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North Carolina Central University

Type of school: Public institution
Year founded: 1910
Affiliation: None
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 6,614
Environment: Urban
Endowment: N/A
Admissions Address

1801 Fayetteville Street
Durham, NC 27707



Admissions E-mail



Selectivity: Least Selective
Average high school GPA: 2.7
Send application by: August 6
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Jocelyn L. Foy
Admissions office telephone: (919) 530-6298
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: August 6
Decision sent by: Other
Accept offer by: No set date
Early decision
Not offered
Early action
Not offered Application fee: $30
Is the fee refundable? Yes
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? No
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: No
Applications via E-mail: No
Tuition deposit: N/A
Room deposit: $100 (Nonrefundable)
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Required
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English 4 N/A
Mathematics 4 N/A
Science 3 N/A
Lab 1 N/A
Foreign language 2 N/A
Social studies 2 N/A
History 1 N/A
Academic electives 3 N/A
Total academic units 20 N/A

*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Recommended
Off-campus interview: May not be arranged
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: June 6
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing, ACT without writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: June 6
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
Class rank: Important
Academic GPA: Important
Standardized test scores: Important
Application essay: Considered
Recommendation: Considered
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Considered
Extracurricular activities: Considered
Talent/ability: Considered
Character/personal qualities: Considered
First generation: Considered
Alumni/ae relation: Considered
Geographical residence: Considered
State residency: Considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Not considered
Volunteer work: Not considered
Work experience: Not considered
Level of applicant's interest: Considered
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: Least Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 75%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 75%
Total applicants: 3,057
Total acceptances: 2,296
Total freshman enrollment: 1,021
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: N/A
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision is not available for graphing.

Male applicants: 1,044
Male acceptances: 742
Male freshman enrollment: 354
Female applicants: 2,013
Female acceptances: 1,554
Female freshman enrollment: 667
Out-of-state freshmen: 22%
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: N/A
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: N/A
Students enrolled from waiting list: N/A

 2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 3%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 15%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 49%
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 85%
Average high school GPA: 2.7
First-year students submitting GPA: 92%
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 87%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 380 – 470
Math: 380 – 480
Combined: 760 – 950

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 0.8% 0.2%
600-699 2.4% 3.6%
500-599 12.3% 14.9%
400-499 47.2% 50.8%
300-399 35.1% 28.8%
200-299 2.3% 1.7%

First-year students submitting ACT scores: 21%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: 12 – 18
Math: 15 – 18
Composite: 14 – 18

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 N/A 0.5% N/A
24-29 4.3% 2.9% 5.7%
18-23 26.7% 23.9% 23.9%
12-17 67.1% 53.6% 69.4%
6-11 1.9% 18.7% 1.0%
Below 6 N/A 0.5% N/A


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