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North Carolina Central University Admissions

If you are thinking about applying to North Carolina Central University, the deadline for Fall 2022 admissions is October 1 and the application fee costs $50.

Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students who are struggling to afford application fees may be eligible for an application fee waiver.

North Carolina Central University Admissions Stats at a Glance

North Carolina Central University 2021 Admissions Statistics
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 7%
Admissions Test Policy Not optional and are considered
Applicants Who Submit SATs 61%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 32%
Waitlist No

Considering Applying Early to North Carolina Central University?

North Carolina Central 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.

See a list of some selective colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

How To Get Into North Carolina Central University

Getting into North Carolina Central University is slightly difficult. North Carolina Central University evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.

In 2021, North Carolina Central University accepted 38% of students, around 6,154 of the 16,091 students who applied.

Schools that are slightly difficult to get into, like North Carolina Central University, accept up to 95% of applicants. Most admitted students scored at most a 1010 on the SAT and a 19 on the ACT.

It is slightly difficult to be admitted as a transfer student. For applicants who are not residents of North Carolina, getting into North Carolina Central University is moderately difficult.

What's Most Important to Get In to North Carolina Central University?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines 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 strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that prioritize the admissions factors where you stand out.

Admissions Factors at North Carolina Central University

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Considered
Geographical Residence Considered
Class Rank Important
Work Experience Not Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Considered
First Generation Considered
Interview Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Not Considered
Recommendation(s) Considered
Religious Affiliation/Commitment Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
State Residency Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Standardized Test Scores Important
Volunteer Work Not Considered

North Carolina Central University Application Requirements

To apply, all applicants to North Carolina Central University must submit the following items. Double check with North Carolina Central 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
Other Requirements University of North Carolina System minimum course requirements
Transcript of High School Record

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into North Carolina Central University?

Out of all students that were admitted, 85% submitted a class rank. At North Carolina Central University 7% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 21% were in the top 25% and 60% were in the top 50%.

Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.

At North Carolina Central University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges
4.0 GPA 85%

North Carolina Central University does consider ACT or SAT scores as part of the admissions process.

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.

In 2021, 61% of North Carolina Central University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 32% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What's a Good SAT Score for North Carolina Central University?

To be competitive with other North Carolina Central University applicants, you should strive to earn between 890 and 1050 (or higher!) on the SAT. At North Carolina Central University 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1050 and 25% of scored lower than 890, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of North Carolina Central University students scored 500 or higher and 75% of students scored 430 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of North Carolina Central University students scored 510 or higher, and 75% scored a 430 or higher.

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What's a Good ACT Score for North Carolina Central University?

To be most competitive at North Carolina Central University, you should strive to earn between 15 and 19 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 19 means you fall in the 75th percentile for North Carolina Central University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 19, and three out of four students scored lower than 19 on the ACT.

A 15 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for North Carolina Central University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 15.

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Transferring to North Carolina Central University

For transfer students, it is slightly difficult to get admitted to North Carolina Central University.

For transfer students wishing to start in the Fall, the deadline to apply is July 15. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

Transfer students can enroll in North Carolina Central University during the following terms: - Fall Term - Spring Term - Summer Term

North Carolina Central University Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to North Carolina Central University?

Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to North Carolina Central University.

Does North Carolina Central University accept transfer credits?

North Carolina Central University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. North Carolina Central University accepts:

  • CLEP subject tests

Does North Carolina Central University accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

North Carolina Central University accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to North Carolina Central University?

North Carolina Central University is not test optional. You must submit test scores as part of the application.

What is North Carolina Central University's acceptance rate?

North Carolina Central University's acceptance rate is 38%.

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Admission Difficulty

Less Selective

38%

How hard is it to get into North Carolina Central University? North Carolina Central University is a less selective institution. The North Carolina Central University acceptance rate is 38%. This means that the institution accepts 38 out of every 100 applicants.

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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

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

Good

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 GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)

Not available

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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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