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University of North Carolina 2020-2021 Admissions: Acceptance Rate, Requirements, Deadlines, Application Process

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University of North Carolina offers admissions to over 125 undergraduate and graduate courses for its students in the ranging fields of Business Administration and Management, Psychology, Registered Nursing, Public health and Promotion and Elementary education and teaching. It is one of the renowned names in the US Education System and provides an unparalleled MBA program for both applicants in their early career as well as experienced professionals.

During the Fall intake of 2018, a total of 8179 students applied for the university. Out of which about 6871 were selected for the admissions. The table below shows the statistics for Undergraduate admissions FALL 2018,

UNCG FALL 2018Total
Number of students applied8,179
Percent admitted84%
Percent admitted who enrolled44%

As the table states, the acceptance rate of the university is about 84% which makes the entrance difficulty moderately competitive for the students. Some of the salient points regarding admissions at University of North Carolina are as follows:

  • The university opens applications for Fall, Spring or Summer sessions. For Summer, there are actually two sessions Summer 1 and Summer 2 ( which both have different classes)
  • It accepts applications via the Common applications or through their student portal, Spartanlink.
  • Applicants may upload the supporting documents while making the application on the Spartanlink Portal
  • However, students applying for UG courses are recommended to complete the application by July 15.
  • SAT or ACT scores are optional for international students.
  • Minimum GPA required for most of the majors is 2.5
  • Applications for merit scholarship should be filled by December 1.
  • 14,831 USD is the average first year financial aid package offered by the University of North Carolina. About 65% of the students get the package per year.


Application portalSpartanlink and Common application
Application fee65USD
Acceptance rate84%
Average SAT ( Scholastic Assessment Test) score490-570
Average ACT ( American College Testing) score20-25, at an average 23
Mode of paymentCash, personal checks, cashier’s check and money orders.
Academic CalendarSemester-based
Intake SeasonsFall/Spring/Summer
Work experienceRequired for Graduate programs
Financial AidsLoans , Grants, Scholarships,State programs and Veteran Benefits available.
International AdmissionsDirector of International Recruitment |Tel: +1 336-256-1486

Admission deadlines

The institute offers a range of courses for international students which observe different deadlines for their individual intakes. All the students are requested to submit their applications prior to the deadlines for them to be considered for the admission. Any late application will not be entertained by the university. Below are the deadlines for different enrolment seasons:

FallDecember 1(priority)
March 1(regular)
July 15(rolling)
SpringDecember 1
SummerJune 10 (Apply earlier for Summer 1 classes)
FallMarch 1(regular)
July 15(rolling)
SpringDecember 1
SummerJune 10( Earlier for Summer 1 classes)
Former Students
FallAugust 12
SpringDecember 1
SummerJune 10 ( Earlier for Summer 1 classes)
Second Degree-Seeking Students
FallJuly 15
SpringDecember 1
SummerJune 10 (Earlier for Summer 1 classes)

International Students Admissions

University of North Carolina accepts international applicants with the assurance that they have completed their secondary education with all the certificates, degrees or diplomas in original copy of issue to be sent directly to Undergraduate admissions. The university also requires certified copies of all past secondary records. Submit official transcripts from each post secondary institution previously attended. Submit the application through UNCG Spartanlink or Common Application.

The admission process is the same for both International and domestic applicants. However, international applicants need to meet some additional requirements.

How to apply?

Application Portal: Applicants may apply online at the university’s official website. You can submit through the Common application or by submitting the application at Spartanlink.

Application fee: 65 USD (Non-refundable).

Basic Academic Requirements:

  • International applicants must require a minimum GPA of 2.5. A CGPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale is preferable for some courses. 
  • Students are highly recommended to submit their ACT/SAT scores. 
  • Official transcripts from previously attended high school/college, translated in English.
  • Official English language proficiency score report like TOEFL, IELTS, etc.
  • Copy of valid Passport & Visa.
  • Official financial statements verifying adequate funds to cover a student’s expenses for a minimum of one year of academic study.

