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About North Carolina Central University

North Carolina Central University is a public, state school that was founded in 1910. It is slightly difficult to get into North Carolina Central University. It enrolls around 8,078 students a year, including 6,067 undergrads.

North Carolina Central University does not offer early action and does not offer early decision.

North Carolina Central University Acceptance Rate

North Carolina Central University admitted 38% of all applicants in 2021. Last year, 16,091 students applied to North Carolina Central University and 6,154 were admitted.

North Carolina Central University Application Deadlines

Early Admissions at North Carolina Central University

North Carolina Central University does not offer early decision. North Carolina Central University does not offer early action.

2021 Admissions Facts
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 38%
Mean ACT score 19
In-State Tuition $3,728
Out-of-State $16,435

Visit the Admissions tab above to for more on how to apply to North Carolina Central University.

Financial Aid at North Carolina Central University

North Carolina Central University meets 55% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend North Carolina Central University full-time are awarded $16,067 a year in financial aid, on average.

The 2022-2023 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2021

Some aid is available on a first-come, first-serve basis, so fill out the FAFSA early. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! No one should ever pay to fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), so be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Dorms at North Carolina Central University

North Carolina Central University offers housing for up to 2,850 students.

Most North Carolina Central University students live off campus.

Click the Student Life tab above to learn more about the student body and campus life at North Carolina Central University.

GPA and Test Scores for North Carolina Central University

North Carolina Central University is considered slightly difficult to get into, but how hard a school is to get into depends on a lot, including your GPA, test scores, activities, recommendations and essays. The mean ACT scores is 19.

Does North Carolina Central University Require Test Scores?

North Carolina Central 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.

Out of all applicants, 61% submitted the SAT. 32% submitted the ACT.


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North Carolina Central University Waitlist 2021

North Carolina Central University reports that no students were waitlisted or admitted off the waitlist in the most recent year.

Is North Carolina Central University a Good School?

The definition of a "good school" is different for different people. Admissions difficulty and admitted student statistics can give you a sense of how selective a school is, but they don't say much about the quality of the education or the student experience.

Retention and Graduation Rates at North Carolina Central University

About 78% of students who start at North Carolina Central University return the next year. Out of the 1,346 students who started at North Carolina Central University as first-time freshman, 215 graduate within four years.

Around 42% of students who started at North Carolina Central University earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outcomes and Debt for North Carolina Central University Grads

Job placement and student debt statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers. Students in the class of 2021 who had taken out student loans graduated with an average of $44,312 of debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

Based on this information, how does North Carolina Central University sound? Remember, the best school for one person may be a terrible fit for someone else! So ask yourself: Is North Carolina Central University a good school for you?

How Big is the Endowment for North Carolina Central University?

North Carolina Central University's endowment was valued at $22,924,086 in 2021.

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Where is North Carolina Central University?

North Carolina Central University is located in the urban setting of Durham, North Carolina, less than an hour from Raleigh.

If you want to see North Carolina Central University for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 40 to Durham, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Raleigh-Durham International.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what North Carolina Central University and Durham are like without leaving home.

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College Info

1801 Fayetteville Street Durham, NC 27707-3129

Campus Setting: Urban

North Carolina Central University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Oct 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Jul 15

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to North Carolina Central University is Oct 1.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to North Carolina Central University is Jul 15.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

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North Carolina Central University ACT Scores

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ACT Range

15 - 19

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

19 and Above

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15 to 19

Avg

15 and Less

Low

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to North Carolina Central University is 19. Students with an ACT score of 19 and above have a good chance of getting into North Carolina Central University. Students with an ACT score that falls between 15 and 19 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 15 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

North Carolina Central University SAT Scores

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Composite SAT Range

890 - 1050

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Math SAT Range

420 - 500

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Reading SAT Range

430 - 510

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North Carolina Central University Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$19,034

In State

$31,741

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$3,728
$16,435
Fees
$2,901
$2,901
Housing
$10,905
$10,905
Books
$1,500
$1,500

Student Life

Wondering what life at North Carolina Central University is like? There are approximately 8,078 students enrolled at North Carolina Central University, including 6,067 undergraduate students and 2,011 graduate students. 82% percent of students attend school full-time.

82%

Full Time

18%

Part Time

© 2021 College Confidential / Concentrical LLC, Data provided by IPEDs and Peterson's Databases, © 2020 Peterson's LLC.

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

8,078

Campus Setting

Urban

Acceptance Rate

38%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$6,629

Out-of-State

$19,336

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Oct 1
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