If you want to apply to East Carolina University, the regular decision application deadline is March 1 and the application fee costs $75. Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students who are struggling to afford application fees may qualify for for fee waiver for their application.
Students who apply for Fall should hear back from East Carolina University by August 1.
East Carolina University does not offer early decision or early action..
Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.
East Carolina University is amoderately difficult school to get into. East Carolina University evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.
In 2021, East Carolina University accepted 88% of all applicants., around 17,856 of the 20,306 students who applied.
Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like East Carolina University, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT.
Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.
Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are given the most weight in the admissions process. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengthsand any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that prioritize the admissions factors where you stand out.
|Academic GPA||Very Important|
|Geographical Residence||Not Considered|
|Level of Applicant's Interest||Considered|
|Racial/Ethnic Status||Not Considered|
|Religious Affiliation/Commitment||Not Considered|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Very Important|
|State Residency||Very Important|
|Standardized Test Scores||Very Important|
To apply, all applicants to East Carolina University must submit the following items. Double check with East Carolina University's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.
|Area||Required||Recommended||Required for some||Details (if any)|
|Minimum High School Gpa (On 4.0 Scale)||2.5|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
Students admitted to East Carolina University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.3.
Out of all students that were admitted, 85% submitted a class rank. At East Carolina University 13% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 36% were in the top 25% and 71% were in the top 50%.
Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.
|At East Carolina University, students GPAs fall in the following ranges|
|3.75 and 3.99||14.82%|
|3.50 and 3.74||19.77%|
|3.25 and 3.49||21.17%|
|3.00 and 3.24||21.32%|
|2.50 and 2.9||20.03%|
|2.00 and 2.49||0.61%|
|East Carolina University does look at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.|
East Carolina University does not have a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.
In 2021, 65% of East Carolina University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 65% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
To be competitive with other East Carolina University applicants, you should strive to earn between 1010 and 1150 (or higher!) on the SAT. At East Carolina University 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1150 and 25% of scored lower than 1010, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a East Carolina University student is 1088.
On the SAT Math Section, 25% of East Carolina University students scored 570 or higher and 75% of students scored 500 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of East Carolina University students scored 590 or higher, and 75% scored a 500 or higher.
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To be most competitive at East Carolina University, you should strive to earn between 19 and 24 on the ACT.
An ACT score of 24 means you fall in the 75th percentile for East Carolina University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 24, and three out of four students scored lower than 24 on the ACT.
A 19 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for East Carolina University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 19.
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For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to East Carolina University.
For transfer students wishing to start in the Fall, the deadline to apply is June 1.
Transfer students can enroll in East Carolina University during the following terms: Fall Term Spring Term Summer Term
Can I defer my acceptance to East Carolina University?
Students who are admitted to East Carolina University must attend in the term they start. Deferring admissions is not encouraged. If you have a unusual circumstance, contact the admissions department..
Does East Carolina University accept transfer credits?
East Carolina University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. East Carolina University accepts:
DSST/DANTES ACE recommendations for credit
Does East Carolina University accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?
East Carolina University accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) creditsand Advanced Placement (AP) credits.
Do I have to submit test scores to East Carolina University?
East Carolina University. is not test optional. You must submit test scores as part of the application.
How hard is it to get into East Carolina University? East Carolina University is a somewhat selective institution. The East Carolina University acceptance rate is 88%. This means that the institution accepts 87 out of every 100 applicants.
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First-Year Applications are Due
The deadline for Fall first-year applications to East Carolina University is Mar 1.
The deadline for Fall transfer applications to East Carolina University is Jun 1.
Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs
The median ACT score of an admitted student to East Carolina University is 21. Students with an ACT score of 24 and above have a good chance of getting into East Carolina University. Students with an ACT score that falls between 19 and 24 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 19 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.
Composite SAT Range
Math SAT Range
Reading SAT Range
1150 and Above
1010 to 1150
1010 and Less
The median SAT score for East Carolina University students is 1088. Applicants with SAT scores of 1150 and above have a good chance of being admitted to East Carolina University, while applicants with SAT scores between 1010 to 1150 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1010 have a low chance of being offered a spot at East Carolina University.
Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
At East Carolina University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.33. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.
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