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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 5,342 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the North Carolina Central acceptance rate is 67%. Popular majors include Criminal Justice and Safety Studies, Family Studies and Consumer Sciences, and Business. Graduating 43% of students, North Carolina Central alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $25,000.
About North Carolina Central University...
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
$50
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
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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
59%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.75 responses
57%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.75 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
5,342Undergrads
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 32 responses
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  • Outgoing
    44%
  • Unique
    28%
  • Active
    16%
  • Energetic
    6%
  • Outgoing
    3%
  • Stressed
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
50%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.98 responses
Poll
68%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.114 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 53 responses
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  • Friendly Atomosphere
    42%
  • Multicultural
    34%
  • Self confident
    19%
  • 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 really love the environment. I love that there is still little diversity at this college, even though it is a Historically Black College University. I am really hoping that I can graduate! I am needing a scholarship because I am in need of a car for transportation. The car I did have just died on me. It was my dad's car. My father always buys used products and cars and think that it is always the safe thing to do. He gave me the car at 300K miles (with a new motor).
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I love my school! The atmosphere is amazing, although I am a freshman I have met so many amazing people. Being apart of the marching band at Central is a plus because you get to do what you love and be apart of a great organization with amazing people. The teachers challenge you with the work you do, and your advisers push you to do well in your classes and they help you remember the reason you went to college in the first place.
An important point is the community service requirement. I believe there should be more opportunities for students to gain community service hours combined with their classes and possible jobs. Not everyone has the time to gain the necessary hours each semester to reach the graduation goal or more. Majority of the opportunities listed under the NCCU site are for off-campus and adding more on-campus opportunities, even at a lesser hour rate, would be highly beneficial.

Another issue are the money-grabbing set ups. For instance, the bookstore has a great rent program for getting books at a lesser cost (such as on Amazon, etc.). However, instead of just spending the rent amount, the difference in the prices is also put onto a bookstore card that can only be used at the bookstore. Students already have to pay to keep the school running as part of our overall tuition, so there should be some give somewhere in terms of how much we have to pay.