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North Carolina Central University Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into North Carolina Central University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
82.8%
Admission Difficulty for North Carolina Central University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsExtremely Easy
Applicant CompetitionVery Low

How hard is it to get into North Carolina Central University and can I get accepted? The school has a 83% acceptance rate ranking it #51 in North Carolina for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 5,524 out of 6,671 applicants were admitted making North Carolina Central University an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has extremely easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 66 percent. North Carolina Central University typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students. Only 23% 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

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
980-1110
Applicants Submitting SAT
62%
SAT Scores for North Carolina Central University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 490
SAT Math 25th 490
SAT Composite 25th 980
SAT Scores for North Carolina Central University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 570
SAT Math 75th 540
SAT Composite 75th 1110
Average SAT Score 1050

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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 64 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 980 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 910. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1050 out of 1600. The school ranks #37 in North Carolina for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 62 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.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

North Carolina Central University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1110 and Above Good >89%
1045 to 1110 Avg + 83%-89%
980 to 1045 Avg - 74%-83%
915 to 980 Reach 63%-74%
Less than 915 Low <63%
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North Carolina Central University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
17-20 
Applicants Submitting ACT
36%
ACT Scores for North Carolina Central University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 15
ACT Math 25th 16
ACT Composite 25th 17
ACT Scores for North Carolina Central University
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 #40 in North Carolina for highest average ACT composite score. 36 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to North Carolina Central University.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

North Carolina Central University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
20 and Above Good >91%
18 to 20 Avg + 83%-91%
17 to 18 Avg - 77%-83%
16 to 17 Reach 71%-77%
Less than 16 Low <71%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.1
Typical High School Grades
B

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 #31 in North Carolina for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.1 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as North Carolina Central University accepts 83% of all applicants.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted North Carolina Central University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
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

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%

Admission Statistics

North Carolina Central University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 4,490 2,181 6,671
Accepted 3,823 1,701 5,524
Acceptance Rate 85% 78% 83%
Enrolled 874 401 1,275
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 23% 24% 23%

Fall 2019 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Aug 1, 2019
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2019 has passed. Applications were due on Aug 1, 2019.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to North Carolina Central University and what considerations affect 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.