Chances of getting into Elizabeth City State University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
59.3%
Admission Difficulty for Elizabeth City State University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsExtremely Easy
Applicant CompetitionAverage

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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ECSU SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
890-1040
Applicants Submitting SAT
71%
SAT Scores for Elizabeth City State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 450
SAT Math 25th 440
SAT Composite 25th 890
SAT Scores for Elizabeth City State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 520
SAT Math 75th 520
SAT Composite 75th 1040
Average SAT Score 970

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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 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. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

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Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Elizabeth City State University admission chances by SAT score
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%
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ECSU ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
17-20 
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 17
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 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.

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 >74%
18 to 20 Avg + 59%-74%
17 to 18 Avg - 50%-59%
16 to 17 Reach 41%-50%
Less than 16 Low <41%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

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. 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.

 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

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 1,490 996 2,486
Accepted 936 538 1,474
Acceptance Rate 63% 54% 59%
Enrolled 242 176 418
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 26% 33% 28%

Fall 2020 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Aug 1, 2020
Days left to Apply
114

Applicants have 114 days left until the Fall 2020 term applications are due on Aug 1, 2020.

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 2 May 15
Jun 6 Jul 15
ACT Test Date Scores Available
Jun 13 Jun 23
Jul 18 Jul 28

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

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.