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University of North Dakota Admission Requirements

Grand Forks, North Dakota

Chances of getting into University of North Dakota

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
82.2%
Admission Difficulty for University of North Dakota
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsChallenging
Applicant CompetitionVery Low

How hard is it to get into University of North Dakota and can I get accepted? The school has a 82% acceptance rate ranking it #6 in North Dakota for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 4,128 out of 5,021 applicants were admitted making University of North Dakota 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 54 percent. Only 44% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

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University of North Dakota SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
980-1230
Applicants Submitting SAT
11%
SAT Scores for University of North Dakota
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 480
SAT Math 25th 500
SAT Composite 25th 980
SAT Scores for University of North Dakota
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 600
SAT Math 75th 630
SAT Composite 75th 1230
Average SAT Score 1110

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What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to University of North Dakota?

University of North Dakota typically requires applicants to be in the top 64 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 980 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 850. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1110 out of 1600. The school ranks #3 in North Dakota for highest average SAT composite score. 11 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.

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Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

University of North Dakota admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1230 and Above Good >89%
1105 to 1230 Avg + 82%-89%
980 to 1105 Avg - 73%-82%
855 to 980 Reach 61%-73%
Less than 855 Low <61%
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University of North Dakota ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
21-27 
Applicants Submitting ACT
91%
ACT Scores for University of North Dakota
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 19
ACT Math 25th 20
ACT Composite 25th 21
ACT Scores for University of North Dakota
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 26
ACT Math 75th 27
ACT Composite 75th 27
Average ACT Score 24

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into University of North Dakota?

Admission data indicates that University of North Dakota 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 27 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #1 in North Dakota for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 91 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to University of North Dakota.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

University of North Dakota admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
27 and Above Good >89%
24 to 27 Avg + 82%-89%
21 to 24 Avg - 73%-82%
18 to 21 Reach 61%-73%
Less than 18 Low <61%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

University of North Dakota has not reported high school GPA data for its accepted students.

Admission Statistics

University of North Dakota admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 2,247 2,774 5,021
Accepted 1,910 2,218 4,128
Acceptance Rate 85% 80% 82%
Enrolled 861 974 1,835
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 45% 44% 44%

Admission Requirements

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

University of North Dakota 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 University of North Dakota
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=200280 IPEDS survey data for University of North Dakota.

Frequently Asked Questions

11% of students submit their SAT scores to University of North Dakota. 91% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

82% of those who apply are granted admission to University of North Dakota. 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 980 and 1230. 11% 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 27. 91% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.

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