The acceptance rate at UNCSA is 36%. It ranks #7 in North Carolina and #119 in the nation for lowest rate of acceptance. UNCSA is a highly competitive school to get into with a lesser chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants. Last year, 435 out of 1,197 applicants were admitted.
The school has difficult admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 37 percent (SAT 1120/1310 ACT 22/29). University of North Carolina School of the Arts typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.69. Of those applicants who were admitted, 50% enrolled. With over half of admitted students enrolling, acceptance by University of North Carolina School of the Arts is a prized outcome for many students.
The UNCSA application fee is $95 and applications are due by Mar 1.
You are required to submit admission test scores with your application. University of North Carolina School of the Arts is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to determine if testing requirements are temporarily suspended due to COVID-19.
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||590|
|SAT Math 25th||530|
|SAT Composite 25th||1120|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||670|
|SAT Math 75th||640|
|SAT Composite 75th||1310|
|Average SAT Score||1220|
What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to University of North Carolina School of the Arts?
University of North Carolina School of the Arts 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 1020. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1220 out of 1600. UNCSA ranks #7 in North Carolina and #224 in the nation for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 66 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1310 and Above||Good||>49%|
|1215 to 1310||Avg +||36%-49%|
|1120 to 1215||Avg -||25%-36%|
|1025 to 1120||Reach||16%-25%|
|Less than 1025||Low||<16%|
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||22|
|ACT Math 25th||19|
|ACT Composite 25th||22|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||32|
|ACT Math 75th||26|
|ACT Composite 75th||29|
|Average ACT Score||25|
What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into UNCSA?
Admission data indicates that UNCSA 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 18 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 26 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 29 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #6 in North Carolina for highest average ACT composite score. 43 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to University of North Carolina School of the Arts.Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|29 and Above||Good||>51%|
|25 to 29||Avg +||36%-51%|
|22 to 25||Avg -||26%-36%|
|19 to 22||Reach||18%-26%|
|Less than 19||Low||<18%|
What GPA do you need to get into University of North Carolina School of the Arts?
Applicants require very good grades in high school to get into UNCSA. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at University of North Carolina School of the Arts was 3.69 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #9 in North Carolina for highest average GPA. Even with a competitive GPA, admission to UNCSA will be challenging as the school denies more applicants than it admits.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|3.75 to 3.99||20.28%||Avg -|
|3.50 to 3.74||19.81%||Reach|
|3.25 to 3.49||10.85%||Reach|
|3.00 to 3.24||6.6%||Reach|
|2.50 to 2.99||5.66%||Reach|
|2.00 to 2.49||0.95%||Reach|
|1.00 to 1.99||0%||Reach|
|less than 1.00||0%||Reach|
GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||48%||54%||50%|
The application deadline for Fall 2022 has passed. Applications were due on Mar 1, 2022.
The cost for prospective students to apply to University of North Carolina School of the Arts is $95.
What are the requirements for admission to University of North Carolina School of the Arts and what student information is used for admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Recommended|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Recommended|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Required|
|Credit for Life Experiences||No|
Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=199184 IPEDS survey data for University of North Carolina School of the Arts.
66% of students submit their SAT scores to UNCSA. 43% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
36% of those who apply are granted admission to UNCSA. Admission competition is high and the college has difficult admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1120 and 1310. 66% 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 22 and 29. 43% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.