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Delta State University Admission Requirements

Cleveland, Mississippi

Chances of getting into Delta State University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
85.2%
Admission Difficulty for Delta State University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsEasy
Applicant CompetitionVery Low

How hard is it to get into Delta State University and can I get accepted? The school has a 85% acceptance rate ranking it #8 in Mississippi for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 771 out of 905 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 easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 66 percent. Delta State University typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students. Only 38% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

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Delta State University SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
950-1190
Applicants Submitting SAT
8%
SAT Scores for Delta State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 470
SAT Math 25th 480
SAT Composite 25th 950
SAT Scores for Delta State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 590
SAT Math 75th 600
SAT Composite 75th 1190
Average SAT Score 1070

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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 69 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 950 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 830. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1070 out of 1600. The school ranks #6 in Mississippi for highest average SAT composite score. 8 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

Delta State University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1190 and Above Good >91%
1070 to 1190 Avg + 85%-91%
950 to 1070 Avg - 77%-85%
830 to 950 Reach 66%-77%
Less than 830 Low <66%
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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 18
ACT Math 25th 17
ACT Composite 25th 18
ACT Scores for Delta State University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 25
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 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 #8 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.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Delta State University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
24 and Above Good >91%
21 to 24 Avg + 85%-91%
18 to 21 Avg - 77%-85%
15 to 18 Reach 66%-77%
Less than 15 Low <66%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.11
Typical High School Grades
B

You will 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 85% 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

Admission Statistics

Delta State University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 509 396 905
Accepted 437 334 771
Acceptance Rate 86% 84% 85%
Enrolled 155 135 290
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 35% 40% 38%

Fall 2020 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Aug 1, 2020
Days left to Apply
57

Applicants have 57 days left until the Fall 2020 term applications are due on Aug 1, 2020.

Seniors, these are the SAT and ACT test dates you can still sit for a test and send your results to Delta State University before the Aug 1 application deadline.

SAT Test Date Scores Available
Jun 6 Jul 15
ACT Test Date Scores Available
Jun 13 Jun 23
Jul 18 Jul 28

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Delta State University and what considerations affect 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

85% of those who apply are granted admission to Delta State University. Admission competition is 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 950 and 1190. 8% 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 18 and 24. 92% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.