|Admission Standards||Extremely Easy|
|Applicant Competition||Very Low|
The acceptance rate at North Carolina Central University is 87%. It ranks #52 in North Carolina for lowest rate of acceptance. North Carolina Central University is an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission requirements. Last year, 6,553 out of 7,496 applicants were admitted.
The school has extremely easy admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 83 percent (SAT 850/1010 ACT 15/19). North Carolina Central University typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.02. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top half of their high school class. 19% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.
The North Carolina Central University application fee is $50 and applications are due by May 1.
You are required to 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 COVID-19.
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||430|
|SAT Math 25th||420|
|SAT Composite 25th||850|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||510|
|SAT Math 75th||500|
|SAT Composite 75th||1010|
|Average SAT Score||930|
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 85 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 850 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 770. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 930 out of 1600. North Carolina Central University ranks #36 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 2020 starting class
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1010 and Above||Good||>92%|
|930 to 1010||Avg +||87%-92%|
|850 to 930||Avg -||80%-87%|
|770 to 850||Reach||70%-80%|
|Less than 770||Low||<70%|
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|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||13|
|ACT Math 25th||15|
|ACT Composite 25th||15|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||19|
|ACT Math 75th||18|
|ACT Composite 75th||19|
|Average ACT Score||17|
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 15 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 81 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 13 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 17 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 19 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.Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|19 and Above||Good||>92%|
|17 to 19||Avg +||87%-92%|
|15 to 17||Avg -||80%-87%|
|13 to 15||Reach||70%-80%|
|Less than 13||Low||<70%|
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 3.02 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #42 in North Carolina for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.02 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as North Carolina Central University accepts 87% of all applicants.
*This school has not released high school GPA data for its incoming freshmen. In these cases, CollegeSimply employs an artificial intelligence (AI) process to predict GPA based on this school's test scores and a large sample of other colleges' data. 3.02 is an estimate of the school's average incoming freshman GPA.
60% 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||7%|
|Top 25% of class||21%|
|Top 50% of class||60%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||18%||21%||19%|
The application deadline for Fall 2022 has passed. Applications were 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.
87% of those who apply are granted admission to North Carolina Central University. Admission competition is 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 850 and 1010. 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 15 and 19. 34% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.