|Applicant Competition||Very Low|
The acceptance rate at UNI is 79%. It ranks #22 in Iowa for lowest rate of acceptance. University of Northern Iowa is an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission requirements. Last year, 4,011 out of 5,085 applicants were admitted.
The school has average admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 52 percent (SAT 1030/1230 ACT 20/26). University of Northern Iowa typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.61. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top quarter of their high school class. 37% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.
You are required to submit admission test scores with your application. University of Northern Iowa is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to determine if testing requirements are temporarily suspended due to COVID-19.
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||520|
|SAT Math 25th||510|
|SAT Composite 25th||1030|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||630|
|SAT Math 75th||600|
|SAT Composite 75th||1230|
|Average SAT Score||1130|
What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to University of Northern Iowa?
University of Northern Iowa typically prefers applicants to be in the top 55 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1030 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 930. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1130 out of 1600. UNI ranks #10 in Iowa for highest average SAT composite score. 2 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1230 and Above||Good||>86%|
|1130 to 1230||Avg +||79%-86%|
|1030 to 1130||Avg -||69%-79%|
|930 to 1030||Reach||57%-69%|
|Less than 930||Low||<57%|
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||19|
|ACT Math 25th||18|
|ACT Composite 25th||20|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||25|
|ACT Math 75th||26|
|ACT Composite 75th||26|
|Average ACT Score||23|
What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into UNI?
Admission data indicates that UNI regularly accepts students with ACT's of 20 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 49 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 17 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 23 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 26 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #10 in Iowa for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 90 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to University of Northern Iowa.Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|26 and Above||Good||>86%|
|23 to 26||Avg +||79%-86%|
|20 to 23||Avg -||69%-79%|
|17 to 20||Reach||57%-69%|
|Less than 17||Low||<57%|
What GPA do you need to get into University of Northern Iowa?
Applicants require very good grades in high school to get into UNI. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at University of Northern Iowa was 3.61 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #8 in Iowa for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.61 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as UNI accepts 79% of all applicants.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|3.75 to 3.99||31.3%||Avg +|
|3.50 to 3.74||21.5%||Avg -|
|3.25 to 3.49||14.6%||Reach|
|3.00 to 3.24||9.7%||Reach|
|2.50 to 2.99||6.9%||Reach|
|2.00 to 2.49||1.1%||Low|
|1.00 to 1.99||0%||Low|
|less than 1.00||0%||Low|
GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021
52% of University of Northern Iowa freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.
|High School Class Rank||Freshmen Within Range|
|Top 10% of class||21%|
|Top 25% of class||52%|
|Top 50% of class||84%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||39%||34%||37%|
The cost for prospective students to apply to University of Northern Iowa is $40.
What are the requirements for admission to University of Northern Iowa and what student information is used for admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Neither required nor recommended|
|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=154095 IPEDS survey data for University of Northern Iowa.
2% of students submit their SAT scores to UNI. 90% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
79% of those who apply are granted admission to UNI. Admission competition is and the college has average admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1030 and 1230. 2% 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 20 and 26. 90% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.