University of Northern Colorado Admission RequirementsGreeley, Colorado
Chances of getting into University of Northern Colorado
|Applicant Competition||Very Low|
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, 7,527 out of 8,294 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 moderate requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 59 percent. University of Northern Colorado typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students. Only 26% 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
Applicants Submitting SAT83%
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||500|
|SAT Math 25th||490|
|SAT Composite 25th||990|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||610|
|SAT Math 75th||580|
|SAT Composite 75th||1190|
|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 requires applicants to be in the top 62 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 990 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 890. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1090 out of 1600. The school ranks #10 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. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1190 and Above||Good||>95%|
|1090 to 1190||Avg +||91%-95%|
|990 to 1090||Avg -||86%-91%|
|890 to 990||Reach||78%-86%|
|Less than 890||Low||<78%|
University of Northern Colorado ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT33%
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||19|
|ACT Math 25th||18|
|ACT Composite 25th||19|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||25|
|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. The school ranks #9 in Colorado for highest average ACT composite score. 33 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to University of Northern Colorado.
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|25 and Above||Good||>95%|
|22 to 25||Avg +||91%-95%|
|19 to 22||Avg -||86%-91%|
|16 to 19||Reach||78%-86%|
|Less than 16||Low||<78%|
Avg. High School GPA3.29
Typical High School GradesB
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. 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.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|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|
73% of University of Northern Colorado freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.
|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%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||25%||28%||26%|
Applications are DueAug 1, 2020
Days left to Apply55
Applicants have 55 days left until the Fall 2020 term applications are due on Aug 1, 2020.
Seniors, these are the SAT and ACT test dates you can still sit for a test and send your results to University of Northern Colorado before the Aug 1 application deadline.
|ACT Test Date||Scores Available|
|Jun 13||Jun 23|
|Jul 18||Jul 28|
What are the requirements for admission to University of Northern Colorado and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|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|
|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.
Frequently Asked Questions
83% of students submit their SAT scores to University of Northern Colorado. 33% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
91% of those who apply are granted admission to University of Northern Colorado. Admission competition is and the college has moderate admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 990 and 1190. 83% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.