|Applicant Competition||Very Low|
Can I get into ECU? The school has a 79% acceptance rate. Last year, 12,533 out of 15,860 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 44 percent. East Carolina University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 35% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||570|
|SAT Math 25th||540|
|SAT Composite 25th||1110|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||640|
|SAT Math 75th||610|
|SAT Composite 75th||1250|
|Estimated Average SAT||1180|
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 39 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1110 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 1040. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1180 out of 1600. 49 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1250 and Above||Good||>86%|
|1180 to 1250||Avg +||79%-86%|
|1110 to 1180||Avg -||69%-79%|
|1040 to 1110||Reach||57%-69%|
|Less than 1040||Low||<57%|
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||19|
|ACT Math 25th||18|
|ACT Composite 25th||20|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||24|
|ACT Math 75th||24|
|ACT Composite 75th||24|
|Estimated Average ACT||22|
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. 50 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to East Carolina University.
|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%|
You will need very good grades in high school to get into East Carolina University. 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. 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.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Admission Chances|
|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|
81% of East Carolina University freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.
|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%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||33%||37%||35%|
The application deadline for Fall 2019 has passed. Applications were due on Mar 15, 2019.
What are the requirements for admission to East Carolina University and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|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|
|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.