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Can I get into NKU? These admission statistics provide an indication how difficult it is to get in and what your chances are. 6,797 out of 7,397 applicants or 92% were admitted making Northern Kentucky 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. Northern Kentucky University typically accepts and attracts B average high school students. Only 33% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||28%||41%||33%|
What are the SAT and ACT requirements for students to be admitted to Northern Kentucky 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 NKU regularly accepts students with ACTs of 20 and above. 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. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 92 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Northern Kentucky University.
Reporting indicates the school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1000 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 1125 out of 1600. 11 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|
|26 and Above||Good||>95%|
|23 to 26||Avg +||92%-95%|
|20 to 23||Avg -||87%-92%|
|17 to 20||Reach||80%-87%|
|Less than 17||Low||<80%|
|SAT Score (NEW 1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1250 and Above||Good||>95%|
|1125 to 1250||Avg +||92%-95%|
|1000 to 1125||Avg -||87%-92%|
|875 to 1000||Reach||80%-87%|
|Less than 875||Low||<80%|
You will need about average high school grades to get into Northern Kentucky University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Northern Kentucky University was 3.24 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B students are accepted and ultimately attend. If your high school grades are above the average 3.24 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as NKU accepts 92% of all applicants.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Admission Chances|
|3.50 to 3.75||16%||Good|
|3.25 to 3.50||15%||Avg +|
|3.00 to 3.25||15%||Avg -|
|2.75 to 3.00||21%||Avg -|
|2.50 to 2.75||10%||Reach|
|2.25 to 2.50||2%||Reach|
|2.00 to 2.25||0%||Low|
You have 40 days left until 2017 Fall term applications are due on Jul 1, 2017.
What are the requirements for admission to Northern Kentucky 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||Yes|
Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=157447 IPEDS survey data for Northern Kentucky University.