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North Carolina Wesleyan College Admission Requirements

Rocky Mount, North Carolina

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Chances of getting into North Carolina Wesleyan College

Acceptance Rate

Admitted 
48%
Admission Difficulty for North Carolina Wesleyan College
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Extremely Easy 
Applicant Competition Average 
How hard is it to get into North Carolina Wesleyan College and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at North Carolina Wesleyan College is 48%.  It ranks #12 in North Carolina for lowest rate of acceptance. North Carolina Wesleyan College is a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants. Last year, 1,598 out of 3,358 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 850/980 ACT 15/20). North Carolina Wesleyan College typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.2. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top half of their high school class. 16% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

The North Carolina Wesleyan College application fee is $0 and applications are due by May 1.

Test Optional

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to North Carolina Wesleyan College. If you submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 61% of students submitted SAT scores and 54% submitted ACT scores for admission for the 2021/2022 academic year..

North Carolina Wesleyan College SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 
850-980
Applicants Submitting SAT 
61%
SAT Scores for North Carolina Wesleyan College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 430
SAT Math 25th 420
SAT Composite 25th 850
SAT Scores for North Carolina Wesleyan College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 480
SAT Math 75th 500
SAT Composite 75th 980
Average SAT Score 920

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to North Carolina Wesleyan College?

North Carolina Wesleyan College 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 780. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 920 out of 1600. North Carolina Wesleyan College ranks #39 in North Carolina for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 61 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

North Carolina Wesleyan College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
980 and Above Good >64%
915 to 980 Avg + 48%-64%
850 to 915 Avg - 33%-48%
785 to 850 Reach 20%-33%
Less than 785 Low <20%
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North Carolina Wesleyan College ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 
15-20 
Applicants Submitting ACT 
54%
ACT Scores for North Carolina Wesleyan College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 13
ACT Math 25th 16
ACT Composite 25th 15
ACT Scores for North Carolina Wesleyan College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 19
ACT Math 75th 20
ACT Composite 75th 20
Average ACT Score 17

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into North Carolina Wesleyan College?

Admission data indicates that North Carolina Wesleyan College 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 12 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. 54 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to North Carolina Wesleyan College.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

North Carolina Wesleyan College admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
20 and Above Good >67%
17 to 20 Avg + 48%-67%
15 to 17 Avg - 36%-48%
13 to 15 Reach 25%-36%
Less than 13 Low <25%
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North Carolina Wesleyan College GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 
3.2
Typical High School Grades 
B

What GPA do you need to get into North Carolina Wesleyan College?

Applicants need about average high school grades to get into North Carolina Wesleyan College. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at North Carolina Wesleyan College was 3.2 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #33 in North Carolina for highest average GPA. Even with a competitive GPA, admission to North Carolina Wesleyan College will be challenging as the school denies more applicants than it admits.

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GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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High School Class Rank

52% of North Carolina Wesleyan College freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted North Carolina Wesleyan College students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 8%
Top 25% of class 23%
Top 50% of class 52%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Admission Statistics

North Carolina Wesleyan College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,157 2,201 3,358
Accepted 626 972 1,598
Acceptance Rate 54% 44% 48%
Enrolled 83 176 259
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 13% 18% 16%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
May 1, 2023
Days left to Apply
212

Applicants have 212 days left until the Fall 2022 term applications are due on May 1, 2023.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to North Carolina Wesleyan College is $0. The school is free to apply to.

Application Requirements

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

North Carolina Wesleyan College Application Requirements
Test Scores Considered but not required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Considered but not required
Completion of College Preparatory Program Neither required nor recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at North Carolina Wesleyan College
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=199209 IPEDS survey data for North Carolina Wesleyan College.

FAQs

Does North Carolina Wesleyan College prefer SAT or ACT?

61% of students submit their SAT scores to North Carolina Wesleyan College. 54% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into North Carolina Wesleyan College?

48% of those who apply are granted admission to North Carolina Wesleyan College. 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 Wesleyan College?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 850 and 980. 61% 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 Wesleyan College?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 15 and 20. 54% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.