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ACT Scores for Admission to State Universities in North Carolina

A Side-by-Side Comparison of College Admissions Data

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If you're wondering if you have the ACT scores you'll need to get into one of North Carolina's public 4-year colleges and universities, here's 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 the state of North Carolina.

Realize, of course, that ACT scores are just one part of the application. The admissions officers in North Carolina will also want to see a strong academic record, a winning essay, meaningful extracurricular activities and good letters of recommendation.

You can also check out these other ACT links:

ACT Comparison Charts: Ivy League | top universities (non-Ivy) | top liberal arts colleges | more top liberal arts | top public universities | top public liberal arts colleges | University of California campuses | Cal State campuses | SUNY campuses | more ACT charts

Data from the National Center for Educational Statistics

North Carolina ACT Scores (mid 50%)
(Learn what these numbers mean)
Composite English Math
25% 75% 25% 75% 25% 75%
Appalachian State 21 27 22 26 22 26
East Carolina 20 24 18 23 19 24
Elizabeth City State 15 18 13 17 15 18
Fayetteville State 15 20 13 19 17 20
NC A&T State 16 21 15 21 16 21
NC Central 15 19 13 18 16 18
NC State 23 28 22 27 24 29
UNC Asheville 22 27 22 28 22 26
UNC Chapel Hill 27 31 26 33 26 32
UNC Charlotte 20 25 19 25 20 25
UNC Greensboro 19 23 18 23 18 24
UNC Pembroke 17 20 14 20 17 21
UNC School of the Arts 19 27 20 29 17 25
UNC Wilmington 22 26 21 27 22 26
Western Carolina 19 24 18 24 18 24
Winston-Salem State 16 20 14 20 16 20
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