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The Class of 2016

The Class of ’16

  • 29,507 applied for admission
  • 7,855, or 26.6 percent, were admitted
  •  3,928, or 50 percent, are expected to enroll
  •  56.8 percent female, 41.4 percent male
  •  17.7 percent of those enrolling are the first in their families to go to college
  •  1938: average SAT score (perfect is 2400); section averages: 644 critical reading, 659 math and 1304 critical reading and math combined
  •  Admitted freshmen come from 97 N.C. counties, 43 states  and 29 other countries

 Of those who reported their graduating class ranks:

  • 43.1 percent were in the top 10
  • 12.6 percent were first or second
  • 78.8 percent were in the top 10 percent

Source: Preliminary numbers as of mid-August, from the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.


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