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New Student Applications (Fall 2015)

Of the 17,099 new freshman applicants, 50% were admitted and 26% of the admitted students enrolled at Northern Illinois University in Fall 2015.
Of the 4,768 transfer applicants, 68% were admitted and 55% of the admitted students enrolled at Northern Illinois University in Fall 2015.

New Freshmen High School Background and Test Scores

Test(s) Required for Admission: ACT

Test Scores of Enrolled New Freshmen ACT
Composite 19 - 25
Math 18 - 25
English 19 - 25
50% of enrolled students have test scores within the ranges listed, 25% have scores above, and 25% have scores below.
High School Background of Enrolled New Freshmen
Percent in top 25% of High School Graduating Class 36%
Percent in top 50% of High School Graduating Class 74%
Percent of new freshmen reporting High School Rank 72%
Average High School GPA (4-point scale) 3.26
Percent of new freshmen reporting High School GPA 98%