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.

Website: www.ncsu.edu/

Public
Co-ed
25,199
Undergraduate
Students
(46.6%) 11,738 Women
(53.4%) 13,461 Men
10,280
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Very difficult
Overall Admission Rate
47% of 30,193 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
January 15

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.76
SAT Math
630-710 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
649 average
620-680 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
29 average
27-31 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
In-state: $23,977
Out-of-state: $43,320
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $9,101
Out-of-state: $28,444
Room and Board
$11,078
Average Percent of Need Met
73%
Average Freshman Award
$12,832
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$24,053
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
2,262
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 6% of classes
10-19 students: 32% of classes
20-29 students: 26% of classes
30-39 students: 13% of classes
40-49 students: 8% of classes
50-99 students: 9% of classes
Over 100 students: 6% of classes
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Campus Life

Raleigh Population
423,179
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Raleigh-Durham
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
38% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Wolfpack (Mr. and Mrs. Wuf)
Sororities
17% of women participate
Fraternities
13% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.4% American Indian/Alaskan Native
7.6% Asian
5.8% Black/African-American
5.9% Hispanic/Latino
4.0% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
71.6% White
4.6% Unknown
International Students
3.4% from 105 countries
First-Year Students Returning
93.8%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
54.3%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
70%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
25.0%
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Very Difficult: More than 50% of freshmen were in the top 10% of their high school class and scored over 1230 on the SAT I or over 26 on the ACT; about 60% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is required

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 4  
Science 3  
Foreign Language 2  
Social Studies 1  
History 1  
Academic Electives    

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required February 1
SAT Only Required February 1
ACT Only Required February 1
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT Not used if submitted February 1
SAT Subject Tests Only Not used if submitted
SAT Essay Component Policy Accepted with or without essay component
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: Not used
ACT: Not used

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
 
City, State, Zip
Raleigh, NC 27695
Phone
(919) 515-2434
Fax
(919) 515-5039
E-mail
undergrad-admissions@ncsu.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
January 15
Application Fee
$85
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
March 30
Accept Offer of Admission
By May 1 or within 2 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
November 1
Early Action Notification
January 30

Application Form

Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Recommended for all freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
 
Other
Students applying for studio-based majors must provide a portfolio. Students applying for Professional Golf Management Students must provide a copy of their GHIN/Handicap scores from their local golf facility and a letter of recommendation from their golf coach or a PGA Professional recommended for some freshmen
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
47% of 30,193 applicants were admitted
Women
49% of 14,905 applicants were admitted
Men
44% of 15,288 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
5,339 (38%) of 14,059 admitted students enrolled
Women
2,748 (37%) of 7,353 admitted students enrolled
Men
2,951 (44%) of 6,706 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
61% of 16,572 applicants were admitted
Students Offered Wait List
4,133
Students Accepting Wait List Position
4,127
Students Admitted From Wait List
20

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.76
3.75 and Above
52%
3.50 - 3.74
32%
3.25 - 3.49
13%
3.00 - 3.24
2%
2.50 - 2.99
1%
2.00 - 2.49
 

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
630-710 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
34%
Score of 600 - 700
52%
Score of 500 - 600
13%
Score of 400 - 500
1%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
649 average
620-680 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
19%
Score of 600 - 700
68%
Score of 500 - 600
13%
Score of 400 - 500
1%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
29 average
27-31 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
47%
Score of 24 - 29
51%
Score of 18 - 23
3%
Score of 12 - 17
0%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 48%
Top quarter: 85%
Top half: 99%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
In-state: $23,977
Out-of-state: $43,320
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $9,101
Out-of-state: $28,444
Room and Board
$11,078
Books and Supplies
$1,082
Other Expenses
$2,716
Payment Plans
 

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
financialaid@ncsu.edu
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 1
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning April 1
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 002972
Free

Profile of 2018 - 19 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
4,071 (81.0%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
2,398 (61.7%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
2,355 (98.2%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
542 (22.9%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
73%
Average Award
$12,832
Need-Based Gift
Received by 2,229 (95.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $10,104
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,588 (73.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,261
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 394 (18.4%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
161 (3.6%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $5,811

