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University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Chapel Hill, NC

FRESHMAN ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Entrance Difficulty
Very Difficult: More than 50% of freshmen were in the top 10% of their high school class and scored over 1230 on the SAT I or over 26 on the ACT; about 60% or fewer of all applicants accepted.
High School Preparation
High School GraduationHigh school diploma required and GED is not accepted
High School ProgramCollege preparatory program is required
High School Units Required or Recommended
SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English4 
Mathematics4 
Science3 
Foreign Language2 
Social Studies1 
History1 
Academic Electives1 
Examinations
ExamScores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACTRequiredJanuary 31
SAT Only  
ACT Only  
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT  
SAT Subject Tests Only 
ACT Writing Test PolicyWriting component required
Use of SAT/ACT EssaySAT: Used for admission
ACT: Used for admission

APPLYING FOR ADMISSION

Admissions Office
Address 
City, State, ZipChapel Hill, NC  27599
Phone(919) 966-3621
Fax 
E-mailunchelp@admissions.unc.edu
Application Dates and Fees
Regular Admission DeadlineJanuary 10
Application Fee$80
Application Fee WaiverAvailable
Regular Admission NotificationMarch 31
Accept Offer of AdmissionMay 1
Waiting List UsedYes
Defer AdmissionStudent can defer admission
Transfer AdmissionTransfer applications accepted
Early Admission
Early Decision OfferedNo
Early Decision Deadline 
Early Decision Notification 
Early Action OfferedYes
Early Action DeadlineOctober 15
Early Action NotificationJanuary 31
Application Form
Common ApplicationAccepted
Universal College ApplicationNot accepted
Electronic Application Available
Other Application Requirements
InterviewNot required
Essay or Personal
Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters of
Recommendation
1 required for all freshmen
OtherCounselor's statement required for freshmen
Financial NeedFinancial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

SELECTION OF STUDENTS

FactorVery ImportantImportantConsideredNot Considered
Rigor of Secondary School RecordX
Academic GPAX
Standardized TestsX
Class RankX
RecommendationsX
EssayX
InterviewX
Level of Applicant's InterestX
Extracurricular ActivitiesX
Volunteer WorkX
Particular
Talent/Ability
X
Character/Personal QualitiesX
First Generation to Attend CollegeX
State ResidencyX
Geographic ResidenceX
Relation with AlumnusX
Religious Affiliation/ CommitmentX
EthnicityX
Work ExperienceX

PROFILE OF FALL ADMISSION

Overall Admission Rate27% of 30,835 applicants were admitted
   Women26% of 18,361 applicants were admitted
   Men27% of 12,474 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled4,411 (54%) of 8,243 admitted students enrolled
   Women2,616 (54%) of 4,853 admitted students enrolled
   Men1,795 (53%) of 3,390 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate 
Early Action Admission Rate38% of 15201 applicants were admitted
Students Offered Wait List 2,445
Students Accepting Wait List Position 1,191
Students Admitted From Wait List 384
Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)
Average GPA4.56
3.75 and Above97%
3.50 - 3.742%
3.25 - 3.491%
3.00 - 3.24 
2.50 - 2.99 
2.00 - 2.49 
SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen
SAT Math657 average
610-710 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
30%
Score of 600 - 700
49%
Score of 500 - 600
19%
Score of 400 - 500
2%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT Critical Reading644 average
590-700 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
27%
Score of 600 - 700
47%
Score of 500 - 600
24%
Score of 400 - 500
3%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT Writing639 average
590-690 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
24%
Score of 600 - 700
47%
Score of 500 - 600
24%
Score of 400 - 500
4%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen
ACT Composite29 average
26-31 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
43%
Score of 24 - 29
48%
Score of 18 - 23
8%
Score of 12 - 17
0%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%
Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
High School Class RankTop tenth: 78%
Top quarter: 96%
Top half: 99%
Bottom half: 1%
National Merit Scholar1%
Valedictorian5%
Class PresidentNot reported
Student Government OfficerNot reported
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CLASS OF 2019 Profile of Students on COLLEGEdata
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  GPA SAT ACT
UW W M CR W  
Average 3.69 4.24 644 632 633 29
Low 2.16 2.50 400 420 350 16
High 4.00 5.00 800 800 800 36
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