Southwest Minnesota State University Admission Requirements
Chances of getting into Southwest Minnesota State University
|Admission Standards||Extremely Easy|
How hard is it to get into Southwest Minnesota State University and can I get accepted? The school has a 60% acceptance rate ranking it #10 in Minnesota for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 1,287 out of 2,133 applicants were admitted making Southwest Minnesota State University a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Academically, it has extremely easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 76 percent. Southwest Minnesota State University typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students. Only 27% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.
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Southwest Minnesota State University SAT Scores
Applicants Submitting SAT3%
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||420|
|SAT Math 25th||440|
|SAT Composite 25th||860|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||510|
|SAT Math 75th||520|
|SAT Composite 75th||1030|
|Average SAT Score||950|
SAT Scores you need to get in
What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Southwest Minnesota State University?
Southwest Minnesota State University typically requires applicants to be in the top 83 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 860 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 770. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 950 out of 1600. The school ranks #28 in Minnesota for highest average SAT composite score. 3 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|
|1030 and Above||Good||>72%|
|945 to 1030||Avg +||60%-72%|
|860 to 945||Avg -||47%-60%|
|775 to 860||Reach||34%-47%|
|Less than 775||Low||<34%|
Southwest Minnesota State University ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT96%
|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|
ACT Scores needed to get accepted
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 #30 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.
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|23 and Above||Good||>72%|
|20 to 23||Avg +||60%-72%|
|17 to 20||Avg -||47%-60%|
|14 to 17||Reach||34%-47%|
|Less than 14||Low||<34%|
Avg. High School GPA3.21*
Typical High School GradesB
You will 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 #24 in Minnesota for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Southwest Minnesota State University accepts 60% of students who apply.
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||26%||28%||27%|
Applications are DueSep 1, 2020
Days left to Apply228
Applicants have 228 days left until the Fall 2020 term applications are due on Sep 1, 2020.
Seniors, these are the SAT and ACT test dates you can still sit for a test and send your results to Southwest Minnesota State University before the Sep 1 application deadline.
|SAT Test Date||Scores Available|
|Mar 14||Mar 27|
|May 2||May 15|
|Jun 6||Jul 15|
|ACT Test Date||Scores Available|
|Feb 8||Feb 19|
|Apr 4||Apr 14|
|Jun 13||Jun 23|
|Jul 18||Jul 28|
What are the requirements for admission to Southwest Minnesota State University and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Recommended|
|High School Class Rank||Required|
|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.
Frequently Asked Questions
3% of students submit their SAT scores to Southwest Minnesota State University. 96% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
60% of those who apply are granted admission to Southwest Minnesota State University. Admission competition is low 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 860 and 1030. 3% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.