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Winona State University Admission Requirements

Winona, Minnesota

Chances of getting into Winona State University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
65.7%
Admission Difficulty for Winona State University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsEasy
Applicant CompetitionLow

How hard is it to get into Winona State University and can I get accepted? The school has a 66% acceptance rate ranking it #19 in Minnesota for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 5,089 out of 7,744 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 easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 54 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.

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Winona State University SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1000-1190
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 610
SAT Composite 75th 1190
Average SAT Score 1100

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 requires 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 900. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1100 out of 1600. The school ranks #23 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.

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Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Winona State University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1190 and Above Good >77%
1095 to 1190 Avg + 66%-77%
1000 to 1095 Avg - 53%-66%
905 to 1000 Reach 40%-53%
Less than 905 Low <40%
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Winona State University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
20-24 
Applicants Submitting ACT
97%
ACT Scores for Winona State University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 19
ACT Math 25th 19
ACT Composite 25th 20
ACT Scores for Winona State University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 25
ACT Math 75th 24
ACT Composite 75th 24
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 20 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 49 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 18 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 #22 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.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Winona State University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
24 and Above Good >77%
22 to 24 Avg + 66%-77%
20 to 22 Avg - 53%-66%
18 to 20 Reach 40%-53%
Less than 18 Low <40%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.3
Typical High School Grades
B+

You will need 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 66% 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

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%

Admission Statistics

Winona State University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 5,113 2,631 7,744
Accepted 3,448 1,641 5,089
Acceptance Rate 67% 62% 66%
Enrolled 1,058 488 1,546
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 31% 30% 30%

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Winona State University and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Winona State University Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Recommended
High School Class Rank 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

66% of those who apply are granted admission to Winona State University. Admission competition is low and the college has easy admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1000 and 1190. 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 20 and 24. 97% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.

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