859 reviews
  1. Durham, NC
  2. 4 Year
B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    B+
  6. Party Scene
    A-
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    C
North Carolina Central University is ...
Public, HBCU
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-AA
Athletic Conference
Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference
Address
1801 Fayetteville Street
Durham, NC 27707
Website

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
43%
SAT Scores Range
810-960
ACT Scores Range
17-20
Application Fee
$40
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
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Test Scores and GPA for North Carolina Central University

Cost

Net Price
$9,701/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $8,678/ year
  • $30-48k
    $10,410/ year
  • $49-75k
    $13,585/ year
  • $76-110k
    $16,575/ year
  • $110k+
    $16,769/ year

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
15:1
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.71 responses
56%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.71 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
5,035Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
15%
Pell Grant
79%
Varsity Athletes
7%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 41 responses
Report
  • Black
    32%
  • Outgoing
    32%
  • Unique
    20%
  • Active
    12%
  • Energetic
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
51%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.94 responses
Poll
67%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.110 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 49 responses
Report
  • Friendly Atomosphere
    39%
  • Multicultural
    35%
  • Self confident
    20%
  • Pathetic
    4%
  • Exclusive
    2%

After North Carolina Central University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$31,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
47%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
90%
National
83%
89%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.46 responses

North Carolina Central University Reviews

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I love the diverse community that make up the student body on campus! There are so many people from different towns, states, and even countries! On top of this, each person sports a myriad of interests, classes, and work experience. Students are very ambitious at this campus, which allows you to surround yourself with people who strive to be the very best at whatever they apply themselves to. Ultimately this pushes you to challenge what you know, defend what you believe in, and in the end, make you a better person.
On January 30, 2017 I took a tour of North Carolina Central University in Durham, NC. When I arrived I was automatically struck my the appearance of the campus. My tour guide was extremely kind and useful. The campus is not too big and not too small, it is the right size. I was impressed that the main class buildings were all in the same vicinity which will make it easier to find classes for the new coming students such as myself. North Carolina Central University is a very diverse campus and anyone who decides to further their education their will be highly satisfied.
Here at North Carolina Central is a great school to me. The diversity and leadership that is held here is informative because it gives me more opportunities to explore in the career field I would like to pursue , which is Business Administration with a minor in Finance. This schools shows truth and service for us students here to be actively , well rounded to our community. I'm a well-rounded , self sufficient student here at North Carolina Central University who would like to further my education , get my degree but also be acknowledge for my achievements at the end . Failure is not an option to me , so in order for me to succeed I would have to be dedicate, strong will and overcome any challenges that might come my way here at North Carolina Central University.