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Delta State University Admission Requirements

Cleveland, Mississippi

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Chances of getting into Delta State University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
94%
Admission Difficulty for Delta State University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsAverage
Applicant CompetitionVery Low
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How hard is it to get into Delta State University and can I get accepted? The school has a 94% acceptance rate ranking it #12 in Mississippi for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 1,008 out of 1,072 applicants were admitted making Delta State University an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has average requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 63 percent. Delta State University typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students. Only 29% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Delta State University SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
980-1250
Applicants Submitting SAT
8%
SAT Scores for Delta State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 470
SAT Math 25th 510
SAT Composite 25th 980
SAT Scores for Delta State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 620
SAT Math 75th 630
SAT Composite 75th 1250
Average SAT Score 1120

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

Delta State University typically requires applicants to be in the top 64 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 980 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 840. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1120 out of 1600. The school ranks #5 in Mississippi for highest average SAT composite score. 8 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Delta State University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1250 and Above Good >96%
1115 to 1250 Avg + 94%-96%
980 to 1115 Avg - 90%-94%
845 to 980 Reach 84%-90%
Less than 845 Low <84%
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Delta State University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
18-24 
Applicants Submitting ACT
92%
ACT Scores for Delta State University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 17
ACT Math 25th 17
ACT Composite 25th 18
ACT Scores for Delta State University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 24
ACT Math 75th 23
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 Delta State University?

Admission data indicates that Delta 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 #7 in Mississippi for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 92 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Delta State University.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Delta State University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
24 and Above Good >96%
21 to 24 Avg + 94%-96%
18 to 21 Avg - 90%-94%
15 to 18 Reach 84%-90%
Less than 15 Low <84%
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Delta State University GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.11
Typical High School Grades
B

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

Applicants need about average high school grades to get into Delta State University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Delta State University was 3.11 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #11 in Mississippi for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.11 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Delta State University accepts 94% of all applicants.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Delta State University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 13% Good
3.50 to 3.75 14% Good
3.25 to 3.50 17% Avg +
3.00 to 3.25 18% Avg +
2.75 to 3.00 24% Avg -
2.50 to 2.75 13% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 1% Reach
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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Admission Statistics

Delta State University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 639 433 1,072
Accepted 602 406 1,008
Acceptance Rate 94% 94% 94%
Enrolled 149 141 290
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 25% 35% 29%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Fall 2021 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Aug 1, 2021
Days left to Apply
189

Applicants have 189 days left until the Fall 2021 term applications are due on Aug 1, 2021.

Admission Requirements

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

Delta State University Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
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 Delta 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=175616 IPEDS survey data for Delta State University.

FAQs

Does Delta State University prefer SAT or ACT?

8% of students submit their SAT scores to Delta State University. 92% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Delta State University?

94% of those who apply are granted admission to Delta State University. Admission competition is and the college has average admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Delta State University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 980 and 1250. 8% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Delta State University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 18 and 24. 92% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.