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Delta State University

Cleveland, MS 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate99%

Delta State University Admissions

It is not competitive to get into Delta State University. The acceptance rate at Delta State University is 99%. Last year, 936 students applied to Delta State University and 923 were admitted.

If you are applying to Delta State University, the application fee is $25.

Delta State University Admissions Stats at a Glance

The following is an overiew of some of Delta State University's admissions stats.

Delta State University 2023 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.5
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 19%
Mean SAT Score 1116
Admissions Test Policy Not optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 8%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 92%
Waitlist No

Delta State University Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Delta State University.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No
Early Decision II
Early Action No

Considering Applying Early to Delta State University?

Delta State University does not offer early decision or early action.

➡️ Find a list of some selective colleges that accept significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

More on Delta State University Admissions

Transferring to Delta State University

Transfer student admissions is not competitive.

For Students Waitlisted to Delta State University

Delta State University has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What's Most Important for Getting Into Delta State University?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are they consider most important in the admissions process. When assembling your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that prioritize the admissions factors where you're strong.

Admissions Factors at Delta State University

Wondering what factors are considered by Delta State University during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Class Rank Very Important
Standardized Test Scores Very Important
Academic GPA Very Important

Make sure to check with Delta State University for more information on admission factors.

Delta State University 2022-2023 Application Requirements

To apply to Delta State University, all applicants must submit the following items. Make sure to check in with Delta State University's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Other Requirements Audition for music majors
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale) 2.0
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Delta State University?

Students admitted to Delta State University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.5.

Out of all students that were admitted, 71% submitted a class rank. At Delta State University 19% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 38% were in the top 25% and 71% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At Delta State University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA 13.9%
3.75 and 3.99 23.1%
3.50 and 3.74 16.2%
3.25 and 3.49 18.1%
3.00 and 3.24 13.4%
2.50 and 2.9 13.4%
2.00 and 2.49 1.9%

This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.

Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to Delta State University directly.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

Delta State University is not test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2022, 8% of Delta State University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 92% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for Delta State University?

To be competitive with other Delta State University applicants, you should aim to earn between 910 and 1260 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Delta State University 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1260 and 25% of scored lower than 910, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a Delta State University student is 1116.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Delta State University students scored 650 or higher and 75% of students scored 460 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Delta State University students scored 630 or higher, and 75% scored a 460 or higher.

To be most competitive at Delta State University, you should strive to earn between 17 and 24 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 24 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Delta State University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 24, and three out of four students scored lower than 24 on the ACT.

A 17 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Delta State University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 17.

More Information on Transferring to Delta State University

For transfer students, it is not competitive to get admitted to Delta State University. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

Transfer students can enroll in Delta State University during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Winter Term

• Spring Term

• Winter Term

• Summer Term

Delta State University Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Delta State University?

✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Delta State University.

Does Delta State University accept transfer credits?

✅ Delta State University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Delta State University accepts:

• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES

Does Delta State University accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

✅ Delta State University accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Delta State University?

✅ Delta State University is not test optional.

What is Delta State University's acceptance rate?

✅ The acceptance rate for Delta State University is 99%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Delta State University?

❌ Delta State University does not offer early decision.

Want To Learn More About Delta State University?

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Delta State University Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Open Admission


How hard is it to get into Delta State University? Delta State University is a open admission institution. The Delta State University acceptance rate is 99%. This means that the institution accepts 98 out of every 100 applicants.


Delta State University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Delta State University is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Delta State University is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Delta State University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

910 - 1260


Math SAT Range

480 - 650


Reading SAT Range

460 - 630

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1260 and Above


910 to 1260


910 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Delta State University students is 1116. Applicants with SAT scores of 1260 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Delta State University, while applicants with SAT scores between 910 to 1260 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 910 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Delta State University.

Delta State University GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Delta State University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.48. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

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