North Carolina Public Colleges Ranked by Lowest Acceptance Rate

List of Public Colleges by Acceptance Rate

List of Public Colleges by Acceptance Rate

Below is a ranking of the 74 public colleges in North Carolina with the lowest acceptance rate for freshman undergraduate applications. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill leads the list by accepting 23% of high school students that applied.

Data is reported for the 2018/19 academic year by the U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics.

List of North Carolina Public Colleges Ranked by Lowest Acceptance Rate
College Acceptance Rate
N

Chapel Hill, NC

23%
N

Winston-Salem, NC

38%
W

Cullowhee, NC

40%
N

Durham, NC

47%
N

Raleigh, NC

47%
E

Elizabeth City, NC

59%
N

Greensboro, NC

61%
N

Wilmington, NC

61%
W

Winston-Salem, NC

65%
N

Charlotte, NC

67%
F

Fayetteville, NC

68%
A

Boone, NC

69%
N

Pembroke, NC

81%
E

Greenville, NC

82%
N

Greensboro, NC

84%
N

Asheville, NC

94%
t

Elizabeth City, NC

100%
S

Polkton, NC

100%
A

Asheville, NC

100%
B

Washington, NC

100%