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Acceptance Rate 68.56%
Yield (Enrollment Ratio) 25.22%
Applicants 143,887
Admitted 98,650
Enrolled 24,883

Applying To Minnesota Colleges

The average acceptance rate is 68.56% at Minnesota colleges and universities where total 143,887 students have applied and 98,650 have been accepted. The average undergraduate application fees is $37.00 and the graduate application fees is $38.00. Next table presents the general admission information for applying to Minnesota colleges.
General Admission Information of Minnesota Colleges
Open Admission Policy60 out of 113 schools
Average Undergraduate Application Fees$ 37.00
Average Graduate Application Fees$ 38.00
Average Acceptance Rate68.56%
Average Yield (Enrollment Rate)25.22%
Average Test Scores1,234 SAT / 24 ACT

Acceptance Rates and Headcounts

For academic year 2021-2022, total 143,887 students (62,545 men and 81,272 women) applied to and 98,650 (41,074 men and 57,699 women) students were accepted to admit Minnesota Colleges. Among them, 10,767 men and 14,076 women were enrolled into Minnesota schools. The average acceptance rate is 68.56% and admission yield (enrollment rate) is 25.22%. The table below shows the Minnesota colleges admission statistics including admission and enrolment rates.
Admission Statistics for Minnesota Colleges (2021-2022)
TotalMenWomen
Applicants143,88762,54581,272
Admitted98,65041,07457,699
Enrolled24,88310,76714,076
Acceptance Rate 68.56% 65.67% 70.99%
Enrollment Ratio 25.22% 26.21% 24.40%
[Chart]Minnesota Colleges Average Acceptance Rate and Yield

Average SAT and ACT Scores

For Minnesota college, 1,263 students (7.00% of enrolled) have submitted their SAT scores and 10,185 students (47.00%) have submitted their ACT scores for seeking degrees. For score submitters, SAT 75th percentile score is 1,325 and 25th percentile score is 1,142. For ACT scores, 75th percentile score is 81 and 25th percentile score is 62. 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 Writing574.00660.00
SAT Math568.00665.00
ACT Composite21.0027.00
ACT Math21.0027.00
ACT English20.0027.00
[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 113 schools
Quarter10 out of 113 schools
Trimester3 out of 113 schools
Four-one-four plan5 out of 113 schools
Other academic year0 out of 113 schools
Differs by program5 out of 113 schools
Continuous11 out of 113 schools
Un-Known/Other7 out of 113 schools
Next table describes credits that Minnesota colleges and universities are accepting for their students
Dual Credits80 out of 113 schools
Credits for Life Experiences59 out of 113 schools
Advanced placement (AP) Credits81 out of 113 schools
Credit for Military Training68 out of 113 schools

Application Requirements

31 Minnesota schools require High School GPA and 32 schools require High School Record (or Transcript). The test scores such as SAT and ACT are required by 1 Minnesota colleges. Next table summarizes the application requirements for applying to Minnesota colleges.
Admission Checklist for Minnesota Colleges
RequiredRecommended
High School GPA314
High School Rank513
High School Record (or Transcript)322
Completion of College Preparatory Program1117
Recommendations98
Formal Demonstration of Competencies13
Admission Test Scores16
TOEFL294
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)00