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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collegeType
Public
studentType
Coed
26,505
Undergraduates
13,492
Men - 50.9%
13,014
Women - 49.1%
10,326
Graduate Students
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Entrance Difficulty
Very difficult
Overall Admission Rate
47% of 32,893 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
January 15
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA
3.83
SAT Math
687 average
640-740 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
665 average
630-700 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
30 average
27-32 range of middle 50%
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Cost of Attendance
In-state: $25,711
Out-of-state: $47,452
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $9,128
Out-of-state: $30,869
Room and Board
$12,748
Average Percent of Need Met
78%
Average Freshman Award
$14,699
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$25,086
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Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
1,829
Regular Class Size (Students)
2-9
6%
10-19
32%
20-29
26%
30-39
13%
40-49
8%
50-99
9%
Over 100
6%
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Raleigh Population
474,414
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Raleigh-Durham
Freshman Housing Guarantee
College offers housing to students
Students in College Housing
34% of all students
Mascot
Wolfpack (Mr. and Mrs. Wuf)
Sororities
14% of women participate
Fraternities
11% of men participate
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Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.4%
Asian
8.6%
Black/African-American
6%
Hispanic/Latino
7.6%
Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
4.5%
Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
0.1%
White
70.4%
Unknown
2.4%
International Students
2.7% from 100 countries
First-Year Students Returning
94.3%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
63.9%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
83%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
26.0%
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