The acceptance rate at NCU is 68%. It ranks #4 in Oregon for lowest rate of acceptance. NCU is a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Last year, 283 out of 415 applicants were admitted.
The school has moderate admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 75 percent (SAT 1015/1180 ACT 16/25). Northwest Christian University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.45. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top half of their high school class. 31% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.
The NCU application fee is $0 and applications are due by Jun 1.
Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to Northwest Christian University. If you submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 68% of students submitted SAT scores and 46% submitted ACT scores for admission for the 2021/2022 academic year..
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||520|
|SAT Math 25th||495|
|SAT Composite 25th||1015|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||595|
|SAT Math 75th||585|
|SAT Composite 75th||1180|
|Average SAT Score||1100|
What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Northwest Christian University?
Northwest Christian University typically prefers applicants to be in the top 100 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1015 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 1100 out of 1600. NCU ranks #8 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.Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1180 and Above||Good||>78%|
|1097 to 1180||Avg +||68%-78%|
|1015 to 1097||Avg -||56%-68%|
|933 to 1015||Reach||43%-56%|
|Less than 933||Low||<43%|
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||15|
|ACT Math 25th||16|
|ACT Composite 25th||16|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||23|
|ACT Math 75th||25|
|ACT Composite 75th||25|
|Average ACT Score||20|
What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into NCU?
Admission data indicates that NCU regularly accepts students with ACT's of 16 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 75 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 12 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 25 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #10 in Oregon for highest average ACT composite score. 46 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Northwest Christian University.Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|25 and Above||Good||>79%|
|20 to 25||Avg +||68%-79%|
|16 to 20||Avg -||57%-68%|
|12 to 16||Reach||45%-57%|
|Less than 12||Low||<45%|
What GPA do you need to get into Northwest Christian University?
Applicants require above average high school grades to get into NCU. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Northwest Christian University was 3.45 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #12 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 68% of students who apply.
GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021
76% of Northwest Christian University freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.
|High School Class Rank||Freshmen Within Range|
|Top 10% of class||13%|
|Top 25% of class||42%|
|Top 50% of class||76%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||33%||29%||31%|
The application deadline for Fall 2022 has passed. Applications were due on Jun 1, 2022.
The cost for prospective students to apply to Northwest Christian University is $0. The school is free to apply to.
What are the requirements for admission to Northwest Christian University and what student information is used for admission decisions?
|Test Scores||Considered but not required|
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Considered but not required|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Recommended|
|Recommendations||Considered but not 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.
68% of students submit their SAT scores to NCU. 46% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
68% of those who apply are granted admission to NCU. Admission competition is low and the college has moderate admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1015 and 1180. 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 16 and 25. 46% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.