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Acceptance Rate 89.13%
Yield (Enrollment Ratio) 36.13%
Applicants 18,931
Admitted 16,874
Enrolled 6,097

Applying To North Dakota Colleges

The average acceptance rate is 89.13% at North Dakota colleges and universities where total 18,931 students have applied and 16,874 have been accepted. The average undergraduate application fees is $53.00 and the graduate application fees is $35.00. Next table presents the general admission information for applying to North Dakota colleges.
General Admission Information of North Dakota Colleges
Open Admission Policy20 out of 29 schools
Average Undergraduate Application Fees$ 53.00
Average Graduate Application Fees$ 35.00
Average Acceptance Rate89.13%
Average Yield (Enrollment Rate)36.13%
Average Test Scores1,094 SAT / 21 ACT

Acceptance Rates and Headcounts

For academic year 2021-2022, total 18,931 students (9,234 men and 9,689 women) applied to and 16,874 (8,024 men and 8,857 women) students were accepted to admit North Dakota Colleges. Among them, 2,964 men and 3,128 women were enrolled into North Dakota schools. The average acceptance rate is 89.13% and admission yield (enrollment rate) is 36.13%. The table below shows the North Dakota colleges admission statistics including admission and enrolment rates.
Admission Statistics for North Dakota Colleges (2021-2022)
TotalMenWomen
Applicants18,9319,2349,689
Admitted16,8748,0248,857
Enrolled6,0972,9643,128
Acceptance Rate 89.13% 86.90% 91.41%
Enrollment Ratio 36.13% 36.94% 35.32%
[Chart]North Dakota Colleges Average Acceptance Rate and Yield

Average SAT and ACT Scores

For North Dakota college, 238 students (6.00% of enrolled) have submitted their SAT scores and 3,525 students (64.00%) have submitted their ACT scores for seeking degrees. For score submitters, SAT 75th percentile score is 1,210 and 25th percentile score is 977. For ACT scores, 75th percentile score is 71 and 25th percentile score is 49. Next table shows the detail SAT and ACT scores distribution of enrolled students at North Dakota colleges and universities.
SAT and ACT Score Distribution at North Dakota Colleges
25th Percentile75th Percentile
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing492.00591.00
SAT Math485.00619.00
ACT Composite17.0024.00
ACT Math17.0025.00
ACT English15.0022.00
[Chart] SAT/ACT Distribution - North Dakota Colleges
[Chart] Average SAT Scores - North Dakota Colleges
[Chart] Average ACT Scores - North Dakota Colleges

Calendar System and Accepted Credits

In North Dakota State, 19 schools use semester calendar systems and 1 schools are based on quarter system. Next table lists the number of schools with their calendar systems.
Semester19 out of 29 schools
Quarter1 out of 29 schools
Trimester0 out of 29 schools
Four-one-four plan0 out of 29 schools
Other academic year0 out of 29 schools
Differs by program3 out of 29 schools
Continuous6 out of 29 schools
Next table describes credits that North Dakota colleges and universities are accepting for their students
Dual Credits20 out of 29 schools
Credits for Life Experiences15 out of 29 schools
Advanced placement (AP) Credits16 out of 29 schools
Credit for Military Training20 out of 29 schools

Application Requirements

9 North Dakota schools require High School GPA and 8 schools require High School Record (or Transcript). The test scores such as SAT and ACT are required by 3 North Dakota colleges. Next table summarizes the application requirements for applying to North Dakota colleges.
Admission Checklist for North Dakota Colleges
RequiredRecommended
High School GPA90
High School Rank13
High School Record (or Transcript)81
Completion of College Preparatory Program61
Recommendations11
Formal Demonstration of Competencies01
Admission Test Scores32
TOEFL51
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)00