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

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

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 2012

 Score Range (25th to 75th Percentile)
SAT ® Critical Reading400 - 480
SAT ® Math420 - 500
SAT ® Writing390 - 470
SAT ® Total Score1210 - 1450

ACT ® scores for students that were accepted Fall 2012

 Score Range (25th to 75th Percentile)
ACT ® English15 - 21
ACT ® Math16 - 23
ACT ® Composite Score17 - 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 Admissions3,120 (70%)
Accepted Students That Enrolled1,849 (59%)

Student Enrollment

Total enrollment at North Carolina A & T State University is around 11,000 students, where graduate students make up roughly 14% 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

  • Tuition estimates per year:
    • State Residents: $3,300-$3,900
    • Out-of-State: $16,000-$19,240
  • Part-time students are charged:
    • State Residents: $140-$160 per credit unit
    • Nonresidents: $670-$800 per credit 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 2012 was around 14.8%.

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 43%.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years16%
Graduating in 5 Years19%
Graduating in 6 Years8%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

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

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 (PhD,...)

Agriculture Operations


Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Business and Marketing Studies

Communications and Journalism

Computer and Information Sciences



Engineering Technology

English Language and Literature

Family and Consumer Sciences

Health and Clinical Professions


Interdisciplinary Studies

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Mathematics and Statistics

Natural Resources and Conservation

Physical Sciences


Public Administration and Social Services

Recreation and Fitness Studies

Security and Protective Services

Social Sciences

Visual and Performing Arts

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