Can I get into Northern Illinois? The school has a 52% acceptance rate. Last year, 7,766 out of 14,980 applicants were admitted making Northern Illinois a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants. Academically, it has moderate requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 60 percent. Northern Illinois University typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students. Only 23% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||480|
|SAT Math 25th||500|
|SAT Composite 25th||980|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||600|
|SAT Math 75th||590|
|SAT Composite 75th||1190|
What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Northern Illinois University?
Northern Illinois University typically requires 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 875. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1085 out of 1600. 2 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||>65%|
|1085 to 1190||Avg +||52%-65%|
|980 to 1085||Avg -||39%-52%|
|875 to 980||Reach||27%-39%|
|Less than 875||Low||<27%|
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||19|
|ACT Math 25th||17|
|ACT Composite 25th||19|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||25|
|ACT Math 75th||25|
|ACT Composite 75th||25|
What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Northern Illinois?
Admission data indicates that Northern Illinois 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. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 98 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Northern Illinois University.
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|25 and Above||Good||>65%|
|22 to 25||Avg +||52%-65%|
|19 to 22||Avg -||39%-52%|
|16 to 19||Reach||27%-39%|
|Less than 16||Low||<27%|
You will need about average high school grades to get into Northern Illinois University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Northern Illinois University was 3.15 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 Northern Illinois accepts 52% of students who apply.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Admission Chances|
|3.50 to 3.75||12%||Good|
|3.25 to 3.50||16%||Avg +|
|3.00 to 3.25||18%||Avg +|
|2.75 to 3.00||26%||Avg -|
|2.50 to 2.75||11%||Reach|
|2.25 to 2.50||1%||Reach|
|2.00 to 2.25||N/A%||Low|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||21%||25%||23%|
Applicants have 224 days left until the Fall 2019 term applications are due on Aug 1, 2019.
Seniors, these are the SAT and ACT test dates you can still sit for a test and send your results to Northern Illinois before the Aug 1 application deadline.
|SAT Test Date||Scores Available|
|Mar 9||Mar 22|
|May 4||May 17|
|Jun 1||Jul 10|
|ACT Test Date||Scores Available|
|Feb 9||Feb 20|
|Apr 13||Apr 23|
|Jun 8||Jun 18|
|Jul 13||Jul 23|
What are the requirements for admission to Northern Illinois University and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Required|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Required|
|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=147703 IPEDS survey data for Northern Illinois University.