Minnesota State University-Mankato (msu)

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Minnesota State University-Mankato can be found in Mankato, MN, a public college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. There are around 16,000 students enrolled each year at Minnesota State University-Mankato.

A large majority of students at Minnesota State University-Mankato scored between 19 (25th percentile) - 24 (75th percentile) on the ACT exam. Based on sampled GPA data collected and applied, it is estimated that the msu average GPA range for accepted students is around 2.98 - 3.25. Roughly 60 percent of all applicant were accepted at Minnesota State University-Mankato, and from those that were granted acceptance nearly 35 percent continued on to attend. Using acceptance rate data from previous years, we can project that the msu acceptance rate in 2021 is going to be around 58%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at mankato.mnsu.edu.

Overall msu Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Minnesota State University-Mankato was reported as 62.7% in Fall 2020 with over 10,300 applications submitted to msu. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • msu ACT Scores: 19 - 24
  • msu Average GPA: 2.98 - 3.25

How Hard Is It to Get into Minnesota State University-Mankato?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

The applicant selectivity of Minnesota State University-Mankato is about average, as determined by collecting standardized test scores e.g. ACT/SAT and high school average GPA ranges of students who were granted admissions from previous years.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2024 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2024-2025 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for msu has been staying about the same from year to year.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 62.5%
  • 2017-2018: 61.0%
  • 2018-2019: 60.9%
  • 2019-2020: 62.7%
  • Projected msu Acceptance Rate 2024-2025: 57.5%

How Does msu Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Minnesota State University-Mankato is eleven percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
University of St. Thomas80.5%
Metropolitan State University56.2%
University of Wisconsin-River Falls78.9%
Southwest Minnesota State University64.2%

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
  • College Prep Classes are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

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


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to msu (Fall 2020)

ACT®Score Range
English18 - 23
Math18 - 25
Composite Score19 - 24
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