Indiana University-Northwest (IUN)

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Indiana University-Northwest can be found in Gary, IN, a public college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. IUN has an enrollment of over 4,000 students.

A SAT or ACT exam may be required before applying to this institution. Scores between 910 (25th percentile) to 1100 (75th percentile) for the SAT exam and within the range of 17 (25th percentile) to 22 (75th percentile) for the ACT exam is usually submitted among applicants that get into IUN. By applying sampled GPA data from over 150 schools, we are able to estimate that the IUN average GPA ranges from 2.80 to 3.14 for accepted students. IUN admits about 70% of students applying. Of those that are accepted, roughly 37% of students attended the school. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall IUN Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Indiana University-Northwest was reported as 74.6% in Fall 2020 with over 2,490 college applications submitted to Indiana University-Northwest. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • IUN ACT Scores: 17 - 22
  • IUN Average GPA: 2.80 - 3.14

How Hard Is It to Get into Indiana University-Northwest?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

When determining how difficult it is for students to get into Indiana University-Northwest, ACT/SAT test scores and high school average GPA ranges of accepted students of previous years can help estimate the selectivity of a school.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2022 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2022-2023 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for IUN has been staying about the same from year to year.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 75.8%
  • 2017-2018: 74.4%
  • 2018-2019: 79.6%
  • 2019-2020: 74.6%
  • Projected IUN Acceptance Rate 2022-2023: 70.8%

How Does IUN Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Indiana University-Northwest is thirty-two percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Valparaiso University85.9%
Chicago State University63.3%
Saint Xavier University72.7%
Trinity Christian College69.1%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Recommended
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to IUN (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading460 - 560
Math450 - 540
Total Score910 - 1100
ACT®Score Range
English16 - 23
Math17 - 23
Composite Score17 - 22
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