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Southwest Minnesota State University Admissions

If you are thinking about applying to Southwest Minnesota State University, the deadline for Fall 2022 admissions is September 1 and the fee for the application is $20. Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students who are struggling to afford application fees may qualify for for fee waiver for their application.

Considering Applying Early to Southwest Minnesota State University?

Southwest Minnesota State University does not offer early decision or early action..

Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.

See a list of some selective colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

Is Southwest Minnesota State University Hard To Get Into?

Getting into Southwest Minnesota State University is slightly difficult. Southwest Minnesota State University evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.

In 2021, Southwest Minnesota State University accepted 0% of all applicants..

Schools that are slightly difficult to get into, like Southwest Minnesota State University, MIN

Transfer student admissions is slightly difficult.

What's Most Important to Get In to Southwest Minnesota State University?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are are most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengthsand any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that prioritize the admissions factors where you stand out.

Admissions Factors at Southwest Minnesota State University

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Considered
Geographical Residence Considered
Class Rank Very Important
Work Experience Not Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Not Considered
Application Essay Considered
First Generation Considered
Interview Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Not Considered
Recommendation(s) Considered
Religious Affiliation/Commitment Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record Important
State Residency Not Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Standardized Test Scores Very Important
Volunteer Work Considered

Southwest Minnesota State University Application Requirements

To apply, all applicants to Southwest Minnesota State University must submit the following items. Double check with Southwest Minnesota State University's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for some Details (if any)
Minimum High School Gpa (On 4.0 Scale) 3
Interview
Other Requirements top half of graduating class or 21 ACT
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What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Southwest Minnesota State University?

Out of all students that were admitted, 84% submitted a class rank. At Southwest Minnesota State University 7% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 24% were in the top 25% and 59% were in the top 50%.

Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.

At Southwest Minnesota State University, students GPAs fall in the following ranges
4.0 GPA 84%

Southwest Minnesota State University does not have a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2019, 1% of Southwest Minnesota State University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 95% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What's a Good SAT Score for Southwest Minnesota State University?

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What's a Good ACT Score for Southwest Minnesota State University?

To be most competitive at Southwest Minnesota State University, you should strive to earn between 19 and 23 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 23 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Southwest Minnesota State University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 23, and three out of four students scored lower than 23 on the ACT.

A 19 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Southwest Minnesota State University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 19.

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Transferring to Southwest Minnesota State University

For transfer students, it is slightly difficult to get admitted to Southwest Minnesota State University.

For transfer students wishing to start in the Fall, the deadline to apply is September 1.

Transfer students can enroll in Southwest Minnesota State University during the following terms: Fall Term Spring Term Summer Term

Southwest Minnesota State University Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Southwest Minnesota State University?

Students who are admitted to Southwest Minnesota State University must attend in the term they start. Deferring admissions is not encouraged. If you have a unusual circumstance, contact the admissions department..

Does Southwest Minnesota State University accept transfer credits?

Southwest Minnesota State University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Southwest Minnesota State University accepts:

CLEP subject tests DSST/DANTES ACE recommendations for credit Excelsior College Examinations

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

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Do I have to submit test scores to Southwest Minnesota State University?

Southwest Minnesota State University. is not test optional. You must submit test scores as part of the application.

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Southwest Minnesota State University Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

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Southwest Minnesota State University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Sep 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Sep 1

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Southwest Minnesota State University is Sep 1.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Southwest Minnesota State University is Sep 1.

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

Southwest Minnesota State University ACT Scores

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ACT Range

19 - 23

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

23 and Above

Good

19 to 23

Avg

19 and Less

Low

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Southwest Minnesota State University is 21. Students with an ACT score of 23 and above have a good chance of getting into Southwest Minnesota State University. Students with an ACT score that falls between 19 and 23 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 19 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Southwest Minnesota State University SAT Scores

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Southwest Minnesota State University GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)

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Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

6,896

Campus Setting

Small Town

Acceptance Rate

Unknown

Tuition and Fees

In State

$8,874

Out-of-State

$8,874

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Sep 1
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