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ECSU Admission Requirements


Acceptance Rate

59.8%
Admission Difficulty for Elizabeth City State University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsExtremely Easy
Applicant CompetitionAverage

Can I get into ECSU? The school has a 60% acceptance rate. Last year, 1,601 out of 2,677 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 73 percent. Elizabeth City State University typically accepts and attracts "A" average high school students. Only 22% 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 Requirements

SAT Range
940-1070
Applicants Submitting SAT
53%
SAT Scores for Elizabeth City State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 470
SAT Math 25th 470
SAT Composite 25th 940
SAT Scores for Elizabeth City State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 550
SAT Math 75th 520
SAT Composite 75th 1070
Estimated Average SAT 1010
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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 71 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 940 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 870. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1010 out of 1600. 53 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.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Elizabeth City State University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1070 and Above Good >72%
1005 to 1070 Avg + 60%-72%
940 to 1005 Avg - 47%-60%
875 to 940 Reach 34%-47%
Less than 875 Low <34%

ACT Requirements

ACT Range
16-20 
Applicants Submitting ACT
40%
ACT Scores for Elizabeth City State University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 14
ACT Math 25th 16
ACT Composite 25th 16
ACT Scores for Elizabeth City State University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 19
ACT Math 75th 19
ACT Composite 75th 20
Estimated Average ACT 18
ACT Scores needed to get accepted

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

Admission data indicates that ECSU regularly accepts students with ACT's of 16 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 75 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 14 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. 40 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Elizabeth City State University.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Elizabeth City State University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
20 and Above Good >72%
18 to 20 Avg + 60%-72%
16 to 18 Avg - 47%-60%
14 to 16 Reach 34%-47%
Less than 14 Low <34%

Estimated GPA Requirements

Avg. High School GPA
4.0
Typical High School Grades
A

You will need exceptionally good grades to get into Elizabeth City State University. 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. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as ECSU accepts 60% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Elizabeth City State University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 13% Good
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

High School Class Rank

67% of Elizabeth City State University freshman were in the bottom half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Elizabeth City State University students
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%

Admission Statistics

Elizabeth City State University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,680 997 2,677
Accepted 1,061 540 1,601
Acceptance Rate 63% 54% 60%
Enrolled 197 152 349
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 19% 28% 22%

Fall 2019 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Aug 1, 2019
Days left to Apply
101

Applicants have 101 days left until the Fall 2019 term applications are due on Aug 1, 2019.

Seniors, these are the SAT and ACT test dates you can still sit for a test and send your results to ECSU before the Aug 1 application deadline.

SAT Test Date Scores Available
May 4 May 17
Jun 1 Jul 10
ACT Test Date Scores Available
Jun 8 Jun 18
Jul 13 Jul 23

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Elizabeth City State University and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Elizabeth City State University Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
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

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Elizabeth City State 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=198507 IPEDS survey data for Elizabeth City State University.