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North Carolina State University Acceptance Rate, Requirements & Admissions Information

Raleigh, NC

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 Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay SAT: Not used
ACT: Not used

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
121 Peele Hall, Campus Box 7103
City, State, Zip
Raleigh, NC 27695
Phone
 
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
5,699 (41%) 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
670 average
630-710 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
Not reported
Score of 500 - 600
Not reported
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported
SAT EBRW
649 average
620-680 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
Not reported
Score of 500 - 600
Not reported
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
29 average
27-31 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
Not reported
Score of 24 - 29
Not reported
Score of 18 - 23
Not reported
Score of 12 - 17
Not reported
Score of 6 - 11
Not reported
Score of 5 or Below
Not reported

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

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