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Fayetteville, North Carolina

Fayetteville State University Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into Fayetteville State University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
67.9%
Admission Difficulty for Fayetteville State University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsExtremely Easy
Applicant CompetitionLow

How hard is it to get into Fayetteville State University and can I get accepted? The school has a 68% acceptance rate ranking it #39 in North Carolina for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 2,803 out of 4,130 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 70 percent. Fayetteville State University typically accepts and attracts "B-" average high school students. Only 22% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.

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Fayetteville State University SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
890-1030
Applicants Submitting SAT
61%
SAT Scores for Fayetteville State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 450
SAT Math 25th 440
SAT Composite 25th 890
SAT Scores for Fayetteville State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 520
SAT Math 75th 510
SAT Composite 75th 1030
Average SAT Score 960

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 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 820. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 960 out of 1600. The school ranks #40 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. 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

Fayetteville State University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1030 and Above Good >78%
960 to 1030 Avg + 68%-78%
890 to 960 Avg - 56%-68%
820 to 890 Reach 42%-56%
Less than 820 Low <42%
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Fayetteville State University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
18-21 
Applicants Submitting ACT
35%
ACT Scores for Fayetteville State University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 16
ACT Math 25th 17
ACT Composite 25th 18
ACT Scores for Fayetteville State University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 21
ACT Math 75th 22
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 18 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 62 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 16 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 20 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 21 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #28 in North Carolina for highest average ACT composite score. 35 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Fayetteville State University.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Fayetteville State University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
21 and Above Good >81%
19 to 21 Avg + 68%-81%
18 to 19 Avg - 60%-68%
17 to 18 Reach 51%-60%
Less than 17 Low <51%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

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

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 68% 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

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%

Admission Statistics

Fayetteville State University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 2,794 1,336 4,130
Accepted 1,945 858 2,803
Acceptance Rate 70% 64% 68%
Enrolled 397 221 618
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 20% 26% 22%

Fall 2020 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Aug 25, 2020
Days left to Apply
147

Applicants have 147 days left until the Fall 2020 term applications are due on Aug 25, 2020.

Seniors, these are the SAT and ACT test dates you can still sit for a test and send your results to Fayetteville State University before the Aug 25 application deadline.

SAT Test Date Scores Available
May 2 May 15
Jun 6 Jul 15
ACT Test Date Scores Available
Apr 4 Apr 14
Jun 13 Jun 23
Jul 18 Jul 28

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Fayetteville State University and what considerations affect 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

68% 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.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 890 and 1030. 61% 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 18 and 21. 35% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.