The acceptance rate at ECSU is 75%. It ranks #35 in North Carolina for lowest rate of acceptance. ECSU is a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Last year, 1,929 out of 2,578 applicants were admitted.
The school has extremely easy admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 84 percent (SAT 840/1000 ACT 15/19). Elizabeth City State University typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.16. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the lower half of their high school class. 19% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.
You are required to submit admission test scores with your application. Elizabeth City State University is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to confirm the most up to date testing requirements.
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||430|
|SAT Math 25th||410|
|SAT Composite 25th||840|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||500|
|SAT Math 75th||500|
|SAT Composite 75th||1000|
|Average SAT Score||920
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 86 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 840 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 760. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 920 out of 1600. ECSU ranks #37 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.
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|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||13|
|ACT Math 25th||15|
|ACT Composite 25th||15|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||19|
|ACT Math 75th||18|
|ACT Composite 75th||19|
|Average ACT Score||17
What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into ECSU?
Admission data indicates that ECSU regularly accepts students with ACT's of 15 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 81 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 13 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 17 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 19 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.
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What GPA do you need to get into Elizabeth City State University?
Applicants need about average high school grades to get into ECSU. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Elizabeth City State University was 3.16 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #34 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 75% of students who apply.
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GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021
67% of Elizabeth City State University freshman were in the lower half of their high school graduating class.
|High School Class Rank||Freshmen Within Range|
|Top 10% of class||2%|
|Top 25% of class||5%|
|Top 50% of class||33%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||17%||23%||19%|
The cost for prospective students to apply to Elizabeth City State University is $30.
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.
75% of those who apply are granted admission to ECSU. Admission competition is 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 840 and 1000. 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 15 and 19. 26% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.