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Minot State University

Minot, ND 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate88%
Acceptance Rate88%

About Minot State University

Minot State University Overview

Minot State University is a public, state school in a small town setting in Minot, North Dakota. Minot State University was founded in 1913 and the school presently has around 2,836 students per year, including 2,576 undergraduate students. Minot State University provides on-campus housing for students. The majority of students live on campus, and first year-students are required to live in campus housing.

📆 Mark your calendar! The deadline to apply regular decision to Minot State University for Fall 2023 is June 30.

Student Activities at Minot State University

Love music or performing? Join a campus band or perform with one of the school's theater groups.

Are you interested in journalism and communications? Minot State University students can write for the campus newspaper, host a radio show or be a producer for the student-run television channel.

There are no fraternities or sororities at Minot State University, so it might be a good choice if you're not interested in Greek life.

Planning to play sports? Minot State University has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at Minot State University on the Student Life page.

2022 Minot State University Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 88%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate Info Not Available
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.4
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 9%
In-State Tuition $6,892
Out-of-State $6,892
Percent of Need Met 66%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $9,949

Is Minot State University a Good School?

There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Admissions criteria, acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how competitive an institution is.

Let's take a closer look at these factors to get a better sense of what Minot State University offers and if the college could be a good fit for you.

2022 Acceptance Rate for Minot State University

It is moderately difficult to get into Minot State University. Minot State University admitted 88% of all applicants in 2022. Out of 551 applications received in 2022, 487 students were offered admission.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Minot State University

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. Retention measures how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

46% of Minot State University undergrads graduate within six years. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outcomes for Minot State University Grads

Job placement stats are a good resource for understanding the value of a degree from Minot State University by providing a look on how job placement has gone for other grads.

Check with Minot State University directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Minot State University

Tuition cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

Minot State University meets 66% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend Minot State University full-time are awarded $9,949 a year in financial aid, on average.

In 2020, students graduated with an average of $24,730 in student loans for each student with debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some financial aid is available on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA early. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! You should never have to pay to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Minot State University.

Based on this information, is Minot State University the school for you? Remember, the best school for one person may not be the right school for another! So ask yourself: Is Minot State University a good school for you?

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Where is Minot State University Located?

Minot State University is located in the small town setting of Minot, North Dakota.

If you want to see Minot State University for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Highway 2/52/83 to Minot, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Minot International.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Minot State University and Minot are like without leaving home.

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College Info

500 University Avenue, W Minot, ND 58707-0002

Campus Setting: Small Town

Minot State University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Jun 30

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Minot State University is Jun 30.

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

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

Minot State University ACT Scores


ACT Range

17 - 23

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

23 and Above


17 to 23


17 and Less


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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Minot State University is 21. Students with an ACT score of 23 and above have a good chance of getting into Minot State University. Students with an ACT score that falls between 17 and 23 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 17 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Minot State University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

Not available


Math SAT Range

510 - 600


Reading SAT Range

480 - 600

Minot State University Tuition & Fees

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Cost Breakdown
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Student Life

Wondering what life at Minot State University is like? There are approximately 2,836 students enrolled at Minot State University, including 2,576 undergraduate students and 260 graduate students. 71% percent of students attend school full-time, 73% percent are from ND and 27% percent of students are from other states.


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Jun 30
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