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Can I get into Northern Illinois? These admission statistics provide an indication how difficult it is to get in and what your chances are. 8,610 out of 17,099 applicants or 50% were admitted making Northern Illinois a moderately competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Academically, it has moderate requirements for admission test scores. Northern Illinois University typically accepts and attracts B average high school students. Only 26% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||29%||24%||26%|
What are the SAT and ACT requirements for students to be admitted to Northern Illinois University 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.
Admission data indicates that Northern Illinois 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 98 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Northern Illinois University.
Reporting indicates the school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 970 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 875. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1065 out of 1600. 2 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|
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Est. Admission Chances|
|25 and Above||Good||>63%|
|22 to 25||Avg +||50%-63%|
|19 to 22||Avg -||37%-50%|
|16 to 19||Reach||26%-37%|
|Less than 16||Low||<26%|
|SAT Score (NEW 1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1160 and Above||Good||>63%|
|1065 to 1160||Avg +||50%-63%|
|970 to 1065||Avg -||37%-50%|
|875 to 970||Reach||26%-37%|
|Less than 875||Low||<26%|
You will need about average high school grades to get into Northern Illinois University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Northern Illinois University was 3.15 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B students are accepted and ultimately attend. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Northern Illinois accepts 50% of students who apply.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Admission Chances|
|3.50 to 3.75||12%||Good|
|3.25 to 3.50||16%||Avg +|
|3.00 to 3.25||18%||Avg +|
|2.75 to 3.00||26%||Avg -|
|2.50 to 2.75||11%||Reach|
|2.25 to 2.50||1%||Reach|
|2.00 to 2.25||0%||Low|
You have 70 days left until 2017 Fall term applications are due on Aug 1, 2017.
What are the requirements for admission to Northern Illinois University and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Required|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Required|
|Recommendations||Neither required nor recommended|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Neither required nor recommended|
Does accept high school AP credits or award dual credit towards both a college and high school degree?
|Credit for Life Experiences||No|
Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=147703 IPEDS survey data for Northern Illinois University.