|Admission Standards||Extremely Easy|
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How hard is it to get into North Carolina Central University and can I get accepted? The school has a 68% acceptance rate ranking it #35 in North Carolina for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 5,650 out of 8,311 applicants were admitted making North Carolina Central 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 74 percent. North Carolina Central University typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students. Only 18% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.
You must submit admission test scores with your application. North Carolina Central 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.
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||450|
|SAT Math 25th||440|
|SAT Composite 25th||890|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||530|
|SAT Math 75th||520|
|SAT Composite 75th||1050|
|Average SAT Score||970|
What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to North Carolina Central University?
North Carolina Central University typically prefers 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 810. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 970 out of 1600. The school ranks #38 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.Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1050 and Above||Good||>78%|
|970 to 1050||Avg +||68%-78%|
|890 to 970||Avg -||56%-68%|
|810 to 890||Reach||42%-56%|
|Less than 810||Low||<42%|
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||14|
|ACT Math 25th||16|
|ACT Composite 25th||17|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||19|
|ACT Math 75th||19|
|ACT Composite 75th||19|
|Average ACT Score||18|
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 19 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #40 in North Carolina for highest average ACT composite score. 34 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to North Carolina Central University.Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|19 and Above||Good||>78%|
|18 to 19||Avg +||68%-78%|
|17 to 18||Avg -||56%-68%|
|16 to 17||Reach||42%-56%|
|Less than 16||Low||<42%|
What GPA do you need to get into North Carolina Central University?
Applicants 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. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as North Carolina Central University accepts 68% of students who apply.
|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|
GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House
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)||18%||19%||18%|
Applicants have 194 days left until the Fall 2021 term applications are due on May 1, 2022.
The cost for prospective students to apply to North Carolina Central University is $50.
What are the requirements for admission to North Carolina Central University and what student information is used for 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.
65% of students submit their SAT scores to North Carolina Central University. 34% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
68% 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 890 and 1050. 65% 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 17 and 19. 34% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.