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North Carolina State University

Raleigh, NC

North Carolina State, founded in 1887, is a public, comprehensive university. Programs are offered through the Colleges of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Education and Psychology, Engineering, Forest Resources, Humanities and Social Science, Management, Physical and Mathematical Science, Textiles, and Veterinary Medicine, and the School of Design. Its 1,600-acre campus is located in Raleigh.

Institution TypePublic
Undergraduate Students24,473
   Women10,761 (44.0%)
   Men13,712 (56.0%)
Graduate Students9,516


Entrance DifficultyVery difficult
Overall Admission Rate51% of 20,208 applicants were admitted
Early Action OfferedYes
Early Decision OfferedNo
Regular Admission DeadlineJanuary 15
Selection of Students
FactorVery ImportantImportantConsideredNot Considered
Academic GPAX
Standardized TestsX
Extracurricular ActivitiesX
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA3.63
SAT Math641 average
600-680 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading607 average
560-650 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing586 average
540-630 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite28 average
26-31 range of middle 50%


Cost of AttendanceIn-state: $22,358
Out-of-state: $38,709
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $8,581
Out-of-state: $24,932
Room and Board
Average Percent of Need Met81%
Average Freshman Award$13,773
Average Indebtedness of
2011 Graduates


Academic Calendar SystemSemester
General Education/
Core Curriculum
Full-Time Faculty
Teaching Undergraduates
Regular Class Size2-9 students: 5% of classes
10-19 students: 23% of classes
20-29 students: 34% of classes
30-39 students: 14% of classes
40-49 students: 7% of classes
50-99 students: 11% of classes
Over 100 students: 6% of classes


Raleigh Population423,179
Nearest Metropolitan AreaRaleigh-Durham
Freshman Housing GuaranteeFreshmen are given priority consideration for housing
Students in College Housing 76% of freshmen, 32% of all students
Athletic ConferencesNCAA Division I
MascotWolfpack (Mr. and Mrs. Wuf)
Sororities15% of women participate
Fraternities 10% of men participate


Ethnicity of Students from U.S.0.4% American Indian/Alaskan Native
5.7% Asian
6.8% Black/African-American
4.6% Hispanic/Latino
3.6% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
76.1% White
2.7% Unknown
International Students3.5% from 117 countries
First-Year Students Returning93.0%
Students Graduating
Within 4 Years
Graduates Offered Full-Time
Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing
Advanced Study Directly
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CLASS OF 2020 Profile of Students on COLLEGEdata
Interested in This College
Average 3.56 4.14 605 586 567 27
Low 1.85 1.94 240 340 300 13
High 4.00 5.00 800 800 800 36
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• NCSU owns over 103,000 acres of research forests and farms throughout North Carolina.

• In their free time, NCSU students can head to the beach (two hours away) or the ski slopes (three and a half hours away).

• NCSU has received more than 500 patents for beneficial technologies developed by its faculty.

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