Can I get into NNU? Northwest Nazarene University is an open admission policy institution. Open admission colleges typically have few admission thresholds and will admit all applicants so long as certain minimum requirements are met. New admission is often granted continually throughout the year. Please consult Northwest Nazarene University directly to learn the specifics of its open admission policy.
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||580|
|SAT Math 25th||530|
|SAT Composite 25th||1110|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||680|
|SAT Math 75th||620|
|SAT Composite 75th||1300|
|Estimated Average SAT||1210|
What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Northwest Nazarene University?
Northwest Nazarene University typically requires applicants to be in the top 39 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1110 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 1010. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1210 out of 1600. A competitive SAT score is critical as 78 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|
|1300 and Above||Good||>82%|
|1205 to 1300||Avg +||73%-82%|
|1110 to 1205||Avg -||61%-73%|
|1015 to 1110||Reach||48%-61%|
|Less than 1015||Low||<48%|
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||21|
|ACT Math 25th||19|
|ACT Composite 25th||20|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||26|
|ACT Math 75th||27|
|ACT Composite 75th||27|
|Estimated Average ACT||23|
What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into NNU?
Admission data indicates that NNU regularly accepts students with ACT's of 20 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 49 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 16 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 24 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 27 and above have very competitive chances. 53 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Northwest Nazarene University.
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|27 and Above||Good||>83%|
|23 to 27||Avg +||73%-83%|
|20 to 23||Avg -||63%-73%|
|17 to 20||Reach||52%-63%|
|Less than 17||Low||<52%|
You will need very good grades in high school to get into Northwest Nazarene University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Northwest Nazarene University was 3.56 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as NNU accepts 73% of students who apply.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Admission Chances|
|3.50 to 3.75||20%||Avg +|
|3.25 to 3.50||13%||Avg -|
|3.00 to 3.25||8%||Reach|
|2.75 to 3.00||8%||Reach|
|2.50 to 2.75||3%||Reach|
|2.25 to 2.50||1%||Reach|
|2.00 to 2.25||N/A%||Low|
57% of Northwest Nazarene University freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.
|High School Class Rank||Freshmen Within Range|
|Top 10% of class||27%|
|Top 25% of class||57%|
|Top 50% of class||82%|
|Bottom 50% of class||18%|
|Bottom 25% of class||6%|
Applicants have 48 days left until the Fall 2019 term applications are due on Aug 15, 2019.
Seniors, these are the SAT and ACT test dates you can still sit for a test and send your results to NNU before the Aug 15 application deadline.
|ACT Test Date||Scores Available|
|Jul 13||Jul 23|
What are the requirements for admission to Northwest Nazarene University and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Recommended|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||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=142461 IPEDS survey data for Northwest Nazarene University.