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#8 Best Public Universities in North Carolina

ECU Admission Requirements

Greenville, North Carolina

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Chances of getting into East Carolina University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
78.7%
Admission Difficulty for East Carolina University
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Admission StandardsEasy
Applicant CompetitionVery Low
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How hard is it to get into ECU and can I get accepted? The school has a 79% acceptance rate ranking it #47 in North Carolina for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 15,141 out of 19,235 applicants were admitted making East Carolina University an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 51 percent. East Carolina University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 29% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.

ECU SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1040-1190
Applicants Submitting SAT
55%
SAT Scores for East Carolina University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 520
SAT Math 25th 520
SAT Composite 25th 1040
SAT Scores for East Carolina University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 600
SAT Math 75th 590
SAT Composite 75th 1190
Average SAT Score 1120

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What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to East Carolina University?

East Carolina University typically requires applicants to be in the top 53 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1040 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 960. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1120 out of 1600. The school ranks #15 in North Carolina for highest average SAT composite score. 55 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

East Carolina University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1190 and Above Good >86%
1115 to 1190 Avg + 79%-86%
1040 to 1115 Avg - 69%-79%
965 to 1040 Reach 57%-69%
Less than 965 Low <57%
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ECU ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
20-24 
Applicants Submitting ACT
44%
ACT Scores for East Carolina University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 19
ACT Math 25th 18
ACT Composite 25th 20
ACT Scores for East Carolina University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 24
ACT Math 75th 24
ACT Composite 75th 24
Average ACT Score 22

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into ECU?

Admission data indicates that ECU regularly accepts students with ACT's of 20 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 49 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 18 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 22 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 24 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #15 in North Carolina for highest average ACT composite score. 44 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to East Carolina University.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

East Carolina University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
24 and Above Good >86%
22 to 24 Avg + 79%-86%
20 to 22 Avg - 69%-79%
18 to 20 Reach 57%-69%
Less than 18 Low <57%
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ECU GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.59
Typical High School Grades
B+

What GPA do you need to get into East Carolina University?

Applicants require very good grades in high school to get into ECU. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at East Carolina University was 3.59 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #16 in North Carolina for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.59 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as ECU accepts 79% of all applicants.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted East Carolina University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 44% Good
3.50 to 3.75 18% Avg +
3.25 to 3.50 16% Avg -
3.00 to 3.25 12% Reach
2.75 to 3.00 8% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 1% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Reach
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Reach

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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High School Class Rank

81% of East Carolina University freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted East Carolina University students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 15%
Top 25% of class 43%
Top 50% of class 81%
Bottom 50% of class 19%
Bottom 25% of class 2%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

Applying

Admission Statistics

East Carolina University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 11,756 7,479 19,235
Accepted 9,375 5,766 15,141
Acceptance Rate 80% 77% 79%
Enrolled 2,546 1,818 4,364
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 27% 32% 29%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Fall 2021 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Apr 15, 2021
Days left to Apply
82

Applicants have 82 days left until the Fall 2021 term applications are due on Apr 15, 2021.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to East Carolina University and what student information is used for admission decisions?

East Carolina University Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Neither required nor 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 East Carolina University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=198464 IPEDS survey data for East Carolina University.

FAQs

Does East Carolina University prefer SAT or ACT?

55% of students submit their SAT scores to ECU. 44% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into East Carolina University?

79% of those who apply are granted admission to ECU. Admission competition is and the college has easy admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for East Carolina University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1040 and 1190. 55% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for East Carolina University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 20 and 24. 44% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.