Acceptance Rate 62.53%
Yield (Enrollment Ratio) 28.1%
Applicants 150,007
Admitted 93,802
Enrolled 26,359

Applying To Minnesota Colleges

The average acceptance rate is 62.53% at Minnesota colleges and universities where total 150,007 students have applied and 93,802 have been accepted. The average undergraduate application fees is $37.00 and the graduate application fees is $38.00. Next table presents the general admission information for applying to Minnesota colleges.
General Admission Information of Minnesota Colleges
Open Admission Policy60 out of 112 schools
Average Undergraduate Application Fees$ 37.00
Average Graduate Application Fees$ 38.00
Average Acceptance Rate62.53%
Average Yield (Enrollment Rate)28.1%
Average Test Scores1,176 SAT / 24 ACT

Acceptance Rates and Headcounts

For academic year 2020-2021, total 150,007 students (64,564 men and 85,321 women) applied to and 93,802 (38,892 men and 54,899 women) students were accepted to admit Minnesota Colleges. Among them, 11,457 men and 14,902 women were enrolled into Minnesota schools. The average acceptance rate is 62.53% and admission yield (enrollment rate) is 28.10%. The table below shows the Minnesota colleges admission statistics including admission and enrolment rates.
Admission Statistics for Minnesota Colleges (2020-2021)
Acceptance Rate 62.53% 60.24% 64.34%
Enrollment Ratio 28.10% 29.46% 27.14%
[Chart]Minnesota Colleges Average Acceptance Rate and Yield

Average SAT and ACT Scores

For Minnesota college, 2,713 students (12.00% of enrolled) have submitted their SAT scores and 21,844 students (85.00%) have submitted their ACT scores for seeking degrees. For score submitters, SAT 75th percentile score is 1,285 and 25th percentile score is 1,066. For ACT scores, 75th percentile score is 78 and 25th percentile score is 59. Next table shows the detail SAT and ACT scores distribution of enrolled students at Minnesota colleges and universities.
SAT and ACT Score Distribution at Minnesota Colleges
25th Percentile75th Percentile
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing537.00644.00
SAT Math529.00641.00
ACT Composite21.0026.00
ACT Math19.0026.00
ACT English19.0026.00
[Chart] SAT/ACT Distribution - Minnesota Colleges
[Chart] Average SAT Scores - Minnesota Colleges
[Chart] Average ACT Scores - Minnesota Colleges

Calendar System and Accepted Credits

In Minnesota State, 72 schools use semester calendar systems and 10 schools are based on quarter system. Next table lists the number of schools with their calendar systems.
Semester72 out of 112 schools
Quarter10 out of 112 schools
Trimester3 out of 112 schools
Four-one-four plan5 out of 112 schools
Other academic year0 out of 112 schools
Differs by program5 out of 112 schools
Continuous11 out of 112 schools
Un-Known/Other6 out of 112 schools
Next table describes credits that Minnesota colleges and universities are accepting for their students
Dual Credits80 out of 112 schools
Credits for Life Experiences59 out of 112 schools
Advanced placement (AP) Credits81 out of 112 schools
Credit for Military Training68 out of 112 schools

Application Requirements

33 Minnesota schools require High School GPA and 34 schools require High School Record (or Transcript). The test scores such as SAT and ACT are required by 29 Minnesota colleges. Next table summarizes the application requirements for applying to Minnesota colleges.
Admission Checklist for Minnesota Colleges
High School GPA333
High School Rank615
High School Record (or Transcript)341
Completion of College Preparatory Program1217
Formal Demonstration of Competencies23
Admission Test Scores295
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)12