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North Central University

Minneapolis, MN 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate93%

North Central University Admissions

It is not competitive to get into North Central University. Around 93% of applicants get into North Central University each year. Last year, 613 students applied to North Central University and 570 were admitted.

If you want to apply to North Central University, the regular decision application deadline is June 1 and the fee for the application is $25.

Students who apply to North Central University for fall semester should hear back from North Central University by June 15.

North Central University Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here is an overiew of some of North Central University's admissions stats.

North Central University 2023 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.4
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 14%
Mean SAT Score 1045
Admissions Test Policy Not optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 20%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 68%
Waitlist No

North Central University Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for North Central University.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No
Early Decision II
Early Action No
Regular Decision Yes 6 1 June 15

Applying Early to North Central University?

North Central University does not offer early decision or early action.

➡️ Discover a list of some competetive colleges that accept significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

More on North Central University Admissions

Is North Central University Difficult To Get Into?

It is not competitive to get into North Central University. North Central University evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.

In 2022, North Central University accepted 93% of students, around 570 of the 613 students who applied.

Schools that are not competitive to get into, like North Central University, accept virtually all applicants regardless of high school rank or test scores.

For applicants who are not residents of Minnesota, getting into North Central University is not competitive.

Transferring to North Central University

It is not competitive to be admitted as a transfer student.

For Students Waitlisted to North Central University

North Central University has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What Does North Central University Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when deciding who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are given the most weight in the admissions process. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that put the most emphasis on the areas where you stand out.

Admissions Factors at North Central University

What does North Central University consider during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Religious Affiliation/Commitment Very Important
Academic GPA Very Important
Application Essay Considered
Recommendation(s) Considered
Standardized Test Scores Considered

Make sure to check with North Central University for more information on admission factors.

North Central University Application Requirements

To apply to North Central University, all applicants must submit the following items. Check in with North Central University's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale)
Other Requirements Christian testimony
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into North Central University?

Students admitted to North Central University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.4.

Out of all students that were admitted, 4% submitted a class rank. At North Central University 14% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 36% were in the top 25% and 70% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At North Central University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA 18.54%
3.75 and 3.99 15.61%
3.50 and 3.74 18.05%
3.25 and 3.49 14.15%
3.00 and 3.24 13.17%
2.50 and 2.9 12.68%
2.00 and 2.49 7.32%

This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.

Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to North Central University directly.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that highlights your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

North Central University does not have 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, 20% of North Central University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 68% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for North Central University?

To be competitive with other North Central University applicants, you should strive to score between 910 and 1180 (or higher!) on the SAT. At North Central University 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1180 and 25% of scored lower than 910, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a North Central University student is 1045.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of North Central University students scored 570 or higher and 75% of students scored 480 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of North Central University students scored 570 or higher, and 75% scored a 480 or higher.

To be most competitive at North Central University, you should strive to earn between 18 and 24 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 24 means you fall in the 75th percentile for North Central University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 24, and three out of four students scored lower than 24 on the ACT.

A 18 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for North Central University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 18.

More Information on Transferring to North Central University

For transfer students, it is not competitive to get admitted to North Central University.

For transfer students wishing to start in the fall, the deadline to apply is June 1. Applicants should hear back by June 15.

Transfer students can enroll in North Central University during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Spring Term

• Summer Term

North Central University Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to North Central University?

✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to North Central University.

Does North Central University accept transfer credits?

✅ North Central University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. North Central University accepts:

• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES • Life Long Learning Credit

Does North Central University accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

✅ North Central University accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to North Central University?

✅ North Central University is not test optional.

What is North Central University's acceptance rate?

✅ North Central University's acceptance rate is 93%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at North Central University?

❌ North Central University does not offer early decision.

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Admission Difficulty

Open Admission


How hard is it to get into North Central University? North Central University is a open admission institution. The North Central University acceptance rate is 93%. This means that the institution accepts 92 out of every 100 applicants.


North Central University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Jun 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Jun 1

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to North Central University is Jun 1.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to North Central University is Jun 1.

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

North Central University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

910 - 1180


Math SAT Range

470 - 570


Reading SAT Range

480 - 570

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1180 and Above


910 to 1180


910 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for North Central University students is 1045. Applicants with SAT scores of 1180 and above have a good chance of being admitted to North Central University, while applicants with SAT scores between 910 to 1180 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 910 have a low chance of being offered a spot at North Central University.

North Central University GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At North Central University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.4. 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.

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

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