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C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Value
    B-
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
    A-
  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 5,363 undergraduate students. The North Carolina Central acceptance rate is 83%. Popular majors include Criminal Justice and Safety Studies, Family Studies and Consumer Sciences, and Business. Graduating 44% of students, North Carolina Central alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $26,800.
About North Carolina Central University...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FBS
Athletic Conference
Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference
Address
1801 Fayetteville Street
Durham, NC 27707
Website
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North Carolina Central University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
83%
Application Deadline
August 1
SAT Range
900-1030
ACT Range
17-20
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

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Cost

Net Price
$12,687/ 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
$9,222/ 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
58%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.77 responses
58%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.77 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
5,363Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
992
Undergrads Over 25
13%
Pell Grant
75%
Varsity Athletes
6%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 34 responses
Report
  • Outgoing
    41%
  • Unique
    26%
  • Active
    15%
  • Energetic
    6%
  • Diverse
    3%
  • Ignorant
    3%
  • Outgoing
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
50%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.100 responses
Poll
67%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.116 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 55 responses
Report
  • Friendly Atomosphere
    40%
  • Multicultural
    35%
  • Self confident
    18%
  • Pathetic
    5%
  • Exclusive
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$32,900/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
44%
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 Reviews

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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!
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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
I am enjoying my experience. The orientation program was fun and very informative. The orientation leaders are well trained on campus history and hospitality. I was greeted by many friendly faces and experienced the beautiful campus. When I look around my campus, I feel safe knowing security officers and blue boxes everywhere. When looking from the dorm, class, or even the cafeteria there is always at least one security box. There are many dining options on campus and I enjoy the diverse range of food options. The only negative aspect is the old dorms.