Resources › For Students and Parents UNC Charlotte: Acceptance Rate and Admissions Statistics Share Flipboard Email Print photohoo/Getty Images For Students and Parents College Admissions Testing Graphs College Admissions Process College Profiles College Rankings Choosing A College Application Tips Essay Samples & Tips 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 January 20, 2020 The University of North Carolina at Charlotte is a public research university with an acceptance rate of 69%. Located in North Carolina's largest city, UNC Charlotte has grown from a small teacher's college to a large comprehensive university since its founding in 1946. The university is comprised of seven colleges, and undergraduates can choose from over 78 bachelor's degree programs. Preprofessional fields in business and health are among the most popular with undergraduates. On the athletic front, the Charlotte 49ers compete in the NCAA Division I Conference USA (C-USA). Considering applying to UNC Charlotte? Here are the admissions statistics you should know, including average SAT/ACT scores and GPAs of admitted students. Acceptance Rate During the 2018-19 admissions cycle, UNC Charlotte had an acceptance rate of 69%. This means that for every 100 students who applied, 69 students were admitted, making UNC Charlotte's admissions process somewhat competitive. Admissions Statistics (2018-19) Number of Applicants 34,295 Percent Admitted 69% Percent Admitted Who Enrolled (Yield) 37% SAT Scores and Requirements The University of North Carolina at Charlotte requires that all applicants submit either SAT or ACT scores. During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, 65% of admitted students submitted SAT scores. SAT Range (Admitted Students) Section 25th Percentile 75h Percentile ERW 560 630 Math 560 640 ERW=Evidence-Based Reading and Writing This admissions data tells us that most of UNC Charlotte's admitted students fall within the top 35% nationally on the SAT. For the evidence-based reading and writing section, 50% of students admitted to UNC Charlotte scored between 560 and 630, while 25% scored below 560 and 25% scored above 630. On the math section, 50% of admitted students scored between 560 and 640, while 25% scored below 560 and 25% scored above 640. Applicants with a composite SAT score of 1270 or greater will have particularly competitive chances at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Requirements UNC Charlotte does not require the SAT writing section or SAT Subject tests. Note that UNCC 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 UNC Charlotte requires that all applicants submit either SAT or ACT scores. During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, 66% of admitted students submitted ACT scores. ACT Range (Admitted Students) Section 25th Percentile 75th Percentile English 20 25 Math 21 26 Composite 21 26 This admissions data tells us that most of UNC Charlotte's admitted students fall within the top 42% nationally on the ACT. The middle 50% of students admitted to UNCC received a composite ACT score between 21 and 26, while 25% scored above 26 and 25% scored below 21. Requirements Note that UNC Charlotte does not superscore ACT results; your highest composite ACT score will be considered. UNC Charlotte does not require the ACT writing section. GPA In 2018, the middle 50% of UNC Charlotte's incoming class had high school GPAs between 3.2 and 3.7. 25% had a GPA above 3.7, and 25% had a GPA below 3.2.These results suggest that most successful applicants to the University of North Carolina at Charlotte have primarily B grades. Self-Reported GPA/SAT/ACT Graph University of North Carolina at Charlotte Applicants' Self-Reported GPA/SAT/ACT Graph. Data courtesy of Cappex. The admissions data in the graph is self-reported by applicants to the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. 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 The University of North Carolina Charlotte has moderately selectively admissions. Admitted students tend to have grades and standardized test scores that are a little above average. Strong grades in challenging classes and solid SAT/ACT scores will be the most important part of your application. The university does not require an essay or letters or recommendation. Note that Art, Architecture, and Music have additional application requirements such as portfolios and auditions. In the graph above, the blue and green dots represent accepted students. As the data points show, most admitted students had high school grade point averages of "B" or higher, SAT scores of 1000 or higher (ERW+M), and ACT composite scores of 20 or better. Your chances are best if your numbers are a little above this range. Note that there are a few red dots (rejected students) and yellow dots (waitlisted students) mixed in with the green and blue of the graph. This is because the UNC Charlotte admissions process isn't based entirely on grades and test scores. Applicants must have completed the required number of college preparatory courses (four units of English, four units of math, two units of social studies, three units of science, and two units of the same foreign language). The admissions folks will also be looking for students who continue to take the most challenging coursework during their senior year, and successful applicants often complete additional math, science, and language courses. All admissions data has been sourced from the National Center for Education Statistics and the University of North Carolina at Charlotte Undergraduate Admissions Office. How Competitive Is UNC Asheville's Admissions Process? How Competitive Is UNC Greensboro's Admissions Process? How Competitive Is Appalachian State University's Admissions Process? How Competitive Is University of Alabama In Huntsville's Admissions Process? How Competitive Is University of Nebraska's Admissions Process? How Competitive Is Coastal Carolina's Admissions Process? 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