|Applicant Competition||Very Low|
How hard is it to get into NDSU and can I get accepted? The school has a 93% acceptance rate ranking it #9 in North Dakota for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 5,181 out of 5,599 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 challenging requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 44 percent. North Dakota State University Main Campus typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 44% 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 Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||540|
|SAT Math 25th||540|
|SAT Composite 25th||1080|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||630|
|SAT Math 75th||640|
|SAT Composite 75th||1280|
|Average SAT Score||1180|
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 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 980. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1180 out of 1600. The school ranks #1 in North Dakota for highest average SAT composite score. 3 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2018 starting class
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1280 and Above||Good||>96%|
|1180 to 1280||Avg +||93%-96%|
|1080 to 1180||Avg -||89%-93%|
|980 to 1080||Reach||82%-89%|
|Less than 980||Low||<82%|
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||20|
|ACT Math 25th||21|
|ACT Composite 25th||21|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||25|
|ACT Math 75th||27|
|ACT Composite 75th||26|
|Average ACT Score||23|
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. The school ranks #2 in North Dakota for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 98 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to North Dakota State University Main Campus.Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2018 starting class
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|26 and Above||Good||>96%|
|23 to 26||Avg +||93%-96%|
|21 to 23||Avg -||90%-93%|
|19 to 21||Reach||85%-90%|
|Less than 19||Low||<85%|
What GPA do you need to get into North Dakota State University Main Campus?
Applicants require above average high school grades to get into NDSU. 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. The school ranks #1 in North Dakota for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.41 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as NDSU accepts 93% of all applicants.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|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|
GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House
75% of North Dakota State University Main Campus freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.
|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%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||41%||47%||44%|
The application deadline for Fall 2020 has passed. Applications were due on Aug 1, 2020.
What are the requirements for admission to North Dakota State University Main Campus and what student information is used for admission decisions?
|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|
|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.
3% of students submit their SAT scores to NDSU. 98% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
93% of those who apply are granted admission to NDSU. Admission competition is and the college has challenging admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1080 and 1280. 3% 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 21 and 26. 98% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.