North Carolina Central University Admission RequirementsDurham, North Carolina
Chances of getting into North Carolina Central University
|Admission Standards||Extremely Easy|
How hard is it to get into North Carolina Central University and can I get accepted? The school has a 47% acceptance rate ranking it #17 in North Carolina for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 6,072 out of 13,019 applicants were admitted making North Carolina Central University a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants. Academically, it has extremely easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 74 percent. North Carolina Central University typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students. Only 19% 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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North Carolina Central University SAT Scores
Applicants Submitting SAT65%
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||450|
|SAT Math 25th||450|
|SAT Composite 25th||900|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||530|
|SAT Math 75th||520|
|SAT Composite 75th||1050|
|Average SAT Score||980|
SAT Scores you need to get in
What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to North Carolina Central University?
North Carolina Central University typically requires applicants to be in the top 78 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 900 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 980 out of 1600. The school ranks #37 in North Carolina for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 65 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.
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1050 and Above||Good||>60%|
|975 to 1050||Avg +||47%-60%|
|900 to 975||Avg -||34%-47%|
|825 to 900||Reach||23%-34%|
|Less than 825||Low||<23%|
North Carolina Central University ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT34%
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||15|
|ACT Math 25th||16|
|ACT Composite 25th||17|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||20|
|ACT Math 75th||20|
|ACT Composite 75th||20|
|Average ACT Score||18|
ACT Scores needed to get accepted
What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into North Carolina Central University?
Admission data indicates that North Carolina Central 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 16 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 18 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 20 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #39 in North Carolina for highest average ACT composite score. 34 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to North Carolina Central University.
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|20 and Above||Good||>64%|
|18 to 20||Avg +||47%-64%|
|17 to 18||Avg -||38%-47%|
|16 to 17||Reach||30%-38%|
|Less than 16||Low||<30%|
Avg. High School GPA3.1
Typical High School GradesB
You will need about average high school grades to get into North Carolina Central University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at North Carolina Central University was 3.1 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #38 in North Carolina for highest average GPA. Even with a competitive GPA, admission to North Carolina Central University will be challenging as the school denies more applicants than it admits.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|3.50 to 3.75||9%||Good|
|3.25 to 3.50||16%||Good|
|3.00 to 3.25||16%||Avg +|
|2.75 to 3.00||40%||Avg -|
|2.50 to 2.75||7%||Reach|
|2.25 to 2.50||N/A%||Low|
|2.00 to 2.25||N/A%||Low|
63% of North Carolina Central University freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.
|High School Class Rank||Freshmen Within Range|
|Top 10% of class||6%|
|Top 25% of class||22%|
|Top 50% of class||63%|
|Bottom 50% of class||37%|
|Bottom 25% of class||4%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||19%||19%||19%|
Applications are DueAug 1, 2020
Days left to Apply59
Applicants have 59 days left until the Fall 2020 term applications are due on Aug 1, 2020.
Seniors, these are the SAT and ACT test dates you can still sit for a test and send your results to North Carolina Central University before the Aug 1 application deadline.
|SAT Test Date||Scores Available|
|Jun 6||Jul 15|
|ACT Test Date||Scores Available|
|Jun 13||Jun 23|
|Jul 18||Jul 28|
What are the requirements for admission to North Carolina Central University and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Recommended|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||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=199157 IPEDS survey data for North Carolina Central University.
Frequently Asked Questions
65% of students submit their SAT scores to North Carolina Central University. 34% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
47% of those who apply are granted admission to North Carolina Central 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 900 and 1050. 65% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.