English Proficiency Test Scores

The following are the English Language test scores the applicants need for the admission process to be considered for enrollment at the organization:

English Language TestMinimum Score
Internet based TOEFL ( Test of English as a Foreign Language)79
IELTS ( International English Language Testing System)6.5
ELS ( English Literacy Society)112 Scorecard

Visa Process for International Students

International applicants can apply for a student visa to study in the USA right after an application letter is issued. Students whose applications have been approved will be issued the I-20 Form. The I-20 form can be obtained via FedEx, once the admissions process is completed.

Students have the submit the following while applying for the visa:

  1. Valid Passport
  2. Visa
  3. Proof of Health Insurance/Verification Form
  4. I-94
  5. Current United States Address and Phone Number
  6. Original I-20
  7. Receipt of 200 USD for I-901 Fee Payment

After the submission of the complete I-20 form, students can schedule an interview with the nearest US embassy.

University of North Carolina Undergraduate admissions

Application Portal: The applications for undergraduate admissions can be submitted through Common Application or UNCG Spartanlink.

Application fee: 65 USD (Non-refundable).

Basic documents required for the application:

  • Authorized high school transcripts translated in English.
  • Official English proficiency score report.
  • ACT/SAT (optional)
  • Copy of valid Passport and Visa documents.
  • Proof of financial support for minimum one academic year.

Supporting documents: 

  • Essay/Statement of purpose (optional but strongly encouraged)
  • Letter of Recommendation (optional)

The students are advised to contact the International admission office with regard to queries related to any additional requirements needed to be fulfilled for their particular course of choice. Students can reach out to the office at their email address.

For transfer students, all the above mentioned documents are required along with the course descriptions to be submitted to the Transfer Articulation Division of the University. Registrar’s Office.

Average SAT/ACT scores required for seeking admission at the institute are as follows:

Average ACT score23
25th percentile ACT score20
75th percentile ACT score25
Average SAT score1105 (Math: 560; Reading: 545)
25th Percentile SAT score1030 (Math: 510; Reading: 520)
75th Percentile SAT score1180 (Math: 580; Reading: 600)

University of North Carolina Graduate Admissions

The institute provides diverse courses for its aspirants across the globe seeking admission at the university to study in the USA that require different academic requirements as per their level and type. However, most of the courses require you to submit the GRE (Graduate Records Examination) scores. GMAT ( Graduate Management Admission Test) is also considered for some courses.

The university offers a long list of graduate courses out of which some of the popular courses are listed with their requirements:

RequirementsInternational M.B.A. Early career professionalInternational M.B.A. Experienced ProfessionalM.S. in Computer ScienceM.S. in AccountingM.A. in Applied Economics
Academic SessionFall, SpringFall, SpringFall, SpringFall, SpringFall, Spring
Work experienceNot Required3+ yearsNot RequiredNot RequiredNot Required
ResumeRequiredRequiredNot RequiredRequiredNot Required
LORRequired (3 letter)Required (3 letters)Not RequiredNot RequiredNot Required
Personal StatementRequiredRequiredNot RequiredRequiredRequired

The documents required for Doctorate courses are Statement of purpose and Research statements. Three letters of recommendation from professors or previous employers are required for the graduate programs.

For admission at the University of North Carolina, students need to focus on their GPAs as well as their specific test scores required by the University. To check the status of your admission application, you can check it at the online application portal, here. Also, all the applicants will be notified by email from the graduate school once admission decision is available to view online. If the student fails to register themselves in the specific time period after the admission decision is out, the admission may be subject to cancellation. So, the applicants are advised to keep a regular check on their application account and their email ids.

Applicants must do a proper check for any additional requirements for the particular course that they are opting for, so as to not have an incomplete application and miss out the chance to get an admission.

UNCG might take several days or weeks to announce an admission decision. The time period to announce the admission decision varies from course to courses. So the applicants are advised to submit their application at least 1 month prior to the start of semester, allowing time for the administration to properly review your application.

The students might also be asked to send some documents by mail. The graduate admission office address is mentioned below:

The Graduate School, UNC Greensboro
241 Mossman Building
1202 Spring Garden Street
Greensboro, NC 27412

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