North Carolina Central University

844 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

844 reviews
  • Excellent
    123
  • Very Good
    269
  • Average
    354
  • Poor
    72
  • Terrible
    26
Athletic Training – The UNC school system's budget was cut and needed to eliminate some programs. NCCU's Athletic Training program was not recommended by the committee to be eliminated. However, our new provost recommened that it be eliminated to the chancellor. After months of meetings and listening forums where students of the Athletic Training Education Program (ATEP) made our voices heard and demonstrated why our program should not be eliminated the chancellor decided against the provost's decision. We now have over 100 freshmen interested in our program. It is highly competetive so we only take a select number of applicants. Yes, you have to apply to the program! This is what makes us unique and keeps up competitive with other universities' programs. It is a very difficult program, as it is a medical profession. However, the knowledge and connections you'll attain are worth every ounce of sweat and every second of lost sleep.
  • College Senior
  • July 18 2012
I went through a misunderstanding with my financial aid. It was kind of a headache! I was told that everything was covered with my finacial aid, except my books, and I would not have to take out any loans. Well, a week and a half into my first semester the school dropped all my classes because they said that I did not have enough money to attend school. Although I actually had the money.After the phone calls from my father to the finacial aid office, the running around collecting signatures from professors, and standing in line everything was fixed. I suggest entering your finacial aid early and also making appointments reguarly with the financial aid office.
  • College Freshman
  • Mar 9 2013
Campus life is what you make of it! If you don't get out there and enjoy the scenery on campus then you won't known what we have to offer. For example we have the art museum on campus, that some students don't know about. There it's quiet and beautiful as the exhibits change ever so often as they feature different artist. We have a pool I haven't been in it only because the time I spend in the Walker complex is usually in the gym or dance studio, but it's rather large and spacious! Great for swimming laps or just swimming with friends. Two floor gym space equipped with everything you need to get a full body work out. There are three libraries on campus the main one being three floors also have a computer lab and there are also other labs in some dorm buildings, and other classroom buildings. Explore campus and know what's out there for yourself.
  • College Sophomore
  • July 28 2013