North Carolina A&T State University: Acceptance Rate and Admissions Statistics

North Carolina A&T State University

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North Carolina A&T State University is a public, historically black research university with an acceptance rate of 61%. Located in Greensboro, North Carolina and founded in 1891, North Carolina A&T is one of 17 institutions that make up the University of North Carolina System. The university offers 54 undergraduate degrees through it's eight colleges. Among undergraduates, engineering, business, and communications are the most popular majors. High achieving students might consider the Honors Program for a range of benefits including enrichment activities and smaller classes. On the athletic front, the N.C. A&T Aggies compete in the NCAA Division I Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC).

Considering applying to North Carolina A&T? Here are the admissions statistics you should know, including average SAT/ACT scores and GPAs of admitted students.

Acceptance Rate

During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, North Carolina A&T State University had an acceptance rate of 61%. This means that for every 100 students who applied, 61 students were admitted, making North Carolina A&T's admissions process competitive.

Admissions Statistics (2017-18)
Number of Applicants 11,088
Percent Admitted 61%
Percent Admitted Who Enrolled (Yield) 32%

SAT Scores and Requirements

North Carolina A&T requires that all applicants submit either SAT or ACT scores. During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, 75% of admitted students submitted SAT scores.

SAT Range (Admitted Students)
Section 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
ERW 480 560
Math 470 550
ERW=Evidence-Based Reading and Writing

This admissions data tells us that most of North Carolina A&T's admitted students fall within the bottom 29% nationally on the SAT. For the evidence-based reading and writing section, 50% of students admitted to North Carolina A&T scored between 480 and 560, while 25% scored below 480 and 25% scored above 560. On the math section, 50% of admitted students scored between 470 and 550, while 25% scored below 470 and 25% scored above 550. Applicants with a composite SAT score of 1110 or higher will have particularly competitive chances at North Carolina A&T.

Requirements

North Carolina A&T does not require the SAT writing section or SAT Subject tests. Note that A&T participates in the scorechoice program, which means that the admissions office will consider your highest score from each individual section across all SAT test dates.

ACT Scores and Requirements

North Carolina A&T requires that all applicants submit either SAT or ACT scores. During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, 57% of admitted students submitted ACT scores.

ACT Range (Admitted Students)
Section 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
English 15 21
Math 17 22
Composite 17 22

This admissions data tells us that most of North Carolina A&T's admitted students fall within the bottom 33% nationally on the ACT. The middle 50% of students admitted to North Carolina A&T received a composite ACT score between 17 and 22, while 25% scored above 22 and 25% scored below 17.

Requirements

North Carolina A&T does not provide information about the school's ACT policy.

GPA

In 2018, the average high school GPA of North Carolina A&T's incoming freshmen class was 3.61, and 56% of incoming students had average GPAs of 3.5 and above. These results suggest that most successful applicants to North Carolina A&T have primarily A and high B grades.

Self-Reported GPA/SAT/ACT Graph

North Carolina A&T State University Applicants' Self-Reported GPA/SAT/ACT Graph.
North Carolina A&T State University Applicants' Self-Reported GPA/SAT/ACT Graph. Data courtesy of Cappex.

The admissions data in the graph is self-reported by applicants to North Carolina A&T State University. GPAs are unweighted. Find out how you compare to accepted students, see the real-time graph, and calculate your chances of getting in with a free Cappex account.

Admissions Chances

North Carolina A&T State University, which accepts fewer than two-thirds of applicants, has a selective admissions process. If your SAT/ACT scores and GPA fall within the school's average ranges, you have a strong chance of being accepted. However, North Carolina A&T's admissions process is not entirely numerical. The university evaluates the rigor of your high school curriculum, not grades alone.

In the graph above, the blue and green dots represent students who were accepted to North Carolina A&T. You can see that most had unweighted high school GPAs of B- or better, combined SAT scores (ERW+M) of 850 or higher, and ACT composite scores of 15 or higher.

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