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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 Type Public
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 23,847
   Women 10,782 (45.2%)
   Men 13,065 (54.8%)
Graduate Students 9,908
Entrance Difficulty Very difficult
Overall Admission Rate 46% of 25,929 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered Yes
Early Decision Offered No
Regular Admission Deadline January 15
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA 3.72
SAT Math 646 average
600-690 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 617 average
570-660 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 29 average
27-31 range of middle 50%
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests X      
Essay     X  
Extracurricular Activities     X  
Cost of Attendance In-state: $23,039
Out-of-state: $40,558
  Tuition and Fees In-state: $8,880
Out-of-state: $26,399
  Room and Board $10,635
Average Percent of Need Met 79%
Average Freshman Award $13,394
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 1,706
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 6% of classes
10-19 students: 29% of classes
20-29 students: 27% of classes
30-39 students: 14% of classes
40-49 students: 7% of classes
50-99 students: 11% of classes
Over 100 students: 6% of classes
Raleigh Population 423,179
Nearest Metropolitan Area Raleigh-Durham
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 79% of freshmen, 32% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division I
Mascot Wolfpack (Mr. and Mrs. Wuf)
Sororities 19% of women participate
Fraternities 12% of men participate
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.4% American Indian/Alaskan Native
6.2% Asian
6.3% Black/African-American
5.0% Hispanic/Latino
4.0% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
75.0% White
3.0% Unknown
International Students 4.7% from 107 countries
First-Year Students Returning 93.8%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 47.2%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months 64%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly 24.0%