Winona State University (WSU)

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WSU can be found in Winona, MN, a public college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. Approximately nine thousand students are enrolled at WSU.

Many students at WSU scored in the range of 21 (25th percentile) to 25 (75th percentile) on the ACT exam. By applying sampled GPA data from over 150 schools, we are able to estimate that the Winona State University (WSU) average GPA ranges from 3.13 to 3.33 for accepted students. Winona State University sends acceptance letters to approximately 60% of students applying each year. Of those that are accepted, roughly 38% of students registered for enrollment. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Winona State University (WSU) Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for Winona State University was reported as 60.7% in Fall 2013 with over 7,210 college applications submitted to Winona 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

  • WSU ACT Scores: 21 - 25
  • WSU Average GPA: 3.13 - 3.33

How Hard Is It to Get into Winona State University?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

When determining how difficult it is for students to get into Winona 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 Winona State University has been getting lower when compared to averages from previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 70.9%
  • 2010-2011: 66.2%
  • 2011-2012: 69.0%
  • 2012-2013: 61.7%
  • 2013-2014: 60.7%
  • Projected WSU Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 63.8%

How Does Winona State University (WSU) Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Winona State University is nine percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Saint Mary's University of Minnesota74.9%
Viterbo University70.6%
Luther College72.1%
University of Wisconsin-Stout89.3%
University of Wisconsin-River Falls86.6%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Recommended
  • High School Class Rankings are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2013)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Winona State University (WSU) (Fall 2013)

ACT®Score Range
English20 - 24
Math21 - 25
Composite Score21 - 25
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