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Fayetteville State University Admission Requirements

Fayetteville, North Carolina

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Chances of getting into Fayetteville State University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
68.5%
Admission Difficulty for Fayetteville State University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsExtremely Easy
Applicant CompetitionLow
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How hard is it to get into Fayetteville State University and can I get accepted? The school has a 69% acceptance rate ranking it #37 in North Carolina for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 3,328 out of 4,858 applicants were admitted making Fayetteville State University 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 76 percent. Fayetteville State University typically accepts and attracts "B-" average high school students. Only 20% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.

Test Requirements

You must submit admission test scores with your application. Fayetteville 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.

Fayetteville State University SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
870-1010
Applicants Submitting SAT
61%
SAT Scores for Fayetteville State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 440
SAT Math 25th 430
SAT Composite 25th 870
SAT Scores for Fayetteville State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 510
SAT Math 75th 500
SAT Composite 75th 1010
Average SAT Score 940

SAT Scores you need to get in

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

Fayetteville State University typically prefers applicants to be in the top 82 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 870 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 800. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 940 out of 1600. The school ranks #43 in North Carolina for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 61 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Fayetteville State University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1010 and Above Good >79%
940 to 1010 Avg + 69%-79%
870 to 940 Avg - 57%-69%
800 to 870 Reach 44%-57%
Less than 800 Low <44%
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Fayetteville State University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
17-21 
Applicants Submitting ACT
35%
ACT Scores for Fayetteville State University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 15
ACT Math 25th 16
ACT Composite 25th 17
ACT Scores for Fayetteville State University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 20
ACT Math 75th 21
ACT Composite 75th 21
Average ACT Score 19

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Fayetteville State University?

Admission data indicates that Fayetteville State University 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 15 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 19 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 21 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #29 in North Carolina for highest average ACT composite score. 35 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Fayetteville State University.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Fayetteville State University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
21 and Above Good >79%
19 to 21 Avg + 69%-79%
17 to 19 Avg - 57%-69%
15 to 17 Reach 44%-57%
Less than 15 Low <44%
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Fayetteville State University GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
2.95
Typical High School Grades
B-

What GPA do you need to get into Fayetteville State University?

You can get into Fayetteville State University with slightly below average high school grades. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Fayetteville State University was 2.95 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B- students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #45 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 Fayetteville State University accepts 69% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Fayetteville State University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 9% Good
3.50 to 3.75 8% Good
3.25 to 3.50 10% Good
3.00 to 3.25 16% Avg +
2.75 to 3.00 35% Avg +
2.50 to 2.75 21% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 1% Reach
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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High School Class Rank

52% of Fayetteville State University freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Fayetteville State University students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 4%
Top 25% of class 17%
Top 50% of class 52%
Bottom 50% of class 48%
Bottom 25% of class 10%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

Applying

Admission Statistics

Fayetteville State University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 3,323 1,535 4,858
Accepted 2,352 976 3,328
Acceptance Rate 71% 64% 69%
Enrolled 464 214 678
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 20% 22% 20%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Fall 2021 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Jul 1, 2021
Days left to Apply
13

Applicants have 13 days left until the Fall 2021 term applications are due on Jul 1, 2021.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Fayetteville State University is $50.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Fayetteville State University and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Fayetteville State University Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Required
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Fayetteville State University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=198543 IPEDS survey data for Fayetteville State University.

FAQs

Does Fayetteville State University prefer SAT or ACT?

61% of students submit their SAT scores to Fayetteville State University. 35% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Fayetteville State University?

69% of those who apply are granted admission to Fayetteville State University. 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 Fayetteville State University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 870 and 1010. 61% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Fayetteville State University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 17 and 21. 35% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.