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Your chances of getting into Indiana University Northwest

Admission Rate & Difficulty

Percent Admitted 

85.5%
Admission Difficulty for Indiana University Northwest
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Easy 
Applicant Competition Very Low 

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at IU Northwest is 85.5%.  Its admission rate is the 33rd lowest in Indiana.

Admission Selectivity

How hard is it to get into IU Northwest and can you get accepted?

Indiana University Northwest is an easy school to get into and you have a very good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission criteria. Last year, 1,419 out of the 1,660 who applied were admitted.

The school has easy admission requirements, generally admitting students who can score in the top 70 percent on standardized admission tests. Indiana University Northwest typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.14. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top half of their high school class. 34% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Can you get into IU Northwest?

85% 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 Indiana University Northwest you should:

  • Have a high school GPA of 3.14 or better
  • Earn B grades in high school
  • Score 1040 on the SAT
  • Score 21 on the ACT
  • Graduate in the top half of your high school class

IU Northwest GPA

GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 

3.14

Typical High School Grades 

B

What GPA do you need to get into Indiana University Northwest?

GPA Requirements

The GPA requirements for getting into IU Northwest are to have around a 3.14 high school GPA. You need about average high school grades.

If your high school grades are above the average 3.14 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as IU Northwest accepts 85% of applicants.

Average GPA

The average unweighted GPA at IU Northwest is 3.14 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 #41 in Indiana for highest average GPA.

Importance of GPA

Since IU Northwest is a test optional college, extra focus will be placed on your GPA when the school considers your application. As a result, it is very important that you meet the GPA requirements.

See additional colleges accepting applicants in the 3.1 GPA range.

Competitiveness by GPA Ranges

The table below outlines the number of admitted freshmen by GPA range as well as how competitive your GPA will be as compared with other applicants.

High School GPA's for admitted Indiana University Northwest students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 8.67% Good
3.75 to 3.99 10.0% Good
3.50 to 3.74 12.89% Avg +
3.25 to 3.49 13.11% Avg +
3.00 to 3.24 14.22% Avg -
2.50 to 2.99 24.89% Reach
2.00 to 2.49 15.78% Reach
1.00 to 1.99 0.44% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

 What do these chances mean?

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2022

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IU Northwest SAT Scores

Test Optional

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to Indiana University Northwest. If you submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 18% of students submitted SAT scores and 6% submitted ACT scores for admission for the most recent academic year..

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 

940-1140

Applicants Submitting SAT 

18%
SAT Scores for Indiana University Northwest
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile 480
Math 25th Percentile 460
Composite 25th Percentile 940
SAT Scores for Indiana University Northwest
SAT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile 590
Math 75th Percentile 550
Composite 75th Percentile 1140
Average SAT Score 1040

SAT Scores you need to get in

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

Average Score & Range

The average SAT score at IU Northwest is 1040 out of 1600 and the range for the middle 50% of accepted students is 940-1140. Students who get into Indiana University Northwest score in the top 71 percent of all SAT test takers..  IU Northwest ranks #33 in the state of Indiana for highest average SAT composite score.

Score for Acceptance

You should target scoring 1040 or above to be most competitive with other applicants. IU Northwest regularly admits students with SAT scores down to 940 on a 1600 scale. However, three quarter of admitted students score higher. If you score below a 940, admission should be considered a reach. Some students may be accepted with minimum SAT's as low as 840, but scores this low are outside the normal range.

Score Submission Requirements

Indiana University Northwest is a test optional school meaning do not have to submit SAT scores with your application. The position on SAT scores from the college is "considered but not required".

View other colleges which accept students in the 1040 SAT score range.

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 1040, you have around a 85% chance of being admitted. A 1140 places you well ahead of most other applicants and gives you about a 92% chance of getting in.

Indiana University Northwest admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1140 and Above Good >92%
1040 to 1140 Avg + 85%-92%
940 to 1040 Avg - 75%-85%
840 to 940 Reach 61%-75%
Less than 840 Low <61%
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IU Northwest ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 

17-26 

Applicants Submitting ACT 

6%
ACT Scores for Indiana University Northwest
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile 16
Math 25th Percentile 18
Composite 25th Percentile 17
ACT Scores for Indiana University Northwest
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile 25
Math 75th Percentile 25
Composite 75th Percentile 26
Average ACT Score 21

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

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

Score Range

The average ACT score for admitted students to IU Northwest is 21, while the middle 50% of students (25th to 75th percentile) score between a 17 and 26.  The school ranks #30 in Indiana for highest average ACT composite score.

Score for Acceptance

For the best chance of admission, you should have an ACT of 21. 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 12.

6 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Indiana University Northwest.

Score Submission Requirements

You do not have to to submit ACT scores with your application as Indiana University Northwest is test optional. The policy from the school on ACT scores is "considered but not required".

Find other colleges with similar ACT score requirements

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 starting class

Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Here are your predicted chances of getting into IU Northwest for different ACT score ranges. A typical applicant with a 21 score has around 85% chance of getting in. Your odds increase to about 92% with a 26 ACT score.

Indiana University Northwest admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
26 and Above Good >92%
21 to 26 Avg + 85%-92%
17 to 21 Avg - 76%-85%
13 to 17 Reach 64%-76%
Less than 13 Low <64%
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High School Class Rank

71% of Indiana University Northwest freshman are in the top half of their high school graduating class and 37% are in the top quarter.

High School Class Rank for admitted Indiana University Northwest students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 14.2%
Top 25% of class 37.1%
Top 50% of class 71%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Admission Statistics

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

Indiana University Northwest admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,160 500 1,660
Accepted 994 425 1,419
Acceptance Rate 86% 85% 85%
Enrolled 323 159 482
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 32% 37% 34%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 starting class

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Indiana University Northwest is $35.

Application Requirements

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

Indiana University Northwest Application Requirements
Test Scores Considered but not required
High School GPA Recommended
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Considered but not required
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

Admission Requirements Summary

Because Indiana University Northwest is lightly competitive to get into, you have a very good chance of acceptance with the right GPA and test scores. If you have a 3.14 GPA, you are almost certain to getting in. Combining this with an SAT score of 1040 and ACT of 21 will almost guarantee your admission.

Other Colleges to Apply To 

Students applying to Indiana University Northwest often consider these colleges

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

FAQs

Does Indiana University Northwest prefer SAT or ACT?

18% of students submit their SAT scores to IU Northwest. 6% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Indiana University Northwest?

85% of those who apply are granted admission to IU Northwest. Admission competition is and the college has easy admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Indiana University Northwest?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 940 and 1140. The average SAT score is 1040. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Indiana University Northwest?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 17 and 26. The average ACT score is 21. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.