If you are thinking about applying to University of Northern Colorado, the regular decision application deadline is August 1 and the fee for the application is $50. Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students with financial need may qualify for for an application fee waiver.
University of Northern Colorado 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 University of Northern Colorado is moderately difficult. University of Northern Colorado evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.
In 2021, University of Northern Colorado **accepted 88% of students, around 8,033 of the 9,160 students who applied.
Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like University of Northern Colorado, 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 has a different way of determining which factors are given the most weight when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengthsand any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that prioritize the areas where you stand out.
|Academic GPA||Very Important|
|Alumni/ae Relations||Not Considered|
|Level of Applicant's Interest||Not Considered|
|Racial/Ethnic Status||Not Considered|
|Religious Affiliation/Commitment||Not Considered|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Important|
|Standardized Test Scores||Considered|
To apply, all applicants to University of Northern Colorado must submit the following items. Double check with University of Northern Colorado's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.
|Area||Required||Recommended||Required for some||Details (if any)|
|Written Essay or Personal Statement||√|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
Students admitted to University of Northern Colorado have an average unweighted GPA of 3.5.
Out of all students that were admitted, 76% submitted a class rank. At University of Northern Colorado 15% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 40% were in the top 25% and 74% were in the top 50%.
Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.
|At University of Northern Colorado, students GPAs fall in the following ranges|
|3.75 and 3.99||17%|
|3.50 and 3.74||16%|
|3.25 and 3.49||14%|
|3.00 and 3.24||17%|
|2.50 and 2.9||16%|
|2.00 and 2.49||1%|
|University of Northern Colorado does look at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.|
University of Northern Colorado is a test optional school. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.
In 2021, 89% of University of Northern Colorado's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 22% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
To be competitive with other University of Northern Colorado applicants, you should strive to earn between 980 and 1180 (or higher!) on the SAT. At University of Northern Colorado 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1180 and 25% of scored lower than 980, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a University of Northern Colorado student is 1088.
On the SAT Math Section, 25% of University of Northern Colorado students scored 590 or higher and 75% of students scored 490 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of University of Northern Colorado students scored 610 or higher, and 75% scored a 490 or higher.
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To be most competitive at University of Northern Colorado, you should strive to earn between 19 and 26 on the ACT.
An ACT score of 26 means you fall in the 75th percentile for University of Northern Colorado's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 26, and three out of four students scored lower than 26 on the ACT.
A 19 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for University of Northern Colorado 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 University of Northern Colorado.
For transfer students wishing to start in the Fall, the deadline to apply is August 1. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.
Transfer students can enroll in University of Northern Colorado during the following terms: Fall Term Spring Term Summer Term
Can I defer my acceptance to University of Northern Colorado?
Students who are admitted to University of Northern Colorado must attend in the term they start. Deferring admissions is not encouraged. If you have a unusual circumstance, contact the admissions department..
Does University of Northern Colorado accept transfer credits?
University of Northern Colorado accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. University of Northern Colorado accepts:
CLEP subject tests DSST/DANTES ACE recommendations for credit
Does University of Northern Colorado accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?
University of Northern Colorado accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) creditsand Advanced Placement (AP) credits.
Do I have to submit test scores to University of Northern Colorado?
No, University of Northern Colorado is test optional, so you can decide whether to submit your standardized test scores. If you have higher than average scores, you may want to send them. If you scored lower than a school's average,, you may want not want to include them in your application..
How hard is it to get into University of Northern Colorado? University of Northern Colorado is a somewhat selective institution. The University of Northern Colorado acceptance rate is 88%. This means that the institution accepts 87 out of every 100 applicants.
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First-Year Applications are Due
The deadline for Fall first-year applications to University of Northern Colorado is Aug 1.
The deadline for Fall transfer applications to University of Northern Colorado is Aug 1.
Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs
The median ACT score of an admitted student to University of Northern Colorado is 23. Students with an ACT score of 26 and above have a good chance of getting into University of Northern Colorado. Students with an ACT score that falls between 19 and 26 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 19 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.
Composite SAT Range
Math SAT Range
Reading SAT Range
1180 and Above
980 to 1180
980 and Less
The median SAT score for University of Northern Colorado students is 1088. Applicants with SAT scores of 1180 and above have a good chance of being admitted to University of Northern Colorado, while applicants with SAT scores between 980 to 1180 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 980 have a low chance of being offered a spot at University of Northern Colorado.
Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
At University of Northern Colorado, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.47. 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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