About North Carolina Central University

Founded in 1910, North Carolina Central University. is a Public college. Located in North Carolina, which is a city setting in North Carolina, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 6,283 full time undergraduate students, and 1,811 full time graduate students.

The North Carolina Central University Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 16:1. There are 386 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at North Carolina Central University include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate66%
Application Deadline
Application Fee40
SAT Range810-940
ACT Range17-19

Admissions at NCCU are considered Selective, with ,51% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 13 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

60% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 20% were in the top quarter, and 6% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.

STUDENT LIFE

We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at North Carolina Central University.

0%
“We”re apathetic”
9%
“We know about current events and vote”
82%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
9%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
2%
“We save it for the classroom”
22%
“Sometimes, but not often”
47%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
29%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
16%
“I only go out in groups”
60%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
24%
“I feel extremely safe”
4%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
18%
“We bought the gear”
78%
“We live for the big game”
4%
“It”s not really our thing”
13%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
67%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
16%
“We”re a very artistic group”
11%
“Haven”t met them”
4%
“Available in class”
60%
“They keep regular office hours”
24%
“They”re always available”
0%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
9%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
78%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
13%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
11%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
45%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
25%
“We only party on weekends”
18%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
31%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
42%
“There might be people who do”
20%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
7%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
0%
“We”re apathetic”
9%
“We know about current events and vote”
82%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
9%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
2%
“We save it for the classroom”
22%
“Sometimes, but not often”
47%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
29%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
16%
“I only go out in groups”
60%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
24%
“I feel extremely safe”
4%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
18%
“We bought the gear”
78%
“We live for the big game”
4%
“It”s not really our thing”
13%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
67%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
16%
“We”re a very artistic group”
11%
“Haven”t met them”
4%
“Available in class”
60%
“They keep regular office hours”
24%
“They”re always available”
0%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
9%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
78%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
13%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
11%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
45%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
25%
“We only party on weekends”
18%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
31%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
42%
“There might be people who do”
20%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
7%
“There”s a huge drug scene”

North Carolina Central University REVIEWS

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    114 Students rated on-campus housing 3.2 stars. 15 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    86 Students rated off-campus housing 3.5 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    116 Students rated campus food 3.3 stars. 19 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    120 Students rated campus facilities 3.8 stars. 25 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    121 Students rated class size 4.2 stars. 40 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    120 Students rated school activities 4.1 stars. 43 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    119 Students rated local services 3.9 stars. 35 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    120 Students rated academics 3.9 stars. 39 % gave the school a 5.0.

What's your overall opinion of North Carolina Central University?

54 Students rated North Carolina Central University

Aniaya - 06/22/2022

African-Americans and teenagers who want to make a living and be successful most times agree that they have much to gain by earning a college degree. Most would also agree that being at an HBCU is much more easier and challenging. HBCUs have continually been established to give African-Americans an education as they could not attend other institutions due to segregation laws back in the early 18-1900s. Being at the illustrious North Carolina Central University my opinion this institution is a very family-oriented and calming institution. This University offers a variety of organizations and even gives you a chance to make your own if you feel that there is no organization for you to join. North Carolina Central has an environment that fosters and advertise for better academic achievements and social adjustments, They give the chance for Black African Americans from disadvantaged backgrounds, personalities, religion, and more an opportunity to be who they want and give them a chance to be successful. In my opinion, I believe that this institution is one of the best.

Taniyah - 03/08/2022

The administration and staff are only there for the money. They do not care about the students. They never do their jobs and there has been too many incidents where money has been stolen for personal use. This isn’t a school to attend if you’re really serious about your education. There’s no help for you at all.

Maya

NCCU is a very welcoming school and makes you want to be in everything. The people on campus are fun to be around you just got to find the right people to hang out with. These people really want to help you just have to take advantage of the opportunity.

Jayla

NCCU is a great HBCU, especially for the price. Ultimately, your experience is what you make of it but NCCU offers a lot of opportunities to get involved on campus through SGA, SAB and a multitude of different organizations. One of the biggest complaints lately, though is the lack of listening to the needs of the students.

