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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
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

  Weighted GPA Mid-Range SAT Mid-Range ACT
Private Universities   (CR + M) (Composite)
Barton College 3.2 950-1140 18-23
Belmont Abbey College 3.09 980-1190 18-24
Brevard College 3.1 930-1110 17-22
Cabarrus College of Health Science not reported 1040-1180 20-24
Campbell University 3.86 1110 22
Catawba College 3.11 - 4.04 990 - 1180 19-24
Chowan University 2.25-3.25 880 16
Davidson College 4 1290-1450 29-33
Duke University not reported 1490-1560 33-35
Elon University 3.97 1240 27
Gardner-Webb University 3.72 1010 22
Greensboro College 3.4 880-1100 16-22
Guilford College 3.2 900-1140 22
High Point University 3.3 (unweighted) 1220 26
Johnson & Wales University 3.2 1000-1200 19-23
Lees-McRae College 3.5 840-1060 18-23
Lenoir-Rhyne University 3.3 960-1170 18-23
Louisburg College (2 yr Jr. College) 2.5 880-920 16-18
Mars Hill University 3.39 1010 19
Meredith College 3.9 1040-1190 20-26
Methodist University 3.61 950-1140 18-23
Montreat College 3 1080 21
NC Wesleyan College 3.2 870-1060 16-21
Pfeiffer University 3.25-3.7 910-1100 16-22
Queens University 3.7 1010 - 1180 21 - 26
St. Andrews University 3.1 890-1050 16-21
Salem College 3.8 not reported 21-28
University of Mount Olive 2.8 950 15-20
Wake Forest University not reported 1260-1440 28-32
Warren Wilson College 3.6 1070-1310 21-28
William Peace University 3.4 930-1110 17-23
Wingate University 3.4 1010-1200 20-25
High School
Counselor:
 Amy Parris
 
High School
College Advisor:
 Meaghan Rabb