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Kirkland, Washington

Northwest University Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into Northwest University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
95.2%
Admission Difficulty for Northwest University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsAverage
Applicant CompetitionVery Low

How hard is it to get into Northwest University and can I get accepted? The school has a 95% acceptance rate ranking it #20 in Washington for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 477 out of 501 applicants were admitted making Northwest University an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has average requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 49 percent. Northwest University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Of those applicants who were admitted, 52% enrolled. With over half of admitted students enrolling, acceptance by Northwest University is a prized outcome for many students.

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Northwest University SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1030-1220
Applicants Submitting SAT
85%
SAT Scores for Northwest University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 520
SAT Math 25th 510
SAT Composite 25th 1030
SAT Scores for Northwest University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 630
SAT Math 75th 600
SAT Composite 75th 1220
Average SAT Score 1130

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What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Northwest University?

Northwest University typically requires applicants to be in the top 55 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1030 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 1130 out of 1600. The school ranks #11 in Washington for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 85 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.

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Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Northwest University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1220 and Above Good >97%
1125 to 1220 Avg + 95%-97%
1030 to 1125 Avg - 92%-95%
935 to 1030 Reach 87%-92%
Less than 935 Low <87%
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Northwest University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
21-26 
Applicants Submitting ACT
28%
ACT Scores for Northwest University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 20
ACT Math 25th 19
ACT Composite 25th 21
ACT Scores for Northwest University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 26
ACT Math 75th 25
ACT Composite 75th 26
Average ACT Score 23

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Northwest University?

Admission data indicates that Northwest University regularly accepts students with ACT's of 21 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 43 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 18 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 24 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 26 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #9 in Washington for highest average ACT composite score. 28 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Northwest University.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Northwest University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
26 and Above Good >97%
23 to 26 Avg + 95%-97%
21 to 23 Avg - 93%-95%
19 to 21 Reach 89%-93%
Less than 19 Low <89%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.46
Typical High School Grades
B+

You will need above average high school grades to get into Northwest University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Northwest University was 3.46 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #9 in Washington for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.46 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Northwest University accepts 95% of all applicants.

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Admission Statistics

Northwest University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 372 129 501
Accepted 354 123 477
Acceptance Rate 95% 95% 95%
Enrolled 173 77 250
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 49% 63% 52%

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Northwest University and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Northwest University Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Neither required nor recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Neither required nor recommended
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Northwest 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=236133 IPEDS survey data for Northwest University.

Frequently Asked Questions

85% of students submit their SAT scores to Northwest University. 28% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

95% of those who apply are granted admission to Northwest University. Admission competition is and the college has average admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1030 and 1220. 85% 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 21 and 26. 28% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.