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MSU Moorhead Admission Chances


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Acceptance Chances

Can I get into MSU Moorhead? These admission statistics provide an indication how difficult it is to get in and what your chances are. 1,978 out of 2,559 applicants or 77% were admitted making Minnesota State University Moorhead an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements. Academically, it has moderate requirements for admission test scores. Only 37% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Women Men Total
Applied 1,607 952 2,559
Accepted 1,203 775 1,978
Acceptance Rate 75% 81% 77%
Enrolled 450 279 729
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 37% 36% 37%

Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT and ACT requirements for students to be admitted to Minnesota State University Moorhead and what score do you need to get in? The tables below describe the SAT and ACT test score percentile profile of the Fall 2015 starting class.

ACT Requirements

Admission data indicates that MSU Moorhead regularly accepts students with ACTs of 20 and above. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 18 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 22 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 25 and above have very competitive chances. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 91 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Minnesota State University Moorhead.

SAT Requirements (New SAT)

Reporting indicates the school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1010 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 935. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1085 out of 1600. 2 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
SAT Composite 1010 1160
SAT Reading 500 570
SAT Math 510 590
ACT Composite 20 25
ACT English 19 25
ACT Math 19 25

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by Score

What do these ratings mean?

ACT Score Competitiveness Est. Admission Chances
25 and Above Good >86%
22 to 25 Avg + 77%-86%
20 to 22 Avg - 69%-77%
18 to 20 Reach 59%-69%
Less than 18 Low <59%
SAT Score (NEW 1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1160 and Above Good >85%
1085 to 1160 Avg + 77%-85%
1010 to 1085 Avg - 66%-77%
935 to 1010 Reach 54%-66%
Less than 935 Low <54%

Estimated GPA Requirements

Minnesota State University Moorhead has not reported high school GPA data for its freshman class at this time.

Fall 2017 Application Deadline

You have 71 days left until 2017 Fall term applications are due on Aug 1, 2017.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Minnesota State University Moorhead and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Test Scores Required
High School GPA Neither required nor recommended
High School Class Rank Required
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

Does accept high school AP credits or award dual credit towards both a college and high school degree?

AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=174358 IPEDS survey data for Minnesota State University Moorhead.



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