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Chances of getting into Purdue University North Central Campus

Admissions

Acceptance Rate 
50%
Admission Difficulty for Purdue University North Central Campus
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Very Easy 
Applicant Competition Average 
How hard is it to get into Purdue North Central and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at Purdue North Central is 50%.  It ranks #3 in Indiana for lowest rate of acceptance. Purdue North Central is a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants. Last year, 1,485 out of 2,975 applicants were admitted.

The school has very easy admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 62 percent (SAT 950/1130 ACT 19/23). Purdue University North Central Campus typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.19. 28% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

The Purdue North Central application fee is $25 and applications are due by May 1.

Testing Requirements

You are required to submit admission test scores with your application. Purdue University North Central Campus is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to determine if testing requirements are temporarily suspended due to COVID-19.

Purdue North Central SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 
950-1130
Applicants Submitting SAT 
79%
SAT Scores for Purdue University North Central Campus
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 480
SAT Math 25th 470
SAT Composite 25th 950
SAT Scores for Purdue University North Central Campus
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 580
SAT Math 75th 550
SAT Composite 75th 1130
Average SAT Score 1040

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Purdue University North Central Campus?

Purdue University North Central Campus typically prefers applicants to be in the top 69 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 950 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 860. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1040 out of 1600. Purdue North Central ranks #27 in Indiana for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 79 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Purdue University North Central Campus admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1130 and Above Good >66%
1040 to 1130 Avg + 50%-66%
950 to 1040 Avg - 34%-50%
860 to 950 Reach 22%-34%
Less than 860 Low <22%
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Purdue North Central ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 
19-23 
Applicants Submitting ACT 
29%
ACT Scores for Purdue University North Central Campus
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 18
ACT Math 25th 18
ACT Composite 25th 19
ACT Scores for Purdue University North Central Campus
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 24
ACT Math 75th 24
ACT Composite 75th 23
Average ACT Score 21

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Purdue North Central?

Admission data indicates that Purdue North Central regularly accepts students with ACT's of 19 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 56 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 17 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 21 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 23 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #28 in Indiana for highest average ACT composite score. 29 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Purdue University North Central Campus.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Purdue University North Central Campus admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
23 and Above Good >66%
21 to 23 Avg + 50%-66%
19 to 21 Avg - 34%-50%
17 to 19 Reach 22%-34%
Less than 17 Low <22%
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Purdue North Central GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 
3.19*
Typical High School Grades 
B

What GPA do you need to get into Purdue University North Central Campus?

Applicants need about average high school grades to get into Purdue North Central. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Purdue University North Central Campus was 3.19 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #39 in Indiana for highest average GPA. Even with a competitive GPA, admission to Purdue North Central will be challenging as the school denies more applicants than it admits.

 What do these ratings mean?

*This school has not released high school GPA data for its incoming freshmen. In these cases, CollegeSimply employs an artificial intelligence (AI) process to predict GPA based on this school's test scores and a large sample of other colleges' data. 3.19 is an estimate of the school's average incoming freshman GPA.

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Admission Statistics

Purdue University North Central Campus admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,937 1,038 2,975
Accepted 945 540 1,485
Acceptance Rate 49% 52% 50%
Enrolled 218 192 410
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 23% 36% 28%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
May 1, 2022
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2022 has passed. Applications were due on May 1, 2022.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Purdue University North Central Campus is $25.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Purdue University North Central Campus and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Purdue University North Central Campus Application Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Recommended
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Purdue University North Central Campus
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=152266 IPEDS survey data for Purdue University North Central Campus.

FAQs

Does Purdue University North Central Campus prefer SAT or ACT?

79% of students submit their SAT scores to Purdue North Central. 29% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Purdue University North Central Campus?

50% of those who apply are granted admission to Purdue North Central. Admission competition is low and the college has very easy admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Purdue University North Central Campus?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 950 and 1130. 79% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Purdue University North Central Campus?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 19 and 23. 29% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.