Northern Illinois University

Dekalb, Illinois

Northern Illinois University Admissions Overview

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What is Northern Illinois University acceptance rate?

Northern Illinois University has an acceptance rate of 54%. This means that if you have the right grades then you have a good shot of being accepted into the school. In the last academic year, 54% out of the people who applied to Northern Illinois University were accepted into the school.

It's not just admissions rates that matter. Academics are an important consideration. In terms of academics, admissions standards are high. The average SAT score at Northern Illinois University was 1,080 in the last academic year, and the average ACT score was 43.

Only 24% of students who are admitted into Northern Illinois University go on to enroll at the school. This is reasonable because most students who apply for college apply to multiple schools.

Applicants to Northern Illinois University are required to submit their GPA to the school.

Northern Illinois University SAT Scores

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What are the SAT requirements to get into Northern Illinois University? In the last academic year, Northern Illinois University accepted students with SAT scores as low as 485.

The upper range for SAT scores at Northern Illinois University was 595. On average, applicants had an SAT score of 540.

This shows that even if you don't have the best SAT scores, you will still have a shot of admittance. However, having strong SAT scores will definitely improve your chances of being accepted.

51% of people who applied to Northern Illinois University in fall 2018 submitted their SAT scores as part of their application. So, no matter what your scores are, you'll probably want to submit them to the school if you want a good chance of being accepted.

ACT Scores

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How about ACT scores? What are the ACT requirements to get into Northern Illinois University?

While only 30% of applicants submit their ACT scores to Northern Illinois University, submitting them is a good way of showcasing to the admissions board that you are a good fit for the school.

According to admissions data, Northern Illinois University usually accepts students who have composite ACT scores of 36 or greater. The average ACT score of an applicant in fall 2018 was 22. Some applicants had ACT scores of up to 25. The higher your ACT scores are, the more likely you are to be accepted into the school.

Northern Illinois University Admission Statistics

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In fall 2018, a total of 14,154 students applied to study at Northern Illinois University. Of those students, 6,215 were men and 7,939 were women.

Applications are not the only admissions statistic you should consider; acceptance rate is also a key factor to think about. 54% of students at Northern Illinois University were accepted into the school in fall 2018. This represents a total of 7,698 students. 3,228 of students who were accepted were male and 4,470 of the students accepted were female.

The percentage of students who were accepted that enrolled at Northern Illinois University in the last academic year is 24%. Overall, 1,856 students who applied to Northern Illinois University enrolled in the school. Of those students, 26% of women who were accepted and 22% of men who were accepted enrolled.

Northern Illinois University Admission Requirements

Test ScoresRequired
High School GPARequired
High School Class RankRequired
RecommendationsNeither required nor recommended
Demonstration of CompetenciesNeither required nor recommended

What are the Northern Illinois University admissions requirements?

At Northern Illinois University, you are required to submit your high school test scores. Northern Illinois University asks prospective students to submit their GPA to the school.

That's not all you'll need. You'll not be asked to submit your high school class rank as part of your application.

What's more, you need to submit letters of recommendation from your high school. You will also not be asked to demonstrate your competencies as part of your application.

As part of your application, Northern Illinois University accepts AP Credit. Credit for life experiences is also accepted.

Northern Illinois University Credits Accepted

AP CreditYes
Dual CreditNo
Credit for Life ExperiencesYes

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