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National University Admission Requirements

La Jolla, California

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Chances of getting into National University

Open Admission Policy

Can I get into National University? National University is an open admission policy institution. Open admission colleges typically have few admission thresholds and will admit all applicants so long as certain minimum requirements are met. New admission is often granted continually throughout the year. Please consult National University directly to learn the specifics of its open admission policy.

Test Optional

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to National University. If you submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. .

National University SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
Applicants Submitting SAT
SAT Scores for National University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 370
SAT Math 25th 380
SAT Composite 25th 750
SAT Scores for National University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 600
SAT Math 75th 570
SAT Composite 75th 1170
Average SAT Score 960

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to National University?

National University typically prefers applicants to be in the top 95 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 750 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 540. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 960 out of 1600. The school ranks #71 in California for highest average SAT composite score. 0 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

National University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1170 and Above Good >93%
960 to 1170 Avg + 89%-93%
750 to 960 Avg - 83%-89%
540 to 750 Reach 74%-83%
Less than 540 Low <74%
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National University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
Not Reported
Applicants Submitting ACT
ACT Scores for National University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th N/A
ACT Math 25th N/A
ACT Composite 25th N/A
ACT Scores for National University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th N/A
ACT Math 75th N/A
ACT Composite 75th N/A
Average ACT Score N/A
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

National University GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

National University has not reported high school GPA data for its accepted students.

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Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to National University is $0.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to National University and what student information is used for admission decisions?

National University Admission Requirements
Test Scores Considered but not required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Considered but not required
Completion of College Preparatory Program Neither required nor recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Considered but not required

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at National University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit No
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=119605 IPEDS survey data for National University.


What is my chance of getting into National University?

National University has an open admission policy. Open admission colleges generally only require a high school diploma or a GED certificate to be admitted.