If you are considering submitting an application to Northern State University, the application fee costs $20.
Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students who are struggling to afford application fees may qualify for for an application fee waiver.
Students who apply for Fall should hear back from Northern State University by March 1.
|Northern State University 2021||Admissions Statistics|
|Mean Unweighted GPA||3.4|
|Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class||14%|
|Admissions Test Policy||Not optional and are considered|
|Applicants Who Submit SATs||2%|
|Applicants Who Submit ACTs||89%|
Northern State 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.
Getting into Northern State University is slightly difficult. Northern State University evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.
In 2021, Northern State University accepted 79% of all applicants, around 817 of the 1,038 students who applied.
Schools that are slightly difficult to get into, like Northern State University, accept up to 95% of applicants. Most admitted students scored at most a 1010 on the SAT and a 19 on the ACT.
It is slightly difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.
Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines 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 apply to colleges that prioritize the areas where you're strong.
|Academic GPA||Very Important|
|Alumni/ae Relations||Not Considered|
|Geographical Residence||Not Considered|
|Class Rank||Very Important|
|Work Experience||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||Very Important|
|State Residency||Not Considered|
|Standardized Test Scores||Very Important|
|Volunteer Work||Not Considered|
Double check with Northern State University's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.
Students admitted to Northern State University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.4.
Out of all students that were admitted, 86.84% submitted a class rank. At Northern State University 14% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 34% were in the top 25% and 65% were in the top 50%.
Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.
|At Northern State University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges|
|3.75 and 3.99||23.17%|
|3.50 and 3.74||21.95%|
|3.25 and 3.49||12.81%|
|3.00 and 3.24||10.37%|
|2.50 and 2.9||16.77%|
|2.00 and 2.49||7.01%|
Northern State University considers standardized tests scores during the admissions process.
Northern State University is not test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.
In 2021, 2% of Northern State University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 89% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
To be competitive with other Northern State University applicants, you should strive to earn between 0 and 0 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Northern State University 25% of admitted students scored higher than 0 and 25% of scored lower than 0, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.
On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Northern State University students scored 560 or higher and 75% of students scored 480 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Northern State University students scored 580 or higher, and 75% scored a 480 or higher.
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To be most competitive at Northern State 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 State 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 State University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 19.
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For transfer students, it is slightly difficult to get admitted to Northern State University. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.
Transfer students can enroll in Northern State University during the following terms: - Fall Term - Spring Term - Summer Term
Can I defer my acceptance to Northern State University?
Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Northern State University.
Does Northern State University accept transfer credits?
Northern State University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Northern State University accepts:
Does Northern State University accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?
Northern State University accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.
Do I have to submit test scores to Northern State University?
Northern State University is not test optional. You must submit test scores as part of the application.
What is Northern State University's acceptance rate?
Northern State University's acceptance rate is 79%.
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First-Year Applications are Due
The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Northern State University is Continuous processing.
Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs
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Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
At Northern State University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.37. 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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