|Admission Standards||Extremely Easy|
How hard is it to get into ECSU and can I get accepted? The school has a 59% acceptance rate ranking it #29 in North Carolina for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 1,474 out of 2,486 applicants were admitted making ECSU a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants. Academically, it has extremely easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 74 percent. Elizabeth City State University typically accepts and attracts "A" average high school students. Only 28% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the lower half of their high school class.
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|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||450|
|SAT Math 25th||440|
|SAT Composite 25th||890|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||520|
|SAT Math 75th||520|
|SAT Composite 75th||1040|
|Average SAT Score||970|
What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Elizabeth City State University?
Elizabeth City State University typically requires applicants to be in the top 79 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 890 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 810. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 970 out of 1600. The school ranks #39 in North Carolina for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 71 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2018 starting class
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1040 and Above||Good||>71%|
|965 to 1040||Avg +||59%-71%|
|890 to 965||Avg -||46%-59%|
|815 to 890||Reach||33%-46%|
|Less than 815||Low||<33%|
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||15|
|ACT Math 25th||16|
|ACT Composite 25th||17|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||19|
|ACT Math 75th||19|
|ACT Composite 75th||20|
|Average ACT Score||18|
What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into ECSU?
Admission data indicates that ECSU regularly accepts students with ACT's of 17 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 69 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 16 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 18 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 20 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #38 in North Carolina for highest average ACT composite score. 26 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Elizabeth City State University.Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2018 starting class
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|20 and Above||Good||>74%|
|18 to 20||Avg +||59%-74%|
|17 to 18||Avg -||50%-59%|
|16 to 17||Reach||41%-50%|
|Less than 16||Low||<41%|
What GPA do you need to get into Elizabeth City State University?
Applicants require exceptionally good grades to get into ECSU. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Elizabeth City State University was 4.0 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily A students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #5 in North Carolina for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as ECSU accepts 59% of students who apply.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|3.50 to 3.75||9%||Good|
|3.25 to 3.50||10%||Good|
|3.00 to 3.25||16%||Avg +|
|2.75 to 3.00||37%||Avg +|
|2.50 to 2.75||15%||Reach|
|2.25 to 2.50||N/A%||Low|
|2.00 to 2.25||N/A%||Low|
GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House
67% of Elizabeth City State University freshman were in the bottom half of their high school graduating class.
|High School Class Rank||Freshmen Within Range|
|Top 10% of class||1%|
|Top 25% of class||6%|
|Top 50% of class||33%|
|Bottom 50% of class||67%|
|Bottom 25% of class||27%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||26%||33%||28%|
What are the requirements for admission to Elizabeth City State University and what student information is used for admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||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=198507 IPEDS survey data for Elizabeth City State University.
71% of students submit their SAT scores to ECSU. 26% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
59% of those who apply are granted admission to ECSU. Admission competition is low and the college has extremely easy admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 890 and 1040. 71% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 17 and 20. 26% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.