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University of Northern Colorado Admission Requirements

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Chances of getting into University of Northern Colorado

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
90.8%
Admission Difficulty for University of Northern Colorado
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsAverage
Applicant CompetitionVery Low
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How hard is it to get into University of Northern Colorado and can I get accepted? The school has a 91% acceptance rate ranking it #19 in Colorado for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 8,425 out of 9,275 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 61 percent. University of Northern Colorado typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students. Only 22% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.

Test Requirements

You must submit admission test scores with your application. University of Northern Colorado is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to determine if testing requirements are temporarily suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

University of Northern Colorado SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
970-1200
Applicants Submitting SAT
83%
SAT Scores for University of Northern Colorado
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 490
SAT Math 25th 480
SAT Composite 25th 970
SAT Scores for University of Northern Colorado
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 610
SAT Math 75th 590
SAT Composite 75th 1200
Average SAT Score 1090

SAT Scores you need to get in

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

University of Northern Colorado typically prefers applicants to be in the top 66 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 970 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 850. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1090 out of 1600. The school ranks #11 in Colorado for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 83 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

University of Northern Colorado admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1200 and Above Good >95%
1085 to 1200 Avg + 91%-95%
970 to 1085 Avg - 86%-91%
855 to 970 Reach 78%-86%
Less than 855 Low <78%
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University of Northern Colorado ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
19-26 
Applicants Submitting ACT
33%
ACT Scores for University of Northern Colorado
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 18
ACT Math 25th 17
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 26
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 26 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #10 in Colorado for highest average ACT composite score. 33 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to University of Northern Colorado.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

University of Northern Colorado admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
26 and Above Good >95%
22 to 26 Avg + 91%-95%
19 to 22 Avg - 87%-91%
16 to 19 Reach 80%-87%
Less than 16 Low <80%
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University of Northern Colorado GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.29
Typical High School Grades
B

What GPA do you need to get into University of Northern Colorado?

Applicants require 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. The school ranks #10 in Colorado for highest average GPA. 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 91% 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 Competitiveness
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

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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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%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

Applying

Admission Statistics

University of Northern Colorado admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 6,188 3,087 9,275
Accepted 5,760 2,665 8,425
Acceptance Rate 93% 86% 91%
Enrolled 1,219 593 1,812
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 21% 22% 22%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Fall 2021 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
May 27, 2022
Days left to Apply
212

Applicants have 212 days left until the Fall 2021 term applications are due on May 27, 2022.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to University of Northern Colorado is $50.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to University of Northern Colorado and what student information is used for 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.

FAQs

Does University of Northern Colorado prefer SAT or ACT?

83% of students submit their SAT scores to University of Northern Colorado. 33% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into University of Northern Colorado?

91% of those who apply are granted admission to University of Northern Colorado. Admission competition is and the college has average admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for University of Northern Colorado?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 970 and 1200. 83% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for University of Northern Colorado?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 19 and 26. 33% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.