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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 Students24,833
   Women10,825 (43.6%)
   Men14,008 (56.4%)
Graduate Students9,507


Entrance DifficultyVery difficult
Overall Admission Rate50% of 20,435 applicants were admitted
Early Action OfferedYes
Early Decision OfferedNo
Regular Admission DeadlineFebruary 1
Selection of Students
FactorVery ImportantImportantConsideredNot Considered
Academic GPAX
Standardized TestsX
Extracurricular ActivitiesX
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA4.37
SAT Math627 average
580-670 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading591 average
550-630 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing572 average
520-620 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite27 average
24-29 range of middle 50%


Cost of AttendanceIn-state: $19,519
Out-of-state: $32,974
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $8,055
Out-of-state: $21,510
Room and Board
Average Percent of Need Met86%
Average Freshman Award$12,846
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: 18% of classes
20-29 students: 29% of classes
30-39 students: 15% of classes
40-49 students: 9% of classes
50-59 students: 14% of classes
Over 100 students: 8% of classes


Raleigh Population251,000
Nearest Metropolitan Area 
Freshman Housing GuaranteeFreshmen are given priority consideration for housing
Students in College Housing78% of freshmen, 32% 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
5.2% Asian
7.9% Black/African-American
4.3% Hispanic/Latino
2.6% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
76.6% White
3.0% Unknown
International Students2.5% from 67 countries
First-Year Students Returning92.0%
Students Graduating
Within 4 Years
Graduates Offered Full-Time
Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing
Advanced Study Directly
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Interested in This College
Average 3.51 4.09 605 579 567 26
Low 1.59 2.00 340 340 350 16
High 4.00 5.00 800 760 790 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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