The acceptance rate at UNK is 88%. It ranks #14 in Nebraska for lowest rate of acceptance. University of Nebraska at Kearney is an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission requirements. Last year, 4,738 out of 5,359 applicants were admitted.
The school has easy admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 62 percent (SAT 960/1100 ACT 19/26). University of Nebraska at Kearney typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.51. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top half of their high school class. 18% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.
The UNK application fee is $45 and applications are due by May 1.
You are required to submit admission test scores with your application. University of Nebraska at Kearney is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to determine if testing requirements are temporarily suspended due to COVID-19.
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||460|
|SAT Math 25th||500|
|SAT Composite 25th||960|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||550|
|SAT Math 75th||550|
|SAT Composite 75th||1100|
|Average SAT Score||1030
What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to University of Nebraska at Kearney?
University of Nebraska at Kearney typically prefers applicants to be in the top 68 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 960 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 890. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1030 out of 1600. UNK ranks #5 in Nebraska for highest average SAT composite score. 3 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||18|
|ACT Math 25th||18|
|ACT Composite 25th||19|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||25|
|ACT Math 75th||25|
|ACT Composite 75th||26|
|Average ACT Score||22
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.Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class
What GPA do you need to get into University of Nebraska at Kearney?
Applicants require very good grades in high school to get into UNK. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at University of Nebraska at Kearney was 3.51 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #7 in Nebraska for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.51 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as UNK accepts 88% of all applicants.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|3.75 to 3.99||26.46%||Avg +|
|3.50 to 3.74||15.37%||Avg -|
|3.25 to 3.49||13.17%||Avg -|
|3.00 to 3.24||9.39%||Reach|
|2.50 to 2.99||11.95%||Reach|
|2.00 to 2.49||4.27%||Reach|
|1.00 to 1.99||0.6%||Reach|
|less than 1.00||0%||Reach|
GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021
77% 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||21%|
|Top 25% of class||46%|
|Top 50% of class||77%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||18%||17%||18%|
The application deadline for Fall 2022 has passed. Applications were due on May 1, 2022.
The cost for prospective students to apply to University of Nebraska at Kearney is $45.
What are the requirements for admission to University of Nebraska at Kearney and what student information is used for admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Required|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Required|
|Recommendations||Considered but not required|
|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.
3% of students submit their SAT scores to UNK. 90% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
88% 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 960 and 1100. 3% 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 19 and 26. 90% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.