NDSU Admission Chances

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Acceptance Chances

Can I get into NDSU? These admission statistics provide an indication how difficult it is to get in and what your chances are. 4,973 out of 5,311 applicants or 94% were admitted making North Dakota State University Main Campus an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements. Academically, it has challenging requirements for admission test scores. North Dakota State University Main Campus typically accepts and attracts B+ average high school students. Of those applicants which were admitted, 51% enrolled. With over half of admitted students enrolling, acceptance by North Dakota State University Main Campus is a prized outcome for many students.

Women Men Total
Applied 2,465 2,846 5,311
Accepted 2,328 2,645 4,973
Acceptance Rate 94% 93% 94%
Enrolled 1,138 1,414 2,552
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 49% 53% 51%

Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT and ACT requirements for students to be admitted to North Dakota State University Main Campus 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 NDSU regularly accepts students with ACTs of 21 and above. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 18 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 24 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 26 and above have very competitive chances. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 98 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to North Dakota State University Main Campus.

SAT Requirements (New SAT)

Reporting indicates the school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1050 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 940. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1160 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 1050 1270
SAT Reading 530 630
SAT Math 530 650
ACT Composite 21 26
ACT English 20 25
ACT Math 21 27

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by Score

What do these ratings mean?

ACT Score Competitiveness Est. Admission Chances
26 and Above Good >97%
23 to 26 Avg + 94%-97%
21 to 23 Avg - 91%-94%
19 to 21 Reach 87%-91%
Less than 19 Low <87%
SAT Score (NEW 1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1270 and Above Good >96%
1160 to 1270 Avg + 94%-96%
1050 to 1160 Avg - 90%-94%
940 to 1050 Reach 84%-90%
Less than 940 Low <84%

Estimated GPA Requirements

You will need above average high school grades to get into North Dakota State University Main Campus. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at North Dakota State University Main Campus was 3.41 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. If your high school grades are above the average 3.41 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as NDSU accepts 94% of all applicants.

What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 28% Good
3.50 to 3.75 21% Avg +
3.25 to 3.50 18% Avg +
3.00 to 3.25 14% Avg -
2.75 to 3.00 16% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 3% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 0% Low
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 North Dakota State University Main Campus and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Neither required nor recommended
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 Yes

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=200332 IPEDS survey data for North Dakota State University Main Campus.

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