MSU Admission Requirements
Chances of getting into Midwestern State University
|Admission Standards||Extremely Easy|
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
Applicants Submitting SAT70%
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||480|
|SAT Math 25th||460|
|SAT Composite 25th||940|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||580|
|SAT Math 75th||520|
|SAT Composite 75th||1100|
|Average SAT Score||1020|
SAT Scores you need to get in
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.
|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%|
MSU ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT54%
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||18|
|ACT Math 25th||17|
|ACT Composite 25th||17|
|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.
|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%|
Avg. High School GPA3.43
Typical High School GradesB+
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.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|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|
73% of Midwestern State University freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.
|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%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||35%||34%||35%|
Applications are DueAug 7, 2020
Days left to Apply129
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|
What are the requirements for admission to Midwestern State University and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|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|
|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.