North Carolina Central University Admission Chances

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Acceptance Chances

Can I get into North Carolina Central University? These admission statistics provide an indication how difficult it is to get in and what your chances are. 5,040 out of 7,651 applicants or 66% were admitted making North Carolina Central University 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. Only 22% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Women Men Total
Applied 5,031 2,620 7,651
Accepted 3,390 1,650 5,040
Acceptance Rate 67% 63% 66%
Enrolled 727 381 1,108
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 21% 23% 22%

Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT and ACT requirements for students to be admitted to North Carolina Central 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 North Carolina Central University 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 20 and above have very competitive chances. 29 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to North Carolina Central University.

SAT Requirements (New SAT)

Reporting indicates the school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 890 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 820. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 960 out of 1600. A competitive SAT score is critical as 69 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 890 1030
SAT Reading 440 520
SAT Math 450 510
ACT Composite 17 20
ACT English 15 20
ACT Math 16 20

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by Score

What do these ratings mean?

ACT Score Competitiveness Est. Admission Chances
20 and Above Good >80%
18 to 20 Avg + 66%-80%
17 to 18 Avg - 58%-66%
16 to 17 Reach 49%-58%
Less than 16 Low <49%
SAT Score (NEW 1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1030 and Above Good >77%
960 to 1030 Avg + 66%-77%
890 to 960 Avg - 53%-66%
820 to 890 Reach 40%-53%
Less than 820 Low <40%

Estimated GPA Requirements

North Carolina Central University has not reported high school GPA data for its freshman class at this time.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to North Carolina Central 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 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=199157 IPEDS survey data for North Carolina Central University.

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