28 Popular North Carolina Colleges with High Acceptance Rates

2022 North Carolina Colleges : Easy to Get Into

CollegeSimply has compiled this list of four-year North Carolina colleges that have acceptance rates over 75%. These are schools where 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 North Carolina colleges with high acceptance rates and the highest acceptance rate colleges in North Carolina.


28 results

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

Lenoir Rhyne University
L
Hickory, NC
Lenoir Rhyne University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

77% Acceptance Rate

 

  • 2,686enrollment
  • $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

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

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

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

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

Laurel University
L
High Point, NC
 
Laurel University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

100% Acceptance Rate

 

  • 158enrollment
  • $19,269net price
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • 3.16Estimated Avg GPA

Applications Due May 6

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

Greensboro College
G
Greensboro, NC
Greensboro College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

78% Acceptance Rate

 

  • 944enrollment
  • $17,783net price
  • 900-1100SAT range
  • 16-22ACT range
  • 3.35Avg GPA

Applications Due Jul 15

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

Johnson & Wales University Charlotte
J
Charlotte, NC
 
Johnson & Wales University Charlotte

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

82% Acceptance Rate

 

  • 1,396enrollment
  • $26,732net price
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA