If you want to apply to Northern Arizona University, the deadline for Fall 2022 admissions is August 1 and the fee for the application costs $25.
Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students with financial need may be eligible for fee waiver for their application.
Students who submit their applications for Fall should hear back from Northern Arizona University by July 1.
|Northern Arizona University 2021||Admissions Statistics|
|Mean Unweighted GPA||3.7|
|Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class||22%|
|Admissions Test Policy||Not optional and are considered|
|Applicants Who Submit SATs||29%|
|Applicants Who Submit ACTs||43%|
Northern Arizona University does not offer early decision or 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.
Northern Arizona University is a moderately difficult school to get into. Northern Arizona University evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.
In 2021, Northern Arizona University accepted 82% of students, around 30,523 of the 37,386 students who applied.
Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like Northern Arizona University, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT.
Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.
Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides 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 prioritize the admissions factors where you stand out.
|Academic GPA||Very Important|
|Alumni/ae Relations||Not Considered|
|Character/Personal Qualities||Not Considered|
|Geographical Residence||Not Considered|
|Work Experience||Not Considered|
|Extracurricular Activities||Not Considered|
|Level of Applicant's Interest||Not Considered|
|Application Essay||Not Considered|
|First Generation||Not Considered|
|Racial/Ethnic Status||Not Considered|
|Religious Affiliation/Commitment||Not Considered|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Important|
|State Residency||Not Considered|
|Standardized Test Scores||Considered|
|Volunteer Work||Not Considered|
To apply, all applicants to Northern Arizona University must submit the following items. Double check with Northern Arizona 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)||2.5|
|Other Requirements||√||16 college preparatory courses with minimum 2.0 in each subject|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
Students admitted to Northern Arizona University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.7.
Out of all students that were admitted, 45% submitted a class rank. At Northern Arizona University 22% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 55% were in the top 25% and 86% were in the top 50%.
Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.
|At Northern Arizona University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges|
Northern Arizona University does look at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.
Northern Arizona 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, 29% of Northern Arizona University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 43% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
To be competitive with other Northern Arizona University applicants, you should strive to earn between 1040 and 1230 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Northern Arizona University 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1230 and 25% of scored lower than 1040, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.
On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Northern Arizona University students scored 610 or higher and 75% of students scored 520 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Northern Arizona University students scored 620 or higher, and 75% scored a 520 or higher.
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To be most competitive at Northern Arizona University, you should strive to earn between 19 and 25 on the ACT.
An ACT score of 25 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Northern Arizona University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 25, and three out of four students scored lower than 25 on the ACT.
A 19 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Northern Arizona University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 19.
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For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Northern Arizona University. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.
Transfer students can enroll in Northern Arizona University during the following terms: - Fall Term - Spring Term - Summer Term
Can I defer my acceptance to Northern Arizona University?
Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Northern Arizona University.
Does Northern Arizona University accept transfer credits?
Northern Arizona University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Northern Arizona University accepts:
Does Northern Arizona University accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?
Northern Arizona University accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.
Do I have to submit test scores to Northern Arizona University?
Northern Arizona University is not test optional. You must submit test scores as part of the application.
What is Northern Arizona University's acceptance rate?
Northern Arizona University's acceptance rate is 82%.
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How hard is it to get into NAU? NAU is a somewhat selective institution. The NAU acceptance rate is 82%. This means that the institution accepts 81 out of every 100 applicants.
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First-Year Applications are Due
The deadline for Fall first-year applications to NAU is Aug 1.
The deadline for Fall transfer applications to NAU is Continuous processing.
Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs
Composite SAT Range
Math SAT Range
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Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
At NAU, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.7. 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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