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University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Acceptance Rate, Requirements & Admissions Information

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 Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is not accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is required

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 4  
Science 3  
Foreign Language 2  
Social Studies 1  
History 1  
Academic Electives 1  

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required January 31
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only Considered if submitted
SAT Essay Component Policy Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay Not reported

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
153A Country Club Road
City, State, Zip
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
Phone
 
Fax
 
E-mail
unchelp@admissions.unc.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
January 15
Application Fee
$85
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
March 31
Accept Offer of Admission
May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
October 15
Early Action Notification
January 31

Application Form

Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
1 required for all freshmen
Other
Counselor's statement required for freshmen
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
23% of 42,466 applicants were admitted
Women
22% of 25,173 applicants were admitted
Men
23% of 17,293 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
4,474 (47%) of 9,608 admitted students enrolled
Women
2,659 (47%) of 5,655 admitted students enrolled
Men
1,815 (46%) of 3,953 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
28% of 28,322 applicants were admitted
Students Offered Wait List
5,572
Students Accepting Wait List Position
3,717
Students Admitted From Wait List
156

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
4.39
3.75 and Above
96%
3.50 - 3.74
1%
3.25 - 3.49
1%
3.00 - 3.24
1%
2.50 - 2.99
1%
2.00 - 2.49
 

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
695 average
650-760 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
51.7%
Score of 600 - 700
37.9%
Score of 500 - 600
10.1%
Score of 400 - 500
.3%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
684 average
650-730 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
47.2%
Score of 600 - 700
44.8%
Score of 500 - 600
7.8%
Score of 400 - 500
.3%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
30 average
27-33 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
57.5%
Score of 24 - 29
34.7%
Score of 18 - 23
7.4%
Score of 12 - 17
.4%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 78%
Top quarter: 95%
Top half: 99%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
6%
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

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