NCU Admission Requirements
Chances of getting into Northwest Christian University
|Admission Standards||Very Easy|
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
Applicants Submitting SAT65%
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||510|
|SAT Math 25th||510|
|SAT Composite 25th||1020|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||620|
|SAT Math 75th||570|
|SAT Composite 75th||1190|
|Average SAT Score||1110|
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 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.
|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%|
NCU ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT40%
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||16|
|ACT Math 25th||18|
|ACT Composite 25th||17|
|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.
|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%|
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 69% of students who apply.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Admission Chances|
|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)||36%||38%||36%|
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.