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Chances of getting into University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
65%
Admission Difficulty for University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsChallenging
Applicant CompetitionLow
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How hard is it to get into UNC Charlotte and can I get accepted? The school has a 65% acceptance rate ranking it #29 in North Carolina for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 14,225 out of 21,868 applicants were admitted making UNC Charlotte a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has challenging requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 37 percent. University of North Carolina at Charlotte typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students. Only 26% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.

Test Requirements

You must submit admission test scores with your application. University of North Carolina at Charlotte is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to determine if testing requirements are temporarily suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

UNC Charlotte SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1120-1290
Applicants Submitting SAT
65%
SAT Scores for University of North Carolina at Charlotte
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 560
SAT Math 25th 560
SAT Composite 25th 1120
SAT Scores for University of North Carolina at Charlotte
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 640
SAT Math 75th 650
SAT Composite 75th 1290
Average SAT Score 1210

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to University of North Carolina at Charlotte?

University of North Carolina at Charlotte typically prefers applicants to be in the top 37 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1120 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 1030. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1210 out of 1600. The school ranks #7 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

University of North Carolina at Charlotte admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1290 and Above Good >76%
1205 to 1290 Avg + 65%-76%
1120 to 1205 Avg - 52%-65%
1035 to 1120 Reach 39%-52%
Less than 1035 Low <39%
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UNC Charlotte ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
22-26 
Applicants Submitting ACT
66%
ACT Scores for University of North Carolina at Charlotte
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 20
ACT Math 25th 22
ACT Composite 25th 22
ACT Scores for University of North Carolina at Charlotte
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 26
ACT Math 75th 27
ACT Composite 75th 26
Average ACT Score 24

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into UNC Charlotte?

Admission data indicates that UNC Charlotte regularly accepts students with ACT's of 22 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 37 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 20 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 24 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 26 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #10 in North Carolina for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 66 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

University of North Carolina at Charlotte admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
26 and Above Good >76%
24 to 26 Avg + 65%-76%
22 to 24 Avg - 52%-65%
20 to 22 Reach 39%-52%
Less than 20 Low <39%
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UNC Charlotte GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.82
Typical High School Grades
A-

What GPA do you need to get into University of North Carolina at Charlotte?

Applicants require exceptionally good grades to get into UNC Charlotte. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at University of North Carolina at Charlotte was 3.82 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily A- students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #10 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 UNC Charlotte accepts 65% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted University of North Carolina at Charlotte students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 57% Good
3.50 to 3.75 20% Avg -
3.25 to 3.50 14% Reach
3.00 to 3.25 7% Reach
2.75 to 3.00 2% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 N/A% Low
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

53% of University of North Carolina at Charlotte freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted University of North Carolina at Charlotte students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 19%
Top 25% of class 53%
Top 50% of class 88%
Bottom 50% of class 12%
Bottom 25% of class 2%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

Applying

Admission Statistics

University of North Carolina at Charlotte admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 12,097 9,771 21,868
Accepted 7,761 6,464 14,225
Acceptance Rate 64% 66% 65%
Enrolled 1,713 1,940 3,653
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 22% 30% 26%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Feb 1, 2022
Days left to Apply
17

Applicants have 17 days left until the Fall 2022 term applications are due on Feb 1, 2022.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to University of North Carolina at Charlotte is $75.

Admission Requirements

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

University of North Carolina at Charlotte Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Considered but not required
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at University of North Carolina at Charlotte
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=199139 IPEDS survey data for University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

FAQs

Does University of North Carolina at Charlotte prefer SAT or ACT?

65% of students submit their SAT scores to UNC Charlotte. 66% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into University of North Carolina at Charlotte?

65% of those who apply are granted admission to UNC Charlotte. Admission competition is low and the college has challenging admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for University of North Carolina at Charlotte?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1120 and 1290. 65% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for University of North Carolina at Charlotte?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 22 and 26. 66% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.