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Northern Michigan University Admission Requirements

Marquette, Michigan

Chances of getting into Northern Michigan University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
65.7%
Admission Difficulty for Northern Michigan University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsAverage
Applicant CompetitionLow

How hard is it to get into Northern Michigan University and can I get accepted? The school has a 66% acceptance rate ranking it #14 in Michigan for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 5,001 out of 7,607 applicants were admitted making Northern Michigan University a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has average requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 58 percent. Northern Michigan University typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students. Only 32% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

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Northern Michigan University SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
970-1180
Applicants Submitting SAT
78%
SAT Scores for Northern Michigan University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 490
SAT Math 25th 480
SAT Composite 25th 970
SAT Scores for Northern Michigan University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 600
SAT Math 75th 580
SAT Composite 75th 1180
Average SAT Score 1080

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What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Northern Michigan University?

Northern Michigan University typically requires applicants to be in the top 66 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 970 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 1080 out of 1600. The school ranks #25 in Michigan for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 78 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

Northern Michigan University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1180 and Above Good >77%
1075 to 1180 Avg + 66%-77%
970 to 1075 Avg - 53%-66%
865 to 970 Reach 40%-53%
Less than 865 Low <40%
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Northern Michigan University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
20-26 
Applicants Submitting ACT
21%
ACT Scores for Northern Michigan University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 19
ACT Math 25th 18
ACT Composite 25th 20
ACT Scores for Northern Michigan University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 26
ACT Math 75th 26
ACT Composite 75th 26
Average ACT Score 23

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Northern Michigan University?

Admission data indicates that Northern Michigan University 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 #20 in Michigan for highest average ACT composite score. 21 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Northern Michigan University.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Northern Michigan University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
26 and Above Good >77%
23 to 26 Avg + 66%-77%
20 to 23 Avg - 53%-66%
17 to 20 Reach 40%-53%
Less than 17 Low <40%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.13
Typical High School Grades
B

You will need about average high school grades to get into Northern Michigan University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Northern Michigan University was 3.13 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #33 in Michigan for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Northern Michigan University accepts 66% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Northern Michigan University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 16% Good
3.50 to 3.75 10% Good
3.25 to 3.50 11% Avg +
3.00 to 3.25 15% Avg +
2.75 to 3.00 21% Avg -
2.50 to 2.75 19% Avg -
2.25 to 2.50 8% Reach
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

Admission Statistics

Northern Michigan University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 4,495 3,112 7,607
Accepted 3,009 1,992 5,001
Acceptance Rate 67% 64% 66%
Enrolled 931 693 1,624
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 31% 35% 32%

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Northern Michigan University and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Northern Michigan University Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Neither required nor 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 Northern Michigan University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=171456 IPEDS survey data for Northern Michigan University.

Frequently Asked Questions

78% of students submit their SAT scores to Northern Michigan University. 21% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

66% of those who apply are granted admission to Northern Michigan University. Admission competition is low 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 970 and 1180. 78% 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. 21% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.

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