ECU Admission Requirements
Chances of getting into East Carolina University
|Applicant Competition||Very Low|
How hard is it to get into ECU and can I get accepted? The school has a 82% acceptance rate ranking it #48 in North Carolina for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 14,384 out of 17,499 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 moderate 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.
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ECU SAT Scores
Applicants Submitting SAT55%
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||520|
|SAT Math 25th||520|
|SAT Composite 25th||1040|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||600|
|SAT Math 75th||590|
|SAT Composite 75th||1190|
|Average SAT Score||1120|
SAT Scores you need to get in
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 #16 in North Carolina for highest average SAT composite score. 55 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|
|1190 and Above||Good||>89%|
|1115 to 1190||Avg +||82%-89%|
|1040 to 1115||Avg -||73%-82%|
|965 to 1040||Reach||61%-73%|
|Less than 965||Low||<61%|
ECU ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT44%
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||19|
|ACT Math 25th||19|
|ACT Composite 25th||20|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||24|
|ACT Math 75th||24|
|ACT Composite 75th||25|
|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 25 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.
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|25 and Above||Good||>90%|
|22 to 25||Avg +||82%-90%|
|20 to 22||Avg -||75%-82%|
|18 to 20||Reach||66%-75%|
|Less than 18||Low||<66%|
Avg. High School GPA3.59
Typical High School GradesB+
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. 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 82% of all applicants.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|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)||27%||32%||29%|
Applications were DueMar 15, 2020
Days left to ApplyNone
The application deadline for Fall 2020 has passed. Applications were due on Mar 15, 2020.
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.
Frequently Asked Questions
55% of students submit their SAT scores to ECU. 44% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
82% of those who apply are granted admission to ECU. Admission competition is and the college has moderate admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.
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.