Chances of getting into Minot State University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
50.1%
Admission Difficulty for Minot State University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsVery Easy
Applicant CompetitionAverage

How hard is it to get into MSU and can I get accepted? The school has a 50% acceptance rate ranking it #1 in North Dakota for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 521 out of 1,040 applicants were admitted making MSU a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants.  Academically, it has very easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 68 percent. Minot State University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Of those applicants who were admitted, 76% chose to enroll. This indicates that admission to the school is highly desirable and it may be a primary choice for many students. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.

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MSU SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
920-1130
Applicants Submitting SAT
15%
SAT Scores for Minot State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 460
SAT Math 25th 460
SAT Composite 25th 920
SAT Scores for Minot State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 560
SAT Math 75th 570
SAT Composite 75th 1130
Average SAT Score 1030

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

Minot State University typically requires applicants to be in the top 74 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 920 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 810. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1030 out of 1600. The school ranks #5 in North Dakota for highest average SAT composite score. 15 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

Minot State University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1130 and Above Good >63%
1025 to 1130 Avg + 50%-63%
920 to 1025 Avg - 37%-50%
815 to 920 Reach 26%-37%
Less than 815 Low <26%
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MSU ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
18-23 
Applicants Submitting ACT
86%
ACT Scores for Minot State University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 16
ACT Math 25th 17
ACT Composite 25th 18
ACT Scores for Minot State University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 23
ACT Math 75th 24
ACT Composite 75th 23
Average ACT Score 20

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into MSU?

Admission data indicates that MSU 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 16 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 20 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 23 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #7 in North Dakota for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 86 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Minot State University.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Minot State University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
23 and Above Good >65%
20 to 23 Avg + 50%-65%
18 to 20 Avg - 40%-50%
16 to 18 Reach 30%-40%
Less than 16 Low <30%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.31
Typical High School Grades
B+

You will need above average high school grades to get into Minot State University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Minot State University was 3.31 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #3 in North Dakota for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as MSU accepts 50% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Minot State University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 19% Good
3.50 to 3.75 21% Good
3.25 to 3.50 19% Avg +
3.00 to 3.25 16% Avg -
2.75 to 3.00 19% Avg -
2.50 to 2.75 5% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 1% Reach
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

High School Class Rank

67% of Minot State University freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Minot State University students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 11%
Top 25% of class 22%
Top 50% of class 67%
Bottom 50% of class 33%
Bottom 25% of class 1%

Admission Statistics

Minot State University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 557 483 1,040
Accepted 275 246 521
Acceptance Rate 49% 51% 50%
Enrolled 221 176 397
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 80% 72% 76%

Admission Requirements

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

Minot State University Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
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 Minot 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=200253 IPEDS survey data for Minot State University.

Frequently Asked Questions

15% of students submit their SAT scores to MSU. 86% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

50% of those who apply are granted admission to MSU. Admission competition is low and the college has very easy admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 920 and 1130. 15% 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 23. 86% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.