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 seven thousand students are enrolled at WSU.

Students can submit either the ACT or SAT scores at Winona State University. A score in the range of 1000 to 1210 on the SAT exam, or 19 to 24 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 Winona State University (WSU) average GPA ranges from 2.98 to 3.25 for accepted students. Winona State University sends acceptance letters to approximately 70% of students applying each year. Of those that are accepted, roughly 30% of students registered for enrollment. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Winona State University (WSU) Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Winona State University was reported as 67.9% in Fall 2020 with over 7,660 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: 19 - 24
  • WSU Average GPA: 2.98 - 3.25

How Hard Is It to Get into Winona State University?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

When determining how difficult it is for students to get into WSU, 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 2024 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2024-2025 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Winona State University has been on an upward trend when compared to previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 59.8%
  • 2017-2018: 66.5%
  • 2018-2019: 65.7%
  • 2019-2020: 67.9%
  • Projected WSU Acceptance Rate 2024-2025: 61.3%

How Does Winona State University (WSU) Compare?

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

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Saint Mary's University of Minnesota92.0%
Viterbo University76.6%
Luther College62.3%
University of Wisconsin-Stout90.5%
University of Wisconsin-River Falls78.9%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores 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 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Winona State University (WSU) (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading490 - 580
Math510 - 630
Total Score1000 - 1210
ACT®Score Range
English18 - 24
Math18 - 24
Composite Score19 - 24
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