Northern Illinois University is a test optional school meaning you are not required to submit SAT scores with your application. The position on SAT scores from the school is "neither required nor recommended". If you do elect to submit your SAT scores, the following information is helpful to understand how you compare with other applicants.
The average composite SAT score for admitted Northern Illinois University freshman is 1055 out of 1600. For perspective, a 1055 is in the 51st percentile of all SAT test takers.
The middle fifty percent of incoming students have SAT composite scores ranging from 940 to 1170. The 75th percentile score is 1170 while the 25th percentile score is 940.
The lowest SAT score accepted is not reported by Northern Illinois but we estimate it to be around a 820 total composite SAT score.
The average score for Northern Illinois students on the math portion of the SAT is 525 out of 800. The 25th percentile of students score a 470 and the 75th percentile score 580.
The 25th and 75th percentile range for SAT reading scores range from 470 to 590 and the average score for Northern Illinois University students is 530.
Below are estimated chances of being accepted at Northern Illinois University based on SAT score ranges and the overall admission rate of 59.2%. These chances assume you have an average GPA for the school, around 3.3.
An SAT score of 1170 or higher is very competitive at Northern Illinois and is a better score than three quarters of students who are accepted. You have a very good chance of acceptance, around 73% or higher.
Scores between 1060 to 1160 are above average giving you an advantage over most applicants. You have a good chance of acceptance, around 60% to 72%.
SAT scores between 940 to 1050 are still in the middle range of accepted students a but a little lower than the average. You can get in and have about a 43% to 58% percent chance of being admitted.
SAT scores from 820 to 930 are on the very low end of the range where students are accepted. Scores in this range are not competitive with most other applicants but you still have a chance. We estimate scores in this range have less than a 42% chance of admission to Northern Illinois. SAT scores below 820 likely fall out of the range where students are regularly accepted.Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class
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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=147703 IPEDS survey data for Northern Illinois University.