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North Carolina Central University Admission Requirements

Durham, North Carolina

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Chances of getting into North Carolina Central University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
68%
Admission Difficulty for North Carolina Central University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsExtremely Easy
Applicant CompetitionLow
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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.

North Carolina Central University SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
890-1050
Applicants Submitting SAT
65%
SAT Scores for North Carolina Central University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 450
SAT Math 25th 440
SAT Composite 25th 890
SAT Scores for North Carolina Central University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 530
SAT Math 75th 520
SAT Composite 75th 1050
Average SAT Score 970

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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 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

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

North Carolina Central University admission chances by SAT score
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%
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North Carolina Central University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
17-19 
Applicants Submitting ACT
34%
ACT Scores for North Carolina Central University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 14
ACT Math 25th 16
ACT Composite 25th 17
ACT Scores for North Carolina Central University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 19
ACT Math 75th 19
ACT Composite 75th 19
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 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

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

North Carolina Central University admission chances by ACT score
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%
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North Carolina Central University GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.1
Typical High School Grades
B

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.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted North Carolina Central University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 12% Good
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

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High School Class Rank

63% of North Carolina Central University freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted North Carolina Central University students
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%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

Applying

Admission Statistics

North Carolina Central University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 5,667 2,644 8,311
Accepted 3,975 1,675 5,650
Acceptance Rate 70% 63% 68%
Enrolled 710 317 1,027
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 18% 19% 18%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Fall 2021 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
May 1, 2021
Days left to Apply
97

Applicants have 97 days left until the Fall 2021 term applications are due on May 1, 2021.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to North Carolina Central University and what student information is used for admission decisions?

North Carolina Central University Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at North Carolina Central University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
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.

FAQs

Does North Carolina Central University prefer SAT or ACT?

65% of students submit their SAT scores to North Carolina Central University. 34% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into North Carolina Central University?

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.

What SAT score is required for North Carolina Central University?

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.

What ACT score is required for North Carolina Central University?

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.