15 Best Rated North Carolina Colleges with High Acceptance Rates

2022 North Carolina Colleges : Easy to Get Into

Getting into a good college doesn't need to be difficult. There are many colleges that are highly rated yet accept most students who apply. These North Carolina four-year colleges all have acceptance rates over 75%. You will have an easy time getting accepted if your GPA, SAT and ACT scores meet their admission criteria. These are colleges ranked by using the methodology for the CollegeSimply.com Best Colleges rankings.

See also, popular North Carolina colleges with high acceptance rates and the highest acceptance rate colleges in North Carolina.


15 results

Campbell University
C
Buies Creek, NC
Campbell University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

81% Acceptance Rate

#5 Best Private Colleges in North Carolina

  • 5,964enrollment
  • $26,299net price
  • 1010-1210SAT range
  • 19-25ACT range
  • 3.5Avg GPA

University of North Carolina at Asheville
N
Asheville, NC
University of North Carolina at Asheville

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

79% Acceptance Rate

#5 Best Public Universities in North Carolina

  • 3,363enrollment
  • $13,854net price
  • 1060-1270SAT range
  • 21-28ACT range
  • 3.47Avg GPA

Applications Due Apr 1

University of North Carolina at Charlotte
N
Charlotte, NC
University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

80% Acceptance Rate

#6 Best Public Universities in North Carolina

  • 30,146enrollment
  • $16,029net price
  • 1110-1280SAT range
  • 22-27ACT range
  • 3.49Avg GPA

Applications Due Feb 1

Appalachian State University
A
Boone, NC
Appalachian State University

Public 4 Year

7 reviews

80% Acceptance Rate

#7 Best Public Universities in North Carolina

  • 20,023enrollment
  • $10,687net price
  • 1070-1240SAT range
  • 22-27ACT range
  • 3.98Avg Weighted GPA

Applications Due Mar 31

East Carolina University
E
Greenville, NC
East Carolina University

Public 4 Year

4 reviews

88% Acceptance Rate

#8 Best Public Universities in North Carolina

  • 28,798enrollment
  • $15,403net price
  • 1020-1170SAT range
  • 19-24ACT range
  • 3.33Avg GPA

Applications Due Apr 15

Guilford College
G
Greensboro, NC
Guilford College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

78% Acceptance Rate

#8 Best Private Colleges in North Carolina

  • 1,429enrollment
  • $24,640net price
  • 930-1170SAT range
  • 17-24ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Applications Due Feb 15

Gardner Webb University
G
Boiling Springs, NC
Gardner Webb University

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

78% Acceptance Rate

#9 Best Private Colleges in North Carolina

  • 3,536enrollment
  • $20,363net price
  • 945-1160SAT range
  • 18-25ACT range
  • 3.74Avg GPA

Pfeiffer University
P
Misenheimer, NC
Pfeiffer University

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

76% Acceptance Rate

#10 Best Private Colleges in North Carolina

  • 1,185enrollment
  • $22,121net price
  • 940-1100SAT range
  • 16-20ACT range
  • 3.11Estimated Avg GPA

Applications Due Aug 1

University of North Carolina at Greensboro
N
Greensboro, NC
University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

88% Acceptance Rate

#10 Best Public Universities in North Carolina

  • 19,764enrollment
  • $9,853net price
  • 980-1160SAT range
  • 19-25ACT range
  • 3.67Avg GPA

Applications Due Jul 15

Methodist University
M
Fayetteville, NC
 
Methodist University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

76% Acceptance Rate

#11 Best Private Colleges in North Carolina

  • 1,773enrollment
  • $31,730net price
  • 935-1135SAT range
  • 18-23ACT range
  • 3.52Avg GPA

Belmont Abbey College
B
Belmont, NC
Belmont Abbey College

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

80% Acceptance Rate

#15 Best Private Colleges in North Carolina

  • 1,467enrollment
  • $22,333net price
  • 970-1180SAT range
  • 18-25ACT range
  • 3.2Avg GPA

Applications Due Jul 15

Elizabeth City State University
E
HBCU
Elizabeth City, NC
Elizabeth City State University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

75% Acceptance Rate

#13 Best Public Universities in North Carolina

  • 2,002enrollment
  • $3,270net price
  • 840-1000SAT range
  • 15-19ACT range
  • 3.16Avg GPA

University of North Carolina at Pembroke
N
Pembroke, NC
University of North Carolina at Pembroke

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

91% Acceptance Rate

#14 Best Public Universities in North Carolina

  • 8,262enrollment
  • $10,069net price
  • 910-1090SAT range
  • 17-21ACT range
  • 3.5Avg Weighted GPA

Applications Due Jul 15

Fayetteville State University
F
HBCU
Fayetteville, NC
 
Fayetteville State University

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

79% Acceptance Rate

#15 Best Public Universities in North Carolina

  • 6,726enrollment
  • $7,016net price
  • 840-1000SAT range
  • 16-20ACT range
  • 3.21Avg GPA

Applications Due Jul 1

North Carolina Central University
N
HBCU
Durham, NC
North Carolina Central University

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

87% Acceptance Rate

#16 Best Public Universities in North Carolina

  • 8,078enrollment
  • $13,324net price
  • 850-1010SAT range
  • 15-19ACT range
  • 3.02Estimated Avg GPA

Applications Due May 1