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About Minot State University

Minot State University is a public, state school that was founded in 1913. It is moderately difficult to get into Minot State University. The institution enrolls around 2,920 students a year, including 2,656 undergrads.

Minot State University does not offer early action and does not offer early decision.

Minot State University Acceptance Rate 2021

Around 77% of applicants get into Minot State University each year. Last year, 752 students applied to Minot State University and 580 were admitted.

Minot State University Application Deadlines

Early Admissions at Minot State University

Minot State University does not offer early decision. Minot State University does not offer early action.

2021 Admissions Facts
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 77%
Average GPA 3.4
Mean ACT score 21
In-State Tuition $6,892
Out-of-State $6,892

Visit the Admissions tab above to for more on how to apply to Minot State University.

Financial Aid at Minot State University

Minot State University meets 69% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $10,173 a year.

The 2022-2023 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2021

Some financial aid is awarded ona first-come, first-serve basis, so fill out the FAFSA asap. 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 be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Dorms at Minot State University

Most Minot State University students live off campus.

Homecoming Week, Welcome Week, and and Winter Week are the best-attended events on campus.

Click the Student Life tab above to learn more about the student body and campus life at Minot State University.

What GPA Do I Need For Minot State University?

Minot State University is considered moderately difficult to get into, but how hard a school is to get into depends on a lot, including your GPA, test scores, activities, recommendations and essays. The average high school GPA for a student at Minot State University is 3.4 /4.0. The mean ACT scores is 21.

Does Minot State University Require Test Scores?

Minot 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.

Out of all applicants, 12% submitted the SAT. 75% submitted the ACT.

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Minot State University Waitlist 2021

Minot State University reports that no students were waitlisted or admitted off the waitlist in the most recent year.

Is Minot State University a Good School?

Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how competitive an institution is, but they don't say much about the quality of the education or the student experience. 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 at Minot State University

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at Minot State University, around 71% return for their sophomore year. Out of the 316 students who started at Minot State University as first-time freshman, 112 graduate within four years.

Around 55% of students who started at Minot State University earn their Bachelor's degrees 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 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. Graduates in the class of 2021 had an average of $24,737 in student loans per borrower. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

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

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Where is Minot State University?

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


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Minot State University ACT Scores


ACT Range

18 - 24

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

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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 24 and above have a good chance of getting into Minot State University. Students with an ACT score that falls between 18 and 24 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 18 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Minot State University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

Not available


Math SAT Range

440 - 530


Reading SAT Range

440 - 540

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Minot State University Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Minot State University is like? There are approximately 2,920 students enrolled at Minot State University, including 2,656 undergraduate students and 264 graduate students. 69% percent of students attend school full-time, 79% percent are from ND and 21% percent of students are from other states.


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