Northwestern College Acceptance Rate, Average GPA, SAT and ACT Scores

Northwestern College was founded in 1902 by the Evangelical Association and the United Church of Christ. The college was established to provide a Christian education for students from all backgrounds and denominations. The first classes were held in a former church building, with just 24 students. Over the next century, Northwestern College grew in size and scope, eventually becoming a co-educational institution. In the 1950s, Northwestern opened its doors to all faiths and began offering graduate programs in addition to its undergraduate offerings. By the 1990s, Northwestern had become an accredited liberal arts college with over 5,000 students enrolled annually. Today, Northwestern College continues to offer an excellent Christian education while also providing students with opportunities to explore their interests through internships and study abroad programs. The college remains committed to helping each student reach their full potential in order to become successful members of society. Check Searchforpublicschools for a list of public schools in North Carolina.

Northwestern College, as one of the top colleges ranked by major educational institutions, has impressed us by its high selectivity and student friendly application process during admissions. The following tables detail 2018 class profile, including total applications received, average high school GPA, SAT scores/ACT scores, and acceptance rates of Northwestern College. To learn more about GPA, SAT and ACT scores information, please follow the links below. If you want to find even more about Northwestern College, such as tuition fees and scholarships, you can click the link after tables to visit the school’s official website.

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Admissions Stats

Northwestern College is a small, private liberal arts college located in the Midwest. The college has an acceptance rate of approximately 70% and an average class size of 19 students. The student body is composed of students from all 50 states and over 40 countries. Northwestern College prides itself on having a diverse student population, with 18% of students identifying as minorities. Additionally, the college has a very competitive admissions process with an average SAT score of 1260 and an average ACT score of 27. The college also takes into account extracurricular activities, community service, and leadership experience when evaluating applications. Overall, Northwestern College is a great choice for those looking for a rigorous academic experience in a supportive environment.

Fall 2022 Selectivity

Selectivity more selective
Fall 2022 acceptance rate 56%
Early decision acceptance rate N/A
Early action acceptance rate N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early action and early decision students) 56%

Fall 2022 Applications, Acceptances & Enrollments

Applicants 1,388
Female applicants 808
Male applicants 580
Applicants accepted 772
Female applicants accepted 412
Male applicants accepted 360
Freshman enrollment 450
Female freshman enrollment 246
Male freshman enrollment 204
Early decision applicants N/A
Early decision applicants accepted N/A
Early decision applicants enrolled N/A
Early action applicants N/A
Early action applicants accepted N/A
Early action applicants enrolled N/A
Total enrolled incoming freshmen who were accepted under early acceptance or early action N/A

Fall 2022 Wait List

School has a wait list No
Applicants placed on wait list N/A
Students accepting place on wait list N/A
Students accepted from wait list N/A

Fall 2022 High School Rank

Freshman students submitting high school class standing 73%

Fall 2022 High School GPA

Freshman students submitting high school GPA 99%
Average high school GPA 3.5
High school GPA 25th-75th percentile range 3.2-3.8

Fall 2022 Freshman SAT Scores

Freshman students submitting SAT scores 8%
SAT Critical Reading average score 575
SAT Critical Reading 25th-75th percentile range 490-675
SAT Math average score 571
SAT Math 25th-75th percentile range: 495-620
SAT Writing average score N/A
SAT Writing 25th-75th percentile range N/A
SAT Essay 25th-75th percentile range N/A

Fall 2022 Freshman ACT Scores

Freshman students submitting ACT scores 92%
Average ACT Composite score 24
ACT Composite 25th-75th percentile range 21-27
ACT English 25th-75th percentile range 20-26
ACT Math 25th-75th percentile range 21-28