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University of Northern Colorado Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into University of Northern Colorado

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
89.1%
Admission Difficulty for University of Northern Colorado
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsAverage
Applicant CompetitionVery Low

How hard is it to get into University of Northern Colorado and can I get accepted? The school has a 89% acceptance rate. Last year, 6,664 out of 7,481 applicants were admitted making University of Northern Colorado an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has average requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 50 percent. University of Northern Colorado typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students. Only 32% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.

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University of Northern Colorado SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1080-1310
Applicants Submitting SAT
13%
SAT Scores for University of Northern Colorado
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 560
SAT Math 25th 520
SAT Composite 25th 1080
SAT Scores for University of Northern Colorado
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 680
SAT Math 75th 630
SAT Composite 75th 1310
Average SAT Score 1200

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What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to University of Northern Colorado?

University of Northern Colorado typically requires applicants to be in the top 45 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1080 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 960. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1200 out of 1600. 13 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

University of Northern Colorado admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1310 and Above Good >93%
1195 to 1310 Avg + 89%-93%
1080 to 1195 Avg - 83%-89%
965 to 1080 Reach 74%-83%
Less than 965 Low <74%
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University of Northern Colorado ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
19-25 
Applicants Submitting ACT
93%
ACT Scores for University of Northern Colorado
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 19
ACT Math 25th 18
ACT Composite 25th 19
ACT Scores for University of Northern Colorado
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 26
ACT Math 75th 25
ACT Composite 75th 25
Average ACT Score 22

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into University of Northern Colorado?

Admission data indicates that University of Northern Colorado regularly accepts students with ACT's of 19 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 56 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 16 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 22 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 25 and above have very competitive chances. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 93 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to University of Northern Colorado.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

University of Northern Colorado admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
25 and Above Good >93%
22 to 25 Avg + 89%-93%
19 to 22 Avg - 83%-89%
16 to 19 Reach 74%-83%
Less than 16 Low <74%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.29
Typical High School Grades
B

You will need above average high school grades to get into University of Northern Colorado. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at University of Northern Colorado was 3.29 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B students are accepted and ultimately attend. If your high school grades are above the average 3.29 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as University of Northern Colorado accepts 89% of all applicants.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted University of Northern Colorado students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 22% Good
3.50 to 3.75 17% Good
3.25 to 3.50 15% Avg +
3.00 to 3.25 17% Avg -
2.75 to 3.00 24% Avg -
2.50 to 2.75 5% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

High School Class Rank

73% of University of Northern Colorado freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted University of Northern Colorado students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 12%
Top 25% of class 38%
Top 50% of class 73%
Bottom 50% of class 27%
Bottom 25% of class 5%

Admission Statistics

University of Northern Colorado admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 4,953 2,528 7,481
Accepted 4,538 2,126 6,664
Acceptance Rate 92% 84% 89%
Enrolled 1,409 742 2,151
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 31% 35% 32%

Fall 2019 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Aug 1, 2019
Days left to Apply
9

Applicants have 9 days left until the Fall 2019 term applications are due on Aug 1, 2019.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to University of Northern Colorado and what considerations affect admission decisions?

University of Northern Colorado Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at University of Northern Colorado
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=127741 IPEDS survey data for University of Northern Colorado.