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Purdue North Central Admission Requirements

Westville, Indiana

Chances of getting into Purdue University North Central Campus

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
49.9%
Admission Difficulty for Purdue University North Central Campus
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsVery Easy
Applicant CompetitionAverage

How hard is it to get into Purdue North Central and can I get accepted? The school has a 50% acceptance rate ranking it #3 in Indiana for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 1,485 out of 2,975 applicants were admitted making Purdue North Central a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants.  Academically, it has very easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 62 percent. Purdue University North Central Campus typically accepts and attracts "B-" average high school students. Only 28% 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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Find out which students are getting accepted at Purdue North Central, which are not, and how your GPA, SAT, or ACT scores compare.

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Purdue North Central SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
950-1130
Applicants Submitting SAT
79%
SAT Scores for Purdue University North Central Campus
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 480
SAT Math 25th 470
SAT Composite 25th 950
SAT Scores for Purdue University North Central Campus
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 580
SAT Math 75th 550
SAT Composite 75th 1130
Average SAT Score 1040

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Purdue University North Central Campus?

Purdue University North Central Campus typically requires applicants to be in the top 69 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 950 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 860. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1040 out of 1600. The school ranks #32 in Indiana for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 79 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2018 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Purdue University North Central Campus admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1130 and Above Good >63%
1040 to 1130 Avg + 50%-63%
950 to 1040 Avg - 37%-50%
860 to 950 Reach 26%-37%
Less than 860 Low <26%
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Purdue North Central ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
19-23 
Applicants Submitting ACT
29%
ACT Scores for Purdue University North Central Campus
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 18
ACT Math 25th 18
ACT Composite 25th 19
ACT Scores for Purdue University North Central Campus
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 24
ACT Math 75th 24
ACT Composite 75th 23
Average ACT Score 21

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Purdue North Central?

Admission data indicates that Purdue North Central 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 17 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 21 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 23 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #32 in Indiana for highest average ACT composite score. 29 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Purdue University North Central Campus.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2018 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Purdue University North Central Campus admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
23 and Above Good >63%
21 to 23 Avg + 50%-63%
19 to 21 Avg - 37%-50%
17 to 19 Reach 26%-37%
Less than 17 Low <26%
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Purdue North Central GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
2.93
Typical High School Grades
B-

What GPA do you need to get into Purdue University North Central Campus?

You can get into Purdue North Central with slightly below average high school grades. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Purdue University North Central Campus was 2.93 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B- students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #41 in Indiana for highest average GPA. Even with a competitive GPA, admission to Purdue North Central will be challenging as the school denies more applicants than it admits.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Purdue University North Central Campus students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 6% Good
3.50 to 3.75 10% Good
3.25 to 3.50 14% Good
3.00 to 3.25 16% Avg +
2.75 to 3.00 34% Avg +
2.50 to 2.75 18% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 2% Reach
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

High School Class Rank

65% of Purdue University North Central Campus freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Purdue University North Central Campus students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 7%
Top 25% of class 26%
Top 50% of class 65%
Bottom 50% of class 35%
Bottom 25% of class 8%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

Applying

Admission Statistics

Purdue University North Central Campus admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,937 1,038 2,975
Accepted 945 540 1,485
Acceptance Rate 49% 52% 50%
Enrolled 218 192 410
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 23% 36% 28%

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Purdue University North Central Campus and what student information is used for admission decisions?

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

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Purdue University North Central Campus
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=152266 IPEDS survey data for Purdue University North Central Campus.

FAQs

Does Purdue University North Central Campus prefer SAT or ACT?

79% of students submit their SAT scores to Purdue North Central. 29% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Purdue University North Central Campus?

50% of those who apply are granted admission to Purdue North Central. Admission competition is low and the college has very easy admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Purdue University North Central Campus?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 950 and 1130. 79% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Purdue University North Central Campus?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 19 and 23. 29% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.


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