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Northwood University-Florida Admission Requirements

West Palm Beach, Florida

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Your chances of getting into Northwood University Florida

Admission Rate & Difficulty

Percent Admitted 

Admission Difficulty for Northwood University Florida
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Admission Standards Extremely Easy 
Applicant Competition Average 

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Northwood University-Florida is 54%.  Its admission rate is the 15th lowest in Florida.

Admission Selectivity

How hard is it to get into Northwood University-Florida and can you get accepted?

Northwood University-Florida is a more competitive school to get into. You have a good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission criteria. Last year, 339 out of the 628 who applied were admitted.

The school has extremely easy admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 74 percent (SAT 900/1090 ACT 17/23). Northwood University Florida typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.13. 32% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Can you get into Northwood University-Florida?

54% are accepted, can you get in? Use the admission calculator to see if you have the grades and test scores needed to get in. See your admission chances based on your extracurriculars, intended major, background, and more.

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Admission Requirements in Brief

To have the best chance of getting into to Northwood University Florida you should:

  • Have a high school GPA of 3.13 or better
  • Earn B grades in high school
  • Score 1000 on the SAT
  • Score 20 on the ACT
  • Submit letters of recommendation from your teachers

Northwood University-Florida GPA

GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 


Typical High School Grades 


What GPA do you need to get into Northwood University Florida?

GPA Requirements

The GPA requirements for getting into Northwood University-Florida are to have around a 3.13 high school GPA. You need about average high school grades.

If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Northwood University-Florida accepts 54% of students who apply.

Average GPA

The average unweighted GPA at Northwood University-Florida is 3.13 on the 4.0 scale. To achieve the average GPA for admission, you need to earn B letter grades and regularly score around 83-86 percent on tests and assignments in high school.  The school ranks #35 in Florida for highest average GPA.

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*This school has not published high school GPA data for its incoming freshman class. In these cases, CollegeSimply uses an algorithm to predict GPA based on this school's test scores and a large sample of college GPA data. 3.13 is a prediction of the school's average incoming freshman GPA.

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Northwood University-Florida SAT Scores

Testing Requirements

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

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 


Applicants Submitting SAT 

SAT Scores for Northwood University Florida
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile 440
Math 25th Percentile 470
Composite 25th Percentile 900
SAT Scores for Northwood University Florida
SAT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile 550
Math 75th Percentile 550
Composite 75th Percentile 1090
Average SAT Score 1000

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for you to be admitted to Northwood University Florida?

Average Score & Range

The average SAT score at Northwood University-Florida is 1000 out of 1600 and the range for the middle 50% of accepted students is 900-1090. Students who get into Northwood University Florida score in the top 78 percent of all SAT test takers..  Northwood University-Florida ranks #28 in the state of Florida for highest average SAT composite score.

Score for Acceptance

You should target scoring 1000 or above to be most competitive with other applicants. Northwood University-Florida regularly admits students with SAT scores down to 900 on a 1600 scale. However, three quarter of admitted students score higher. If you score below a 900, admission should be considered a reach. Some students may be accepted with minimum SAT's as low as 800, but scores this low are outside the normal range. A competitive SAT score is very important as 75 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 starting class

Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

The table below outlines your predicted admission chances based on SAT score alone. If you are an average applicant with a score of 995, you have around a 54% chance of being admitted. A 1090 places you well ahead of most other applicants and gives you about a 69% chance of getting in.

Northwood University Florida admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1090 and Above Good >69%
995 to 1090 Avg + 54%-69%
900 to 995 Avg - 38%-54%
805 to 900 Reach 25%-38%
Less than 805 Low <25%
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Northwood University-Florida ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 


Applicants Submitting ACT 

ACT Scores for Northwood University Florida
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile 15
Math 25th Percentile 17
Composite 25th Percentile 17
ACT Scores for Northwood University Florida
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile 21
Math 75th Percentile 22
Composite 75th Percentile 23
Average ACT Score 20

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for students to get into Northwood University-Florida?

Score Range

The average ACT score for admitted students to Northwood University-Florida is 20, while the middle 50% of students (25th to 75th percentile) score between a 17 and 23.  The school ranks #29 in Florida for highest average ACT composite score.

Score for Acceptance

For the best chance of admission, you should have an ACT of 20. This will place you in solid competition against other applicants. At a minimum, you should aim for a 17 and score in the score in the top 69 percent nationally. The lowest ACT score likely to be admitted is a 14.

53 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Northwood University Florida.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 starting class

Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Here are your predicted chances of getting into Northwood University-Florida for different ACT score ranges. A typical applicant with a 20 score has around 54% chance of getting in. Your odds increase to about 69% with a 23 ACT score.

Northwood University Florida admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
23 and Above Good >69%
20 to 23 Avg + 54%-69%
17 to 20 Avg - 38%-54%
14 to 17 Reach 25%-38%
Less than 14 Low <25%
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Admission Statistics

Admission and enrollment rates by gender are detailed the the table below.

Northwood University Florida admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 263 365 628
Accepted 130 209 339
Acceptance Rate 49% 57% 54%
Enrolled 31 77 108
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 24% 37% 32%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 starting class

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Northwood University Florida is $0. The school is free to apply to.

Application Requirements

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

Northwood University Florida Application Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Northwood University Florida
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Admission Requirements Summary

Because Northwood University-Florida is fairly competitive, you have a decent chance of acceptance with the right GPA and test scores. If you have a 3.13 GPA, you have a good shot at getting in. An SAT score of 1000 will further improve your application. If you can get a 1090 on the SAT you will have a very good chance on getting in. Additionally a 20 on the ACT places you in a strong position.

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=136206 IPEDS survey data for Northwood University Florida.


Does Northwood University Florida prefer SAT or ACT?

75% of students submit their SAT scores to Northwood University-Florida. 53% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Northwood University Florida?

54% of those who apply are granted admission to Northwood University-Florida. Admission competition is low and the college has extremely easy admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Northwood University Florida?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 900 and 1090. The average SAT score is 995. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Northwood University Florida?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 17 and 23. The average ACT score is 20. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.