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ECSU Admission Chances


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Acceptance Chances

Can I get into ECSU? These admission statistics provide an indication how difficult it is to get in and what your chances are. 1,071 out of 1,531 applicants or 70% were admitted making ECSU a moderately competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Academically, it has extremely easy requirements for admission test scores. Elizabeth City State University typically accepts and attracts A average high school students. Only 25% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Women Men Total
Applied 907 624 1,531
Accepted 642 429 1,071
Acceptance Rate 71% 69% 70%
Enrolled 141 127 268
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 22% 30% 25%

Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT and ACT requirements for students to be admitted to Elizabeth City State University and what score do you need to get in? The tables below describe the SAT and ACT test score percentile profile of the Fall 2015 starting class.

ACT Requirements

Admission data indicates that ECSU regularly accepts students with ACTs of 17 and above. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 16 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 18 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 19 and above have very competitive chances. 9 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Elizabeth City State University.

SAT Requirements (New SAT)

Reporting indicates the school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 830 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 745. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 915 out of 1600. A competitive SAT score is critical as 66 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.

25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
SAT Composite 830 1000
SAT Reading 410 500
SAT Math 430 500
ACT Composite 17 19
ACT English 14 20
ACT Math 16 19

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by Score

What do these ratings mean?

ACT Score Competitiveness Est. Admission Chances
19 and Above Good >80%
18 to 19 Avg + 70%-80%
17 to 18 Avg - 58%-70%
16 to 17 Reach 45%-58%
Less than 16 Low <45%
SAT Score (NEW 1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1000 and Above Good >80%
915 to 1000 Avg + 70%-80%
830 to 915 Avg - 58%-70%
745 to 830 Reach 45%-58%
Less than 745 Low <45%

Estimated GPA Requirements

You will need exceptionally good grades to get into Elizabeth City State University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Elizabeth City State University was 4.0 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily A students are accepted and ultimately attend. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as ECSU accepts 70% of students who apply.

What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 13% Good
3.50 to 3.75 9% Good
3.25 to 3.50 10% Good
3.00 to 3.25 16% Avg +
2.75 to 3.00 37% Avg +
2.50 to 2.75 15% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 0% Low
2.00 to 2.25 0% Low

Fall 2017 Application Deadline

You have 71 days left until 2017 Fall term applications are due on Aug 1, 2017.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Elizabeth City State University and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

Does accept high school AP credits or award dual credit towards both a college and high school degree?

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=198507 IPEDS survey data for Elizabeth City State University.



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