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Northwestern College Admission Requirements

Saint Paul, Minnesota

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Chances of getting into Northwestern College

Acceptance Rate

Admitted 
92%
Admission Difficulty for Northwestern College
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Unavailable 
Applicant Competition Very Low 
How hard is it to get into Northwestern College and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at Northwestern College is 92%.  It ranks #37 in Minnesota for lowest rate of acceptance. Northwestern College is an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission requirements. Last year, 996 out of 1,080 applicants were admitted.

Northwestern College typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.6. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top half of their high school class. 37% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

The Northwestern College application fee is $25 and applications are due by Jun 1.

Test Optional

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is recommended but not required for admission to Northwestern College. If you submit test scores, they will be considered with your application.

Northwestern College SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 
Not Reported
Applicants Submitting SAT 
7%
SAT Scores for Northwestern College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th N/A
SAT Math 25th N/A
SAT Composite 25th N/A
SAT Scores for Northwestern College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th N/A
SAT Math 75th N/A
SAT Composite 75th N/A
Average SAT Score N/A
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class
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Northwestern College ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 
Not Reported
Applicants Submitting ACT 
94%
ACT Scores for Northwestern College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th N/A
ACT Math 25th N/A
ACT Composite 25th N/A
ACT Scores for Northwestern College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th N/A
ACT Math 75th N/A
ACT Composite 75th N/A
Average ACT Score N/A
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Northwestern College GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 
3.6
Typical High School Grades 
B+

What GPA do you need to get into Northwestern College?

Applicants require very good grades in high school to get into Northwestern College. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Northwestern College was 3.6 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #11 in Minnesota for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.6 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Northwestern College accepts 92% of all applicants.

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High School GPA's for admitted Northwestern College students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 4.0% Good
3.75 to 3.99 46.0% Avg +
3.50 to 3.74 16.0% Avg -
3.25 to 3.49 14.0% Avg -
3.00 to 3.24 10.0% Reach
2.50 to 2.99 6.0% Reach
2.00 to 2.49 3.0% Reach
1.00 to 1.99 1.0% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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High School Class Rank

80% of Northwestern College freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Northwestern College students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 29%
Top 25% of class 50%
Top 50% of class 80%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Admission Statistics

Northwestern College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 632 448 1,080
Accepted 597 399 996
Acceptance Rate 94% 89% 92%
Enrolled 230 139 369
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 39% 35% 37%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Jun 1, 2023
Days left to Apply
124

Applicants have 124 days left until the Fall 2022 term applications are due on Jun 1, 2023.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Northwestern College is $25.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Northwestern College and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Northwestern College Application Requirements
Test Scores Recommended
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Considered but not required
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Northwestern College
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=174491 IPEDS survey data for Northwestern College.

FAQs

Does Northwestern College prefer SAT or ACT?

7% of students submit their SAT scores to Northwestern College. 94% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Northwestern College?

92% of those who apply are granted admission to Northwestern College. Admission competition is and the college has unavailable admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.