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Minnesota State University Moorhead

Moorhead, MN 4-Year Public

About Minnesota State University Moorhead

Minnesota State University Moorhead is a public, state school located in the urban setting of Moorhead, MN

Founded in 1885, Minnesota State University Moorhead currently enrolls around 5,547 students a year, including 4,447 undergrads. The institution runs on a semester academic calendar.

Minnesota State University Moorhead's endowment was valued at $29,661,011 in 2021. For each full-time student, Minnesota State University Moorhead spends about $8,158.

2021 Admissions Facts About Minnesota State University Moorhead

Acceptance rate: 66%

Average GPA: 3.48

Mean ACT score: 22

Early Decision or Early Action: No/No

2022 Regular Decision Notification Date: June 1

Minnesota State University Moorhead Acceptance Rate 2021

Admission to Minnesota State University Moorhead is moderately difficult. Around 66 percent of all applicants to Minnesota State University Moorhead are accepted each year.

Admitted students have an average high school GPA of 3.48 on a 4.0 scale. The mean ACT scores is 22.

In 2021, 0 applicants were waitlisted and 0 waitlisted students got accepted.

Is Minnesota State University Moorhead a good school?

The definition of a "good school" is different for different people. Admissions difficulty and admitted student statistics can give you a sense of how selective a school is, but they don't tell you how happy or successful students are. There are a few statistics that can give you a good idea of how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its students.

Retention, graduation, and job placement statistics all give valuable information about the quality of the student experience, before and after graduation.

Retention and graduation rates

About 70 percent of students who start at Minnesota State University Moorhead come back the next year. Out of the 887 students who started at Minnesota State University Moorhead as first-time freshman, 303 graduate within four years.

Around 54 percent of students who started at Minnesota State University Moorhead earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61 percent for public schools, and 67 percent for private, non-profit schools.

Job outcomes and student debt

Job placement rates after graduation, average starting salaries, and the debt students graduate with can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school. Students in the class of 2021 who had taken out student loans graduated with an average of $37,275 of debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

Based on this information, how does Minnesota State University Moorhead sound? Remember, the best school for one person may be a terrible fit for another! So the real question to ask yourself: is Minnesota State University Moorhead a good school for YOU?

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All applicants will receive an admissions decision by June 1.

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College Info

1104 7th Avenue South Moorhead, MN 56563

Campus Setting: Urban

Minnesota State University Moorhead Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

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

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

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

Minnesota State University Moorhead ACT Scores


ACT Range

20 - 25

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

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25 and Above


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Minnesota State University Moorhead SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

Not available


Math SAT Range

470 - 600


Reading SAT Range

450 - 590

Minnesota State University Moorhead Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Minnesota State University Moorhead is like? There are approximately 5,860 students enrolled at Minnesota State University Moorhead, including 4,828 undergraduate students and 1,032 graduate students. 81% percent of students attend school full-time, 67% percent are from MN and 33% percent of students are from other states.


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