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UNC Charlotte Admissions

If you are considering submitting an applicationto UNC Charlotte, the regular decision application deadline is June 1 and the fee for the application is $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 an application fee waiver.

Considering Applying Early to UNC Charlotte?

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte does not offer early decision but does offer early action.

Mark your calendar! The Early Action deadline is November 1, which is coming up fast! UNC Charlotte will release EA admissions decisions no later than January 30. UNC Charlotte accepts about 86% of early action applicants* and 80% all applicants for all deadlines.. In 2021, UNC Charlotte admitted 11,585 of the 13,4 who applied 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.

Is UNC Charlotte Hard To Get Into?

UNC Charlotte is amoderately difficult school to get into. UNC Charlotte evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.

In 2021, UNC Charlotte accepted 80% of all applicants., around 15,863 of the 19,946 students who applied.

Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like UNC Charlotte, 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.

What's Most Important to Get In to UNC Charlotte?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides 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 choose schools that prioritize the areas where you shine.

Admissions Factors at UNC Charlotte

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

UNC Charlotte Application Requirements

To apply, all applicants to UNC Charlotte must submit the following items. Double check with UNC Charlotte's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for some Details (if any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Minimum High School Gpa (On 4.0 Scale) 2
Transcript of High School Record

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into UNC Charlotte?

Students admitted to UNC Charlotte have an average unweighted GPA of 3.5.

Out of all students that were admitted, 49.06% submitted a class rank. At UNC Charlotte 17% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 46% were in the top 25% and 80% were in the top 50%.

Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.

At The University of North Carolina at Charlotte, students GPAs fall in the following ranges
4.0 GPA 49.06%
3.75 and 3.99 23.69%
3.50 and 3.74 26.7%
3.25 and 3.49 22.73%
3.00 and 3.24 14.09%
2.50 and 2.9 7.65%
2.00 and 2.49 0.38%
UNC Charlotte does look at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.

UNC Charlotte 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.

Transferring to The University of North Carolina at Charlotte

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to UNC Charlotte.

For transfer students wishing to start in the Fall, the deadline to apply is June 1.

Transfer students can enroll in UNC Charlotte during the following terms: Fall Term Spring Term Summer Term

UNC Charlotte Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to UNC Charlotte?

Students who are admitted to UNC Charlotte must attend in the term they start. Deferring admissions is not encouraged. If you have a unusual circumstance, contact the admissions department..

Does UNC Charlotte accept transfer credits?

UNC Charlotte accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. UNC Charlotte accepts:

DSST/DANTES

Does UNC Charlotte accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

UNC Charlotte accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) creditsand Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to UNC Charlotte?

UNC Charlotte. is not test optional. Test scores are will not be considered during the admissions process, even if you submit them.

What is UNC Charlotte's acceptance rate?

UNC Charlotte's acceptance rate is [rate]%.

What is the early action acceptance rate at UNC Charlotte?

The early action acceptance rate at UNC Charlotte was 86% in 2021.

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UNC Charlotte Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective

80%

How hard is it to get into UNC Charlotte? UNC Charlotte is a somewhat selective institution. The UNC Charlotte acceptance rate is 80%. This means that the institution accepts 79 out of every 100 applicants.

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UNC Charlotte Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Jun 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Jun 1

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to UNC Charlotte is Jun 1.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to UNC Charlotte is Jun 1.

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

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UNC Charlotte GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)

3.49

GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At UNC Charlotte, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.49. 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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Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

30,146

Campus Setting

Suburban

Acceptance Rate

80%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$7,188

Out-of-State

$20,622

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Application Deadline

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