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University of North Dakota Admission Requirements

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Chances of getting into University of North Dakota

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
87%
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 acceptance rate at University of North Dakota is 87%.  It ranks #6 in North Dakota for lowest rate of acceptance. University of North Dakota is an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission requirements. Last year, 4,912 out of 5,662 applicants were admitted.

The school has challenging admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 54 percent (SAT 1000/1230 ACT 20/27). 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.

Testing Requirements

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 determine if testing requirements are temporarily suspended due to COVID-19.

University of North Dakota SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1000-1230
Applicants Submitting SAT
11%
SAT Scores for University of North Dakota
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 500
SAT Math 25th 500
SAT Composite 25th 1000
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 1120

SAT Scores you need to get in

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

University of North Dakota typically prefers applicants to be in the top 60 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1000 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 880. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1120 out of 1600. University of North Dakota ranks #2 in North Dakota for highest average SAT composite score. 11 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

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 >92%
1115 to 1230 Avg + 87%-92%
1000 to 1115 Avg - 80%-87%
885 to 1000 Reach 70%-80%
Less than 885 Low <70%
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University of North Dakota ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
20-27 
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 20
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 23

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 20 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 49 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 16 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 #2 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.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

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 >92%
23 to 27 Avg + 87%-92%
20 to 23 Avg - 81%-87%
17 to 20 Reach 73%-81%
Less than 17 Low <73%
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University of North Dakota GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.5
Typical High School Grades
B+

What GPA do you need to get into University of North Dakota?

Applicants require very good grades in high school to get into University of North Dakota. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at University of North Dakota was 3.5 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #4 in North Dakota for highest average GPA. 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 87% of all applicants.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted University of North Dakota students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
4.0 10.0% Good
3.75 to 3.99 30.0% Avg +
3.50 to 3.74 22.0% Avg -
3.25 to 3.49 15.0% Reach
3.00 to 3.24 12.0% Reach
2.50 to 2.99 9.0% Reach
2.00 to 2.49 1.0% Reach
1.00 to 1.99 1.0% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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High School Class Rank

78% of University of North Dakota freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted University of North Dakota students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 23%
Top 25% of class 48%
Top 50% of class 78%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Admission Statistics

University of North Dakota admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 2,594 3,068 5,662
Accepted 2,291 2,621 4,912
Acceptance Rate 88% 85% 87%
Enrolled 785 829 1,614
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 34% 32% 33%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to University of North Dakota is $35.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to University of North Dakota and what student information is used for admission decisions?

University of North Dakota Application 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.

FAQs

Does University of North Dakota prefer SAT or ACT?

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

What is my chance of getting into University of North Dakota?

87% 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.

What SAT score is required for University of North Dakota?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1000 and 1230. 11% of students submit SAT scores when applying. 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 27. 91% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.