If you are applying to Northern, the deadline for Fall 2023 admissions is August 15 and there is no application fee, which means it is free to apply.
Here's an overiew of some of Northern's admissions stats.
|Northern 2022||Admissions Statistics|
|Mean Unweighted GPA||3.8|
|Admissions Test Policy||Test Optional|
|Applicants Who Submit SATs||15%|
|Applicants Who Submit ACTs||72%|
These are the application deadlines for Ohio Northern University.
|Application Type||Offered||Application Deadline||Notification Deadline|
|Early Decision I||No||––||––|
|Early Decision II||––||––||––|
|Regular Decision||Yes||August 15||––|
Northern does not offer early decision or early action.
➡️ See a list of some selective colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.
It is moderately difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.
Northern has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.
Colleges consider a range of factors when deciding who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are given the most weight in the admissions process. When assembling 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 put the most emphasis on the areas where you stand out.
Wondering what factors are considered by Northern during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.
|Academic GPA||Very Important|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Very Important|
|Level of Applicant's Interest||Considered|
|Standardized Test Scores||Considered|
Make sure to check with Northern for more information on admission factors.
To apply to Northern, all applicants must submit the following items. Double check with Northern's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.
|Area||Required||Recommended||Required for Some||Details (If Any)|
|Written Essay or Personal Statement||√||√|
|Letter(s) of Recommendation||1|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
Students admitted to Northern have an average unweighted GPA of 3.8. Northern considers weighted GPA scores from incomging students.
Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.
An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.
Northern looks at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.
Northern is test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.
In 2022, 15% of Northern's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 72% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
To be competitive with other Northern applicants, you should strive to earn between 1130 and 1330 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Northern 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1330 and 25% of scored lower than 1130, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.
On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Northern students scored 660 or higher and 75% of students scored 540 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Northern students scored 640 or higher, and 75% scored a 540 or higher.
To be most competitive at Northern, you should strive to earn between 21 and 28 on the ACT.
An ACT score of 28 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Northern's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 28, and three out of four students scored lower than 28 on the ACT.
A 21 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Northern students. Only one out of every four students scored below 21.
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For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Northern.
For transfer students wishing to start in the fall, the deadline to apply is August 15. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.
Transfer students can enroll in Northern during the following terms:
• Fall Term
• Spring Term
• Summer Term
Can I defer my acceptance to Northern?
✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Northern.
Does Northern accept transfer credits?
✅ Northern accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Northern accepts:
• CLEP subject tests
Does Northern accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?
✅ Northern accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.
Do I have to submit test scores to Northern?
❌ No, Northern is test optional, so you can decide if you want to to include your ACT or SAT scores. If your scores are higher than the school's average, 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.
What is Northern's acceptance rate?
✅ Northern's acceptance rate is 69%.
What is the early decision acceptance rate at Northern?
❌ Northern does not offer early decision.
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How hard is it to get into Northern? Northern is a somewhat selective institution. The Northern acceptance rate is 69%. This means that the institution accepts 68 out of every 100 applicants.
First-Year Applications are Due
Transfer Applications are Due
The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Northern is Aug 15.
The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Northern is Aug 15.
Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs
28 and Above
21 to 28
21 and Less
Composite SAT Range
Math SAT Range
Reading SAT Range
Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
At Northern, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.78. 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.
Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved
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