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Chances of getting into Minot State University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
66.7%
Admission Difficulty for Minot State University
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Admission StandardsVery Easy
Applicant CompetitionLow
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How hard is it to get into MSU and can I get accepted? The school has a 67% acceptance rate ranking it #1 in North Dakota for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 532 out of 798 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 very easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 72 percent. Minot State University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Of those applicants who were admitted, 75% enrolled. With over half of admitted students enrolling, acceptance by Minot State University is a prized outcome for many students. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.

Test Requirements

You must submit admission test scores with your application. Minot State University is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to determine if testing requirements are temporarily suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

MSU SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
910-1140
Applicants Submitting SAT
15%
SAT Scores for Minot State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 460
SAT Math 25th 450
SAT Composite 25th 910
SAT Scores for Minot State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 560
SAT Math 75th 580
SAT Composite 75th 1140
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 prefers applicants to be in the top 76 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 910 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 790. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1030 out of 1600. The school ranks #8 in North Dakota for highest average SAT composite score. 15 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Minot State University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1140 and Above Good >78%
1025 to 1140 Avg + 67%-78%
910 to 1025 Avg - 54%-67%
795 to 910 Reach 41%-54%
Less than 795 Low <41%
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MSU ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
17-23 
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 17
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 17 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 69 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 14 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 #8 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.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Minot State University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
23 and Above Good >78%
20 to 23 Avg + 67%-78%
17 to 20 Avg - 54%-67%
14 to 17 Reach 41%-54%
Less than 14 Low <41%
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MSU GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

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

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

Applicants require above average high school grades to get into MSU. 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 67% 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

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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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%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

Applying

Admission Statistics

Minot State University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 456 342 798
Accepted 293 239 532
Acceptance Rate 64% 70% 67%
Enrolled 224 175 399
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 76% 73% 75%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Minot State University is $35.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Minot State University and what student information is used for 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.

FAQs

Does Minot State University prefer SAT or ACT?

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

What is my chance of getting into Minot State University?

67% 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.

What SAT score is required for Minot State University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 910 and 1140. 15% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Minot State University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 17 and 23. 86% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.