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Northland College Admission Chances


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Acceptance Chances

Can I get into Northland College? These admission statistics provide an indication how difficult it is to get in and what your chances are. 487 out of 852 applicants or 57% were admitted making Northland College a moderately competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Academically, it has challenging requirements for admission test scores. Northland College typically accepts and attracts B+ average high school students. Only 26% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Women Men Total
Applied 441 411 852
Accepted 251 236 487
Acceptance Rate 57% 57% 57%
Enrolled 60 68 128
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 24% 29% 26%

Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT and ACT requirements for students to be admitted to Northland College 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 Northland College regularly accepts students with ACTs of 21 and above. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 18 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 24 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 28 and above have very competitive chances. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 89 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Northland College.

SAT Requirements (New SAT)

Reporting indicates the school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1070 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 1000. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1140 out of 1600. 8 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 1070 1210
SAT Reading 540 630
SAT Math 520 570
ACT Composite 21 28
ACT English 20 27
ACT Math 19 26

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by Score

What do these ratings mean?

ACT Score Competitiveness Est. Admission Chances
28 and Above Good >71%
24 to 28 Avg + 57%-71%
21 to 24 Avg - 46%-57%
18 to 21 Reach 35%-46%
Less than 18 Low <35%
SAT Score (NEW 1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1210 and Above Good >69%
1140 to 1210 Avg + 57%-69%
1070 to 1140 Avg - 44%-57%
1000 to 1070 Reach 31%-44%
Less than 1000 Low <31%

Estimated GPA Requirements

You will need above average high school grades to get into Northland College. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Northland College was 3.3 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 Northland College accepts 57% of students who apply.

What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 21% Good
3.50 to 3.75 16% Good
3.25 to 3.50 19% Avg +
3.00 to 3.25 17% Avg -
2.75 to 3.00 19% Avg -
2.50 to 2.75 7% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 1% Reach
2.00 to 2.25 0% Low

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Northland College and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Neither required nor 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=239512 IPEDS survey data for Northland College.



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