MSU Admission RequirementsMinot, North Dakota
Chances of getting into Minot State University
|Admission Standards||Very Easy|
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
Applicants Submitting SAT15%
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||460|
|SAT Math 25th||460|
|SAT Composite 25th||920|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||560|
|SAT Math 75th||570|
|SAT Composite 75th||1130|
|Average SAT Score||1030|
SAT Scores you need to get in
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.
|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%|
MSU ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT86%
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||16|
|ACT Math 25th||17|
|ACT Composite 25th||18|
|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.
|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%|
Avg. High School GPA3.31
Typical High School GradesB+
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.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|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|
67% of Minot State University freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.
|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%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||80%||72%||76%|
What are the requirements for admission to Minot State University and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|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|
|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.