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
15,503 (69.3%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
10,907 (70.4%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
10,671 (98.1%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
2,299 (22.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
74%
Average Award
$12,946
Need-Based Gift
Received by 10,000 (92.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $9,944
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 7,486 (72.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,056
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 1,253 (12.8%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
1,007 (5.1%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $5,703

Borrowing

2018 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
52%
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$24,053
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
8.0%
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
3.0%

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans
State Loans
Available
Other Loans
College/university loans

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
Academic scholarships

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Agriculture, Architecture, Biological Sciences, Business, Computer Science, Education, Engineering/Technologies, Humanities, Mathematics, Military Science, Physical Sciences, Social Sciences
Number of Awards
4,497
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Cheerleading/Drum Major, Leadership
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Faculty/Staff, Local/State Students
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,725
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Accounting
  • Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering
  • Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations
  • Agricultural Engineering
  • Agricultural Mechanization, General
  • Agricultural Teacher Education
  • Agricultural and Extension Education Services
  • Agriculture, General
  • Agronomy and Crop Science
  • Animal Sciences, General
  • Anthropology
  • Applied Horticulture/Horticulture Operations, General
  • Applied Mathematics, General
  • Architecture
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General
  • Biochemistry
  • Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Botany/Plant Biology
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry, General
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Computer Science
  • Construction Engineering
  • Criminology
  • Design and Visual Communications, General
  • Education, General
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Engineering, General
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Design/Architecture
  • Environmental Engineering Technology/Environmental Technology
  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
  • Fine and Studio Arts Management
  • Food Science
  • Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
  • Forest Management/Forest Resources Management
  • French Language and Literature
  • Genetics, General
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • German Studies
  • Graphic Design
  • History, General
  • Horticultural Science
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Industrial and Product Design
  • International/Global Studies
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Materials Engineering
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Microbiology, General
  • Natural Resources Management and Policy
  • Natural Resources/Conservation, General
  • Nuclear Engineering
  • Nutrition Sciences
  • Oceanography, Chemical and Physical
  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General
  • Philosophy
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Poultry Science
  • Psychology, General
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Sales and Marketing Operations/Marketing and Distribution Teacher Education
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
  • Science Technologies/Technicians, Other
  • Science, Technology and Society
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Soil Sciences, Other
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
  • Statistics, General
  • Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education
  • Textile Sciences and Engineering
  • Turf and Turfgrass Management
  • Women's Studies
  • Wood Science and Wood Products/Pulp and Paper Technology
  • Zoology/Animal Biology
Most Popular Disciplines
Engineering, Business/marketing, Biological/life sciences
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
Business administration, engineering, nursing, agriculture, life sciences, physical sciences, communication, computer science, economics, foreign languages, history, mathematics, education, statistics, textiles
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
Some online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
2,262
Part-Time Faculty
354
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
80%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 6% of classes
10-19 students: 32% of classes
20-29 students: 26% of classes
30-39 students: 13% of classes
40-49 students: 8% of classes
50-99 students: 9% of classes
Over 100 students: 6% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 8% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 26% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 44% of discussion sections/labs
30-39 students: 18% of discussion sections/labs
40-49 students: 3% of discussion sections/labs
50-59 students: 1% of discussion sections/labs
Over 100 students: 1% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
3,923,221
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
3050
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Chemical Engineering, Master of Education, Master of Graphic Design, Master of Integrated Manufacturing Systems, Master of Arts, Master of Fine Arts, Master of Forestry, Master of Industrial Engineering, Master of Art and Design, Master of Microbial Biotechnology, Master of Social Work, Master of Economics, Master of Computer Science, Master of Food Science, Master of Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management, Master of Accounting, Master of Physiology, Master of Nutrition, Master of Business Administration, Master of Civil Engineering, Master of Statistics, Master of Functional Genomics, Master of Science, Master of Biological and Agricultural Engineering, Master of Industrial Design, Master of Operations Research, Master of Financial Mathematics, Master of Nanoengineering, Master of Public Administration, Master of Engineering, Master of Textiles, Master of Sociology, Master of International Studies, Master of Landscape Architecture, Master of Nuclear Engineering, Master of School Administration, Master of Architecture, Master of Manufacturing Systems Engineering

