State University SAT Scores
Applicants Submitting SAT2%
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||510|
|SAT Math 25th||520|
|SAT Composite 25th||1030|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||650|
|SAT Math 75th||610|
|SAT Composite 75th||1260|
|Average SAT Score||1150|
SAT Scores you need to get in
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 55 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1030 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 910. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1150 out of 1600. The school ranks #24 in Minnesota for highest average SAT composite score. 2 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|
|1260 and Above||Good||>91%|
|1145 to 1260||Avg +||86%-91%|
|1030 to 1145||Avg -||78%-86%|
|915 to 1030||Reach||68%-78%|
|Less than 915||Low||<68%|
St. Cloud State University ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT90%
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||16|
|ACT Math 25th||18|
|ACT Composite 25th||18|
|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 #28 in Minnesota for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 90 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Saint Cloud State University.
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|24 and Above||Good||>91%|
|21 to 24||Avg +||86%-91%|
|18 to 21||Avg -||78%-86%|
|15 to 18||Reach||68%-78%|
|Less than 15||Low||<68%|
Avg. High School GPA3.14
Typical High School GradesB
You will need about average high school grades to get into Saint 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 86% of all applicants.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|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|
60% of Saint Cloud State University freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.
|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%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||26%||29%||28%|
Applications are DueAug 1, 2020
Days left to Apply256
Applicants have 256 days left until the Fall 2020 term applications are due on Aug 1, 2020.
Seniors, these are the SAT and ACT test dates you can still sit for a test and send your results to St. Cloud State University before the Aug 1 application deadline.
|SAT Test Date||Scores Available|
|Dec 7||Dec 20|
|Mar 14||Mar 27|
|May 2||May 15|
|Jun 6||Jul 15|
|ACT Test Date||Scores Available|
|Dec 14||Dec 24|
|Feb 8||Feb 19|
|Apr 4||Apr 14|
|Jun 13||Jun 23|
|Jul 18||Jul 28|
What are the requirements for admission to Saint Cloud State University and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|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|
|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.