Your chances of getting into University of North Dakota
Admission Rate & Difficulty
The acceptance rate at University of North Dakota is 89%. Its admission rate is the 6th lowest in North Dakota.
How hard is it to get into University of North Dakota and can you get accepted?
University of North Dakota is an easy school to get into and you have a very good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission criteria. Last year, 5,308 out of the 5,962 who applied were admitted.
The school has average admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 44 percent (SAT 1110/1290 ACT 20/26). University of North Dakota typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.5. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top half of their high school class. 33% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.
Can you get into University of North Dakota?
89% are accepted, can you get in? Use the admission calculator to see if you have the grades and test scores needed to get in. See your admission chances based on your extracurriculars, intended major, background, and more.
Admission Requirements in Brief
To have the best chance of getting into to University of North Dakota you should:
- Have a high school GPA of 3.5 or better
- Earn B+ grades in high school
- Score 1200 on the SAT
- Score 23 on the ACT
- Graduate in the top half of your high school class
University of North Dakota GPA
GPA Requirements & Average GPA
What GPA do you need to get into University of North Dakota?
The GPA requirements for getting into University of North Dakota are to have around a 3.5 high school GPA. You are required to have very good grades in high school.
If your high school grades are above the average 3.5 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as University of North Dakota accepts 89% of applicants.
The average unweighted GPA at University of North Dakota is 3.5 on the 4.0 scale. To achieve the average GPA for admission, you need to earn B+ letter grades and regularly score around 87-89 percent on tests and assignments in high school. The school ranks #2 in North Dakota for highest average GPA.
See additional colleges accepting applicants in the 3.5 GPA range.
Competitiveness by GPA Ranges
The table below outlines the number of admitted freshmen by GPA range as well as how competitive your GPA will be as compared with other applicants.
GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2022
University of North Dakota SAT Scores
You are required to submit admission test scores with your application. University of North Dakota is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to confirm the most up to date testing requirements.
SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|Reading 25th Percentile||550|
|Math 25th Percentile||560|
|Composite 25th Percentile||1110|
|SAT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|Reading 75th Percentile||630|
|Math 75th Percentile||660|
|Composite 75th Percentile||1290|
|Average SAT Score||1200
SAT Scores you need to get in
What are the SAT requirements for you to be admitted to University of North Dakota?
Average Score & Range
The average SAT score at University of North Dakota is 1200 out of 1600 and the range for the middle 50% of accepted students is 1110-1290. Students who get into University of North Dakota score in the top 39 percent of all SAT test takers.. University of North Dakota ranks #2 in the state of North Dakota for highest average SAT composite score.
Score for Acceptance
You should target scoring 1200 or above to be most competitive with other applicants. University of North Dakota regularly admits students with SAT scores down to 1110 on a 1600 scale. However, three quarter of admitted students score higher. If you score below a 1110, admission should be considered a reach. Some students may be accepted with minimum SAT's as low as 1020, but scores this low are outside the normal range. 6 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.
View other colleges which accept students in the 1200 SAT score range.Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 starting class
Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score
The table below outlines your predicted admission chances based on SAT score alone. If you are an average applicant with a score of 1200, you have around a 89% chance of being admitted. A 1290 places you well ahead of most other applicants and gives you about a 94% chance of getting in.
University of North Dakota ACT Scores
ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|Reading 25th Percentile||19|
|Math 25th Percentile||20|
|Composite 25th Percentile||20|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|Reading 75th Percentile||24|
|Math 75th Percentile||27|
|Composite 75th Percentile||26|
|Average ACT Score||23
ACT Scores needed to get accepted
What are the ACT requirements for students to get into University of North Dakota?
The average ACT score for admitted students to University of North Dakota is 23, while the middle 50% of students (25th to 75th percentile) score between a 20 and 26. The school ranks #2 in North Dakota for highest average ACT composite score.
Score for Acceptance
For the best chance of admission, you should have an ACT of 23. This will place you in solid competition against other applicants. At a minimum, you should aim for a 20 and score in the score in the top 49 percent nationally. The lowest ACT score likely to be admitted is a 17.
59 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to University of North Dakota.
Find other colleges with similar ACT score requirementsData Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 starting class
Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score
Here are your predicted chances of getting into University of North Dakota for different ACT score ranges. A typical applicant with a 23 score has around 89% chance of getting in. Your odds increase to about 94% with a 26 ACT score.
High School Class Rank
78% of University of North Dakota freshman are in the top half of their high school graduating class and 48% are in the top quarter.
|High School Class Rank||Freshmen Within Range|
|Top 10% of class||23%|
|Top 25% of class||48%|
|Top 50% of class||78%|
Admission and enrollment rates by gender are detailed the the table below.
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||34%||32%||33%|
Fall 2024 Application Deadline
Days left to Apply
Applicants have 260 days left until the Fall 2024 term applications are due on Aug 17, 2024.
The cost for prospective students to apply to University of North Dakota is $35.
What are the requirements for admission to University of North Dakota 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||No|
Admission Requirements Summary
Because University of North Dakota is lightly competitive to get into, you have a very good chance of acceptance with the right GPA and test scores. If you have a 3.5 GPA, you are almost certain to getting in. Combining this with an SAT score of 1200 and ACT of 23 will almost guarantee your admission.
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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=200280 IPEDS survey data for University of North Dakota.
Does University of North Dakota prefer SAT or ACT?
6% of students submit their SAT scores to University of North Dakota. 59% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
What is my chance of getting into University of North Dakota?
89% of those who apply are granted admission to University of North Dakota. Admission competition is and the college has average admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.
What SAT score is required for University of North Dakota?
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1110 and 1290. The average SAT score is 1200. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.
What ACT score is required for University of North Dakota?
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 20 and 26. The average ACT score is 23. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.