UNK Admission Requirements
Chances of getting into University of Nebraska at Kearney
|Applicant Competition||Very Low|
How hard is it to get into UNK and can I get accepted? The school has a 94% acceptance rate ranking it #17 in Nebraska for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 5,205 out of 5,559 applicants were admitted making University of Nebraska at Kearney an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements. Academically, it has easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 64 percent. University of Nebraska at Kearney typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 18% 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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UNK SAT Scores
Applicants Submitting SAT3%
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||470|
|SAT Math 25th||460|
|SAT Composite 25th||940|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||560|
|SAT Math 75th||560|
|SAT Composite 75th||1120|
|Average SAT Score||1030|
SAT Scores you need to get in
What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to University of Nebraska at Kearney?
University of Nebraska at Kearney typically requires applicants to be in the top 71 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 940 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 850. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1030 out of 1600. The school ranks #7 in Nebraska for highest average SAT composite score. 3 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.
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1120 and Above||Good||>96%|
|1030 to 1120||Avg +||94%-96%|
|940 to 1030||Avg -||90%-94%|
|850 to 940||Reach||84%-90%|
|Less than 850||Low||<84%|
UNK ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT90%
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||19|
|ACT Math 25th||18|
|ACT Composite 25th||19|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||26|
|ACT Math 75th||25|
|ACT Composite 75th||26|
|Average ACT Score||22|
ACT Scores needed to get accepted
What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into UNK?
Admission data indicates that UNK 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 16 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 26 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #6 in Nebraska 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 Nebraska at Kearney.
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|26 and Above||Good||>97%|
|22 to 26||Avg +||94%-97%|
|19 to 22||Avg -||91%-94%|
|16 to 19||Reach||86%-91%|
|Less than 16||Low||<86%|
Avg. High School GPA3.39
Typical High School GradesB+
You will need above average high school grades to get into University of Nebraska at Kearney. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at University of Nebraska at Kearney was 3.39 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #10 in Nebraska for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.39 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as UNK accepts 94% of all applicants.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|3.50 to 3.75||18%||Avg +|
|3.25 to 3.50||18%||Avg +|
|3.00 to 3.25||12%||Avg -|
|2.75 to 3.00||15%||Reach|
|2.50 to 2.75||5%||Reach|
|2.25 to 2.50||1%||Reach|
|2.00 to 2.25||N/A%||Low|
76% of University of Nebraska at Kearney freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.
|High School Class Rank||Freshmen Within Range|
|Top 10% of class||18%|
|Top 25% of class||41%|
|Top 50% of class||76%|
|Bottom 50% of class||24%|
|Bottom 25% of class||7%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||18%||18%||18%|
Applications are DueSep 1, 2020
Days left to Apply215
Applicants have 215 days left until the Fall 2020 term applications are due on Sep 1, 2020.
Seniors, these are the SAT and ACT test dates you can still sit for a test and send your results to UNK before the Sep 1 application deadline.
|SAT Test Date||Scores Available|
|Mar 14||Mar 27|
|May 2||May 15|
|Jun 6||Jul 15|
|ACT Test Date||Scores Available|
|Feb 8||Feb 19|
|Apr 4||Apr 14|
|Jun 13||Jun 23|
|Jul 18||Jul 28|
What are the requirements for admission to University of Nebraska at Kearney and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Neither required nor recommended|
|High School Class Rank||Required|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Neither required nor recommended|
|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=181215 IPEDS survey data for University of Nebraska at Kearney.
Frequently Asked Questions
3% of students submit their SAT scores to UNK. 90% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
94% of those who apply are granted admission to UNK. Admission competition is and the college has easy admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 940 and 1120. 3% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.