Minneapolis, Minnesota

North Central University Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into North Central University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
Admission Difficulty for North Central University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsVery High
Applicant CompetitionVery Low

How hard is it to get into North Central University and can I get accepted? The school has a 91% acceptance rate ranking it #38 in Minnesota for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 480 out of 529 applicants were admitted making North Central University an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has very high requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 66 percent. North Central University typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students. Only 42% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

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North Central University SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
Applicants Submitting SAT
SAT Scores for North Central University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 490
SAT Math 25th 490
SAT Composite 25th 980
SAT Scores for North Central University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 700
SAT Math 75th 720
SAT Composite 75th 1420
Average SAT Score 1200

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

North Central University typically requires applicants to be in the top 64 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 980 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 760. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1200 out of 1600. The school ranks #17 in Minnesota for highest average SAT composite score. 13 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.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

North Central University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1420 and Above Good >95%
1200 to 1420 Avg + 91%-95%
980 to 1200 Avg - 86%-91%
760 to 980 Reach 78%-86%
Less than 760 Low <78%
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North Central University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
Applicants Submitting ACT
ACT Scores for North Central University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 15
ACT Math 25th 16
ACT Composite 25th 17
ACT Scores for North Central University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 30
ACT Math 75th 27
ACT Composite 75th 28
Average ACT Score 22

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

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

Admission data indicates that North Central University 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 12 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 22 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 28 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #23 in Minnesota for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 87 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to North Central University.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

North Central University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
28 and Above Good >95%
22 to 28 Avg + 91%-95%
17 to 22 Avg - 86%-91%
12 to 17 Reach 79%-86%
Less than 12 Low <79%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
Typical High School Grades

You will need about average high school grades to get into North Central University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at North Central University was 3.14 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #26 in Minnesota for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.14 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as North Central University accepts 91% of all applicants.

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Admission Statistics

North Central University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 315 214 529
Accepted 290 190 480
Acceptance Rate 92% 89% 91%
Enrolled 111 90 201
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 38% 47% 42%

Fall 2020 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Jun 1, 2020
Days left to Apply

Applicants have 175 days left until the Fall 2020 term applications are due on Jun 1, 2020.

Seniors, these are the SAT and ACT test dates you can still sit for a test and send your results to North Central University before the Jun 1 application deadline.

SAT Test Date Scores Available
Mar 14 Mar 27
May 2 May 15
ACT Test Date Scores Available
Dec 14 Dec 24
Feb 8 Feb 19
Apr 4 Apr 14

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to North Central University and what considerations affect admission decisions?

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

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at North Central 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=174437 IPEDS survey data for North Central University.