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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.

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Institution TypePublic
Undergraduate Students24,536
   Women10,775 (43.9%)
   Men13,761 (56.1%)
Graduate Students9,473


Entrance DifficultyVery difficult
Overall Admission Rate47% of 21,616 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 GPA4.42
SAT Math639 average
590-680 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading604 average
560-640 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing585 average
540-630 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite28 average
26-30 range of middle 50%


Cost of AttendanceIn-state: $20,500
Out-of-state: $35,755
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $8,296
Out-of-state: $23,551
Room and Board
Average Percent of Need Met81%
Average Freshman Award$12,880
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: 15% of classes
40-49 students: 6% of classes
50-99 students: 11% of classes
Over 100 students: 6% of classes


Raleigh Population423,179
Nearest Metropolitan Area 
Freshman Housing GuaranteeFreshmen are given priority consideration for housing
Students in College Housing77% of freshmen, 27% of all students
Athletic ConferencesNCAA Division I
MascotWolfpack (Mr. and Mrs. Wuf)
Sororities14% of women participate
Fraternities11% of men participate


Ethnicity of Students from U.S.0.5% American Indian/Alaskan Native
5.4% Asian
7.1% Black/African-American
4.4% Hispanic/Latino
3.2% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
77.2% White
2.2% Unknown
International Students2.5% from 67 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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Average 3.49 4.06 608 583 570 26
Low 2.00 2.25 320 390 250 16
High 4.00 5.00 800 800 790 35
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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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