Admissions Information

The application fee is $20 for applying undergraduate school and $30 for graduate school at Southwest Minnesota State University. Next table presents general admission information.
General Admission Information
Open Admission PolicyNo
Undergraduate Application Fees$20
Graduate Application Fees$30
Admission Informationwww.smsu.edu/admission/index.html
Online Applicationwww.smsu.edu/admission/applyonline.cfm
Calendar SystemSemester
Credits AcceptedDual Credits, Advanced placement (AP) Credits
Degree Offered1 Year Certificate, Associate, Bachelor, Post-Bachelor Certificate, Master, Post-Master Certificate

Admission Statistics

For the academic year 2020-21, the acceptance rate is 80.60% and the yield is 23.33%. 764 men and 1,092 women applied to Southwest Minnesota State and 612 men and 884 women students were accepted. Among them, 158 men and 191 women were enrolled in the school (Fall 2020). The following table and chart show the admission statistics including the number of applicants, acceptance rate, and yield (also known as enrollment rate).
TotalMenWomen
Applicants1,8567641,092
Admitted1,496612884
Enrolled349158191
Acceptance Rate 80.60%80.10%80.95%
Yield 23.33%25.82%21.61%

SAT and ACT Score Distribution

For the academic year 2020-2021, 23 students (7% of enrolled) have submitted their SAT scores and 277 students (79%) have submitted their ACT scores for seeking degrees. For score submitters, SAT 75th percentile score of Evidence-Based Reading/Writing is 562 and the 25th percentile is 445. The SAT Math score is 540 (75th) and 490 (25th). The submitted ACT composite score is 23 (75th percentile) and 17 (25th percentile).
25th Percentile75th Percentile
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing445562
SAT Math490540
ACT Composite1723
ACT Math1724
ACT English1522
The submitted SAT and ACT scores of admitted students at Southwest Minnesota State University are similar to the average score when comparing similar colleges (SAT: 1,033, ACT: 58 - Public Master's College and University (medium programs)).

Application Requirements

It requires to submit High School GPA and High School Rank to its applicants.The school recommends to submit High School GPA, High School Rank, High School Record (or Transcript), Completion of College Preparatory Program and Recommendations. The next table summarizes the application requirements to apply Southwest Minnesota State University.
For more admission information such as minimum GPA and deadlines, see its online application page .
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Southwest Minnesota State Admission Requirements
High School GPARecommended
High School RankRecommended
High School Record (or Transcript)Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory ProgramRecommended
RecommendationsNeither required nor recommended
Formal Demonstration of CompetenciesNeither required nor recommended
Admission Test ScoresRequired
TOEFLRequired
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Recommended


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