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Chances of getting into Elizabeth City State University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
65.6%
Admission Difficulty for Elizabeth City State University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsExtremely Easy
Applicant CompetitionLow
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How hard is it to get into ECSU and can I get accepted? The school has a 66% acceptance rate ranking it #32 in North Carolina for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 1,673 out of 2,549 applicants were admitted making ECSU a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has extremely easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 75 percent. Elizabeth City State University typically accepts and attracts "A" average high school students. Only 23% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the lower half of their high school class.

Test Requirements

You must submit admission test scores with your application. Elizabeth City State University is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to determine if testing requirements are temporarily suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

ECSU SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
875-1050
Applicants Submitting SAT
71%
SAT Scores for Elizabeth City State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 445
SAT Math 25th 430
SAT Composite 25th 875
SAT Scores for Elizabeth City State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 530
SAT Math 75th 520
SAT Composite 75th 1050
Average SAT Score 960

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Elizabeth City State University?

Elizabeth City State University typically prefers applicants to be in the top 100 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 875 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 790. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 960 out of 1600. The school ranks #41 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 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Elizabeth City State University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1050 and Above Good >77%
962 to 1050 Avg + 66%-77%
875 to 962 Avg - 53%-66%
788 to 875 Reach 40%-53%
Less than 788 Low <40%
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ECSU ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
16-20 
Applicants Submitting ACT
26%
ACT Scores for Elizabeth City State University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 15
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
Average ACT Score 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. 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 2019 starting class

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 >77%
18 to 20 Avg + 66%-77%
16 to 18 Avg - 53%-66%
14 to 16 Reach 40%-53%
Less than 14 Low <40%
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ECSU GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
4.0
Typical High School Grades
A

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 66% 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 Competitiveness
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

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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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%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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Admission Statistics

Elizabeth City State University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,596 953 2,549
Accepted 1,119 554 1,673
Acceptance Rate 70% 58% 66%
Enrolled 227 158 385
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 20% 29% 23%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Elizabeth City State University is $30.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Elizabeth City State University and what student information is used for 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.

FAQs

Does Elizabeth City State University prefer SAT or ACT?

71% of students submit their SAT scores to ECSU. 26% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Elizabeth City State University?

66% 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.

What SAT score is required for Elizabeth City State University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 875 and 1050. 71% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Elizabeth City State University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 16 and 20. 26% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.