The Most Popular Colleges with High Acceptance Rates in North Carolina

Colleges that are Easy to Get Into

CollegeSimply has compiled this list of four-year colleges in North Carolina that have acceptance rates over 75%. These are schools that you have a very high chance of getting into if your GPA, SAT and ACT scores meet their admission criteria. Acceptance isn't guaranteed, but they are good candidates for your list of safety schools. These colleges are ranked by popularity of views on CollegeSimply.com.

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


38 results

East Carolina University
E
Greenville, NC

East Carolina University

Public 4 Year

4 reviews

94% Acceptance Rate

#9 Best Public Universities in North Carolina

  • 28,021enrollment
  • $15,403net price
  • 1020-1170SAT range
  • 19-24ACT range
  • 3.33Avg GPA

Appalachian State University
A
Boone, NC

Appalachian State University

Public 4 Year

7 reviews

85% Acceptance Rate

#7 Best Public Universities in North Carolina

  • 20,641enrollment
  • $10,687net price
  • 1130-1300SAT range
  • 24-29ACT range
  • 3.96Avg GPA

Applications Due Feb 1

Elon University
E
Elon, NC

Elon University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

78% Acceptance Rate

#3 Best Private Colleges in North Carolina

  • 7,127enrollment
  • $39,401net price
  • 1140-1320SAT range
  • 25-30ACT range
  • 3.65Estimated Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 10

University of North Carolina at Charlotte
N
Charlotte, NC

University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

79% Acceptance Rate

#6 Best Public Universities in North Carolina

  • 30,448enrollment
  • $16,029net price
  • 1120-1320SAT range
  • 21-26ACT range
  • 3.57Avg GPA

Applications Due Jun 1

Western Carolina University
W
Cullowhee, NC

Western Carolina University

Public 4 Year

10 reviews

79% Acceptance Rate

#10 Best Public Universities in North Carolina

  • 11,877enrollment
  • $13,221net price
  • 1060-1230SAT range
  • 19-25ACT range
  • 3.44Avg GPA

Applications Due Mar 1

Wingate University
W
Wingate, NC

Wingate University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

85% Acceptance Rate

 

  • 3,439enrollment
  • $20,594net price
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • 3.33Avg GPA

North Carolina Central University
N
HBCU
Durham, NC

North Carolina Central University

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

76% Acceptance Rate

#11 Best Public Universities in North Carolina

  • 7,953enrollment
  • $13,324net price
  • 930-1150SAT range
  • 16-20ACT range
  • 3.27Avg GPA

Applications Due Aug 1

Winston Salem State University
W
HBCU
Winston-Salem, NC

Winston Salem State University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

81% Acceptance Rate

#13 Best Public Universities in North Carolina

  • 5,226enrollment
  • $11,868net price
  • 880-1040SAT range
  • 15-19ACT range
  • 3.01Avg GPA

Applications Due Feb 15

Campbell University
C
Buies Creek, NC

Campbell University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

87% Acceptance Rate

#6 Best Private Colleges in North Carolina

  • 5,622enrollment
  • $26,299net price
  • 1030-1230SAT range
  • 19-25ACT range
  • 3.52Avg GPA

University of North Carolina at Greensboro
N
Greensboro, NC

University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

91% Acceptance Rate

#8 Best Public Universities in North Carolina

  • 19,038enrollment
  • $9,853net price
  • 1095-1260SAT range
  • 21-26ACT range
  • 3.59Avg GPA

Applications Due Mar 1

Fayetteville State University
F
HBCU
Fayetteville, NC
 

Fayetteville State University

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

82% Acceptance Rate

#16 Best Public Universities in North Carolina

  • 6,748enrollment
  • $7,016net price
  • 830-1040SAT range
  • 14-19ACT range
  • 3.11Avg GPA

Applications Due Aug 1

Saint Augustines College
S
HBCU
Raleigh, NC

Saint Augustines College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

75% Acceptance Rate

#18 Best Private Colleges in North Carolina

  • 1,261enrollment
  • $18,662net price
  • 780-940SAT range
  • 12-16ACT range
  • 2.5Avg GPA

University of North Carolina at Asheville
N
Asheville, NC

University of North Carolina at Asheville

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

82% Acceptance Rate

#5 Best Public Universities in North Carolina

  • 3,233enrollment
  • $13,854net price
  • 1130-1330SAT range
  • 22-29ACT range
  • 3.49Avg GPA

Applications Due Aug 1

Lenoir Rhyne University
L
Hickory, NC

Lenoir Rhyne University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

86% Acceptance Rate

 

  • 2,405enrollment
  • $18,814net price
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • 3.41Avg GPA

University of North Carolina at Pembroke
N
Pembroke, NC

University of North Carolina at Pembroke

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

92% Acceptance Rate

#15 Best Public Universities in North Carolina

  • 8,318enrollment
  • $10,069net price
  • 890-1140SAT range
  • 16-21ACT range
  • 3.44Avg GPA

Applications Due May 1

Belmont Abbey College
B
Belmont, NC

Belmont Abbey College

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

99% Acceptance Rate

#17 Best Private Colleges in North Carolina

  • 1,517enrollment
  • $22,333net price
  • 1028-1206SAT range
  • 18-25ACT range
  • 3.32Avg GPA

Gardner Webb University
G
Boiling Springs, NC

Gardner Webb University

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

79% Acceptance Rate

#9 Best Private Colleges in North Carolina

  • 3,441enrollment
  • $20,363net price
  • 960-1215SAT range
  • 18-24ACT range
  • 3.74Avg GPA

Elizabeth City State University
E
HBCU
Elizabeth City, NC

Elizabeth City State University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

77% Acceptance Rate

#14 Best Public Universities in North Carolina

  • 2,054enrollment
  • $3,270net price
  • 860-1070SAT range
  • 15-19ACT range
  • 3.16Avg GPA

Applications Due Jun 30