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Colleges / The University of North Carolina at Charlotte

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Charlotte, NC 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate80%
Acceptance Rate80%

UNC Charlotte Admissions

If you are planning on applying to UNC Charlotte, the deadline for Fall 2023 admissions is June 1 and the application fee costs $75.

Students who apply to UNC Charlotte for fall should anticipate a decision by November 1.

UNC Charlotte Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here's an overiew of some of UNC Charlotte's admissions stats.

UNC Charlotte 2022 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.6
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 16%
Mean SAT Score 1216
Admissions Test Policy Test Optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 21%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 54%
Waitlist No

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for The University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No –– ––
Early Decision II –– –– ––
Early Action Yes November 1 January 30

Want to Apply Early to UNC Charlotte?

UNC Charlotte does not offer early decision but does offer early action.

🗓️ The Early Action deadline is November 1. UNC Charlotte will release EA admissions decisions no later than January 30.

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

More on The University of North Carolina at Charlotte Admissions

Transferring to The University of North Carolina at Charlotte

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

For Students Waitlisted to UNC Charlotte

UNC Charlotte has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What's Most Important for Getting Into UNC Charlotte?

Colleges consider a range of factors when deciding who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are are 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 admissions factors where you're strong.

Admissions Factors at UNC Charlotte

Curious about the factors that are considered by UNC Charlotte 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
Academic GPA Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
Standardized Test Scores Very Important
Character/Personal Qualities Considered
Geographical Residence Considered
Work Experience Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Considered
Application Essay Considered
Recommendation(s) Considered
State Residency Considered
Talent/Ability Considered

Make sure to check with UNC Charlotte for more information on admission factors.

UNC Charlotte 2022-2023 Application Requirements

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

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Transcript(S) of College Record
Standardized Test Scores
Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale) 2.0
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into UNC Charlotte?

Students admitted to UNC Charlotte have an average unweighted GPA of 3.6.

Out of all students that were admitted, 50.99% submitted a class rank. At UNC Charlotte 16% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 46% were in the top 25% and 83% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At The University of North Carolina at Charlotte, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA 5.55%
3.75 and 3.99 26.31%
3.50 and 3.74 31.5%
3.25 and 3.49 23.9%
3.00 and 3.24 10.38%
2.50 and 2.9 2.17%
2.00 and 2.49 0.17%

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 UNC Charlotte directly.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects 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

UNC Charlotte looks at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.

UNC Charlotte is a test optional school. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2022, 21% of UNC Charlotte's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 54% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for UNC Charlotte?

To be competitive with other UNC Charlotte applicants, you should aim to earn between 1140 and 1300 (or higher!) on the SAT. At UNC Charlotte 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1300 and 25% of scored lower than 1140, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a UNC Charlotte student is 1216.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of UNC Charlotte students scored 670 or higher and 75% of students scored 560 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of UNC Charlotte students scored 650 or higher, and 75% scored a 560 or higher.

What is a Good ACT Score for UNC Charlotte?

To be most competitive at UNC Charlotte, you should strive to earn between 21 and 26 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 26 means you fall in the 75th percentile for UNC Charlotte's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 26, and three out of four students scored lower than 26 on the ACT.

A 21 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for UNC Charlotte students. Only one out of every four students scored below 21.

Want To Bring Up Your ACT Score? Access ACT practice tests and study tips and see upcoming ACT test dates.

More Information on Transferring to The University of North Carolina at Charlotte

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to UNC Charlotte. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

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:

• CLEP subject tests

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

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

Do I have to submit test scores to UNC Charlotte?

❌ No, UNC Charlotte is test optional, so you can make the call whether to send your ACT or SAT scores. If your scores are higher than the school's average, you may want to send them. If your scores are average or below average, you may want not want to include them in your application.

What is UNC Charlotte's acceptance rate?

✅ The acceptance rate for UNC Charlotte is 80%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at UNC Charlotte?

❌ UNC Charlotte does not offer early decision.

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UNC Charlotte Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


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.


UNC Charlotte Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Jun 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

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

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to UNC Charlotte is Continuous processing.

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

UNC Charlotte SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1140 - 1300


Math SAT Range

560 - 670


Reading SAT Range

560 - 650

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1300 and Above


1140 to 1300


1140 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for UNC Charlotte students is 1216. Applicants with SAT scores of 1300 and above have a good chance of being admitted to UNC Charlotte, while applicants with SAT scores between 1140 to 1300 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1140 have a low chance of being offered a spot at UNC Charlotte.

UNC Charlotte GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At UNC Charlotte, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.57. 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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