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University of Northern Colorado Admission Requirements

Greeley, Colorado

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Chances of getting into University of Northern Colorado

Acceptance Rate

Admitted 
88%
Admission Difficulty for University of Northern Colorado
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Average 
Applicant Competition Very Low 
How hard is it to get into University of Northern Colorado and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at University of Northern Colorado is 88%.  It ranks #15 in Colorado for lowest rate of acceptance. University of Northern Colorado is an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission requirements. Last year, 8,024 out of 9,149 applicants were admitted.

The school has average admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 60 percent (SAT 980/1200 ACT 19/26). University of Northern Colorado typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.47. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top half of their high school class. 17% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

The University of Northern Colorado application fee is $50 and applications are due by May 27.

Testing Requirements

You are required to submit admission test scores with your application. University of Northern Colorado is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to confirm the most up to date testing requirements.

University of Northern Colorado SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 
980-1200
Applicants Submitting SAT 
83%
SAT Scores for University of Northern Colorado
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 490
SAT Math 25th 490
SAT Composite 25th 980
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 64 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 980 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 870. The average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1090 out of 1600. University of Northern Colorado ranks #9 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.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 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 >93%
1090 to 1200 Avg + 88%-93%
980 to 1090 Avg - 79%-88%
870 to 980 Reach 67%-79%
Less than 870 Low <67%
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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 #9 in Colorado for highest average ACT composite score. 33 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to University of Northern Colorado.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 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 >94%
22 to 26 Avg + 88%-94%
19 to 22 Avg - 81%-88%
16 to 19 Reach 71%-81%
Less than 16 Low <71%
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University of Northern Colorado GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 
3.47
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 3.47 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #9 in Colorado for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.47 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as University of Northern Colorado accepts 88% of all applicants.

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High School GPA's for admitted University of Northern Colorado students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 19.0% Good
3.75 to 3.99 17.0% Avg +
3.50 to 3.74 16.0% Avg -
3.25 to 3.49 14.0% Avg -
3.00 to 3.24 17.0% Reach
2.50 to 2.99 16.0% Reach
2.00 to 2.49 1.0% Low
1.00 to 1.99 0% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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High School Class Rank

74% 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 15%
Top 25% of class 40%
Top 50% of class 74%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Admission Statistics

University of Northern Colorado admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 5,964 3,185 9,149
Accepted 5,346 2,678 8,024
Acceptance Rate 90% 84% 88%
Enrolled 926 431 1,357
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 17% 16% 17%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
May 27, 2023
Days left to Apply
110

Applicants have 110 days left until the Fall 2022 term applications are due on May 27, 2023.

Application Fee

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

Application 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 Application 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?

88% 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 980 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.