Saint Cloud State University (SCSU)

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Saint Cloud State University can be found in Saint Cloud, MN, a public college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. About fourteen thousand students are enrolled at SCSU.

The majority of students accepted into SCSU earned an SAT score in the range of 934 to 1194, or got accepted with an ACT score between 18 to 24. We were able to estimate the Saint Cloud State University (SCSU) average GPA (2.89 - 3.25) of admitted students by applying sampled GPA data on over 150 schools. SCSU has an acceptance rate of about 90% with 27% of applicants deciding to enroll. When applying historical data, we have projected that the Saint Cloud State University (SCSU) acceptance rate 2021 will be around 81%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Saint Cloud State University (SCSU) Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Saint Cloud State University was reported as 90.0% in Fall 2020 with over 5,170 applications submitted to Saint Cloud State University. 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

  • SCSU ACT Scores: 18 - 24
  • SCSU Average GPA: 2.89 - 3.25

How Hard Is It to Get into Saint Cloud State University?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

When determining how difficult it is for students to get into Saint Cloud State University, ACT/SAT test scores and high school average GPA ranges of accepted students of previous years can help estimate the selectivity of a school.

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 Saint Cloud State University has been slowly getting higher over the past years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 85.1%
  • 2017-2018: 85.8%
  • 2018-2019: 86.2%
  • 2019-2020: 90.0%
  • Projected SCSU Acceptance Rate 2023-2024: 81.4%

How Does Saint Cloud State University (SCSU) Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Saint Cloud State University is fifty-nine 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%
Minnesota State University-Mankato62.7%

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 Recommended
  • 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 Saint Cloud State University (SCSU) (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading477 - 582
Math457 - 612
Total Score934 - 1194
ACT®Score Range
English16 - 23
Math18 - 25
Composite Score18 - 24
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