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Chances of getting into Northwest Christian University

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
68%
Admission Difficulty for Northwest Christian University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsModerate
Applicant CompetitionLow
How hard is it to get into NCU and can I get accepted?

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.

Test Optional

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..

NCU SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1015-1180
Applicants Submitting SAT
68%
SAT Scores for Northwest Christian University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 520
SAT Math 25th 495
SAT Composite 25th 1015
SAT Scores for Northwest Christian University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 595
SAT Math 75th 585
SAT Composite 75th 1180
Average SAT Score 1100

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 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

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Northwest Christian University admission chances by SAT score
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%
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NCU ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
16-25 
Applicants Submitting ACT
46%
ACT Scores for Northwest Christian University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 15
ACT Math 25th 16
ACT Composite 25th 16
ACT Scores for Northwest Christian University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 23
ACT Math 75th 25
ACT Composite 75th 25
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 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

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Northwest Christian University admission chances by ACT score
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%
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NCU GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.45
Typical High School Grades
B+

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.

 What do these ratings mean?

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

Similar Requirements

High School Class Rank

76% of Northwest Christian University freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Northwest Christian University students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 13%
Top 25% of class 42%
Top 50% of class 76%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Admission Statistics

Northwest Christian University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 249 166 415
Accepted 172 111 283
Acceptance Rate 69% 67% 68%
Enrolled 57 32 89
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 33% 29% 31%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Jun 1, 2022
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2022 has passed. Applications were due on Jun 1, 2022.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Northwest Christian University is $0. The school is free to apply to.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Northwest Christian University and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Northwest Christian University Application Requirements
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

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.

FAQs

Does Northwest Christian University prefer SAT or ACT?

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

What is my chance of getting into Northwest Christian University?

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.

What SAT score is required for Northwest Christian University?

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.

What ACT score is required for Northwest Christian University?

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.