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Southwest Minnesota State University Admission Requirements

Marshall, Minnesota

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Chances of getting into Southwest Minnesota State University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
63.9%
Admission Difficulty for Southwest Minnesota State University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsVery Easy
Applicant CompetitionLow
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How hard is it to get into Southwest Minnesota State University and can I get accepted? The school has a 64% acceptance rate ranking it #11 in Minnesota for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 1,447 out of 2,264 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 very easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 62 percent. Southwest Minnesota State University typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students. Only 21% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Test Requirements

You must 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 the COVID-19 pandemic.

Southwest Minnesota State University SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
907-1087
Applicants Submitting SAT
3%
SAT Scores for Southwest Minnesota State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 457
SAT Math 25th 450
SAT Composite 25th 907
SAT Scores for Southwest Minnesota State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 542
SAT Math 75th 545
SAT Composite 75th 1087
Average SAT Score 1000

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 prefers applicants to be in the top 100 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 907 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 1000 out of 1600. The school ranks #26 in Minnesota for highest average SAT composite score. 3 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Southwest Minnesota State University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1087 and Above Good >75%
997 to 1087 Avg + 64%-75%
907 to 997 Avg - 51%-64%
817 to 907 Reach 38%-51%
Less than 817 Low <38%
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Southwest Minnesota State University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
18-24 
Applicants Submitting ACT
96%
ACT Scores for Southwest Minnesota State University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 16
ACT Math 25th 17
ACT Composite 25th 18
ACT Scores for Southwest Minnesota State University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 23
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 Southwest Minnesota State University?

Admission data indicates that Southwest Minnesota 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 #26 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 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Southwest Minnesota State University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
24 and Above Good >75%
21 to 24 Avg + 64%-75%
18 to 21 Avg - 51%-64%
15 to 18 Reach 38%-51%
Less than 15 Low <38%
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Southwest Minnesota State University GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.21*
Typical High School Grades
B

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 #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 64% 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. 3.21 is an estimate of the school's average incoming freshman GPA.

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Admission Statistics

Southwest Minnesota State University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,246 999 2,264
Accepted 797 645 1,447
Acceptance Rate 64% 65% 64%
Enrolled 159 138 297
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 20% 21% 21%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Fall 2021 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Jun 15, 2022
Days left to Apply
191

Applicants have 191 days left until the Fall 2021 term applications are due on Jun 15, 2022.

Application Fee

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

Admission Requirements

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

Southwest Minnesota State University Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
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

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Southwest Minnesota State University
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=175078 IPEDS survey data for Southwest Minnesota State University.

FAQs

Does Southwest Minnesota State University prefer SAT or ACT?

3% of students submit their SAT scores to Southwest Minnesota State University. 96% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Southwest Minnesota State University?

64% of those who apply are granted admission to Southwest Minnesota State University. Admission competition is low and the college has very easy admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Southwest Minnesota State University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 907 and 1087. 3% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Southwest Minnesota State University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 18 and 24. 96% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.