Chances of getting into Northwest Christian University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
62.4%
Admission Difficulty for Northwest Christian University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsEasy
Applicant CompetitionLow

How hard is it to get into NCU and can I get accepted? The school has a 62% acceptance rate ranking it #4 in Oregon for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 299 out of 479 applicants were admitted making NCU a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 66 percent. Northwest Christian University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 33% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

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NCU SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
940-1170
Applicants Submitting SAT
68%
SAT Scores for Northwest Christian University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 470
SAT Math 25th 460
SAT Composite 25th 940
SAT Scores for Northwest Christian University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 590
SAT Math 75th 580
SAT Composite 75th 1170
Average SAT Score 1060

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What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Northwest Christian University?

Northwest Christian University 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 820. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1060 out of 1600. The school ranks #12 in Oregon for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 68 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.

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Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Northwest Christian University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1170 and Above Good >74%
1055 to 1170 Avg + 62%-74%
940 to 1055 Avg - 49%-62%
825 to 940 Reach 36%-49%
Less than 825 Low <36%
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NCU ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
18-23 
Applicants Submitting ACT
46%
ACT Scores for Northwest Christian University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 16
ACT Math 25th 16
ACT Composite 25th 18
ACT Scores for Northwest Christian University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 23
ACT Math 75th 24
ACT Composite 75th 23
Average ACT Score 20

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into NCU?

Admission data indicates that NCU regularly accepts students with ACT's of 18 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 62 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 16 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 20 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 23 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #14 in Oregon for highest average ACT composite score. 46 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Northwest Christian University.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Northwest Christian University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
23 and Above Good >76%
20 to 23 Avg + 62%-76%
18 to 20 Avg - 52%-62%
16 to 18 Reach 41%-52%
Less than 16 Low <41%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

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

You will need above average high school grades to get into Northwest Christian University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Northwest Christian University was 3.39 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #14 in Oregon for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as NCU accepts 62% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Northwest Christian University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 25% Good
3.50 to 3.75 24% Good
3.25 to 3.50 17% Avg +
3.00 to 3.25 12% Avg -
2.75 to 3.00 20% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 1% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 1% Reach
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

Admission Statistics

Northwest Christian University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 286 193 479
Accepted 185 114 299
Acceptance Rate 65% 59% 62%
Enrolled 65 35 100
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 35% 31% 33%

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Northwest Christian University and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Northwest Christian University Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Neither required nor recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Northwest Christian University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=209409 IPEDS survey data for Northwest Christian University.

Frequently Asked Questions

68% of students submit their SAT scores to NCU. 46% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

62% of those who apply are granted admission to NCU. Admission competition is low 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 1170. 68% 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 18 and 23. 46% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.