Acceptance Rate 83.84%
Yield (Enrollment Ratio) 41.94%
Applicants 15,787
Admitted 13,236
Enrolled 5,551

Applying To North Dakota Colleges

The average acceptance rate is 83.84% at North Dakota colleges and universities where total 15,787 students have applied and 13,236 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 Rate83.84%
Average Yield (Enrollment Rate)41.94%
Average Test Scores1,082 SAT / 21 ACT

Acceptance Rates and Headcounts

For academic year 2020-2021, total 15,787 students (7,993 men and 7,794 women) applied to and 13,236 (6,618 men and 6,618 women) students were accepted to admit North Dakota Colleges. Among them, 2,790 men and 2,761 women were enrolled into North Dakota schools. The average acceptance rate is 83.84% and admission yield (enrollment rate) is 41.94%. The table below shows the North Dakota colleges admission statistics including admission and enrolment rates.
Admission Statistics for North Dakota Colleges (2020-2021)
Acceptance Rate 83.84% 82.80% 84.91%
Enrollment Ratio 41.94% 42.16% 41.72%
[Chart]North Dakota Colleges Average Acceptance Rate and Yield

Average SAT and ACT Scores

For North Dakota college, 527 students (11.00% of enrolled) have submitted their SAT scores and 5,061 students (87.00%) have submitted their ACT scores for seeking degrees. For score submitters, SAT 75th percentile score is 1,192 and 25th percentile score is 972. For ACT scores, 75th percentile score is 72 and 25th percentile score is 53. 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 Writing489.00596.00
SAT Math483.00596.00
ACT Composite18.0024.00
ACT Math18.0025.00
ACT English17.0023.00
[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 9 schools require High School Record (or Transcript). The test scores such as SAT and ACT are required by 9 North Dakota colleges. Next table summarizes the application requirements for applying to North Dakota colleges.
Admission Checklist for North Dakota Colleges
High School GPA90
High School Rank23
High School Record (or Transcript)90
Completion of College Preparatory Program61
Formal Demonstration of Competencies00
Admission Test Scores90
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)00