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University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Admission Chances


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Acceptance Chances

Can I get into University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill? These admission statistics provide an indication how difficult it is to get in and what your chances are. 9,510 out of 31,143 applicants or 31% were admitted making University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill a more competitive school to get into with a lesser chance of acceptance for average applicants. Academically, it has extremely high requirements for admission test scores. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill typically accepts and attracts A average high school students. Only 43% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Women Men Total
Applied 18,449 12,694 31,143
Accepted 5,596 3,914 9,510
Acceptance Rate 30% 31% 31%
Enrolled 2,421 1,655 4,076
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 43% 42% 43%

Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT and ACT requirements for students to be admitted to University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 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 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill regularly accepts students with ACTs of 28 and above. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 26 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 30 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 33 and above have very competitive chances. 52 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

SAT Requirements (New SAT)

Reporting indicates the school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1290 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 1195. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1385 out of 1600. 50 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 1290 1480
SAT Reading 650 740
SAT Math 640 750
ACT Composite 28 33
ACT English 28 34
ACT Math 27 32

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by Score

What do these ratings mean?

ACT Score Competitiveness Est. Admission Chances
33 and Above Good >46%
30 to 33 Avg + 31%-46%
28 to 30 Avg - 23%-31%
26 to 28 Reach 16%-23%
Less than 26 Low <16%
SAT Score (NEW 1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1480 and Above Good >43%
1385 to 1480 Avg + 31%-43%
1290 to 1385 Avg - 21%-31%
1195 to 1290 Reach 13%-21%
Less than 1195 Low <13%

Estimated GPA Requirements

You will need exceptionally good grades to get into University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill was 4.6 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily A students are accepted and ultimately attend. Even with a competitive GPA, admission to University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will be challenging as the school denies more applicants than it admits.

What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 97% Good
3.50 to 3.75 1% Reach
3.25 to 3.50 1% Reach
3.00 to 3.25 1% Reach
2.75 to 3.00 0% Low
2.50 to 2.75 0% Low
2.25 to 2.50 0% Low
2.00 to 2.25 0% Low

Fall 2017 Application Deadline

The application deadline for Fall 2017 has passed. Applications were due on Jan 10, 2017.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Required
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=199120 IPEDS survey data for University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.



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