The acceptance rate at UNC Chapel Hill is 25%. It ranks #4 in North Carolina and #70 in the nation for lowest rate of acceptance. UNC Chapel Hill is a highly competitive school to get into with a lesser chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants. Last year, 10,445 out of 41,773 applicants were admitted.
The school has extremely high admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 13 percent (SAT 1280/1490 ACT 28/33). University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill typically accepts and attracts "A/A+" average high school students with an average weighted GPA around 4.39. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top ten percent of their high school class. 43% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.
The UNC Chapel Hill application fee is $85 and applications are due by Jan 5.
You are required to submit admission test scores with your application. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to confirm the most up to date testing requirements.
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||640|
|SAT Math 25th||640|
|SAT Composite 25th||1280|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||730|
|SAT Math 75th||760|
|SAT Composite 75th||1490|
|Average SAT Score||1390
What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill?
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill typically prefers applicants to be in the top 14 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1280 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 1170. The average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1390 out of 1600. UNC Chapel Hill ranks #2 in North Carolina and #62 in the nation for highest average SAT composite score. 44 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.
Find other colleges with similar SAT score requirementsData Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||28|
|ACT Math 25th||26|
|ACT Composite 25th||28|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||35|
|ACT Math 75th||32|
|ACT Composite 75th||33|
|Average ACT Score||30
What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into UNC Chapel Hill?
Admission data indicates that UNC Chapel Hill regularly accepts students with ACT's of 28 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 12 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 26 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 30 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 33 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #3 in North Carolina and #91 in the U.S. for highest average ACT composite score. 58 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Find other colleges with similar ACT score requirementsData Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class
What GPA do you need to get into University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill?
Applicants require exceptionally good grades to get into UNC Chapel Hill. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill was 4.39 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily A/A+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #1 in North Carolina for highest average GPA. Even with a competitive GPA, admission to UNC Chapel Hill will be challenging as the school denies more applicants than it admits.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|3.75 to 3.99||3.0%||Avg -|
|3.50 to 3.74||2.0%||Reach|
|3.25 to 3.49||1.0%||Reach|
|3.00 to 3.24||1.0%||Low|
|2.50 to 2.99||0%||Low|
|2.00 to 2.49||0%||Low|
|1.00 to 1.99||0%||Low|
|less than 1.00||0%||Low|
GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021
74% of University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill freshman were in the top ten percent of their high school graduating class.
|High School Class Rank||Freshmen Within Range|
|Top 10% of class||74%|
|Top 25% of class||95%|
|Top 50% of class||99%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||44%||40%||43%|
The application deadline for Fall 2022 has passed. Applications were due on Jan 5, 2023.
The cost for prospective students to apply to University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is $85.
What are the requirements for admission to University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and what student information is used for admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Recommended|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Required|
|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=199120 IPEDS survey data for University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
44% of students submit their SAT scores to UNC Chapel Hill. 58% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
25% of those who apply are granted admission to UNC Chapel Hill. Admission competition is high and the college has exceptional admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1280 and 1490. 44% 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 28 and 33. 58% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.