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Minot State University

Minot, ND 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate88%

Minot State University Admissions

Minot State University is moderately difficult to get into. Around 88% of applicants get into Minot State University each year. Out of 551 applications received in 2023, 487 students were offered admission.

If you are planning on applying to Minot State University, the deadline for Fall 2024 admissions is 6/30 and the fee for the application costs $35.

Minot State University Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here's an overiew of some of Minot State University's admissions stats.

Minot State University 2023 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.4
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 11%
Admissions Test Policy Not optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 9%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 73%
Waitlist No

Minot State University Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Minot State University.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I Info Not Available
Early Decision II
Early Action No
Regular Decision Yes 6 30

Applying Early to Minot State University?

Minot State University may or may not offer early admission, however the school has not provided any application information. Check with Minot State University directly for more information about early applications.

➡️ Discover a list of some top colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

More on Minot State University Admissions

How To Get Into Minot State University

It is moderately difficult to get into Minot State University. Minot State University has open admissions, which means admission is not competitive and any applicants that met the basic requirements can enroll.

In 2022, Minot State University accepted 88% of all applicants, approximately 487 from the 551 applicants.

Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like Minot State University, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT.

Transferring to Minot State University

Transfer student admissions is not difficult.

For Students Waitlisted to Minot State University

Minot State University has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What's Most Important for Getting Into Minot State University?

Colleges consider a range of factors when determining who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are given the most weight in the admissions process. When assembling your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that put the most emphasis on the admissions factors where you're strong.

Admissions Factors at Minot State University

Curious about the factors that are considered by Minot State University during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Standardized Test Scores Very Important
Academic GPA Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Geographical Residence Considered
Interview Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Considered
Recommendation(s) Considered
State Residency Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Volunteer Work Considered
Work Experience Considered

Make sure to check with Minot State University for more information on admission factors.

Minot State University Application Requirements

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

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale) 2.5
Transcript(S) of College Record
Standardized Test Scores
Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Minot State University?

Students admitted to Minot State University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.4. Minot State University considers weighted GPA scores from incomging students.

Out of all students that were admitted, 75% submitted a class rank. At Minot State University 11% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 34% were in the top 25% and 64% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At Minot State University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA 9%
3.75 and 3.99 23%
3.50 and 3.74 18%
3.25 and 3.49 16%
3.00 and 3.24 15%
2.50 and 2.9 14%
2.00 and 2.49 5%

This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.

Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to Minot State University directly.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that highlights your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized 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.

In 2022, 9% of Minot State University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 73% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Minot State University students scored 600 or higher and 75% of students scored 480 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Minot State University students scored 600 or higher, and 75% scored a 480 or higher.

To be most competitive at Minot State University, you should strive to earn between 17 and 23 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 23 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Minot 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 17 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Minot State University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 17.

More Information on Transferring to Minot State University

For transfer students, it is not difficult to get admitted to Minot State University. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

Transfer students can enroll in Minot State University during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Spring Term

Minot State University Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Minot State University?

✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Minot State University.

Does Minot State University accept transfer credits?

✅ Minot State University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions.

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

❌ Minot State University does not accept International Baccalaureate credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Minot State University?

✅ Minot State University is not test optional.

What is Minot State University's acceptance rate?

✅ The acceptance rate for Minot State University is 88%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Minot State University?

🟨 Minot State University may or may not offer early decision. The school has not provided any information on early decision including ED acceptance rates.

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Minot State University Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


How hard is it to get into Minot State University? Minot State University is a somewhat selective institution. The Minot State University acceptance rate is 88%. This means that the institution accepts 88 out of every 100 applicants.


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 SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

Not available


Math SAT Range

510 - 600


Reading SAT Range

480 - 600

Minot State University GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Minot State University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.42. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

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Application Deadline

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