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University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Admissions

UNC admissions is very selective with an acceptance rate of 23%. Students that get into UNC have an average SAT score between 1270-1480 or an average ACT score of 29-33. The regular admissions application deadline for UNC is January 15. Interested students can apply for early action, and the UNC early action deadline is October 15.

Admissions Statistics

Acceptance Rate
23%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate
Total Applicants
41,939
SAT Range
1270-1480
SAT Reading
630-720
SAT Math
640-760
Students Submitting SAT
44%
ACT Range
29-33
ACT English
29-35
ACT Math
27-32
ACT Writing
8-9
Students Submitting ACT
58%

Admissions Deadlines

Application Deadline
January 15
Early Decision Deadline
Early Action Deadline
October 15
Offers Early Decision
No
Offers Early Action
Yes
Application Fee
$85
Application Website
Accepts Common App
Yes
Accepts Coalition App
Yes

Admissions Requirements

What Really Matters When Applying
  • High School GPA
    Required
  • High School Rank
    Recommended
  • High School Transcript
    Required
  • College Prep Courses
    Required
  • SAT/ACT
    Considered but not required
  • Recommendations
    Required
Poll
72%
of students say the admissions process made them feel like the school cared about them as an applicant.65 responses
Poll
80%
of students feel the admissions process evaluated them individually as a real person, not just a set of numbers.65 responses
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