Minnesota State University Moorhead (MSU Moorhead)

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Minnesota State University Moorhead can be found in Moorhead, MN, a public college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. MSU Moorhead has an enrollment of around six thousand students.

The majority of students admitted to MSU Moorhead got an SAT score between 930 to 1220, or got accepted with an ACT score in the range of 19 to 24. We were able to estimate the MSU Moorhead average GPA (2.98 - 3.25) of admitted students by applying sampled GPA data on over 150 schools. MSU Moorhead admits around 70% of students applying per year. Of those that are accepted, about 30% of students registered for enrollment. You can get more information from the admissions office website at .mnstate.edu.

Overall MSU Moorhead Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Minnesota State University Moorhead was reported as 65.4% in Fall 2020 with over 3,960 applications submitted to Minnesota State University Moorhead. 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 Moorhead ACT Scores: 19 - 24
  • MSU Moorhead Average GPA: 2.98 - 3.25

How Hard Is It to Get into Minnesota State University Moorhead?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

The applicant selectivity of MSU Moorhead 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 2023 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2023-2024 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Minnesota State University Moorhead has been on an upward trend when compared to previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 59.6%
  • 2017-2018: 60.4%
  • 2018-2019: 60.3%
  • 2019-2020: 65.4%
  • Projected MSU Moorhead Acceptance Rate 2023-2024: 57.9%

How Does MSU Moorhead Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for MSU Moorhead is fifteen percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Concordia College at Moorhead68.4%
Valley City State University76.2%
University of Minnesota-Crookston68.4%
Jamestown College69.3%

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
  • 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 Moorhead (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading510 - 670
Math420 - 550
Total Score930 - 1220
ACT®Score Range
English18 - 25
Math18 - 24
Composite Score19 - 24
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