North Carolina Central University

845 reviews
  1. Durham, NC
  2. 4 Year
B-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    B+
  6. Party Scene
    A-
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    C
North Carolina Central University is ...
Public, HBCU
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-AA
Athletic Conference
Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference
Address
1801 Fayetteville Street
Durham, NC 27707
Website

North Carolina Central University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
43%
SAT Range
810-960
ACT Range
17-20
Application Fee
$40
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required

Cost

Net Price
$9,701/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $8,678/ year
  • $30-48k
    $10,410/ year
  • $49-75k
    $13,585/ year
  • $76-110k
    $16,575/ year
  • $110k+
    $16,769/ year

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
15:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
74%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.72 responses
58%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.71 responses
56%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.71 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
5,035Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
15%
Pell Grant
79%
Varsity Athletes
7%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 41 responses
Report
  • Black
    32%
  • Outgoing
    32%
  • Unique
    20%
  • Active
    12%
  • Energetic
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
51%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.94 responses
Poll
67%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.110 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 49 responses
Report
  • Friendly Atomosphere
    39%
  • Multicultural
    35%
  • Self confident
    20%
  • Pathetic
    4%
  • Exclusive
    2%

After North Carolina Central University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$31,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
47%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
90%
National
83%
89%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.46 responses

Reviews

845 reviews
  • Excellent
    123
  • Very Good
    270
  • Average
    354
  • Poor
    72
  • Terrible
    26
Here at North Carolina Central is a great school to me. The diversity and leadership that is held here is informative because it gives me more opportunities to explore in the career field I would like to pursue , which is Business Administration with a minor in Finance. This schools shows truth and service for us students here to be actively , well rounded to our community. I'm a well-rounded , self sufficient student here at North Carolina Central University who would like to further my education , get my degree but also be acknowledge for my achievements at the end . Failure is not an option to me , so in order for me to succeed I would have to be dedicate, strong will and overcome any challenges that might come my way here at North Carolina Central University.
  • Freshman
  • 25 days ago
I love my HBCU! NCCU is a great school. A lot of the reviews here are very negative, but I promise it is a great institution. The professors are great, and the overall atmosphere is enjoyable. I would choose it all over again. We are a very traditional and respectable school.
  • College Freshman
  • 3 months ago
My HBCU has introduced me to a very different atmosphere than back home in D.C. I love the many ethnic backgrounds the university posess. My instructors were all easy to communicate with during my first semester of North Carolina Central University. My overall favorite wuality of this University is the family-oriented attitudes display through both the scholars and instructors. I absolutely love my HBCU!
  • College Freshman
  • 11 months ago