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IU Northwest Admissions

the application fee costs $35. Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students with financial need may be able eligible for an application fee waiver.

Students who apply for Fall should receive an admissions decision no later than January 2.

Is IU Northwest hard to get into ?

Getting into IU Northwest is slightly difficult.

IU Northwest accepted 82% of all applicants in 2021, around 2,047 of the 2,506 students who applied.

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Transfer student admissions is slightly difficult. For applicants who are not residents of Indiana, getting into Indiana University Northwest is moderately difficult.

Considering applying early to IU Northwest?

IU Northwest does not offer early decision. IU Northwest does not offer early action

Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.

IU Northwest accepts 82% of all applicants for all deadlines.

Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into IU Northwest?

Students admitted to IU Northwest have an average unweighted GPA of 3.1.

Out of all students that were admitted, 55.5% submitted a class rank. At IU Northwest 13.3% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 37% were in the top 25% and 70.1% were in the top 50%.

Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. At Indiana University Northwest, students GPAs fall in the following ranges:

4.0 GPA (55.5%)

3.75 and 3.99 (9.83%)

3.50 and 3.74 (11.7%)

3.25 and 3.49 (11.54%)

3.00 and 3.24 (14.98%)

2.50 and 2.9 (28.55%)

2.00 and 2.49 (15.76%)

IU Northwest does consider standardized test scores when making admissions decisions.

IU Northwest has a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2021, 74.7% of IU Northwest's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 25.5% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What's a good SAT score for IU Northwest?

To be competitive with other IU Northwest applicants, you should strive to earn between 900 and 1080 (or higher!) on the SAT. At IU Northwest 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1080 and 25% of scored lower than 900, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a IU Northwest student is 992.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of IU Northwest students scored 540 or higher and 75% of students scored 450 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of IU Northwest students scored 550 or higher, and 75% scored a 450 or higher.

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What's a good ACT Score for IU Northwest?

To be most competitive at IU Northwest, you should strive to earn between 17 and 23 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 23 means you fall in the 75th percentile for IU Northwest's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 23, and three out of four students scored lower than 23 on the ACT.

A 17 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for IU Northwest students. Only one out of every four students scored below 17.

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Transferring to Indiana University Northwest

For transfer students, it is slightly difficult to get admitted to IU Northwest.

Transferring Credits Into IU Northwest

IU Northwest accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions.

IU Northwest accepts the follow types of transfer credits: CLEP subject tests CLEP general tests DSST/DANTES

Transfer students can enroll in IU Northwest for the following terms: Fall Term Spring Term Summer Term

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Can I defer my admissions at IU Northwest? Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to IU Northwest.

Does IU Northwest accept International Baccalaureate (IB)? Yes, Harvard does accept IB credits.

IU Northwest does accept International Baccalaureate credits.

IU Northwest Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Less Selective


How hard is it to get into IU Northwest? IU Northwest is a less selective institution. The IU Northwest acceptance rate is 82%. This means that the institution accepts 81 out of every 100 applicants.



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IU Northwest Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Not available

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to IU Northwest is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

IU Northwest ACT Scores


ACT Range

17 - 23

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

23 and Above


17 to 23


17 and Less


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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to IU Northwest is 20. Students with an ACT score of 23 and above have a good chance of getting into IU Northwest. Students with an ACT score that falls between 17 and 23 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 17 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

IU Northwest SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

900 - 1080


Math SAT Range

440 - 540


Reading SAT Range

450 - 550

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1080 and Above


900 to 1080


900 and Less


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SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for IU Northwest students is 992. Applicants with SAT scores of 1080 and above have a good chance of being admitted to IU Northwest, while applicants with SAT scores between 900 to 1080 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 900 have a low chance of being offered a spot at IU Northwest.

IU Northwest GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At IU Northwest, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.1. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

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