Freshman Profile


The Admissions Funnel

Total Freshman Applications: 3,462
Total Freshman Acceptances: 1,818 (53%)
Enrolled Freshman: 367 (20%)

Academic Profile For First-Time Freshman

Average GPA of enrolled freshman = 3.61
Average New SAT of enrolled freshman = 1066
Average ACT of enrolled freshman = 21.0

The middle 50% of enrolled freshman scored between 950 and 1140 on the SAT
The middle 50% of enrolled freshman scored between 18 and 23 on the ACT
The middle 50% of enrolled freshman had a GPA between 3.19 and 4.06

Class Rank dispersal

Top 10% = 12%
Top 20% = 29%
Top 25% = 37%
Top 33% = 47%
Top 50% = 73%

(85% submitted class rank)

Academic Profile For Presidential Scholars

Average GPA for Presidential Scholars = 4.09
Average SAT for Presidential Scholars = 1209
Average ACT for Presidential Scholars = 24.8
Average Presidential Scholarship Amount = $18,821

Geographic Profile

62% of enrolled freshman are North Carolina residents.
28% of North Carolina residents are from Cumberland County.
States represented: 22
International freshman: 28
International countries represented: 21


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