Chances of getting into Midwestern State University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
71.1%
Admission Difficulty for Midwestern State University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsExtremely Easy
Applicant CompetitionLow

How hard is it to get into MSU and can I get accepted? The school has a 71% acceptance rate ranking it #37 in Texas for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 2,580 out of 3,630 applicants were admitted making MSU a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has extremely easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 70 percent. Midwestern State University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 35% 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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MSU SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
940-1100
Applicants Submitting SAT
70%
SAT Scores for Midwestern State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 480
SAT Math 25th 460
SAT Composite 25th 940
SAT Scores for Midwestern State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 580
SAT Math 75th 520
SAT Composite 75th 1100
Average SAT Score 1020

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What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Midwestern State University?

Midwestern State University typically requires applicants to be in the top 71 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 940 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 860. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1020 out of 1600. The school ranks #51 in Texas for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 70 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

Midwestern State University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1100 and Above Good >81%
1020 to 1100 Avg + 71%-81%
940 to 1020 Avg - 59%-71%
860 to 940 Reach 46%-59%
Less than 860 Low <46%
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MSU ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
17-23 
Applicants Submitting ACT
54%
ACT Scores for Midwestern State University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 18
ACT Math 25th 17
ACT Composite 25th 17
ACT Scores for Midwestern State University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 25
ACT Math 75th 23
ACT Composite 75th 23
Average ACT Score 20

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

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

Admission data indicates that MSU regularly accepts students with ACT's of 17 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 69 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 14 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 20 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 23 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #45 in Texas for highest average ACT composite score. 54 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Midwestern State University.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Midwestern State University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
23 and Above Good >81%
20 to 23 Avg + 71%-81%
17 to 20 Avg - 59%-71%
14 to 17 Reach 46%-59%
Less than 14 Low <46%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.43
Typical High School Grades
B+

You will need above average high school grades to get into Midwestern State University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Midwestern State University was 3.43 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #29 in Texas for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as MSU accepts 71% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Midwestern State University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 28% Good
3.50 to 3.75 17% Avg +
3.25 to 3.50 19% Avg +
3.00 to 3.25 14% Avg -
2.75 to 3.00 17% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 4% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 1% Reach
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

High School Class Rank

73% of Midwestern State University freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Midwestern State University students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 12%
Top 25% of class 36%
Top 50% of class 73%
Bottom 50% of class 27%
Bottom 25% of class 6%

Admission Statistics

Midwestern State University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 2,266 1,364 3,630
Accepted 1,615 965 2,580
Acceptance Rate 71% 71% 71%
Enrolled 562 332 897
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 35% 34% 35%

Fall 2020 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Aug 7, 2020
Days left to Apply
129

Applicants have 129 days left until the Fall 2020 term applications are due on Aug 7, 2020.

Seniors, these are the SAT and ACT test dates you can still sit for a test and send your results to MSU before the Aug 7 application deadline.

SAT Test Date Scores Available
May 2 May 15
Jun 6 Jul 15
ACT Test Date Scores Available
Apr 4 Apr 14
Jun 13 Jun 23
Jul 18 Jul 28

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Midwestern State University and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Midwestern State University Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Recommended
High School Class Rank Required
Completion of College Preparatory Program Neither required nor recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Midwestern State University
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=226833 IPEDS survey data for Midwestern State University.

Frequently Asked Questions

70% of students submit their SAT scores to MSU. 54% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

71% of those who apply are granted admission to MSU. Admission competition is low and the college has extremely easy admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 940 and 1100. 70% 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 17 and 23. 54% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.