Resources › For Students and Parents North Carolina Central University Admissions SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, Tuition, Graduation Rate & More Share Flipboard Email Print North Carolina Central University School of Education. Jared W. Smith / Flickr For Students and Parents College Admissions College Profiles College Admissions Process College Rankings Choosing A College Application Tips Essay Samples & Tips Testing Graphs College Financial Aid Extracurricular Activities Advanced Placement Homework Help Private School Test Prep College Life Graduate School Business School Law School Distance Learning View More By Allen Grove College Admissions Expert Ph.D., English, University of Pennsylvania M.A., English, University of Pennsylvania B.S., Materials Science & Engineering and Literature, MIT Dr. Allen Grove is an Alfred University English professor and a college admissions expert with 20 years of experience helping students transition to college. our editorial process Facebook Facebook Twitter Twitter Allen Grove Updated October 25, 2017 North Carolina Central University Admissions Overview: With an acceptance rate of 67% in 2016, North Carolina Central University's admissions are not highly competitive. Those interested in applying to the school will need to submit an application (which can be filled out online), scores from the SAT or ACT, and official high school transcripts. If you have any questions about the admissions process, be sure to get in touch with an admissions counselor. Admissions Data (2016): NCCU Acceptance Rate: 67%Test Scores -- 25th / 75th PercentileSAT Critical Reading: 400 / 470SAT Math: 410 / 470SAT Writing: - / -What these SAT numbers meanSAT score comparison for NC public universitiesACT Composite: 17 / 19ACT English: 15 / 19ACT Math: 16 / 19What these ACT numbers meanACT score comparison for NC public universities North Carolina Central University Description: North Carolina Central University first opened its doors in 1910, and today it stands as one of the top-ranked historically black universities in the country. This public university located in Durham, North Carolina, represents an excellent educational value. The university offers bachelor's degrees in over 100 fields, and the school has notable strengths in biology and the health sciences. NCCU's curriculum also places a heavy emphasis on community service. On the athletic front, the NCCU Eagles will compete in the NCAA Division I Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) beginning in July, 2010. Enrollment (2016): Total Enrollment: 8,094 (6,283 undergraduates)Gender Breakdown: 34% Male / 66% Female85% Full-time Costs (2016 - 17): Tuition and Fees: $6,132 (in-state); $18,590 (out-of-state)Books: $1,500 (why so much?)Room and Board: $9,636Other Expenses: $4,267Total Cost: $21,535 (in-state); $33,993 (out-of-state) North Carolina Central University Financial Aid (2015 - 16): Percentage of Students Receiving Aid: 97%Percentage of Students Receiving Types of AidGrants: 87%Loans: 85%Average Amount of AidGrants: $9,481Loans: $6,715 Academic Programs: Most Popular Majors: Biology, Business Administration, Criminal Justice, Family and Consumer Sciences, Nursing, Political Science, Psychology, Public Health Education Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates: First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 81%Transfer Out Rate: 24%4-Year Graduation Rate: 20%6-Year Graduation Rate: 43% intercollegiate Athletic Programs: Men's Sports: Tennis, Football, Golf, Cross Country, Basketball, BaseballWomen's Sports: Volleyball, Tennis, Softball, Basketball, Track and Field Data Source: National Center for Educational Statistics If You Like North Carolina Central University, You May Also Like These Schools: Elizabeth City State University: Profile East Carolina University: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphVirginia State University: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphHoward University: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphHampton University: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphClark Atlanta University: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphSouth Carolina State University: Profile UNC - Wilmington: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphAppalachian State University: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphMorgan State University: Profile UNC - Greensboro: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT Graph North Carolina Central University Mission Statement: mission statement from the official NCCU website: http://www.nccu.edu "North Carolina Central University is a comprehensive university offering programs at the baccalaureate, master's, and selected professional levels. It is the nation's first public liberal arts institution founded for African-Americans. The university upholds a strong liberal arts tradition and a commitment to academic excellence in a diverse educational and cultural environment. It seeks to encourage intellectual productivity and to increase the academic and professional skills of its students and faculty."