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UNC Charlotte Admission Requirements

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Your chances of getting into University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Admission Rate & Difficulty

Percent Admitted 

79.6%
Admission Difficulty for University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Challenging 
Applicant Competition Very Low 

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at UNC Charlotte is 79.6%.  Its admission rate is the 39th lowest in North Carolina.

Admission Selectivity

How hard is it to get into UNC Charlotte and can you get accepted?

University of North Carolina at Charlotte is an easy school to get into and you have a very good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission criteria. Last year, 17,007 out of the 21,355 who applied were admitted.

University of North Carolina at Charlotte typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.57. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top half of their high school class. 24% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Can you get into UNC Charlotte?

80% are accepted, can you get in? Use the admission calculator to see if you have the grades and test scores needed to get in. See your admission chances based on your extracurriculars, intended major, background, and more.

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Admission Requirements in Brief

To have the best chance of getting into to University of North Carolina at Charlotte you should:

  • Have a high school GPA of 3.57 or better
  • Earn B+ grades in high school
  • Score 1180 on the SAT
  • Score 23 on the ACT
  • Graduate in the top half of your high school class

UNC Charlotte GPA

GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 

3.57

Typical High School Grades 

B+

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

GPA Requirements

The GPA requirements for getting into UNC Charlotte are to have around a 3.57 high school GPA. You are required to have very good grades in high school.

If your high school grades are above the average 3.57 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as UNC Charlotte accepts 80% of applicants.

Average GPA

The average unweighted GPA at UNC Charlotte is 3.57 on the 4.0 scale. To achieve the average GPA for admission, you need to earn B+ letter grades and regularly score around 87-89 percent on tests and assignments in high school.  The school ranks #15 in North Carolina for highest average GPA.

Importance of GPA

Since UNC Charlotte is a test optional college, extra focus will be placed on your GPA when the school considers your application. As a result, it is very important that you meet the GPA requirements.

See additional colleges accepting applicants in the 3.6 GPA range.

Competitiveness by GPA Ranges

The table below outlines the number of admitted freshmen by GPA range as well as how competitive your GPA will be as compared with other applicants.

High School GPA's for admitted University of North Carolina at Charlotte students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 5.55% Good
3.75 to 3.99 26.31% Avg +
3.50 to 3.74 31.5% Avg -
3.25 to 3.49 23.9% Reach
3.00 to 3.24 10.38% Reach
2.50 to 2.99 2.17% Reach
2.00 to 2.49 0.17% Reach
1.00 to 1.99 0.03% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

 What do these chances mean?

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2022

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UNC Charlotte SAT Scores

Testing Requirements

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to University of North Carolina at Charlotte. If you optionally submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 31% of students submitted SAT scores and 45% submitted ACT scores for admission for the most recent academic year..

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 

1070-1290

Applicants Submitting SAT 

31%
SAT Scores for University of North Carolina at Charlotte
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile 540
Math 25th Percentile 530
Composite 25th Percentile 1070
SAT Scores for University of North Carolina at Charlotte
SAT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile 640
Math 75th Percentile 650
Composite 75th Percentile 1290
Average SAT Score 1180

SAT Scores you need to get in

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

Average Score & Range

The average SAT score at UNC Charlotte is 1180 out of 1600 and the range for the middle 50% of accepted students is 1070-1290. Students who get into University of North Carolina at Charlotte score in the top 47 percent of all SAT test takers..  UNC Charlotte ranks #13 in the state of North Carolina for highest average SAT composite score.

Score for Acceptance

You should target scoring 1180 or above to be most competitive with other applicants. UNC Charlotte regularly admits students with SAT scores down to 1070 on a 1600 scale. However, three quarter of admitted students score higher. If you score below a 1070, admission should be considered a reach. Some students may be accepted with minimum SAT's as low as 960, but scores this low are outside the normal range.

