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 30,000 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 1120 to 1290 on the SAT exam, or 22 to 26 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 3.23 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 26 percent continued on to enroll. When applying historical data, we have projected that the UNC Charlotte acceptance rate 2021 will be around 61%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall UNC Charlotte Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for University of North Carolina at Charlotte was reported as 65.0% in Fall 2020 with over 21,900 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 ACT Scores: 22 - 26
  • UNC Charlotte Average GPA: 3.23 - 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 slowly getting higher over the past years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 62.0%
  • 2017-2018: 65.8%
  • 2018-2019: 66.8%
  • 2019-2020: 65.0%
  • Projected UNC Charlotte Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 60.7%

How Does UNC Charlotte Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for University of North Carolina at Charlotte is fifteen percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
University of North Carolina at Greensboro82.5%
North Carolina A & T State University58.3%
Appalachian State University76.8%
University of South Carolina-Columbia68.7%
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill22.6%

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 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to UNC Charlotte (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading560 - 640
Math560 - 650
Total Score1120 - 1290
ACT®Score Range
English20 - 26
Math22 - 27
Composite Score22 - 26
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