|Admission Standards||Extremely Easy|
|Applicant Competition||Very Low|
The acceptance rate at Southwest Minnesota State University is 81%. It ranks #30 in Minnesota for lowest rate of acceptance. Southwest Minnesota State University is an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission requirements. Last year, 1,496 out of 1,856 applicants were admitted.
The school has extremely easy admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 69 percent (SAT 935/1102 ACT 17/23). Southwest Minnesota State University typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.21. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top half of their high school class. 23% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.
The Southwest Minnesota State University application fee is $20 and applications are due by Jun 15.
You are required to submit admission test scores with your application. Southwest Minnesota State University is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to determine if testing requirements are temporarily suspended due to COVID-19.
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||445|
|SAT Math 25th||490|
|SAT Composite 25th||935|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||562|
|SAT Math 75th||540|
|SAT Composite 75th||1102|
|Average SAT Score||1020|
What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Southwest Minnesota State University?
Southwest Minnesota State University typically prefers applicants to be in the top 100 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 935 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 850. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1020 out of 1600. Southwest Minnesota State University ranks #22 in Minnesota for highest average SAT composite score. 3 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1102 and Above||Good||>88%|
|1018 to 1102||Avg +||81%-88%|
|935 to 1018||Avg -||72%-81%|
|852 to 935||Reach||60%-72%|
|Less than 852||Low||<60%|
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||15|
|ACT Math 25th||17|
|ACT Composite 25th||17|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||22|
|ACT Math 75th||24|
|ACT Composite 75th||23|
|Average ACT Score||20|
What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Southwest Minnesota State University?
Admission data indicates that Southwest Minnesota State University regularly accepts students with ACT's of 17 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 69 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 14 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 20 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 23 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 96 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Southwest Minnesota State University.Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|23 and Above||Good||>88%|
|20 to 23||Avg +||81%-88%|
|17 to 20||Avg -||71%-81%|
|14 to 17||Reach||60%-71%|
|Less than 14||Low||<60%|
What GPA do you need to get into Southwest Minnesota State University?
Applicants need about average high school grades to get into Southwest Minnesota State University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Southwest Minnesota State University was 3.21 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #31 in Minnesota for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.21 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Southwest Minnesota State University accepts 81% of all applicants.
*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. 3.21 is an estimate of the school's average incoming freshman GPA.
59% of Southwest Minnesota 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||7%|
|Top 25% of class||24%|
|Top 50% of class||59%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||22%||26%||23%|
The application deadline for Fall 2022 has passed. Applications were due on Jun 15, 2022.
The cost for prospective students to apply to Southwest Minnesota State University is $20.
What are the requirements for admission to Southwest Minnesota State University and what student information is used for admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Recommended|
|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||No|
Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=175078 IPEDS survey data for Southwest Minnesota State University.
3% of students submit their SAT scores to Southwest Minnesota State University. 96% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
81% of those who apply are granted admission to Southwest Minnesota State University. Admission competition is and the college has extremely easy admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 935 and 1102. 3% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 17 and 23. 96% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.