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Chances of getting into Elizabeth City State University

Acceptance Rate

Admitted 
75%
Admission Difficulty for Elizabeth City State University
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Extremely Easy 
Applicant Competition Low 
How hard is it to get into ECSU and can I get accepted?

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.

Testing Requirements

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.

ECSU SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 
840-1000
Applicants Submitting SAT 
71%
SAT Scores for Elizabeth City State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 430
SAT Math 25th 410
SAT Composite 25th 840
SAT Scores for Elizabeth City State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 500
SAT Math 75th 500
SAT Composite 75th 1000
Average SAT Score 920

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 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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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 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 
1000 and Above Good >85%
920 to 1000 Avg + 75%-85%
840 to 920 Avg - 61%-75%
760 to 840 Reach 45%-61%
Less than 760 Low <45%
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ECSU ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 
15-19 
Applicants Submitting ACT 
26%
ACT Scores for Elizabeth City State University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 13
ACT Math 25th 15
ACT Composite 25th 15
ACT Scores for Elizabeth City State University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 19
ACT Math 75th 18
ACT Composite 75th 19
Average ACT Score 17

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 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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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Elizabeth City State University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
19 and Above Good >85%
17 to 19 Avg + 75%-85%
15 to 17 Avg - 61%-75%
13 to 15 Reach 45%-61%
Less than 13 Low <45%
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ECSU GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 
3.16
Typical High School Grades 
B

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

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High School Class Rank

67% of Elizabeth City State University freshman were in the lower 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 2%
Top 25% of class 5%
Top 50% of class 33%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Admission Statistics

Elizabeth City State University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,610 968 2,578
Accepted 1,257 672 1,929
Acceptance Rate 78% 69% 75%
Enrolled 208 156 364
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 17% 23% 19%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Application Fee

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

Application 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 Application 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?

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.

What SAT score is required for Elizabeth City State University?

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.

What ACT score is required for Elizabeth City State University?

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.