Chances of getting into Indiana University Northwest

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
79.6%
Admission Difficulty for Indiana University Northwest
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsExtremely Easy
Applicant CompetitionVery Low

How hard is it to get into IU Northwest and can I get accepted? The school has a 80% acceptance rate ranking it #33 in Indiana for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 1,737 out of 2,182 applicants were admitted making Indiana University Northwest an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has extremely easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 69 percent. Indiana University Northwest typically accepts and attracts "B-" average high school students. Only 39% 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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IU Northwest SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
910-1100
Applicants Submitting SAT
77%
SAT Scores for Indiana University Northwest
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 460
SAT Math 25th 450
SAT Composite 25th 910
SAT Scores for Indiana University Northwest
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 560
SAT Math 75th 540
SAT Composite 75th 1100
Average SAT Score 1010

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What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Indiana University Northwest?

Indiana University Northwest typically requires applicants to be in the top 76 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 910 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 810. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1010 out of 1600. The school ranks #39 in Indiana for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 77 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.

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Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Indiana University Northwest admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1100 and Above Good >87%
1005 to 1100 Avg + 80%-87%
910 to 1005 Avg - 70%-80%
815 to 910 Reach 58%-70%
Less than 815 Low <58%
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IU Northwest ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
18-23 
Applicants Submitting ACT
30%
ACT Scores for Indiana University Northwest
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 16
ACT Math 25th 17
ACT Composite 25th 18
ACT Scores for Indiana University Northwest
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 24
ACT Math 75th 23
ACT Composite 75th 23
Average ACT Score 20

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into IU Northwest?

Admission data indicates that IU Northwest regularly accepts students with ACT's of 18 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 62 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 16 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 20 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 23 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #35 in Indiana for highest average ACT composite score. 30 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Indiana University Northwest.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Indiana University Northwest admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
23 and Above Good >88%
20 to 23 Avg + 80%-88%
18 to 20 Avg - 72%-80%
16 to 18 Reach 63%-72%
Less than 16 Low <63%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
2.82
Typical High School Grades
B-

You can get into Indiana University Northwest with slightly below average high school grades. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Indiana University Northwest was 2.82 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B- students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #42 in Indiana for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 2.82 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as IU Northwest accepts 80% of all applicants.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Indiana University Northwest students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 8% Good
3.50 to 3.75 7% Good
3.25 to 3.50 11% Good
3.00 to 3.25 14% Avg +
2.75 to 3.00 29% Avg +
2.50 to 2.75 24% Avg -
2.25 to 2.50 8% Reach
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

High School Class Rank

62% of Indiana University Northwest freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Indiana University Northwest students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 10%
Top 25% of class 32%
Top 50% of class 62%
Bottom 50% of class 38%
Bottom 25% of class 12%

Admission Statistics

Indiana University Northwest admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,510 672 2,182
Accepted 1,211 526 1,737
Acceptance Rate 80% 78% 80%
Enrolled 455 219 674
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 38% 42% 39%

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Indiana University Northwest and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Indiana University Northwest Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Recommended
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Indiana University Northwest
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit No
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=151360 IPEDS survey data for Indiana University Northwest.

Frequently Asked Questions

77% of students submit their SAT scores to IU Northwest. 30% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

80% of those who apply are granted admission to IU Northwest. Admission competition is and the college has extremely easy admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 910 and 1100. 77% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 18 and 23. 30% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.