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NSU Admission Chances


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Acceptance Chances

Can I get into NSU? These admission statistics provide an indication how difficult it is to get in and what your chances are. 1,446 out of 1,559 applicants or 93% were admitted making Northeastern State University an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements. Academically, it has extremely easy requirements for admission test scores. Northeastern State University typically accepts and attracts B+ average high school students. Of those applicants which were admitted, 56% enrolled. With over half of admitted students enrolling, acceptance by Northeastern State University is a prized outcome for many students.

Women Men Total
Applied 886 673 1,559
Accepted 830 616 1,446
Acceptance Rate 94% 92% 93%
Enrolled 455 354 809
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 55% 57% 56%

Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT and ACT requirements for students to be admitted to Northeastern State 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.

ACT Requirements

Admission data indicates that NSU regularly accepts students with ACTs of 19 and above. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 17 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 21 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 23 and above have very competitive chances. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 94 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Northeastern State University.

SAT Requirements (New SAT)

Reporting indicates the school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 920 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 890. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 950 out of 1600. 1 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 920 980
SAT Reading 460 480
SAT Math 460 500
ACT Composite 19 23
ACT English 18 24
ACT Math 17 23

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by Score

What do these ratings mean?

ACT Score Competitiveness Est. Admission Chances
23 and Above Good >96%
21 to 23 Avg + 93%-96%
19 to 21 Avg - 89%-93%
17 to 19 Reach 82%-89%
Less than 17 Low <82%
SAT Score (NEW 1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
980 and Above Good >96%
950 to 980 Avg + 93%-96%
920 to 950 Avg - 89%-93%
890 to 920 Reach 82%-89%
Less than 890 Low <82%

Estimated GPA Requirements

You will need above average high school grades to get into Northeastern State University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Northeastern State University was 3.31 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. If your high school grades are above the average 3.31 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as NSU accepts 93% of all applicants.

What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 23% Good
3.50 to 3.75 18% Good
3.25 to 3.50 16% Avg +
3.00 to 3.25 18% Avg -
2.75 to 3.00 18% Avg -
2.50 to 2.75 6% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 1% Reach
2.00 to 2.25 0% Low

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Northeastern State University and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Test Scores Required
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

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 Yes

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=207263 IPEDS survey data for Northeastern State University.



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