Minnesota State University Moorhead Admissions

ACT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More

Minnesota State University Moorhead
Minnesota State University Moorhead. Bobak Ha'Eri / Wikimedia Commons

Minnesota State University Moorhead Admissions Overview:

MSU Moorhead, with an acceptance rate of 60%, is generally accessible to the majority of those who apply. To apply, those interested will need to submit an application, official high school transcripts, and scores from the SAT or ACT. If you have any questions, but sure to get in touch with the admissions office.

Admissions Data (2016):

Minnesota State University Moorhead Description:

Minnesota State University-Moorehead is a four-year, pubic university located in Moorhead, Minnesota, a small city just outside of Fargo. Winnipeg, Manitoba, and Minneapolis are each about three-and-a-half hours away. MSUM supports a student body of about 8,500 with a student / faculty ratio of 19 to 1 and an average class size of 23. The school offers a total of 76 majors with 172 emphases across the colleges of Arts and Humanities, Business and Industry, Education and Human Services, Social and Natural Sciences, and Graduate Studies. For student engagement outside of the classroom, MSUM is home to numerous of intramural sports, an active Greek life, and over 125 student clubs and organizations, including a Gamer’s Club, an 80’s Club, and the Wildlife Society. The MSUM Dragons compete in the NCAA Division II Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC) with 14 varsity sports including women’s swimming and diving, men’s wrestling, and men’s and women’s cross country.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 5,923 (5,205 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 40% Male / 60% Female
  • 82% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $8,114 (in-state); $15,250 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $800 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $8,076
  • Other Expenses: $3,470
  • Total Cost: $20,460 (in-state); $27,596 (out-of-state)

Minnesota State University Moorhead Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 86%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 73%
    • Loans: 64%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $4,204
    • Loans: $9,154

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Art, Biology, Business Administration, Criminal Justice, Elementary Education, Exercise Science, Mass Communications, Nursing, Psychology, Social Work

Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 76%
  • Transfer Out Rate: 23%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 23%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 41%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Track and Field, Wrestling, Football, Basketball, Cross Country
  • Women's Sports: Soccer, Volleyball, Tennis, Golf, Basketball, Softball

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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