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Colleges / East Carolina University

East Carolina University

Greenville, NC 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate92%

East Carolina University Admissions

East Carolina University is moderately difficult to get into. Around 92% of applicants get into East Carolina University each year. Last year, 21,383 students applied to East Carolina University and 19,758 were admitted.

If you are thinking about applying to East Carolina University, the deadline for Fall 2024 admissions is 4/1 and the application fee is $75.

East Carolina University Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here's an overiew of some of East Carolina University's admissions stats.

East Carolina University 2023 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.3
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 13%
Admissions Test Policy Not optional
Waitlist No

East Carolina University Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for East Carolina University.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No
Early Decision II
Early Action No
Regular Decision Yes 4 1

Want to Apply Early to East Carolina University?

East Carolina University does not offer early decision or early action.

➡️ Discover a list of some competetive colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

More on East Carolina University Admissions

For applicants who are non-residents, getting into East Carolina University is moderately difficult.

Transferring to East Carolina University

It is moderately difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.

For Students Waitlisted to East Carolina University

East Carolina University has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What's Most Important for Getting Into East Carolina University?

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 they consider most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When assembling 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 areas where you stand out.

Admissions Factors at East Carolina University

Wondering what factors are considered by East Carolina University during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Application Essay Very Important
State Residency Very Important
Academic GPA Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
Class Rank Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Volunteer Work Considered
Work Experience Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Considered
First Generation Considered

Make sure to check with East Carolina University for more information on admission factors.

East Carolina University 2022-2023 Application Requirements

To apply to East Carolina University, all applicants must submit the following items. Make sure to check in with East Carolina University's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Transcript(S) of College Record
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Transcript of High School Record
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale) 2.5

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into East Carolina University?

Students admitted to East Carolina University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.3.

Out of all students that were admitted, 44% submitted a class rank. At East Carolina University 13% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 34% were in the top 25% and 69% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At East Carolina University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA 3.07%
3.75 and 3.99 15.16%
3.50 and 3.74 18.55%
3.25 and 3.49 17.86%
3.00 and 3.24 19.45%
2.50 and 2.9 24.4%
2.00 and 2.49 1.51%

This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.

Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to East Carolina University directly.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that highlights your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

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.

More Information on Transferring to East Carolina University

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 July 1.

Transfer students can enroll in East Carolina University during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Winter Term

• Spring Term

• Winter Term

• Summer Term

East Carolina University Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to East Carolina University?

✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to East Carolina University.

Does East Carolina University accept transfer credits?

✅ East Carolina University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. East Carolina University accepts:

• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES

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

✅ East Carolina University accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to East Carolina University?

✅ East Carolina University is not test optional.

What is East Carolina University's acceptance rate?

✅ East Carolina University has an acceptance rate of 92%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at East Carolina University?

❌ East Carolina University does not offer early decision.

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East Carolina University Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


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 92%. This means that the institution accepts 92 out of every 100 applicants.


East Carolina University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Apr 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Jul 1

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to East Carolina University is Apr 1.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to East Carolina University is Jul 1.

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

East Carolina University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

Not available


Math SAT Range

Not available


Reading SAT Range

Not available

East Carolina University GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At East Carolina University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.3. 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.

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

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