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St. Cloud State University Admission Chances


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Acceptance Chances

Can I get into St. Cloud State University? These admission statistics provide an indication how difficult it is to get in and what your chances are. 5,267 out of 6,110 applicants or 86% were admitted making Saint Cloud State University an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements. Academically, it has average requirements for admission test scores. Saint Cloud State University typically accepts and attracts B average high school students. Only 35% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Women Men Total
Applied 3,414 2,696 6,110
Accepted 3,041 2,226 5,267
Acceptance Rate 89% 83% 86%
Enrolled 994 869 1,863
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 33% 39% 35%

Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT and ACT requirements for students to be admitted to Saint Cloud State University 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 St. Cloud State University regularly accepts students with ACTs of 19 and above. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 16 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 Saint Cloud State University.

SAT Requirements (New SAT)

Reporting indicates the school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 970 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 850. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1090 out of 1600. 3 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 970 1210
SAT Reading 480 610
SAT Math 490 600
ACT Composite 19 25
ACT English 18 25
ACT Math 17 23

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by Score

What do these ratings mean?

ACT Score Competitiveness Est. Admission Chances
25 and Above Good >91%
22 to 25 Avg + 86%-91%
19 to 22 Avg - 78%-86%
16 to 19 Reach 68%-78%
Less than 16 Low <68%
SAT Score (NEW 1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1210 and Above Good >91%
1090 to 1210 Avg + 86%-91%
970 to 1090 Avg - 78%-86%
850 to 970 Reach 68%-78%
Less than 850 Low <68%

Estimated GPA Requirements

You will need about average high school grades to get into Saint Cloud State University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Saint Cloud State University was 3.14 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B students are accepted and ultimately attend. If your high school grades are above the average 3.14 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as St. Cloud State University accepts 86% of all applicants.

What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 12% Good
3.50 to 3.75 14% Good
3.25 to 3.50 15% Avg +
3.00 to 3.25 19% Avg +
2.75 to 3.00 32% Avg -
2.50 to 2.75 7% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 1% Reach
2.00 to 2.25 0% Low

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 Saint Cloud State University and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
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 Yes

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=174783 IPEDS survey data for Saint Cloud State University.



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