Chances of getting into Northwest Christian University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
68.8%
Admission Difficulty for Northwest Christian University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsVery Easy
Applicant CompetitionLow

How hard is it to get into NCU and can I get accepted? The school has a 69% acceptance rate ranking it #6 in Oregon for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 280 out of 407 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 very easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 63 percent. Northwest Christian University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 36% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

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NCU SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1020-1190
Applicants Submitting SAT
65%
SAT Scores for Northwest Christian University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 510
SAT Math 25th 510
SAT Composite 25th 1020
SAT Scores for Northwest Christian University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 620
SAT Math 75th 570
SAT Composite 75th 1190
Average SAT Score 1110

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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 57 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1020 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 930. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1110 out of 1600. The school ranks #14 in Oregon for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 65 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

Northwest Christian University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1190 and Above Good >79%
1105 to 1190 Avg + 69%-79%
1020 to 1105 Avg - 57%-69%
935 to 1020 Reach 44%-57%
Less than 935 Low <44%
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NCU ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
17-23 
Applicants Submitting ACT
40%
ACT Scores for Northwest Christian University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 16
ACT Math 25th 18
ACT Composite 25th 17
ACT Scores for Northwest Christian University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 23
ACT Math 75th 23
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 17 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 69 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 14 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 #15 in Oregon for highest average ACT composite score. 40 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 >79%
20 to 23 Avg + 69%-79%
17 to 20 Avg - 57%-69%
14 to 17 Reach 44%-57%
Less than 14 Low <44%
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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 69% 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 Admission Chances
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 274 133 407
Accepted 188 92 280
Acceptance Rate 69% 69% 69%
Enrolled 67 35 102
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 36% 38% 36%

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.