University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNC Charlotte)

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University of North Carolina at Charlotte can be found in Charlotte, NC, a public college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. The students enrolled at University of North Carolina at Charlotte number about 26,000 each year, and is one of the largest schools in the state.

Students can submit either the SAT or ACT exam scores at UNC Charlotte. A score in the range of 1450 to 1710 on the SAT exam, or 20 to 25 on the ACT exam is among the 25th - 75th percentile range among accepted students. By applying sampled GPA data from over 150 schools, we are able to estimate that the UNC Charlotte average GPA ranges from 3.13 to 3.38 for accepted students. An estimated 70 percent of all students which applied were admitted at UNC Charlotte, and from those that were granted acceptance around 38 percent continued on to enroll. When applying historical data, we have projected that the UNC Charlotte acceptance rate 2015 will be around 71%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall UNC Charlotte Acceptance Rate - Fall 2012


The overall acceptance rate for University of North Carolina at Charlotte was reported as 68.5% in Fall 2012 with over 13,700 applications submitted to this school. 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 Charlotte SAT Scores: 1450 - 1710
  • UNC Charlotte ACT Scores: 20 - 25
  • UNC Charlotte Average GPA: 3.13 - 3.38

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

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

When determining how difficult it is for students to get into University of North Carolina at Charlotte, ACT/SAT test scores and high school average GPA ranges of accepted students of previous years can help estimate the selectivity of a school.

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 Charlotte has been getting lower when compared to averages from previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2008-2009: 76.5%
  • 2009-2010: 76.2%
  • 2010-2011: 71.5%
  • 2011-2012: 69.6%
  • 2012-2013: 68.5%
  • Projected UNC Charlotte Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 70.8%

How Does UNC Charlotte Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for University of North Carolina at Charlotte is twenty-three percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
University of North Carolina at Greensboro60.0%
North Carolina A & T State University69.6%
Appalachian State University63.2%
University of South Carolina-Columbia60.6%
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill27.6%

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
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2012)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to UNC Charlotte (Fall 2012)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading480 - 560
Math500 - 600
Writing470 - 550
Total Score1450 - 1710
ACT®Score Range
English19 - 24
Math20 - 26
Composite Score20 - 25
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