Minot State University (MSU)

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Minot State University can be found in Minot, ND, a public college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. MSU has an enrollment of over three thousand students.

Students can report either the SAT or ACT exam scores at this school. A score in the range of 910 - 1140 on the SAT exam, or 17 - 23 on the ACT exam is among the 25th - 75th percentile range among admitted students. By applying sampled GPA data from over 150 schools, we are able to estimate that the Minot State University (MSU) average GPA ranges from 2.80 to 3.18 for accepted students. 67% of all those who apply are accepted to MSU, from which 75 percent choose to enroll. You can get more information from the admissions office website at minotstateu.edu.

Overall Minot State University (MSU) Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Minot State University was reported as 66.7% in Fall 2020 with over 798 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.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • MSU ACT Scores: 17 - 23
  • MSU Average GPA: 2.80 - 3.18

How Hard Is It to Get into Minot State University?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

The applicant selectivity of MSU 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 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 Minot State University has been staying about the same from year to year.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 59.8%
  • 2017-2018: 69.0%
  • 2018-2019: 50.1%
  • 2019-2020: 66.7%
  • Projected MSU Acceptance Rate 2022-2023: 57.1%

How Does Minot State University (MSU) Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Minot State University is eighteen percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
University of Mary73.6%
Dickinson State University99.7%
Jamestown College69.3%
Valley City State University76.2%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • 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 Minot State University (MSU) (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading460 - 560
Math450 - 580
Total Score910 - 1140
ACT®Score Range
English16 - 23
Math17 - 24
Composite Score17 - 23
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