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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 20
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 30
Application Form
Common ApplicationAccepted, supplemental forms required
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 Rate28% of 28,437 applicants were admitted
   Women27% of 16,801 applicants were admitted
   Men28% of 11,636 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled4,298 (55%) of 7,847 admitted students enrolled
   Women2,504 (55%) of 4,553 admitted students enrolled
   Men1,794 (54%) of 3,294 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate 
Early Action Admission Rate39% of 13150 applicants were admitted
Students Offered Wait List 2,986
Students Accepting Wait List Position 1,433
Students Admitted From Wait List 194
Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)
Average GPA4.53
3.75 and Above96%
3.50 - 3.742%
3.25 - 3.491%
3.00 - 3.241%
2.50 - 2.99 
2.00 - 2.49 
SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen
SAT Math658 average
610-710 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
32%
Score of 600 - 700
50%
Score of 500 - 600
16%
Score of 400 - 500
2%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT Critical Reading642 average
590-690 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
25%
Score of 600 - 700
50%
Score of 500 - 600
22%
Score of 400 - 500
4%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT Writing635 average
580-690 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
24%
Score of 600 - 700
46%
Score of 500 - 600
26%
Score of 400 - 500
4%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen
ACT Composite29 average
27-32 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
49%
Score of 24 - 29
43%
Score of 18 - 23
7%
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: 79%
Top quarter: 97%
Top half: 99%
Bottom half: 1%
National Merit Scholar2%
Valedictorian5%
Class PresidentNot reported
Student Government OfficerNot reported
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CLASS OF 2018 Profile of Students on COLLEGEdata
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  GPA SAT ACT
UW W M CR W  
Average 3.69 4.22 651 632 636 29
Low 2.00 2.40 360 380 320 16
High 4.00 5.00 800 800 800 36
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