University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC)

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University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill can be found in Chapel Hill, NC, a public college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. UNC enrolls about twenty nine thousand students per year.

An ACT or SAT exam may be required before applying to this institution. Scores between 1310 (25th percentile) - 1500 (75th percentile) on the SAT and between 28 (25th percentile) - 33 (75th percentile) for the ACT exam is usually submitted among applicants admitted to University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. We were able to estimate the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) average GPA (3.62 - 3.89) of admitted students by applying sampled GPA data on over 150 schools. Only 23% of applicants are accepted to this school due to the fair number of applicants for enrollment. When applying historical data, we have projected that the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) acceptance rate 2021 will be around 22%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at admissions.unc.edu.

Overall University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020

22.6%

The overall acceptance rate for University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill was reported as 22.6% in Fall 2020 with over 42,500 college applications submitted to UNC. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • UNC ACT Scores: 28 - 33
  • UNC Average GPA: 3.62 - 3.89

How Hard Is It to Get into University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill?

Applicant Selectivity: High

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has a very competitive selection process for applicants, where most students accepted have a higher than average high school GPA and scored in the top percentiles on standardized tests like the SAT or ACT exam.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has been getting lower when compared to averages from previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 26.9%
  • 2017-2018: 24.4%
  • 2018-2019: 22.7%
  • 2019-2020: 22.6%
  • Projected UNC Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 21.9%

How Does University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) Compare?

22.6%
This School
56.7%
National Avg

The acceptance rate for UNC is more than 100% lower than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Duke University7.7%
North Carolina State University at Raleigh45.1%
North Carolina A & T State University58.3%
University of North Carolina at Greensboro82.5%
East Carolina University78.7%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Required
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)

TotalMaleFemale
Applicants42,46540.7%59.3%
Admitted9,61041.1%58.9%
Enrolled4,18239.7%60.3%

Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading650 - 730
Math660 - 770
Total Score1310 - 1500
ACT®Score Range
English28 - 35
Math26 - 32
Composite Score28 - 33
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