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NDSU Admission Requirements


Acceptance Rate

91.6%
Admission Difficulty for North Dakota State University Main Campus
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsDifficult
Applicant CompetitionVery Low

Can I get into NDSU? The school has a 92% acceptance rate. Last year, 5,884 out of 6,424 applicants were admitted making North Dakota State University Main Campus an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has difficult requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 40 percent. North Dakota State University Main Campus typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 45% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.

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SAT Requirements

SAT Range
1130-1390
Applicants Submitting SAT
2%
SAT Scores for North Dakota State University Main Campus
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 560
SAT Math 25th 570
SAT Composite 25th 1130
SAT Scores for North Dakota State University Main Campus
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 690
SAT Math 75th 700
SAT Composite 75th 1390
Estimated Average SAT 1260
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What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to North Dakota State University Main Campus?

North Dakota State University Main Campus typically requires applicants to be in the top 36 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1130 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 1000. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1260 out of 1600. 2 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

North Dakota State University Main Campus admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1390 and Above Good >95%
1260 to 1390 Avg + 92%-95%
1130 to 1260 Avg - 87%-92%
1000 to 1130 Reach 80%-87%
Less than 1000 Low <80%

ACT Requirements

ACT Range
21-26 
Applicants Submitting ACT
97%
ACT Scores for North Dakota State University Main Campus
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 19
ACT Math 25th 21
ACT Composite 25th 21
ACT Scores for North Dakota State University Main Campus
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 25
ACT Math 75th 27
ACT Composite 75th 26
Estimated Average ACT 23
ACT Scores needed to get accepted

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

Admission data indicates that NDSU regularly accepts students with ACT's of 21 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 43 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 18 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 24 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 26 and above have very competitive chances. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 97 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to North Dakota State University Main Campus.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

North Dakota State University Main Campus admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
26 and Above Good >96%
23 to 26 Avg + 92%-96%
21 to 23 Avg - 88%-92%
19 to 21 Reach 83%-88%
Less than 19 Low <83%

Estimated GPA Requirements

Avg. High School GPA
3.41
Typical High School Grades
B+

You will need above average high school grades to get into North Dakota State University Main Campus. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at North Dakota State University Main Campus was 3.41 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. If your high school grades are above the average 3.41 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as NDSU accepts 92% of all applicants.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted North Dakota State University Main Campus students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 28% Good
3.50 to 3.75 21% Avg +
3.25 to 3.50 18% Avg +
3.00 to 3.25 14% Avg -
2.75 to 3.00 16% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 3% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

High School Class Rank

75% of North Dakota State University Main Campus freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted North Dakota State University Main Campus students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 16%
Top 25% of class 40%
Top 50% of class 75%
Bottom 50% of class 25%
Bottom 25% of class 5%

Admission Statistics

North Dakota State University Main Campus admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 3,109 3,315 6,424
Accepted 2,870 3,014 5,884
Acceptance Rate 92% 91% 92%
Enrolled 1,216 1,417 2,633
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 42% 47% 45%

Fall 2019 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Aug 1, 2019
Days left to Apply
48

Applicants have 48 days left until the Fall 2019 term applications are due on Aug 1, 2019.

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

ACT Test Date Scores Available
Jul 13 Jul 23

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to North Dakota State University Main Campus and what considerations affect admission decisions?

North Dakota State University Main Campus Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Neither required nor 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 North Dakota State University Main Campus
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=200332 IPEDS survey data for North Dakota State University Main Campus.