Score Submission Requirements

University of North Carolina at Charlotte is a test optional school meaning do not have to submit SAT scores with your application. The position on SAT scores from the college is "not required for admission, but considered if submitted (test optional)".

View other colleges which accept students in the 1180 SAT score range.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2022 starting class

Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

The table below outlines your predicted admission chances based on SAT score alone. If you are an average applicant with a score of 1180, you have around a 80% chance of being admitted. A 1290 places you well ahead of most other applicants and gives you about a 88% chance of getting in.

University of North Carolina at Charlotte admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1290 and Above Good >88%
1180 to 1290 Avg + 80%-88%
1070 to 1180 Avg - 68%-80%
960 to 1070 Reach 53%-68%
Less than 960 Low <53%
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UNC Charlotte ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 

20-27 

Applicants Submitting ACT 

45%
ACT Scores for University of North Carolina at Charlotte
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile 19
Math 25th Percentile 19
Composite 25th Percentile 20
ACT Scores for University of North Carolina at Charlotte
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile 26
Math 75th Percentile 26
Composite 75th Percentile 27
Average ACT Score 23

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

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

Score Range

The average ACT score for admitted students to UNC Charlotte is 23, while the middle 50% of students (25th to 75th percentile) score between a 20 and 27.  The school ranks #18 in North Carolina for highest average ACT composite score.

Score for Acceptance

For the best chance of admission, you should have an ACT of 23. This will place you in solid competition against other applicants. At a minimum, you should aim for a 20 and score in the score in the top 49 percent nationally. The lowest ACT score likely to be admitted is a 16.

45 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

Score Submission Requirements

You do not have to to submit ACT scores with your application as University of North Carolina at Charlotte is test optional. The policy from the school on ACT scores is "not required for admission, but considered if submitted (test optional)".

Find other colleges with similar ACT score requirements

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2022 starting class

Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Here are your predicted chances of getting into UNC Charlotte for different ACT score ranges. A typical applicant with a 23 score has around 80% chance of getting in. Your odds increase to about 89% with a 27 ACT score.

University of North Carolina at Charlotte admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
27 and Above Good >89%
23 to 27 Avg + 80%-89%
20 to 23 Avg - 70%-80%
17 to 20 Reach 57%-70%
Less than 17 Low <57%
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High School Class Rank

83% of University of North Carolina at Charlotte freshman are in the top half of their high school graduating class and 46% are in the top quarter.

High School Class Rank for admitted University of North Carolina at Charlotte students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 16%
Top 25% of class 46%
Top 50% of class 83%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Admission Statistics

Admission and enrollment rates by gender are detailed the the table below.

University of North Carolina at Charlotte admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 12,093 9,262 21,355
Accepted 9,750 7,257 17,007
Acceptance Rate 81% 78% 80%
Enrolled 2,138 2,019 4,157
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 22% 28% 24%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2022 starting class

Fall 2024 Application Deadline

Applications Due

Jun 1, 2024

Days left to Apply

41

Applicants have 41 days left until the Fall 2024 term applications are due on Jun 1, 2024.

Application Fee

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

Application 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 Application Requirements
Test Scores Not required for admission, but considered if submitted (Test Optional)
High School GPA Required to be considered for admission
High School Class Rank Not required for admission, but considered if submitted
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required to be considered for admission
Recommendations Not required for admission, but considered if submitted
Demonstration of Competencies Not considered for admission, even if submitted

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at University of North Carolina at Charlotte
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Admission Requirements Summary

Because University of North Carolina at Charlotte is lightly competitive to get into, you have a very good chance of acceptance with the right GPA and test scores. If you have a 3.57 GPA, you are almost certain to getting in. Combining this with an SAT score of 1180 and ACT of 23 will almost guarantee your admission.

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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?

31% of students submit their SAT scores to UNC Charlotte. 45% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

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

80% of those who apply are granted admission to UNC Charlotte. Admission competition is 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 1070 and 1290. The average SAT score is 1180. 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 20 and 27. The average ACT score is 23. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.