Minnesota State University Moorhead

Moorhead, MN, USA

Admissions

Key Admission Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Suburb or town

0
100
60%
Acceptance Rate
4,400
Students Applied
67%
Transfer Acceptance Rate
754
Transfer Students Admitted

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
SAT Subject Tests
Yes
AP Course Credit
Yes
Dual Enrollment
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Rolling Admissions

The college has rolling admissions, which means applications are accepted any time throughout the year.

Test Optional
No
Application Fee
$20
Fee waivers available
Applications Accepted
Rolling Admissions
Yes

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
69%
Out-Of-State Students
33%
US States Represented
35
Countries Represented
46
96%
Submitting ACT
2%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 22
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1123
0
1600
SAT Percentiles

Math
25th
500
75th
630
Reading
25th
430
75th
550
3.40
Average GPA
Students Enrolled By GPA

3.75+
26%
3.50 - 3.74
20%
3.25 - 3.49
18%
3.00 - 3.24
14%
2.50 - 2.99
17%
2.00 - 2.49
5%
Students Enrolled By Class Rank

Top 10%
11
Top 25%
31
Top 50%
66
Students Enrolled By Household Income

< $30k
62
$30k - $48k
51
$48k - $75k
75
$75k - $110k
122
$110k+
124

Admissions Resources

Admissions: visit page
Admissions Email: admissions@mnstate.edu
Admissions Telephone: 877-678-6463
For International Student Services: visit page
For Students with Disabilities: visit page
For Veteran Services: visit page

What Students Are Saying

3.35 Average Rating
Find what there is here, there is a lot to help you.
Danielle from Moorhead, MN
Plan for a new life! This isn't high school any more. You can't just expect to get all A's for just doing the homework. Find some friends to study with, or ask your teacher for help. It's okay, everyone is new at this. Don't be afraid to ask for help.
Laura from Bloomington, MN
MSUM has a lot of great clubs, so new students should definitely take advantage of that. Also, do not overload yourself with classes, take sixteen credits at most. I took about nineteen credits for my first semester, I lost a lot of sleep and practically had no social life, it is a terrible idea.
Fernanda from Osakis, MN
Know ahead of time what classes you plan to take. After orientation try to schedule a time with an advisor to make sure you're in the right place. Sometimes the student volunteers aren't brushed up in the area of your study. Bring excellent winter clothes because it gets COLD very fast. Research what dorm is right for you too--whether you can put up with noise in Nelson or you prefer to be in the renovated Dahl.
Olivia from Green Bay, WI
Some tips are, stay on campus at least your first year, go to events, that's where you can meet a lot of people, go to classes and don't be shy to sit down by a stranger, join study groups, don't pile classes up all on one day, only take as many credits as you think you can handle (if your taking a class you think is going to need a little extra work, only take 13 credits instead of 15 or 19, an F DOES A LOT to your GPA), use the buses there free to students at MSUM, bring warm clothes the winters get pretty cold (at least last year did, but last year might have been a little crazy cause we did have floods, but the floods are really uncommon to be as bad as last year so don't let that scare you away), check out the other campus's around (we have Concordia and NDSU right next to us and they have a lot of cool events going on too), if you know people here try not to always hang around with them because you might loose your chances to meet other people, most of all enjoy your time after college you have to work full time.
LeAnn from Mounds View, MN
Live on campus the first year! It's not required, but freshman who live off campus never feel a connection to campus and make fewer friends. Also, get involved! There are so many clubs and organizations on campus, that something will interest you. Clubs are a great way to meet people, and if you graduate with nothing on your resume besides a degree, you might not get hired.
Rachel from Fargo, ND
college is the time to learn and expand. break your shell and make your way into the world with confidence.
Jacob from Moorhead, MN
try to be a little prepared before moving in or within the first couple weeks. take a tour of the campus including a couple dorms before signing a contract. pick up a map and drive around fargo-moorhead to get to know the area. make sure to also be prepared for a possible cold winter with snow boots, good coat and such.
Sarah from South Dakota
Tour all of the college's that are of interest to you. When you tour look around you, at the students, try picturing yourself there. Go with your gut instinct. I knew right away after I toured here that this was the school for me!
Carly from Wahpeton, ND
The only tip I have to perspective students is enroll early on. Make sure you take some fun classes, along with your core classes. It will help keep you interested, so you don't burn out right away.
Rachel from Morris, MN