North Carolina Central University FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at North Carolina Central University?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for North Carolina Central University is 66%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    If I could go back in time I would tell myself first and foremost stay focused, leave the boys alone for a year, and be very observant of the people you call friends. Stay focused because grades are the most important thing in achieving all of your goals in the future. As long as you keep your grades up you will not have any worries so if in the future you want to go to graduate school or join a sorority you won't have to think twice about it. Second leave the boys alone they are nothing but trouble and stress in your young life. Your too pretty to be tied down anyway. The time will come when its right for you and your mature enough to handle a relationship and a 3.75 gpa. And last be observant of who you call your friends. It is so important to have a support system being a freshman. That is why you must make sure your support system has your best interest at heart. A real friend will never put you down in front of others to make themselves feel better. They'll uplift you just like you do them.

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  3. What's unique about your campus?

    Academically the school has reliable resources for the students to gain access towards school work. The professors are very friendly, and allow students to be able to discuss current issues related to our assignments. We have to ability to think about things that can allow us to express ourselves in class.

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  4. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    NCCU has one of the top Nursing programs. That is amaizng to me. Also I beleive that everyone is a family here. We have so much fun when we come together. People are here just for you, just for you to have friened. We are not just a HBCU, but we are a community. We have amazing school pride. I think we are an awesome school.

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  5. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    I really can't afford being here

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  6. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    A person who is jus t going to play around. Aperson who doesn't like small classes or a small college.

    Read all  21 answers
  7. Describe the students at your school.

    My classmates are very interactive.

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  8. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    Where it is located and some of the people who go there are really there for the wrong reason.

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  9. What kind of person should attend this school?

    NCCU is for everyone. There is something to offer anyone who wants to attend. NCCU is a very diverse HBCU. The only thing that everyone has is common is that we came to get a degree.

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  10. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    Very good university but expensive to go

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  11. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    Intellectual. Sports.

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  12. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    The first 4 year College for African American in the United States.

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  13. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    I wish I had known about the financial struggle that I have been through while being at this school. My mother just recently went to jail and my father does not make enough to support the rest of my tuition. I am sadly struggling and I wish I would have known that all of this was going to happen. If I did, I would have signed up for the ROTC program or National Guard to pay for my schooling. "Sometimes you have to do things that you don't want to do, to get to where you need to be."

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  14. What is your overall opinion of this school?

    One thing I would change about central that I find myself on the fence about is the location. On the one hand central is the pinnacle of the community. How many African American kids can say I lived next to or across the street from a university. But on the negative side alot of times the surrounding community affects us more than we affect them. Too often we ( the students) get emails about crime on campus involving non-nccu persons.

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  15. Is the stereotype of students at your school accurate?

    Many of the people I know and are familiar with on campus come from very upstanding homes. We are a student body thats plays hard but studies harder.

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  16. What are the academics like at your school?

    We are known for having one of the best law programs in the country.

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  17. What are the most popular student activities/groups?

    NCCU is not a known for being a party school and for good reason. We manage to have our parties but they are always or for the most part in a structured environment such as a night club or the campus gym.

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  18. What is the stereotype of students at your school?

    That everybody that goes to central is a hood rats or thugs.

    Read all  1 answers

Student Body

Students

66%

female

34%

male

6,283

Total Undergrad Enrollment

1,811

Total Grad Students

20%

Out-Of-State

79%

In-State

1%

International

Organizations

83

Student Organizations

5

Fraternities

4

Sororities

Housing

Yes

On-Campus Housing

33%

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
N/A
% Asian/Pacific Islander
1%
% Black or African-American
79%
% Hispanic/Latino
5%
% White or Caucasian
7%

TUITION & AID

All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

97% of students attending North Carolina Central University receive some sort of financial aid. 77% were awarded federal grants. While 85% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

Cost Out of State

$18,590

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$1,500

Books and Supplies

$9,636

Room and Board

29,726

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$9,710
$30 - $48K
$10,999
$48 - $75K
$14,595
$75 - $110K
$17,884
$110K & UP
$18,758

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