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Gary, Indiana

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Chances of getting into Indiana University Northwest

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
82%
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 acceptance rate at IU Northwest is 82%.  It ranks #30 in Indiana for lowest rate of acceptance. Indiana University Northwest is an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission requirements. Last year, 2,047 out of 2,506 applicants were admitted.

The school has extremely easy admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 74 percent (SAT 890/1090 ACT 17/23). Indiana University Northwest typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.1. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top half of their high school class. 32% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

The IU Northwest application fee is $35 and applications are due by Jan 2.

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. 77% of students submitted SAT scores and 30% submitted ACT scores for admission for the 2021/2022 academic year..

IU Northwest SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
890-1090
Applicants Submitting SAT
77%
SAT Scores for Indiana University Northwest
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 450
SAT Math 25th 440
SAT Composite 25th 890
SAT Scores for Indiana University Northwest
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 550
SAT Math 75th 540
SAT Composite 75th 1090
Average SAT Score 990

SAT Scores you need to get in

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

Indiana University Northwest typically prefers applicants to be in the top 79 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 890 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 790. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 990 out of 1600. IU Northwest ranks #33 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.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Indiana University Northwest admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1090 and Above Good >89%
990 to 1090 Avg + 82%-89%
890 to 990 Avg - 73%-82%
790 to 890 Reach 61%-73%
Less than 790 Low <61%
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IU Northwest ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
17-23 
Applicants Submitting ACT
30%
ACT Scores for Indiana University Northwest
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 15
ACT Math 25th 17
ACT Composite 25th 17
ACT Scores for Indiana University Northwest
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 22
ACT Math 75th 24
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 17 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 69 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 14 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 #30 in Indiana for highest average ACT composite score. 30 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Indiana University Northwest.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Indiana University Northwest admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
23 and Above Good >89%
20 to 23 Avg + 82%-89%
17 to 20 Avg - 73%-82%
14 to 17 Reach 61%-73%
Less than 14 Low <61%
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IU Northwest GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.1
Typical High School Grades
B

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

Applicants need about average high school grades to get into IU Northwest. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Indiana University Northwest was 3.1 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 3.1 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as IU Northwest accepts 82% 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
4.0 7.33% Good
3.75 to 3.99 9.83% Good
3.50 to 3.74 11.7% Avg +
3.25 to 3.49 11.54% Avg +
3.00 to 3.24 14.98% Avg -
2.50 to 2.99 28.55% Reach
2.00 to 2.49 15.76% Reach
1.00 to 1.99 0.31% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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High School Class Rank

70.1% 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 13.3%
Top 25% of class 37%
Top 50% of class 70%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Admission Statistics

Indiana University Northwest admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,756 750 2,506
Accepted 1,454 593 2,047
Acceptance Rate 83% 79% 82%
Enrolled 472 191 663
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 32% 32% 32%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Jan 2, 2022
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2022 has passed. Applications were due on Jan 2, 2022.

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

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?

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

What is my chance of getting into Indiana University Northwest?

82% 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.

What SAT score is required for Indiana University Northwest?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 890 and 1090. 77% of students submit SAT scores when applying. 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 23. 30% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.