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Southwest Minnesota State University Admission Chances


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Acceptance Chances

Can I get into Southwest Minnesota State University? These admission statistics provide an indication how difficult it is to get in and what your chances are. 1,289 out of 2,013 applicants or 64% were admitted making Southwest Minnesota State University a moderately competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Academically, it has easy requirements for admission test scores. Only 35% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Women Men Total
Applied 1,028 985 2,013
Accepted 675 614 1,289
Acceptance Rate 66% 62% 64%
Enrolled 238 211 449
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 35% 34% 35%

Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT and ACT requirements for students to be admitted to Southwest Minnesota 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 Southwest Minnesota 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 24 and above have very competitive chances. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 88 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Southwest Minnesota State University.

SAT Requirements (New SAT)

Reporting indicates the school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 810 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 635. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 985 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 810 1160
SAT Reading 390 600
SAT Math 420 560
ACT Composite 19 24
ACT English 17 23
ACT Math 18 24

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by Score

What do these ratings mean?

ACT Score Competitiveness Est. Admission Chances
24 and Above Good >77%
21 to 24 Avg + 64%-77%
19 to 21 Avg - 54%-64%
17 to 19 Reach 43%-54%
Less than 17 Low <43%
SAT Score (NEW 1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1160 and Above Good >75%
985 to 1160 Avg + 64%-75%
810 to 985 Avg - 51%-64%
635 to 810 Reach 38%-51%
Less than 635 Low <38%

Estimated GPA Requirements

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

Fall 2017 Application Deadline

You have 102 days left until 2017 Fall term applications are due on Sep 1, 2017.

Admission Requirements

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

Test Scores Required
High School GPA Recommended
High School Class Rank Required
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 No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=175078 IPEDS survey data for Southwest Minnesota State University.



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