What do we look for in applicants?

We employ a holistic process of applicant review. Successful applicants:

  • Demonstrate a strong commitment to the mission of UHP
  • Write an essay that demonstrates fit with the UHP mission and fully addresses our prompt
  • Supply detailed, supportive letters of recommendation from at least one teacher
  • Provide a resume that displays potential for success in UHP and follows the format we suggest
  • Provide high school transcripts that demonstrate academic rigor as well as competitive grade point averages (weighted and unweighted)
  • Interview effectively
  • Continuing UNC Charlotte students must have a minimum GPA of 3.4

We are often asked about test score and GPA requirements. We do not have minimum test score requirements. The following represent the average scores of our applicants:

  • Unweighted GPA: 3.75
  • Weighted GPA: 4.54
  • SAT: Due to the change in the SAT, we are providing averages for the old and new versions of the test
    • Old SAT CR+M: 1280
    • New SAT EBRW + M: 1340
  • ACT composite: 29