University of North Carolina at Pembroke (UNCP)

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University of North Carolina at Pembroke can be found in Pembroke, NC, a public college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. UNCP has an enrollment of around 8,000 students.

A SAT or ACT exam may be required before applying to this college. Scores in the range of 930 (25th percentile) to 1080 (75th percentile) on the SAT and in the range of 17 (25th percentile) to 21 (75th percentile) for the ACT exam is typical among applicants that get into UNCP. By applying sampled GPA data from over 150 schools, we are able to estimate that the UNCP average GPA ranges from 2.80 to 3.04 for accepted students. About 80 percent of all students which applied were admitted at UNCP, and from those that were granted acceptance roughly 24 percent continued on to attend. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall UNCP Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for University of North Carolina at Pembroke was reported as 84.9% in Fall 2020 with over 5,600 applications submitted to UNCP. 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

  • UNCP ACT Scores: 17 - 21
  • UNCP Average GPA: 2.80 - 3.04

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

Applicant Selectivity: Low

When considering the average GPA and SAT/ACT scores of students accepted to University of North Carolina at Pembroke and comparing to other schools nationwide, applicant selectivity is lower than most other schools.

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 Pembroke has been getting much higher in the past few years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 73.6%
  • 2017-2018: 80.7%
  • 2018-2019: 81.2%
  • 2019-2020: 84.9%
  • Projected UNCP Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 75.9%

How Does UNCP Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for UNCP is fifty percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Fayetteville State University68.5%
Methodist University63.0%
Francis Marion University68.0%
Coker College63.3%
Campbell University77.7%

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 Recommended
  • 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 UNCP (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading470 - 550
Math460 - 530
Total Score930 - 1080
ACT®Score Range
English15 - 21
Math16 - 22
Composite Score17 - 21
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