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UNK Admission Requirements


Acceptance Rate

81.7%
Admission Difficulty for University of Nebraska at Kearney
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsModerate
Applicant CompetitionVery Low

Can I get into UNK? The school has a 82% acceptance rate. Last year, 4,832 out of 5,911 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 moderate requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 48 percent. University of Nebraska at Kearney typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 19% 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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SAT Requirements

SAT Range
1110-1220
Applicants Submitting SAT
1%
SAT Scores for University of Nebraska at Kearney
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 560
SAT Math 25th 550
SAT Composite 25th 1110
SAT Scores for University of Nebraska at Kearney
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 610
SAT Math 75th 610
SAT Composite 75th 1220
Estimated Average SAT 1170
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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 39 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1110 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 1050. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1170 out of 1600. 1 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

University of Nebraska at Kearney admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1220 and Above Good >89%
1165 to 1220 Avg + 82%-89%
1110 to 1165 Avg - 73%-82%
1055 to 1110 Reach 61%-73%
Less than 1055 Low <61%

ACT Requirements

ACT Range
19-25 
Applicants Submitting ACT
94%
ACT Scores for University of Nebraska at Kearney
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 18
ACT Math 25th 18
ACT Composite 25th 19
ACT Scores for University of Nebraska at Kearney
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 25
ACT Math 75th 25
ACT Composite 75th 25
Estimated Average ACT 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 25 and above have very competitive chances. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 94 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to University of Nebraska at Kearney.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

University of Nebraska at Kearney admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
25 and Above Good >89%
22 to 25 Avg + 82%-89%
19 to 22 Avg - 73%-82%
16 to 19 Reach 61%-73%
Less than 16 Low <61%

Estimated GPA Requirements

Avg. High School GPA
3.39
Typical High School Grades
B+

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. If your high school grades are above the average 3.39 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as UNK accepts 82% of all applicants.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted University of Nebraska at Kearney students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 31% Good
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

High School Class Rank

76% of University of Nebraska at Kearney freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted University of Nebraska at Kearney students
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%

Admission Statistics

University of Nebraska at Kearney admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 3,406 2,505 5,911
Accepted 2,825 2,007 4,832
Acceptance Rate 83% 80% 82%
Enrolled 522 382 904
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 18% 19% 19%

Fall 2019 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Sep 1, 2019
Days left to Apply
130

Applicants have 130 days left until the Fall 2019 term applications are due on Sep 1, 2019.

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
May 4 May 17
Jun 1 Jul 10
ACT Test Date Scores Available
Jun 8 Jun 18
Jul 13 Jul 23

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to University of Nebraska at Kearney and what considerations affect admission decisions?

University of Nebraska at Kearney Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
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

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at University of Nebraska at Kearney
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=181215 IPEDS survey data for University of Nebraska at Kearney.