NCU Admission RequirementsEugene, Oregon
Chances of getting into Northwest Christian University
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
Applicants Submitting SAT68%
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||470|
|SAT Math 25th||460|
|SAT Composite 25th||940|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||590|
|SAT Math 75th||580|
|SAT Composite 75th||1170|
|Average SAT Score||1060|
SAT Scores you need to get in
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.
|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%|
NCU ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT46%
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||16|
|ACT Math 25th||16|
|ACT Composite 25th||18|
|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.
|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%|
Avg. High School GPA3.39
Typical High School GradesB+
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.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|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|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||35%||31%||33%|
What are the requirements for admission to Northwest Christian University and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Neither required nor recommended|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Required|
|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=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.