Chances of getting into Minot State University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
69%
Admission Difficulty for Minot State University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsAverage
Applicant CompetitionLow

How hard is it to get into MSU and can I get accepted? The school has a 69% acceptance rate ranking it #4 in North Dakota for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 489 out of 709 applicants were admitted making MSU a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has average requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 50 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
1080-1310
Applicants Submitting SAT
12%
SAT Scores for Minot State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 560
SAT Math 25th 520
SAT Composite 25th 1080
SAT Scores for Minot State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 740
SAT Math 75th 570
SAT Composite 75th 1310
Average SAT Score 1200

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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 45 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1080 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 960. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1200 out of 1600. The school ranks #3 in North Dakota for highest average SAT composite score. 12 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.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Minot State University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1310 and Above Good >79%
1195 to 1310 Avg + 69%-79%
1080 to 1195 Avg - 57%-69%
965 to 1080 Reach 44%-57%
Less than 965 Low <44%
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MSU ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
19-24 
Applicants Submitting ACT
83%
ACT Scores for Minot State University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 18
ACT Math 25th 18
ACT Composite 25th 19
ACT Scores for Minot State University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 24
ACT Math 75th 25
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 MSU?

Admission data indicates that MSU regularly accepts students with ACT's of 19 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 56 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 16 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 #5 in North Dakota for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 83 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
24 and Above Good >81%
21 to 24 Avg + 69%-81%
19 to 21 Avg - 59%-69%
17 to 19 Reach 49%-59%
Less than 17 Low <49%
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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 #2 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 69% 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 Admission Chances
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 404 305 709
Accepted 277 212 489
Acceptance Rate 69% 70% 69%
Enrolled 218 155 373
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 79% 73% 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.