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North Carolina A & T State University (NCAT)

1601 E Market St, Greensboro, NC

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NCAT is a public historically black institution located in Greensboro, NC. A majority of historically black colleges and universities (also known as HBCUs) were founded after the civil war to provide newly freed African Americans with educational opportunities. As a land grant institution this school is among larger public institutions in the state of North Carolina. Approximately eleven thousand students enroll at North Carolina A & T State University annually.

A list of some of the more popular programs offered are:

  • Communications And Journalism
  • Liberal Arts And Sciences
  • Engineering
  • Psychology

The admissions process will include the submission of an application, transcripts, and standardized test scores, which are then evaluated by admissions staff. Students may take either the ACT or SAT exam scores to be considered for admissions at NCAT. A score between 1150 - 1420 on the SAT, or 16 - 21 for the ACT is common among accepted students. Roughly 60% of all students that applied were admitted at North Carolina A & T State University, with 54% of those accepted choosing to attend. More information on admissions can be found at ncat.edu.

The tuition at North Carolina A & T State University varies based on the state of residence of the student. In-state residents pay approximately $5,100 per year and out-of-state residents are charged $16,000 per year. Housing may be available for those who wish to live on-campus for a cost of $3,700 each year. Some students at this school may be eligible for financial aid, which is typically offered as grants or student loans.

Athletic programs are available at NCAT through the NCAA, allowing students to participate in intercollegiate sports. Athletic programs offered include:

  • Baseball (NCAA Division I-AA)
  • Basketball (NCAA Division I-AA)
  • Track & Field (NCAA Division I-AA)
  • Football (NCAA Division I-AA)
  • Softball (NCAA Division I-AA)

To see a full list of areas of study, programs, enrollment information, financial aid details, and more, please take a look at the school's website at http://www.ncat.edu.

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Admission Requirements & Details

The admission details below may give an overview of the applicants NCAT accepts. The details may include admissions application requirements and recommendations, SAT/ACT scores of accepted students, as well as any college credits that may be transferred. This information can be used to have a better understanding of your chances of getting accepted to North Carolina A & T State University.

Admission Requirements & Recommendations

  • High School G.P.A. and School Records are Required
  • High School Academic Ranking are Recommended
  • SAT or ACT Test Scores are Required
  • TOEFL for ESL Students are Required

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Admissions Test Scores - SAT Exam, ACT Exam, etc...

SAT ® scores for students that were accepted Fall 2010

 Score Range (25th to 75th Percentile)
SAT ® Critical Reading390 - 480
SAT ® Math410 - 500
SAT ® Writing350 - 440
SAT ® Total Score1150 - 1420

ACT ® scores for students that were accepted Fall 2010

 Score Range (25th to 75th Percentile)
ACT ® English14 - 21
ACT ® Math17 - 22
ACT ® Composite Score16 - 21

Acceptance Rate Table - Chances of Getting Into NCAT

We have provided a table below which represents your chance for admission at North Carolina A & T State University.

 Number (Percentage)
Granted Admissions3,814 (61%)
Accepted Students That Enrolled2,053 (54%)

Student Enrollment

Total enrollment at North Carolina A & T State University is around 11,000 students, where graduate students make up roughly 15% of the student body.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $6,100. To calculate a more personalized cost visit the net price calculator. There is also a $45 application fee for students applying to the school. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Annual tuition estimates are:
    • State Residents: $3,100-$3,700
    • Out-of-State: $14,000-$16,400
  • Charges per unit:
    • In-State: $260-$310 per unit
    • Out-of-State: $1,100-$1,400 per unit

Financial Aid Details

The table listed below helps break down the types of financial aid students receive and the percent receiving aid, as well as the average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid95%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships86%$8,124
Receiving Student Loans83%$5,678

Note: The estimated default rate of students taking federal student loans in 2009 was around 10%.

Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To help students and recent graduates, North Carolina A & T State University may provide student services like:

  • Distance learning
  • Night and weekend classes available
  • Remedial courses
  • Counseling assistance
  • Employing students to lower education costs
  • Helping students find work after graduation

Graduation Rates

The overall graduation rate of NCAT is close to 41%.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years16%
Graduating in 5 Years18%
Graduating in 6 Years6%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Dietetics Program (more info)
  • Music Program (more info)
  • Theatre Program
  • Elementary and Secondary School Teacher Education Program (more info)
  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN) Program (more info)

Intercollegiate Athletics

North Carolina A & T State University is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports belonging to the NCAA Division I-AA classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Baseball (Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference)
  • Basketball (Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference)
  • Track and Field (Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference)
  • Football (Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference)
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Bowling

Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (Ph.D.,M.D.,...)

Communications and Journalism

Liberal Arts and Sciences



Business and Marketing Studies


  • College Student Counseling and Personnel Services (M)
  • Teacher Education and Professional Development (M)
  • Agricultural Teacher Education (B, M)
  • Guidance Counselor (M)
  • Secondary Education (B)
  • Elementary Education (B, M)
  • Secondary School Administration (M)
  • Business Teacher Education (B)
  • Kindergarten and Preschool Education (B)
  • Physical Education (M)
  • Technology Teacher Education Teacher Education (B, M)
  • Educational and Instructional Media Design (M)
  • Music Teacher Education (B)
  • Mathematics Teacher Education (M)
  • Family and Consumer Sciences Teacher Education (B)
  • Art Teacher Education (B)
  • Science Teacher Education
  • Reading Teacher Education

Recreation and Fitness Studies

Health and Clinical Professions

  • Nursing (B)
  • Occupational Health and Industrial Hygiene (B)

Security and Protective Services

Engineering Technology

  • Industrial Technology (B, M)
  • Engineering Technologies (B)
  • Manufacturing Technology

Agriculture Operations

Public Administration and Social Services

Visual and Performing Arts

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Computer and Information Sciences

Social Sciences

English Language and Literature

  • English (B)
  • English Language and Literature, Letters (M)

Family and Consumer Sciences

  • Family and Consumer Sciences (B)
  • Child Development (B)
  • Nutrition and Wellness Studies (B, M)


Physical Sciences

Interdisciplinary Studies

  • Interdisciplinary Studies (D)


  • Landscape Architecture (B)

Mathematics and Statistics

  • Applied Mathematics (B, M)
  • Math (B)

Natural Resources and Conservation

Foreign Languages and Literature

  • Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics (B)

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