Metropolitan State University

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Metropolitan State University can be found in Saint Paul, MN, a public college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. There are around eight thousand students enrolled each year at Metropolitan State University.

56% of all those students that apply are accepted to Metropolitan State University, from which 28 percent choose to attend. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Metropolitan State University Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Metropolitan State University was reported as 56.2% in Fall 2020 with over 1,090 college applications submitted to this school. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2022 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2022-2023 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Metropolitan State University has been on a downward trend over the past few years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 100.0%
  • 2017-2018: 55.5%
  • 2018-2019: 53.8%
  • 2019-2020: 56.2%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2022-2023: 56.8%

How Does Metropolitan State University Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Metropolitan State University is zero percent lower than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Hamline University67.7%
Macalester College32.3%
University of St. Thomas80.5%
St Catherine University67.3%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Recommended
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)

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