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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B-
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
    B+
  6. Party Scene
    A
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    C
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    C
North Carolina Central is a public university located in Durham, North Carolina in the Raleigh Area. As a historically black college, North Carolina Central has a strong history of and commitment to the education of black Americans. It is a mid-size institution with an enrollment of 5,328 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the North Carolina Central acceptance rate is 47%. Popular majors include Criminal Justice and Safety Studies, Business, and Communications. Graduating 46% of students, North Carolina Central alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $26,800.
1801 Fayetteville Street
Durham, NC 27707
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About North Carolina Central...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FCS
Athletic Conference
Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference

North Carolina Central University Rankings

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North Carolina Central Admissions

Acceptance Rate
47%
Application Deadline
August 1
SAT Range
900-1050
ACT Range
17-20
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

Cost

Net Price
$12,470/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$10,223/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
97%

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
16:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
74%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.72 responses
60%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.82 responses
59%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.82 responses
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Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
9
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
9
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    32%
  • On Campus
    58%
  • Online
    10%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
5,328Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
1,106
Undergrads Over 25
13%
Pell Grant
77%
Varsity Athletes
5%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 37 responses
Report
  • Outgoing
    41%
  • Unique
    27%
  • Active
    16%
  • Energetic
    8%
  • Ignorant
    3%
  • not sure
    3%
  • Outgoing
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
50%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.105 responses
Poll
67%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.121 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 60 responses
Report
  • Friendly Atomosphere
    38%
  • Multicultural
    32%
  • Self confident
    17%
  • Pathetic
    5%
  • Home away from home
    3%
  • Exclusive
    2%
  • Fast-paced
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$32,900/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
46%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
89%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.46 responses
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North Carolina Central University is a very diverse community. The professors that I have had so far have always been very help and show to care for their students. The faculty and staff are all friendly and willing to take time out of their own hands to help others. One thing I would change about Central would be the food. However, the new chick fi la they opened is amazing! There are good places to eat around Durham.
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The illustrious North Carolina Central University is an esteemed historically black college university that roots itself in Truth & Service. NCCU is unlike any other and for me was a home away from home. The campus is beautiful, the education is great, and the sporting and social events are fun & exciting. Likewise, NCCU continuously works to improve on their technology & efforts to enhance the student experience. Overall, this school is the place to be!
I love my HBCU! They are very understanding when it comes to life situations. They welcomed me back and allowed me to show them that I can progress in being me and making myself proud! My professors are awesome, football team is awesome, great dinning services and great activities! Wouldn’t of chose a better school