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Winona State University Admission Requirements

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Chances of getting into Winona State University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
67.9%
Admission Difficulty for Winona State University
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Admission StandardsModerate
Applicant CompetitionLow
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How hard is it to get into Winona State University and can I get accepted? The school has a 68% acceptance rate ranking it #19 in Minnesota for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 5,204 out of 7,663 applicants were admitted making Winona State University a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has moderate requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 58 percent. Winona State University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 30% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.

Test Requirements

You must submit admission test scores with your application. Winona 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.

Winona State University SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1000-1210
Applicants Submitting SAT
3%
SAT Scores for Winona State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 490
SAT Math 25th 510
SAT Composite 25th 1000
SAT Scores for Winona State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 580
SAT Math 75th 630
SAT Composite 75th 1210
Average SAT Score 1110

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 60 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1000 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 890. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1110 out of 1600. The school ranks #19 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

Winona State University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1210 and Above Good >78%
1105 to 1210 Avg + 68%-78%
1000 to 1105 Avg - 56%-68%
895 to 1000 Reach 42%-56%
Less than 895 Low <42%
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Winona State University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
19-24 
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 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 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 24 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #27 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 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Winona State University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
24 and Above Good >80%
21 to 24 Avg + 68%-80%
19 to 21 Avg - 58%-68%
17 to 19 Reach 48%-58%
Less than 17 Low <48%
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Winona State University GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.3
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 3.3 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #21 in Minnesota for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Winona State University accepts 68% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Winona State University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 17% Good
3.50 to 3.75 20% Good
3.25 to 3.50 22% Avg +
3.00 to 3.25 19% Avg -
2.75 to 3.00 19% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 3% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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High School Class Rank

72% 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 8%
Top 25% of class 31%
Top 50% of class 72%
Bottom 50% of class 28%
Bottom 25% of class 4%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

Applying

Admission Statistics

Winona State University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 5,282 2,381 7,663
Accepted 3,714 1,490 5,204
Acceptance Rate 70% 63% 68%
Enrolled 1,133 422 1,555
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 31% 28% 30%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Fall 2021 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Mar 4, 2021
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2021 has passed. Applications were due on Mar 4, 2021.

Application Fee

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

Admission Requirements

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

Winona State University Admission Requirements
Test Scores 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?

68% of those who apply are granted admission to Winona State University. Admission competition is low and the college has moderate 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 1000 and 1210. 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 24. 97% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.