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ACT Scores for Admission to Top North Carolina Colleges

A Side-by-Side Comparison of College Admissions Data for 15 Top Schools

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Learn what ACT scores you'll need to get into one of the top North Carolina colleges or universities. The side-by-side comparison chart below shows 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 top North Carolina colleges.

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: the Ivy League | top universities | 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

Top North Carolina Colleges ACT Scores (mid 50%)
(Learn what these numbers mean)
Composite English Math
25% 75% 25% 75% 25% 75%
Appalachian State 22 26 21 27 22 26
Davidson College 29 32 - - - -
Duke University 30 34 31 35 30 35
Elon University 25 29 25 31 24 29
Guilford College 21 26 - - - -
High Point University 22 26 21 26 20 26
Meredith College 19 25 19 25 18 24
NC State 23 28 22 28 24 29
Salem College 21 27 21 29 19 26
UNC Asheville 24 28 23 30 23 27
UNC Chapel Hill 27 32 26 33 26 32
UNC School of the Arts 22 26 23 29 22 26
UNC Wilmington 22 27 21 27 22 26
Wake Forest - - - - - -
Warren Wilson 23 28 - - - -
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