Admissions Information

The application fee is $75 for applying undergraduate school and $75 for graduate school at East Carolina University. Next table presents general admission information.
General Admission Information
Open Admission PolicyNo
Undergraduate Application Fees$75
Graduate Application Fees$75
Online Application
Calendar SystemSemester
Credits AcceptedDual Credits, Advanced placement (AP) Credits
Degree OfferedBachelor, Post-Bachelor Certificate, Master, Post-Master Certificate, Doctorate (Research), Doctorate (Professional Practice)

Admission Statistics

For the academic year 2019-20, the acceptance rate is 78.72% and the yield is 28.82%. 7,479 men and 11,756 women applied to ECU and 5,766 men and 9,375 women students were accepted. Among them, 1,818 men and 2,546 women were enrolled in the school (Fall 2019). The following table and chart show the admission statistics including the number of applicants, acceptance rate, and yield (also known as enrollment rate).
Acceptance Rate 78.72%77.10%79.75%
Yield 28.82%31.53%27.16%

SAT and ACT Score Distribution

For the academic year 2019-2020, 2,417 students (55% of enrolled) have submitted their SAT scores and 1,917 students (44%) have submitted their ACT scores for seeking degrees. For score submitters, SAT 75th percentile score of Evidence-Based Reading/Writing is 600 and the 25th percentile is 520. The SAT Math score is 590 (75th) and 520 (25th). The submitted ACT composite score is 24 (75th percentile) and 20 (25th percentile).
25th Percentile75th Percentile
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing520600
SAT Math520590
ACT Composite2024
ACT Math1824
ACT English1924
The submitted SAT and ACT scores of admitted students at East Carolina University are relatively low when comparing similar colleges (SAT: 1,151, ACT: 67 - Public Research University (high research activity)).

Application Requirements

It requires to submit High School GPA, High School Rank, High School Record (or Transcript), and Completion of College Preparatory Program to its applicants.The school recommends to submit High School GPA, The next table summarizes the application requirements to apply East Carolina University.
For more admission information such as minimum GPA and deadlines, see its online application page .
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ECU Admission Requirements
High School GPARequired
High School RankNeither required nor recommended
High School Record (or Transcript)Required
Completion of College Preparatory ProgramRecommended
RecommendationsNeither required nor recommended
Formal Demonstration of CompetenciesNeither required nor recommended
Admission Test ScoresRequired
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended

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