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Northern Arizona University Admissions

If you are thinking about applying to Northern Arizona University, the regular decision application deadline is August 1 and the application fee is $25. 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 submit their applications for Fall should receive an admissions decision no later than July 1.

How To Get Into Northern Arizona University

Getting into Northern Arizona University is moderately difficult.

Northern Arizona University accepted 82% of all applicants in 2021, 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.

Considering applying early to Northern Arizona University?

Northern Arizona University does not offer early decision. Northern Arizona University 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.

Northern Arizona University 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 Northern Arizona University?

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, students GPAs fall in the following ranges:

4.0 GPA (45%)

Northern Arizona University does consider standardized test scores when making admissions decisions.

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.

What's a good SAT score for Northern Arizona University?

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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What's a good ACT Score for Northern Arizona University?

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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Transferring to Northern Arizona University

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.

Transferring Credits Into Northern Arizona University

Northern Arizona University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions.

Northern Arizona University accepts the follow types of transfer credits: CLEP subject tests CLEP general tests DSST/DANTES ACE recommendations for credit

Transfer students can enroll in Northern Arizona University for the following terms: Fall Term Spring Term Summer Term

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Can I defer my admissions at Northern Arizona University? Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Northern Arizona University.

Does Northern Arizona University accept International Baccalaureate (IB)? Yes, Harvard does accept IB credits.

Northern Arizona University does accept International Baccalaureate credits.

Northern Arizona University Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


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



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Northern Arizona University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Aug 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Northern Arizona University is Aug 1.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Northern Arizona University is Continuous processing.

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

Northern Arizona University ACT Scores


ACT Range

19 - 25

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

25 and Above


19 to 25


19 and Less


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Northern Arizona University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1040 - 1230


Math SAT Range

520 - 610


Reading SAT Range

520 - 620

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Northern Arizona University GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Northern Arizona University, 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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Application Deadline

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