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Northwest University Admission Requirements

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Chances of getting into Northwest University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
93.2%
Admission Difficulty for Northwest University
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Admission StandardsAverage
Applicant CompetitionVery Low
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How hard is it to get into Northwest University and can I get accepted? The school has a 93% acceptance rate ranking it #18 in Washington for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 518 out of 556 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. Only 37% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Northwest University SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1025-1245
Applicants Submitting SAT
85%
SAT Scores for Northwest University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 520
SAT Math 25th 505
SAT Composite 25th 1025
SAT Scores for Northwest University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 635
SAT Math 75th 610
SAT Composite 75th 1245
Average SAT Score 1140

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 100 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1025 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 910. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1140 out of 1600. The school ranks #10 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.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Northwest University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1245 and Above Good >96%
1135 to 1245 Avg + 93%-96%
1025 to 1135 Avg - 89%-93%
915 to 1025 Reach 82%-89%
Less than 915 Low <82%
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Northwest University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
20-26 
Applicants Submitting ACT
28%
ACT Scores for Northwest University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 20
ACT Math 25th 18
ACT Composite 25th 20
ACT Scores for Northwest University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 27
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 20 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 49 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 17 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 23 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.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Northwest University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
26 and Above Good >96%
23 to 26 Avg + 93%-96%
20 to 23 Avg - 89%-93%
17 to 20 Reach 82%-89%
Less than 17 Low <82%
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Northwest University GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

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

What GPA do you need to get into Northwest University?

Applicants require 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 93% of all applicants.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Northwest University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
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

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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Admission Statistics

Northwest University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 394 162 556
Accepted 367 151 518
Acceptance Rate 93% 93% 93%
Enrolled 125 65 190
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 34% 43% 37%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Fall 2021 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Jun 1, 2021
Days left to Apply
128

Applicants have 128 days left until the Fall 2021 term applications are due on Jun 1, 2021.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Northwest University and what student information is used for 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.

FAQs

Does Northwest University prefer SAT or ACT?

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

What is my chance of getting into Northwest University?

93% 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.

What SAT score is required for Northwest University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1025 and 1245. 85% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Northwest University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 20 and 26. 28% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.