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#10 Best Public Universities in North Carolina

UNCG Admission Requirements

Greensboro, North Carolina

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Chances of getting into University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
88%
Admission Difficulty for University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsEasy
Applicant CompetitionVery Low
How hard is it to get into UNCG and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at UNCG is 88%.  It ranks #54 in North Carolina for lowest rate of acceptance. University of North Carolina at Greensboro is an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission requirements. Last year, 8,640 out of 9,870 applicants were admitted.

The school has easy admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 60 percent (SAT 980/1160 ACT 19/25). University of North Carolina at Greensboro typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.67. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top half of their high school class. 28% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

The UNCG application fee is $65 and applications are due by Jul 15.

Testing Requirements

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

UNCG SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
980-1160
Applicants Submitting SAT
61%
SAT Scores for University of North Carolina at Greensboro
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 490
SAT Math 25th 490
SAT Composite 25th 980
SAT Scores for University of North Carolina at Greensboro
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 590
SAT Math 75th 570
SAT Composite 75th 1160
Average SAT Score 1070

SAT Scores you need to get in

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

University of North Carolina at Greensboro typically prefers 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 890. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1070 out of 1600. UNCG ranks #18 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.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

University of North Carolina at Greensboro admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1160 and Above Good >93%
1070 to 1160 Avg + 88%-93%
980 to 1070 Avg - 81%-88%
890 to 980 Reach 72%-81%
Less than 890 Low <72%
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UNCG ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
19-25 
Applicants Submitting ACT
43%
ACT Scores for University of North Carolina at Greensboro
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 18
ACT Math 25th 17
ACT Composite 25th 19
ACT Scores for University of North Carolina at Greensboro
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 24
ACT Math 75th 24
ACT Composite 75th 25
Average ACT Score 22

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

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

Admission data indicates that UNCG regularly accepts students with ACT's of 19 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 56 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 16 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 22 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 25 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #15 in North Carolina for highest average ACT composite score. 43 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

University of North Carolina at Greensboro admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
25 and Above Good >93%
22 to 25 Avg + 88%-93%
19 to 22 Avg - 81%-88%
16 to 19 Reach 72%-81%
Less than 16 Low <72%
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UNCG GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.67
Typical High School Grades
B+

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

Applicants require very good grades in high school to get into UNCG. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at University of North Carolina at Greensboro was 3.67 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #10 in North Carolina for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.67 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as UNCG accepts 88% of all applicants.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted University of North Carolina at Greensboro students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
4.0 27.82% Avg +
3.75 to 3.99 17.73% Avg +
3.50 to 3.74 17.65% Avg -
3.25 to 3.49 16.79% Reach
3.00 to 3.24 12.88% Reach
2.50 to 2.99 7.0% Reach
2.00 to 2.49 0.12% Reach
1.00 to 1.99 0% Reach
less than 1.00 0.0% Low

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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High School Class Rank

62% of University of North Carolina at Greensboro freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted University of North Carolina at Greensboro students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 1%
Top 25% of class 26%
Top 50% of class 62%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Admission Statistics

University of North Carolina at Greensboro admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 6,686 3,184 9,870
Accepted 5,932 2,708 8,640
Acceptance Rate 89% 85% 88%
Enrolled 1,663 769 2,432
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 28% 28% 28%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Jul 15, 2022
Days left to Apply
18

Applicants have 18 days left until the Fall 2022 term applications are due on Jul 15, 2022.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to University of North Carolina at Greensboro is $65.

Application Requirements

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

University of North Carolina at Greensboro Application Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at University of North Carolina at Greensboro
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=199148 IPEDS survey data for University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

FAQs

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

61% of students submit their SAT scores to UNCG. 43% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

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

88% of those who apply are granted admission to UNCG. Admission competition is and the college has easy admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

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

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 980 and 1160. 61% 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 Greensboro?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 19 and 25. 43% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.