Saint Cloud State University
Saint Cloud, MN, USA

Admissions

Key Admission Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Coed

Need Aware

This school may consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Small city
0
100
86%
Acceptance Rate
5,415
Students Applied
94%
Transfer Acceptance Rate
775
Transfer Students Admitted

Admissions Requirements

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

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Fall Regular Decision August 15, 2021
Test Optional
Yes
Application Fee
$20
Fee waivers available
Applications Accepted
Rolling Admissions
No

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
86%
Out-Of-State Students
11%
US States Represented
48
Countries Represented
95
92%
Submitting ACT
4%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 20
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1086
0
1600
SAT Percentiles

Math
25th
490
75th
630
Reading
25th
470
75th
605
3.30
Average GPA
Students Enrolled By Class Rank

Top 10%
5
Top 25%
16
Top 50%
60
Students Enrolled By Household Income

< $30k
199
$30k - $48k
172
$48k - $75k
172
$75k - $110k
165
$110k+
198

Admissions Resources

Admissions: visit page
Admissions Email: [email protected]
Admissions Telephone: 877-654-7278
For International Student Services: visit page
For Students with Disabilities: visit page
For Veteran Services: visit page

What Students Are Saying

3.49 Average Rating
Have an open mind, start out your freshman semesters studying hard and watching your GPA. If you mess up your first semester it is a long hard road to get it back up. Great place to meet international people and broaden your horizons. Oh, and networking is key. Make friends and connections with the professors and administration. You never know where those connections may lead.
Megan from Silver Bay, MN
The only tip that I can give incoming students is to be open to other ethnicities and cultures.
Lindie from Saint Cloud, MN
Make sure to set rules with your roommate, such as if you are going out that when you come back you won't be loud, or every other week you take out the trash or if you are talking on the phone go out in the hallway. Get involved as much as you can, you want to meet alot of people and network as much as you can, it will help you further down the road. Make sure to bring something that reminds you of home, whether it be a pillow, or a blanket that smells like your house, it's always nice to have a reminder of home :)
Madelaine from Fond Du Lac, WI
With all the things to do on and around campus it can be tempting to go out with friends all the time instead of study but I believe you really want to succeed here you have to find a healthy balance of school and fun. It's okay to say no to friends sometimes.
Nicole from St. Cloud, MN
It is important when contemplating what college to choose to incorporate not only the academic aspect but also the life that can be provided. Prospective students should actively be involved and network rigorously while attending college. They should keep a positive attitude and stay focused, as well as develop relationships with their peers and faculty.
Sonny from Saint Cloud, MN
Know how to study and be prepared for the much higher demand of college courses
Jacob from St. Cloud, MN
Don't fall behind on homework. It's good to stay ahead of schedule so you get the best grade you can.
Amber from Champlin, MN
Work hard right from the start. If you don't do well your first year, your GPA will stay low. It's hard to get it up from being low, so start high.
Don't procrastinate, it will bite you in the end.
Karen from Spicer, MN
SCSU is known for it's partying, and there is a lot of that going on at campus but stay focused and remember that you are in college to get an education for your future. You have the rest of your life to party so don't waste the money on tuition if you're not going to try.
Kellie from Fargo, ND
Know what you are getting into before you come. Make sure you look into your majors of interest before you apply. SCSU offers tours and Saturdays @ State events. These are a great way to figure out if SCSU fits you and your families needs. You can also take a drive around town to see what the City of St. Cloud has to offer. There are many Churches and restaurants for your convenience.
Amanda from Racine, WI