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Your chances of getting into North Carolina A & T State University

Admission Rate & Difficulty

Percent Admitted 

57.3%
Admission Difficulty for North Carolina A & T State University
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Very Easy 
Applicant Competition Average 

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at NCAT is 57.3%.  Its admission rate is the 18th lowest in North Carolina.

Admission Selectivity

How hard is it to get into NCAT and can you get accepted?

NCAT is a more competitive school to get into. You have a good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission criteria. Last year, 12,346 out of the 21,528 who applied were admitted.

The school has very easy admission requirements, generally admitting students who can score in the top 68 percent on standardized admission tests. North Carolina A & T State University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.61. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top half of their high school class. 24% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Can you get into NCAT?

57% are accepted, can you get in? Use the admission calculator to see if you have the grades and test scores needed to get in. See your admission chances based on your extracurriculars, intended major, background, and more.

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Admission Requirements in Brief

To have the best chance of getting into to North Carolina A & T State University you should:

  • Have a high school GPA of 3.61 or better
  • Earn B+ grades in high school
  • Score 1080 on the SAT
  • Score 19 on the ACT
  • Graduate in the top half of your high school class

NCAT GPA

GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 

3.61

Typical High School Grades 

B+

What GPA do you need to get into North Carolina A & T State University?

GPA Requirements

The GPA requirements for getting into NCAT are to have around a 3.61 high school GPA. You are required to have very good grades in high school.

If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as NCAT accepts 57% of students who apply.

Average GPA

The average unweighted GPA at NCAT is 3.61 on the 4.0 scale. To achieve the average GPA for admission, you need to earn B+ letter grades and regularly score around 87-89 percent on tests and assignments in high school.  The school ranks #11 in North Carolina for highest average GPA.

Importance of GPA

Since NCAT is a test optional college, extra focus will be placed on your GPA when the school considers your application. As a result, it is very important that you meet the GPA requirements.

See additional colleges accepting applicants in the 3.6 GPA range.

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2022

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NCAT SAT Scores

Test Optional

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to North Carolina A & T State University. If you submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 20% of students submitted SAT scores and 38% submitted ACT scores for admission for the most recent academic year..

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 

990-1170

Applicants Submitting SAT 

20%
SAT Scores for North Carolina A & T State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile 500
Math 25th Percentile 490
Composite 25th Percentile 990
SAT Scores for North Carolina A & T State University
SAT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile 590
Math 75th Percentile 580
Composite 75th Percentile 1170
Average SAT Score 1080

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for you to be admitted to North Carolina A & T State University?

Average Score & Range

The average SAT score at NCAT is 1080 out of 1600 and the range for the middle 50% of accepted students is 990-1170. Students who get into North Carolina A & T State University score in the top 62 percent of all SAT test takers..  NCAT ranks #24 in the state of North Carolina for highest average SAT composite score.

Score for Acceptance

You should target scoring 1080 or above to be most competitive with other applicants. NCAT regularly admits students with SAT scores down to 990 on a 1600 scale. However, three quarter of admitted students score higher. If you score below a 990, admission should be considered a reach. Some students may be accepted with minimum SAT's as low as 900, but scores this low are outside the normal range.

Score Submission Requirements

North Carolina A & T State University is a test optional school meaning do not have to submit SAT scores with your application. The position on SAT scores from the college is "considered but not required".

View other colleges which accept students in the 1080 SAT score range.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 starting class

Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

The table below outlines your predicted admission chances based on SAT score alone. If you are an average applicant with a score of 1080, you have around a 57% chance of being admitted. A 1170 places you well ahead of most other applicants and gives you about a 72% chance of getting in.

North Carolina A & T State University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1170 and Above Good >72%
1080 to 1170 Avg + 57%-72%
990 to 1080 Avg - 41%-57%
900 to 990 Reach 27%-41%
Less than 900 Low <27%
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NCAT ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 

16-22 

Applicants Submitting ACT 

38%
ACT Scores for North Carolina A & T State University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile 14
Math 25th Percentile 16
Composite 25th Percentile 16
ACT Scores for North Carolina A & T State University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile 21
Math 75th Percentile 23
Composite 75th Percentile 22
Average ACT Score 19

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for students to get into NCAT?

Score Range

The average ACT score for admitted students to NCAT is 19, while the middle 50% of students (25th to 75th percentile) score between a 16 and 22.  The school ranks #30 in North Carolina for highest average ACT composite score.

Score for Acceptance

For the best chance of admission, you should have an ACT of 19. This will place you in solid competition against other applicants. At a minimum, you should aim for a 16 and score in the score in the top 75 percent nationally. The lowest ACT score likely to be admitted is a 13.

38 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to North Carolina A & T State University.

Score Submission Requirements

You do not have to to submit ACT scores with your application as North Carolina A & T State University is test optional. The policy from the school on ACT scores is "considered but not required".

Find other colleges with similar ACT score requirements

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 starting class

Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Here are your predicted chances of getting into NCAT for different ACT score ranges. A typical applicant with a 19 score has around 57% chance of getting in. Your odds increase to about 72% with a 22 ACT score.

North Carolina A & T State University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
22 and Above Good >72%
19 to 22 Avg + 57%-72%
16 to 19 Avg - 41%-57%
13 to 16 Reach 27%-41%
Less than 13 Low <27%
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High School Class Rank

76% of North Carolina A & T State University freshman are in the top half of their high school graduating class and 36% are in the top quarter.

High School Class Rank for admitted North Carolina A & T State University students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 12%
Top 25% of class 36%
Top 50% of class 76%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Admission Statistics

Admission and enrollment rates by gender are detailed the the table below.

North Carolina A & T State University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 14,456 7,072 21,528
Accepted 8,600 3,746 12,346
Acceptance Rate 59% 53% 57%
Enrolled 1,909 1,021 2,930
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 22% 27% 24%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 starting class

Fall 2024 Application Deadline

Applications Due

Jun 1, 2024

Days left to Apply

183

Applicants have 183 days left until the Fall 2024 term applications are due on Jun 1, 2024.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to North Carolina A & T State University is $60.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to North Carolina A & T State University and what student information is used for admission decisions?

North Carolina A & T State University Application Requirements
Test Scores Considered but not required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at North Carolina A & T State University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Admission Requirements Summary

Because NCAT is fairly competitive, you have a decent chance of acceptance with the right GPA and test scores. If you have a 3.61 GPA, you have a good shot at getting in. An SAT score of 1080 will further improve your application. If you can get a 1170 on the SAT you will have a very good chance on getting in. Additionally a 19 on the ACT places you in a strong position.

Other Colleges to Apply To 

Students applying to North Carolina A & T State University often consider these colleges

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=199102 IPEDS survey data for North Carolina A & T State University.

FAQs

Does North Carolina A & T State University prefer SAT or ACT?

20% of students submit their SAT scores to NCAT. 38% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into North Carolina A & T State University?

57% of those who apply are granted admission to NCAT. Admission competition is low and the college has very easy admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for North Carolina A & T State University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 990 and 1170. The average SAT score is 1080. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for North Carolina A & T State University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 16 and 22. The average ACT score is 19. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.