Universities and colleges compete for NC students

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GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Hundreds of potential college students had the opportunity to shop around for schools at the Greensboro Coliseum Tuesday night during College Day.

More than 120 colleges showcased what they had to offer area students in hopes to interest them in enrolling. 

"If they're looking for a top tiered business school, our's is ranked third in the nation," explained Sean Mattio, with UNC Chapel Hill. 

In-state and out-of-state schools are stepping up their game competing for North Carolina students. 

Last year UNC Chapel Hill received 5,000 more applications than the previous year. 

"Typically each year we get more out-of-state students that apply than in state students," said Mattio.

The University of Alabama has recently devoted more resources to recruit North Carolina students. 

"We've had so much growth from North Carolina we've added a second recruiter out of Raleigh," said Amanda Dworksky, with the University of Alabama. 

The university has even increased the lucrative incentives in hopes to attract more students. 

"Well it's a full-tuition scholarship that's based on the out-of-state tuition,” explained Dworksky.

The students who qualify must have an ACT score of 32, or a 1400 math and reading combination score on the SAT. Students must have also maintained a 3.5 GPA

The application deadline varies for each school.  The majority of the deadlines are near the beginning of the year.

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