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 nineteen thousand students are enrolled at SCSU.

The majority of students accepted into SCSU earned an SAT score in the range of 875 to 1138, or got accepted with an ACT score between 19 to 24. We were able to estimate the Saint Cloud State University (SCSU) average GPA (2.98 - 3.25) of admitted students by applying sampled GPA data on over 150 schools. SCSU has an acceptance rate of about 87% with 35% of applicants deciding to enroll. When applying historical data, we have projected that the Saint Cloud State University (SCSU) acceptance rate 2015 will be around 88%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Saint Cloud State University (SCSU) Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for Saint Cloud State University was reported as 86.9% in Fall 2013 with over 5,640 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: 19 - 24
  • SCSU Average GPA: 2.98 - 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 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Saint Cloud State University has been staying about the same from year to year.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 87.0%
  • 2010-2011: 85.7%
  • 2011-2012: 89.9%
  • 2012-2013: 89.7%
  • 2013-2014: 86.9%
  • Projected SCSU Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 88.0%

How Does Saint Cloud State University (SCSU) Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Saint Cloud State University is fifty-seven percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
University of St. Thomas86.2%
St Catherine University60.9%
Metropolitan State University100.0%
University of Wisconsin-River Falls86.6%
Minnesota State University-Mankato65.6%

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 2013)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Saint Cloud State University (SCSU) (Fall 2013)

ACT®Score Range
English19 - 24
Math19 - 24
Composite Score19 - 24
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