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Winston-Salem, North Carolina

UNCSA Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into University of North Carolina School of the Arts

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
32.6%
Admission Difficulty for University of North Carolina School of the Arts
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsDifficult
Applicant CompetitionHigh

How hard is it to get into UNCSA and can I get accepted? The school has a 33% acceptance rate ranking it #6 in North Carolina for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 312 out of 956 applicants were admitted making UNCSA a highly competitive school to get into with a lesser chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants.  Academically, it has difficult requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 34 percent. University of North Carolina School of the Arts typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Of those applicants who were admitted, 55% 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. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.

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UNCSA SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1150-1350
Applicants Submitting SAT
63%
SAT Scores for University of North Carolina School of the Arts
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 600
SAT Math 25th 550
SAT Composite 25th 1150
SAT Scores for University of North Carolina School of the Arts
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 700
SAT Math 75th 650
SAT Composite 75th 1350
Average SAT Score 1250

SAT Scores you need to get in

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 requires applicants to be in the top 32 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1150 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 1050. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1250 out of 1600. The school ranks #10 in North Carolina for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 63 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

University of North Carolina School of the Arts admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1350 and Above Good >46%
1250 to 1350 Avg + 33%-46%
1150 to 1250 Avg - 22%-33%
1050 to 1150 Reach 15%-22%
Less than 1050 Low <15%
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UNCSA ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
22-28 
Applicants Submitting ACT
51%
ACT Scores for University of North Carolina School of the Arts
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 22
ACT Math 25th 20
ACT Composite 25th 22
ACT Scores for University of North Carolina School of the Arts
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 31
ACT Math 75th 26
ACT Composite 75th 28
Average ACT Score 25

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

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 19 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 25 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 28 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #10 in North Carolina for highest average ACT composite score. 51 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to University of North Carolina School of the Arts.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

University of North Carolina School of the Arts admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
28 and Above Good >46%
25 to 28 Avg + 33%-46%
22 to 25 Avg - 22%-33%
19 to 22 Reach 15%-22%
Less than 19 Low <15%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

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

You will need very good grades in high school to get into University of North Carolina School of the Arts. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at University of North Carolina School of the Arts was 3.67 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #13 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.

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High School GPA's for admitted University of North Carolina School of the Arts students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 44% Good
3.50 to 3.75 24% Avg +
3.25 to 3.50 11% Avg -
3.00 to 3.25 12% Reach
2.75 to 3.00 8% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 1% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

High School Class Rank

80% of University of North Carolina School of the Arts freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted University of North Carolina School of the Arts students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 14%
Top 25% of class 45%
Top 50% of class 80%
Bottom 50% of class 20%
Bottom 25% of class 4%

Admission Statistics

University of North Carolina School of the Arts admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 605 351 956
Accepted 192 120 312
Acceptance Rate 32% 34% 33%
Enrolled 106 67 173
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 55% 56% 55%

Fall 2020 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Mar 15, 2020
Days left to Apply
145

Applicants have 145 days left until the Fall 2020 term applications are due on Mar 15, 2020.

Seniors, these are the SAT and ACT test dates you can still sit for a test and send your results to UNCSA before the Mar 15 application deadline.

SAT Test Date Scores Available
Nov 2 Nov 15
Dec 7 Dec 20
ACT Test Date Scores Available
Oct 26 Nov 14
Dec 14 Dec 24
Feb 8 Feb 19

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to University of North Carolina School of the Arts and what considerations affect admission decisions?

University of North Carolina School of the Arts Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Required

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at University of North Carolina School of the Arts
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=199184 IPEDS survey data for University of North Carolina School of the Arts.