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

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.71 responses
56%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.71 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 28 responses
Report
  • Outgoing
    46%
  • Unique
    29%
  • Active
    18%
  • Energetic
    7%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
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 College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$31,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
43%
National
49%
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
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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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Overall great school! Amazing people and professors. Just a few minor cosmetic changes needed. Campus life is great, students are well rounded.
I love that my university upholds truth and service and also educational excellence. My experience here has had its ups and downs, that's with any school, however I have always had access to resources to help me through my day to day!