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Northwest University Admission Requirements


Acceptance Rate

97.4%
Admission Difficulty for Northwest University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsChallenging
Applicant CompetitionVery Low

Can I get into Northwest University? The school has a 97% acceptance rate. Last year, 457 out of 469 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 challenging requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 50 percent. Northwest University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 43% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

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SAT Requirements

SAT Range
1090-1300
Applicants Submitting SAT
77%
SAT Scores for Northwest University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 560
SAT Math 25th 530
SAT Composite 25th 1090
SAT Scores for Northwest University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 680
SAT Math 75th 620
SAT Composite 75th 1300
Estimated Average SAT 1200
SAT Scores you need to get in

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

Northwest University typically requires applicants to be in the top 43 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1090 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 980. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1200 out of 1600. A competitive SAT score is critical as 77 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.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Northwest University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1300 and Above Good >98%
1195 to 1300 Avg + 97%-98%
1090 to 1195 Avg - 95%-97%
985 to 1090 Reach 92%-95%
Less than 985 Low <92%

ACT Requirements

ACT Range
19-26 
Applicants Submitting ACT
34%
ACT Scores for Northwest University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 18
ACT Math 25th 18
ACT Composite 25th 19
ACT Scores for Northwest University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 27
ACT Math 75th 26
ACT Composite 75th 26
Estimated Average ACT 22
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 19 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 56 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 16 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 22 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 26 and above have very competitive chances. 34 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 >98%
22 to 26 Avg + 97%-98%
19 to 22 Avg - 95%-97%
16 to 19 Reach 93%-95%
Less than 16 Low <93%

Estimated GPA Requirements

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. 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 97% of all applicants.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Northwest University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 33% Good
3.50 to 3.75 23% Avg +
3.25 to 3.50 15% Avg -
3.00 to 3.25 12% Avg -
2.75 to 3.00 14% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 3% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

Admission Statistics

Northwest University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 346 123 469
Accepted 336 121 457
Acceptance Rate 97% 98% 97%
Enrolled 128 69 197
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 38% 57% 43%

Fall 2019 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Aug 15, 2019
Days left to Apply
83

Applicants have 83 days left until the Fall 2019 term applications are due on Aug 15, 2019.

Seniors, these are the SAT and ACT test dates you can still sit for a test and send your results to Northwest University before the Aug 15 application deadline.

SAT Test Date Scores Available
Jun 1 Jul 10
ACT Test Date Scores Available
Jun 8 Jun 18
Jul 13 Jul 23

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.