NSU Admission Requirements
Chances of getting into Northeastern State University
|Admission Standards||Very Easy|
|Applicant Competition||Very Low|
How hard is it to get into NSU and can I get accepted? The school has a 96% acceptance rate ranking it #21 in Oklahoma for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 1,710 out of 1,787 applicants were admitted making Northeastern State University an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements. Academically, it has very easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 62 percent. Northeastern State University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Of those applicants who were admitted, 50% enrolled. With over half of admitted students enrolling, acceptance by Northeastern State University is a prized outcome for many students. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.
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NSU SAT Scores
Applicants Submitting SAT2%
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||470|
|SAT Math 25th||480|
|SAT Composite 25th||950|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||580|
|SAT Math 75th||570|
|SAT Composite 75th||1150|
|Average SAT Score||1050|
SAT Scores you need to get in
What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Northeastern State University?
Northeastern State University typically requires applicants to be in the top 69 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 950 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 1050 out of 1600. The school ranks #11 in Oklahoma for highest average SAT composite score. 2 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|
|1150 and Above||Good||>98%|
|1050 to 1150||Avg +||96%-98%|
|950 to 1050||Avg -||93%-96%|
|850 to 950||Reach||89%-93%|
|Less than 850||Low||<89%|
NSU ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT94%
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||18|
|ACT Math 25th||17|
|ACT Composite 25th||19|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||24|
|ACT Math 75th||23|
|ACT Composite 75th||24|
|Average ACT Score||21|
ACT Scores needed to get accepted
What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into NSU?
Admission data indicates that NSU 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 24 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #10 in Oklahoma for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 94 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Northeastern State University.
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|24 and Above||Good||>98%|
|21 to 24||Avg +||96%-98%|
|19 to 21||Avg -||94%-96%|
|17 to 19||Reach||91%-94%|
|Less than 17||Low||<91%|
Avg. High School GPA3.31
Typical High School GradesB+
You will need above average high school grades to get into Northeastern State University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Northeastern State University was 3.31 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #11 in Oklahoma for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.31 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as NSU accepts 96% of all applicants.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|3.50 to 3.75||18%||Good|
|3.25 to 3.50||16%||Avg +|
|3.00 to 3.25||18%||Avg -|
|2.75 to 3.00||18%||Avg -|
|2.50 to 2.75||6%||Reach|
|2.25 to 2.50||1%||Reach|
|2.00 to 2.25||N/A%||Low|
78% of Northeastern State University 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||43%|
|Top 50% of class||78%|
|Bottom 50% of class||22%|
|Bottom 25% of class||4%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||48%||53%||50%|
What are the requirements for admission to Northeastern State University and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Required|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Required|
|Recommendations||Neither required nor recommended|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Neither required nor recommended|
|Credit for Life Experiences||Yes|
Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=207263 IPEDS survey data for Northeastern State University.