Elizabeth City State University Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More

Elizabeth City State University
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Elizabeth City State University Admissions Overview:

With an acceptance rate of 57%, students interested in attending Elizabeth City State University have a decent chance of being admitted. Students with a GPA above 2.5 and average SAT or ACT scores will be on target to get in. To apply, prospective students will need to complete and send in an application form—applications are accepted for both the fall and spring semesters.

Additional materials include high school transcripts and scores from either the SAT or ACT.

Admissions Data (2016):

Elizabeth City State University Description:

Elizabeth City State University is a four-year, public university in Elizabeth City, North Carolina. This historically black university supports its nearly 3,000 students with a student/faculty ratio of 15:1. ECSU boasts 37 baccalaureate degrees and 4 master’s degrees, and is especially proud of its aviation and pharmacy programs. Student life includes over 50 student clubs and organizations as well as a fraternity and sorority system.

On the athletic front, the ECSU Vikings compete in the NCAA Division II Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) with nine sports including football, baseball, volleyball, cheerleading, bowling, and golf. ECSU has ranked second among the Top Public Baccalaureate Colleges in the South and eleventh among Historically Black Colleges and Universities in "America's Best Colleges" by U.S. News & World Report.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 1,357 (1,310 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 44% Male / 56% Female
  • 91% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $4,889 (in-state); $17,860 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $362 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $7,479
  • Other Expenses: $1,000
  • Total Cost: $13,730 (in-state); $26,701 (out-of-state)

Elizabeth City State University Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 97%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 95%
    • Loans: 73%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $10,067
    • Loans: $5,461

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Biology, Business Administration, Criminal Justice, English, Physical Education, Social Work, Sociology

Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 68%
  • Transfer Out Rate: 21%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 16%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 37%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Basketball, Track and Field, Cross Country, Golf, Football
  • Women's Sports: Bowling, Basketball, Volleyball, Softball, Track and Field, Tennis, Cross Country

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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