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Winona State University Admission Requirements

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Chances of getting into Winona State University

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
75%
Admission Difficulty for Winona State University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsEasy
Applicant CompetitionVery Low
How hard is it to get into Winona State University and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at Winona State University is 75%.  It ranks #25 in Minnesota for lowest rate of acceptance. Winona State University is an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission requirements. Last year, 5,115 out of 6,804 applicants were admitted.

The school has easy admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 62 percent (SAT 960/1130 ACT 19/25). Winona State University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.42. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top half of their high school class. 25% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

The Winona State University application fee is $20 and applications are due by Mar 4.

Test Optional

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to Winona State University. If you submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 3% of students submitted SAT scores and 97% submitted ACT scores for admission for the 2021/2022 academic year..

Winona State University SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
960-1130
Applicants Submitting SAT
3%
SAT Scores for Winona State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 470
SAT Math 25th 490
SAT Composite 25th 960
SAT Scores for Winona State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 570
SAT Math 75th 560
SAT Composite 75th 1130
Average SAT Score 1050

SAT Scores you need to get in

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

Winona State University typically prefers applicants to be in the top 68 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 960 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 870. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1050 out of 1600. Winona State University ranks #21 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

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Winona State University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1130 and Above Good >84%
1045 to 1130 Avg + 75%-84%
960 to 1045 Avg - 64%-75%
875 to 960 Reach 51%-64%
Less than 875 Low <51%
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Winona State University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
19-25 
Applicants Submitting ACT
97%
ACT Scores for Winona State University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 18
ACT Math 25th 18
ACT Composite 25th 19
ACT Scores for Winona State University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 24
ACT Math 75th 25
ACT Composite 75th 25
Average ACT Score 22

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Winona State University?

Admission data indicates that Winona State University regularly accepts students with ACT's of 19 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 56 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 16 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 22 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 25 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #17 in Minnesota for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 97 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Winona State University.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Winona State University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
25 and Above Good >84%
22 to 25 Avg + 75%-84%
19 to 22 Avg - 64%-75%
16 to 19 Reach 51%-64%
Less than 16 Low <51%
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Winona State University GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.42
Typical High School Grades
B+

What GPA do you need to get into Winona State University?

Applicants require above average high school grades to get into Winona State University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Winona State University was 3.42 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #20 in Minnesota for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.42 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Winona State University accepts 75% of all applicants.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Winona State University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
4.0 0% Good
3.75 to 3.99 27.9% Avg +
3.50 to 3.74 19.5% Avg +
3.25 to 3.49 19.7% Avg -
3.00 to 3.24 16.3% Reach
2.50 to 2.99 14.9% Reach
2.00 to 2.49 1.7% Low
1.00 to 1.99 0% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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High School Class Rank

71% of Winona State University freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Winona State University students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 11%
Top 25% of class 33%
Top 50% of class 71%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Admission Statistics

Winona State University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 4,671 2,133 6,804
Accepted 3,636 1,479 5,115
Acceptance Rate 78% 69% 75%
Enrolled 883 399 1,282
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 24% 27% 25%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Mar 4, 2022
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2022 has passed. Applications were due on Mar 4, 2022.

Application Fee

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

Application Requirements

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

Winona State University Application Requirements
Test Scores Considered but not required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Considered but not required
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Winona 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=175272 IPEDS survey data for Winona State University.

FAQs

Does Winona State University prefer SAT or ACT?

3% of students submit their SAT scores to Winona State University. 97% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Winona State University?

75% of those who apply are granted admission to Winona 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 Winona State University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 960 and 1130. 3% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Winona State University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 19 and 25. 97% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.