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University of North Carolina

Academic Requirements

Admissions Overview

13.8% (16.9% early)

Acceptance Rate

3.9 - 4.4

Average GPA

1330 - 1500

Average SAT Score

29 - 33

Average ACT Score

GPA Requirements

UNC Chapel Hill does not have a strict minimum GPA requirement for undergraduate admissions. However, admitted students typically have very high GPAs, ranging from 3.9 to 4.4, with an average GPA of 4.0.


Average High School GPA

3.9 - 4.4

25th-7th Percentile

SAT Requirements

UNC Chapel Hill is test optional for the 2024 admissions cycle. UNC Chapel Hill's SAT scores for admitted students range from 1370 - 1500, with an average score of 1440.

Although SAT scores are optional, we recommend that students aim for a good SAT score of at least 1440 to be competitive in the admissions process at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.


Average SAT

1400 - 1500

25th-75th Percentile


Students submitting SAT scores

ACT Requirements

UNC Chapel Hill is test optional for 2024 admissions cycle. UNC's ACT scores for admitted students range from 27 to 36, with an average score of 32.

A good ACT score will still boost your application above the competition and help get you into your dream school. It will allow admissions officers to quickly and objectively compare you to the rest of the applicant pool.


Average ACT

29 - 33

25th-75th Percentile


Students submitting ACT scores

Other Requirements

In addition to choosing one Common Essay prompt, first-year and transfer applicants are required to respond to two UNC-specific short answer prompts.


Make sure you have extracurriculars relating to your area of study and those that show your dedication over time.

Recommendation Letters

UNC Chapel Hill requires one teacher recommendation.

TOEFL, IELTS, Cambridge or Duolingo

Required for international students.

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