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-FCS
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
67%
Application Deadline
August 1
SAT Range
810-940
ACT Range
17-19
Application Fee
$40
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No
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Cost

Net Price
$10,835/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $9,710/ year
  • $30-48k
    $10,999/ year
  • $49-75k
    $14,595/ year
  • $76-110k
    $17,884/ year
  • $110k+
    $18,758/ year

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.72 responses
57%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.72 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
5,247Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
15%
Pell Grant
77%
Varsity Athletes
6%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 29 responses
Report
  • Outgoing
    45%
  • Unique
    31%
  • Active
    17%
  • Energetic
    7%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
51%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.95 responses
Poll
67%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.111 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 50 responses
Report
  • Friendly Atomosphere
    40%
  • Multicultural
    34%
  • Self confident
    20%
  • Pathetic
    4%
  • Exclusive
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$32,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
43%
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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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.
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College is a lot different than high school. You may decide to commute from your home to a local campus. Your freshman experience will definitely make an impression on you. Without doubt, though, the most dramatic freshman year is for those living away from home. What can you expect as you head off into the wonderful world of higher education?

The first thing you’ll notice is the workload. It will be heavier and more intense than you ever experienced before. The major challenges of college work are the large volume of reading, the short deadlines, and the writing, writing, writing. A related effect that can be brought on by the workload is doubt, frustration, and possibly loneliness. You’ll be away from the comforts and friendships your home provided for you over the previous years.
Overall great school! Amazing people and professors. Just a few minor cosmetic changes needed. Campus life is great, students are well rounded.