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College Information

UNC Minimum Requirements
  • 2.5 weighted cumulative GPA
  • 880 SAT or 17 ACT
These are minimum REQUIREMENTS to attend a Public 4-year School in North Carolina. Please find more information on the UNC system requirements here.
So, what to do if you do not meet these requirements and you want to attend college? Please consider private colleges, community colleges, or out-of-state options.
CFNC is an excellent resource to assist students with test preparation, exploring careers, and planning/paying for college. Create a CFNC.org account. Through this account, you can search and apply to North Carolina colleges.
CFNC also provides a full listing of each college's admissions deadlines! Click here to see a full list of North Carolina schools and application information for each institution.
Common Application
When applying for college, check to see if your school of interest accepts applications through the Common App. If multiple schools on your list are on the Common App portal, there is no need to repeat your applicant details for each individual college. Enter your information one time and use it to apply to multiple schools. Come see Mrs. Rabb if you need help setting up your account! (Juniors are also able to set up Common App accounts to begin exploring the application but should not submit any applications to colleges until Senior year.)
College Visits
It's never too early to start visiting colleges and universities to get a better understanding of which schools may be the best "fit" for you. Remember, juniors and seniors are permitted 2 college visit days with prior approval from a counselor and Administrator. Pick up a form in the front office and come see a counselor to talk more about visiting schools!
College Admissions Criteria
  Weighted GPA Mid-Range SAT Mid-Range ACT
Public Universities   (CR + M) (Composite)
Appalachian State University 3.94–4.48 1120-1290 23–28
East Carolina University 3.8 1070-1190 19 - 24
Elizabeth City State University 3.2 not reported 17-21
Fayetteville State University 3.3 880-1010 17-20
North Carolina A&T State University 3.61 1040 20
North Carolina Central University 3.2 958 18
North Carolina State University 4.59 1320 29
UNC Asheville 3.4 1080-1260 22-27
UNC Chapel Hill 4.6 1310-1480 28-33
UNC Charlotte 3.8-4.5 1130-1280 22-27
UNC Greensboro 3.89 1030-1210 24
UNC Pembroke 3.48 910-1070 18-21
UNC Wilmington 3.91-4.48 1190-1290 23-27
UNC School of the Arts 3.7 1080-1290 22-28
Western Carolina University 3.8 1100-1120 22
Winston Salem State University 3 880-1010 17-19

*Admissions criteria for private colleges coming soon*
High School
 Amy Parris
High School
College Advisor:
 Meaghan Rabb