If you want to apply to Northwestern College, the fee for the application is $0. 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.
Northwestern College 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.
Northwestern College is amoderately difficult school to get into. Northwestern College evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.
In 2021, Northwestern College **accepted 70% of students, around 836 of the 1,188 students who applied.
Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like Northwestern College, 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.
Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are they consider most important in the admissions process. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengthsand any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that prioritize the admissions factors where you shine.
|Alumni/ae Relations||Not Considered|
|Geographical Residence||Not Considered|
|Class Rank||Very Important|
|Work Experience||Not Considered|
|Level of Applicant's Interest||Important|
|Racial/Ethnic Status||Not Considered|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Very Important|
|State Residency||Not Considered|
|Standardized Test Scores||Very Important|
|Volunteer Work||Not Considered|
To apply, all applicants to Northwestern College must submit the following items. Double check with Northwestern College's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.
|Area||Required||Recommended||Required for some||Details (if any)|
|Written Essay or Personal Statement||√|
|Minimum High School Gpa (On 4.0 Scale)||2||2.5|
|Letter(s) of Recommendation||1|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
Students admitted to Northwestern College have an average unweighted GPA of 3.6.
Out of all students that were admitted, 76% submitted a class rank. At Northwestern College 21% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 42% were in the top 25% and 76% were in the top 50%.
Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.
|At Northwestern College, students GPAs fall in the following ranges|
|3.75 and 3.99||30%|
|3.50 and 3.74||22%|
|3.25 and 3.49||13%|
|3.00 and 3.24||9%|
|2.50 and 2.9||8%|
|2.00 and 2.49||3%|
|Northwestern College does look at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.|
Northwestern College 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.
Transfer students can enroll in Northwestern College during the following terms: Fall Term Spring Term
Can I defer my acceptance to Northwestern College?
Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Northwestern College.
Does Northwestern College accept transfer credits?
Northwestern College accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Northwestern College accepts:
ACE recommendations for credit
Does Northwestern College accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?
Northwestern College accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) creditsand Advanced Placement (AP) credits.
Do I have to submit test scores to Northwestern College?
Northwestern College. is not test optional. Test scores are will not be considered during the admissions process, even if you submit them.
How hard is it to get into Northwestern College? Northwestern College is a somewhat selective institution. The Northwestern College acceptance rate is 70%. This means that the institution accepts 70 out of every 100 applicants.
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First-Year Applications are Due
The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Northwestern College is Continuous processing.
The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Northwestern College 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 Northwestern College, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.6. 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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