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About Minot State University

Minot State University Early Decision Results Release Date 2021

Minot State University will release their Early Decision results on Wednesday December 15th. Share results and connect with other early applicants in the Minot State University Community discussion.

Good luck to all early applicants!

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 now enrolls around 2,920 students a year, including 2,656 undergrads. Minot State University provides housing for students. Most students live in off campus housing.

There are many ways for students to get involved at Minot State University! Love music or performing? Join a campus band or perform with one of Minot State University's theater groups.

Interested in journalism or 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.

Learn more about life at Minot State University on the Student Life page.

Mark your calendar! June 30, 2022 is the final deadline to submit an application for Fall.

2021 Minot State University Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 77%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate 0%
Average GPA 3.4
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 12%
In-State Tuition $6,892
Out-of-State $6,892
Percent of Need Met 69%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $10,173

Is Minot State University a Good School?

Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Admissions difficulty and admitted student statistics can give you a sense of how competitive a university 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.

Let's take a closer look at each of these factors to get a clearer sense of what Minot State University offers and if it might be a good choice for you.

2021 Acceptance Rate for Minot State University

It is moderately difficult to get into Minot State University. Minot State University admitted 77% of all applicants in 2021. Last year, 752 students applied to Minot State University and 580 were admitted.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Minot State University

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

About 71% of students who start at Minot State University return for their second year of college. Minot State University's six-year graduation rate for undergrads is 55%. 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 Outlook Minot State University Graduates

Job placement statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Minot State University

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 69% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend Minot State University full-time are awarded $10,173 a year in financial aid, on average.

In 2020, students graduated with an average of $24,737 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 2022-2023 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2021

Some financial aid is awarded 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! No one should ever pay to fill out 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, 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 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


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Minot State University ACT Scores


ACT Range

18 - 24

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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

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Math SAT Range

440 - 530


Reading SAT Range

440 - 540

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Minot State University Tuition & Fees

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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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