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UNCSA Admission Chances


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Acceptance Chances

Can I get into UNCSA? These admission statistics provide an indication how difficult it is to get in and what your chances are. 305 out of 887 applicants or 34% were admitted making UNCSA a more competitive school to get into with a lesser chance of acceptance for average applicants. Academically, it has difficult requirements for admission test scores. University of North Carolina School of the Arts typically accepts and attracts B+ average high school students. Of those applicants which were admitted, 65% enrolled. With over half of admitted students enrolling, acceptance by University of North Carolina School of the Arts is a prized outcome for many students.

Women Men Total
Applied 490 397 887
Accepted 159 146 305
Acceptance Rate 32% 37% 34%
Enrolled 102 97 199
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 64% 66% 65%

Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT and ACT requirements for students to be admitted to University of North Carolina School of the Arts 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 UNCSA regularly accepts students with ACTs of 21 and above. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 18 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 24 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 27 and above have very competitive chances. 43 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to University of North Carolina School of the Arts.

SAT Requirements (New SAT)

Reporting indicates the school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1070 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 950. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1190 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 1070 1310
SAT Reading 550 670
SAT Math 510 620
ACT Composite 21 27
ACT English 21 29
ACT Math 19 26

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by Score

What do these ratings mean?

ACT Score Competitiveness Est. Admission Chances
27 and Above Good >47%
24 to 27 Avg + 34%-47%
21 to 24 Avg - 23%-34%
18 to 21 Reach 15%-23%
Less than 18 Low <15%
SAT Score (NEW 1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1310 and Above Good >47%
1190 to 1310 Avg + 34%-47%
1070 to 1190 Avg - 23%-34%
950 to 1070 Reach 15%-23%
Less than 950 Low <15%

Estimated GPA Requirements

You will need very good grades in high school to get into University of North Carolina School of the Arts. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at University of North Carolina School of the Arts was 3.67 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. Even with a competitive GPA, admission to UNCSA 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+ 44% Good
3.50 to 3.75 24% Avg +
3.25 to 3.50 11% Avg -
3.00 to 3.25 12% Reach
2.75 to 3.00 8% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 1% Reach
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 Mar 15, 2017.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to University of North Carolina School of the Arts 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 Required
Demonstration of Competencies Required

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=199184 IPEDS survey data for University of North Carolina School of the Arts.



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