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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.

Web Sitewww.ncsu.edu/
Institution TypePublic
CoeducationalYes
Undergraduate Students23,847
   Women10,782 (45.2%)
   Men13,065 (54.8%)
Graduate Students9,908

ADMISSION

Entrance DifficultyVery difficult
Overall Admission Rate46% of 25,929 applicants were admitted
Early Action OfferedYes
Early Decision OfferedNo
Regular Admission DeadlineJanuary 15
Selection of Students
FactorVery ImportantImportantConsideredNot Considered
Academic GPAX
Standardized TestsX
EssayX
Extracurricular ActivitiesX
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA3.72
SAT Math646 average
600-690 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading617 average
570-660 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing589 average
540-630 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite29 average
27-31 range of middle 50%

MONEY MATTERS

Cost of AttendanceIn-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 Met79%
Average Freshman Award$13,394
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
$21,507

ACADEMICS

Academic Calendar SystemSemester
General Education/
Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty
Teaching Undergraduates
1,706
Regular Class Size2-9 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

CAMPUS LIFE

Raleigh Population423,179
Nearest Metropolitan AreaRaleigh-Durham
Freshman Housing GuaranteeFreshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 79% of freshmen, 32% of all students
Athletic ConferencesNCAA Division I
MascotWolfpack (Mr. and Mrs. Wuf)
Sororities19% of women participate
Fraternities 12% of men participate

STUDENTS

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 Students4.7% from 107 countries
First-Year Students Returning93.8%
Students Graduating
Within 4 Years
47.2%
Graduates Offered Full-Time
Employment Within 6 Months
64%
Graduates Pursuing
Advanced Study Directly
24.0%
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CLASS OF 2022 Profile of Students on COLLEGEdata
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  GPA SAT ACT
UW W M ERW  
Average 3.60 4.15 652 642 27
Low 2.40 2.25 430 460 14
High 4.00 5.00 800 790 35
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DID YOU KNOW?

• 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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