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University of Northern Colorado Admission Chances


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Acceptance Chances

Can I get into University of Northern Colorado? These admission statistics provide an indication how difficult it is to get in and what your chances are. 6,382 out of 7,143 applicants or 89% were admitted making University of Northern Colorado 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. University of Northern Colorado typically accepts and attracts B average high school students. Only 32% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Women Men Total
Applied 4,652 2,491 7,143
Accepted 4,232 2,150 6,382
Acceptance Rate 91% 86% 89%
Enrolled 1,308 747 2,055
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 31% 35% 32%

Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT and ACT requirements for students to be admitted to University of Northern Colorado and what score do you need to get in? The tables below describe the SAT and ACT test score percentile profile of the Fall 2015 starting class.

ACT Requirements

Admission data indicates that University of Northern Colorado regularly accepts students with ACTs of 19 and above. 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 25 and above have very competitive chances. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 93 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to University of Northern Colorado.

SAT Requirements (New SAT)

Reporting indicates the school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 990 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 870. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1110 out of 1600. 13 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.

25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
SAT Composite 990 1230
SAT Reading 500 630
SAT Math 490 600
ACT Composite 19 25
ACT English 19 25
ACT Math 18 25

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by Score

What do these ratings mean?

ACT Score Competitiveness Est. Admission Chances
25 and Above Good >93%
22 to 25 Avg + 89%-93%
19 to 22 Avg - 83%-89%
16 to 19 Reach 74%-83%
Less than 16 Low <74%
SAT Score (NEW 1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1230 and Above Good >93%
1110 to 1230 Avg + 89%-93%
990 to 1110 Avg - 83%-89%
870 to 990 Reach 74%-83%
Less than 870 Low <74%

Estimated GPA Requirements

You will need above average high school grades to get into University of Northern Colorado. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at University of Northern Colorado was 3.29 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B students are accepted and ultimately attend. If your high school grades are above the average 3.29 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as University of Northern Colorado accepts 89% of all applicants.

What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 22% Good
3.50 to 3.75 17% Good
3.25 to 3.50 15% Avg +
3.00 to 3.25 17% Avg -
2.75 to 3.00 24% Avg -
2.50 to 2.75 5% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 0% Low
2.00 to 2.25 0% Low

Fall 2017 Application Deadline

You have 71 days left until 2017 Fall term applications are due on Aug 1, 2017.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to University of Northern Colorado and what considerations affect admission decisions?

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

Credits Accepted

Does accept high school AP credits or award dual credit towards both a college and high school degree?

AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=127741 IPEDS survey data for University of Northern Colorado.



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