Master's Programs of Study

  • Accounting
  • Agronomy and Soil Sciences
  • Animal Sciences
  • Architecture
  • Atmospheric Sciences
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Economics
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Food Science and Technology
  • Forestry
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Geosciences
  • International Affairs
  • Manufacturing Engineering
  • Marine Sciences
  • Materials Engineering
  • Materials Sciences
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Meteorology
  • Middle School Education
  • Natural Resources
  • Nuclear Engineering
  • Nutrition
  • Oceanography
  • Operations Research
  • Public Administration
  • Recreation and Park Management
  • Special Education
  • Sports Management
  • Statistics
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Travel and Tourism

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Doctor of Education, Doctor of Philosophy

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Agronomy and Soil Sciences
  • Animal Sciences
  • Atmospheric Sciences
  • Biochemistry
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Economics
  • Food Science and Technology
  • Forestry
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Geosciences
  • Marine Sciences
  • Materials Engineering
  • Materials Sciences
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Meteorology
  • Natural Resources
  • Nuclear Engineering
  • Nutrition
  • Oceanography
  • Operations Research
  • Public Administration
  • Recreation and Park Management
  • Sociology
  • Sports Management
  • Statistics
  • Travel and Tourism

Location and Setting


Raleigh Population
423,179
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Raleigh-Durham
Campus Size
2,137 acres

Weather

Temperature
28.8 average low in January, 85 average high in September
Rain
113 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
2 mile(s) from campus in Raleigh
Nearest Train Station
2 mile(s) from campus in Raleigh

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Men only housing, women only housing, coed housing, disabled student housing
Students in College Housing
38% of all students
Housing Requirements
Freshmen are required to live on campus
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
 
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
Assistance in locating off-campus housing is available

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
 

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Wolfpack (Mr. and Mrs. Wuf)
School Colors
Red and white

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x x
Basketball x x x x
Cheerleading x x x x
Cross-Country Running x x x x
Football     x x
Golf x x x x
Gymnastics x x    
Riflery x x x x
Soccer x x x x
Softball x x    
Swimming And Diving x x x x
Tennis x x x x
Track And Field x x x x
Volleyball x x    
Wrestling     x x
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x x
Cheerleading x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Football    
Golf x x
Gymnastics x x
Riflery x x
Soccer x x
Softball x x
Swimming And Diving x x
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball x x
Wrestling    
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball x x
Basketball x x
Cheerleading x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Football x x
Golf x x
Gymnastics    
Riflery x x
Soccer x x
Softball    
Swimming And Diving x x
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball    
Wrestling x x
Women's Club Sports
bowling, crew, equestrian sports, fencing, field hockey, lacrosse, racquetball, rugby, sailing, skiing (downhill), table tennis, ultimate Frisbee, water polo
Men's Club Sports
bowling, crew, equestrian sports, fencing, field hockey, gymnastics, ice hockey, lacrosse, racquetball, rugby, sailing, table tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, water polo

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
badminton, basketball, bowling, football, golf, racquetball, soccer, softball, swimming and diving, table tennis, tennis, track and field, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities, inter-residence council, student alumni association, student wolfpack club, college of education graduate advisory board, american society of mechanical engineers student section
Sororities
17% of women participate
Fraternities
13% of men participate
ROTC
Army ROTC offered on campus, Navy ROTC is offered on campus, Air Force ROTC offered on campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
25,199
Women
11,738 (46.6%)
Men
13,461 (53.4%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
22,317
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.4% American Indian/Alaskan Native
7.6% Asian
5.8% Black/African-American
5.9% Hispanic/Latino
4.0% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
71.6% White
4.6% Unknown
International Students.
3.4% from 105 countries
Average Age
21
All Graduate Students
10,280

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
93.8%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
54.3%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
77.8%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
79.4%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
70%
Average Starting Salary
70%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
25.0%
Disciplines Pursued
Business 3.9%
Engineering 5.46%
Law 1.3%
Theology 0.52%
Dentistry 0.52%
Arts and Sciences 10.4%
Medicine 1.56%
Veterinary Medicine 0.78%
Education 1.56%
Other 0.26%

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