Monday, October 2, 2017

ACT Scores for Admission to Public Universities in North Carolina

North Carolina's public universities offer an excellent value, especially for in-state students. The state's many universities vary widely in both selectivity and personality, so be sure to shop around to find the university that is the best match for your credentials, academic interests, and personal preferences.
The table below can help you figure out which universities are on target for your ACT scores.
The table presents a side-by-side comparison of scores for the middle 50% of enrolled students. If your scores fall within or above these ranges, you're on target for admission to one of these public universities in North Carolina.
Realize, of course, that ACT scores are just one part of the application. The most important piece of your application will be a strong academic record. High grades in college preparatory classes will strengthen your application considerably. AP, IB, Honors, and dual enrollment courses can all play a significant roll in the admissions process. At some of the more selective universities, the admissions folks will also want to see a winning essay, meaningful extracurricular activities and good letters of recommendation.
Data from the National Center for Educational Statistics
North Carolina ACT Scores (mid 50%)
(Learn what these numbers mean)
Appalachian State232822282327
East Carolina212420242025
Elizabeth City State171914201619
Fayetteville State172014201619
NC A&T State172115211721
NC Central172015201620
NC State263125312631
UNC Asheville232823292127
UNC Chapel Hill283328342732
UNC Charlotte222520252126
UNC Greensboro202520251925
UNC Pembroke182216211722
UNC School of the Arts212721291926
UNC Wilmington232721272226
Western Carolina202419241924
Winston-Salem State171914191619
See the SAT version of this table