North Carolina State University -- Raleigh

Raleigh, NC

North Carolina State University--Raleigh, founded in 1887, is a public, comprehensive research university and the largest university in the state. Programs are offered through the Colleges of Agriculture & Life Sciences, Design, Education, Engineering, Humanities & Social Sciences, Management, Natural Resources, Sciences, Textiles, and Veterinary Medicine. Its 2,137-acre campus is located in Raleigh, the state capital.

North Carolina State University -- Raleigh

Raleigh, NC

Tuition & Fees

$9,101

$29,220

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
24%
600-699
65%
500-599
10%
400-499
1%
700-800
40%
600-699
50%
500-599
10%
700-800
7%
600-699
38%
500-599
47%
400-499
8%
30-36
49%
24-29
47%
18-23
4%
30-36
49%
24-29
38%
18-23
12%
12-17
1%
30-36
34%
24-29
57%
18-23
9%
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undergraduateRatios

52%

male

48%

female

1

teacher

14

students

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Selective

44%

acceptance rate

Accepted 13,902
Declined + 17,093
Total Received 30,995
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Public

25,973

undergraduate students

10,331

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Business Administration
  2. Biological Sciences
  3. Mechanical Engineering
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Codes

SAT 5496
ACT 3164

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Location

School Facts

North Carolina State University--Raleigh, founded in 1887, is a public, comprehensive research university and the largest university in the state. Programs are offered through the Colleges of Agriculture & Life Sciences, Design, Education, Engineering, Humanities & Social Sciences, Management, Natural Resources, Sciences, Textiles, and Veterinary Medicine. Its 2,137-acre campus is located in Raleigh, the state capital.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 36,304
Established in 1887
Coeducational Coeducational College, Became Coeducational College
Accredited by •  AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
•  ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.)
•  APA (American Psychological Association)
•  AVMA (American Veterinary Medical Association)
•  CACREP (Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs)
•  CAEP (Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation)
•  CSWE (Council on Social Work Education)
•  NAAB (National Architectural Accrediting Board)
•  NASAD (National Association of Schools of Art and Design)
•  NASPAA (National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration)
•  SACS (Southern Assn. of Colleges and Schools)
•  SAF (Society of American Foresters)

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Raleigh, NC

2137-acre urban campus in Raleigh (population: 464,758). Served by air, bus, and train. School operates transportation around campus and to surrounding apartments and neighborhoods. Public transportation serves campus.

North Carolina State University — Raleigh
20 Watauga Club Drive
Raleigh, NC 27695

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
38%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
97%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

Greek Life

 
29 fraternities 11% of male students
 
20 sororities 15% of female students
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
50%
Top 1/4
86%
Top 1/2
99%
Bottom 1/2
1%
Bottom 1/4
0%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
24%
600-699
65%
500-599
10%
400-499
1%
700-800
40%
600-699
50%
500-599
10%
700-800
7%
600-699
38%
500-599
47%
400-499
8%
30-36
49%
24-29
47%
18-23
4%
30-36
49%
24-29
38%
18-23
12%
12-17
1%
30-36
34%
24-29
57%
18-23
9%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $85
(waived with College Board, ACT, or NACAC waivers)
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline November 1 (priority deadline)
January 15
School has early decision program no
School has early action program yes
Early action program application deadline November 1
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Neither
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Not used
SAT or ACT Required

Selective

44%

acceptance rate

Accepted 13,902
Declined + 17,093
Total Received 30,995

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Class rank
Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Geographical residence
Minority affiliation
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
State residency
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Interview
Religious affiliation/commitment

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Admissions Contact

Jon Westover
Director of Undergraduate Admissions
P: 919 515-2434
F: 919 515-5039
undergrad-admissions@ncsu.edu

Financial Aid

75%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$13,488

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $6,535
Room $6,768
Board $4,833
Additional fees $2,566
Books & supplies $1,082
Total $21,784
Average Financial Aid - $13,488
Total with Avg. Aid $8,296

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $23,556,025
State $18,514,210
Institutional $57,684,997
Other external $4,381,916
Total $104,137,148

Non-need-based

Federal $10,851
State $1,062,589
Institutional $10,160,301
Other external $6,129,453
Total $17,363,194
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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Office

P: 919 515-2421
F: 919 515-8422
studentservices@ncsu.edu

Financial Aid Officer

Krista Ringler
Director of Financial Aid
krista_ringler@ncsu.edu

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Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cheerleading
cross-country
diving
football
golf
gymnastics
riflery
soccer
softball
swimming
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball
wrestling

Club Sports - Men's

aikido, ballroom dance, baseball, basketball, bass fishing, Bhakti yoga, bowling, clogging, cross country/track, cycling, dance, equestrian sports, fencing, golf, gymnastics, ice hockey, judo, lacrosse, paintball, racquetball, rowing, rugby, sailing, skateboarding, skiing/snowboarding, soccer, swimming, table tennis, tennis, triathlon, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, water polo

Club Sports - Women's

aikido, ballroom dance, basketball, bass fishing, bowling, cheerleading, clogging, cross country/track, cycling, dance, equestrian sports, fencing, golf, gymnastics, ice hockey, lacrosse, paintball, racquetball, rowing, rugby, sailing, skateboarding, skiing/snowboarding, soccer, softball, swimming, table tennis, tennis, triathlon, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, water polo

Intramural/Recreational Sports

badminton, basketball, cricket, disc golf, dodgeball, flag football, goal ball, kickball, pool battleship, pool volleyball, sand volleyball, soccer, softball, tae kwon do, team handball, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

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Athletic Directors

Boo Corrigan (men's)
Director Of Athletics
email

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Atlantic Coast Conference (Division I, Football I-A)
Mascot
Wolf
School colors
red and white

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Adult/Community College Education
Aerospace Engineering
Agribusiness Management
Agricultural Business Management
Agricultural Education
Agricultural Science
Agricultural/Extension Education
Agroecology/Sustainable Food Systems
Analytics
Animal Science
Animal Science/Poultry Science
Anthropology
Applied Mathematics
Architecture
Art/Design
Arts Studies
Biochemistry
Bioinformatics
Biological Engineering
Biological Sciences
Biological/Agricultural Engineering
Biological/Agricultural Engineering Technology
Biology
Biomanufacturing
Biomathematics
Biomedical Engineering
Bioprocessing Science
Business Administration
Chemical Engineering
Chemistry
Civil Engineering
Climate Change/Society
Clinical Mental Health Counseling
College Counseling/Student Development
Communication
Communication/Rhetoric/Digital Media
Community College Leadership
Comparative Biomedical Sciences
Computer Engineering
Computer Networking
Computer Science
Construction Engineering
Counseling/Counselor Education
Creative Writing
Criminology
Crop Science
Crop/Soil Sciences
Curriculum/Instruction
Curriculum/Instruction/Curriculum/Developmental Supervision
Curriculum/Instruction/New Literacies/Global Learning
Design
Design Studies
Digital Learning Teaching
Digital Learning/Teaching
Economics
Education/General Studies
Educational Administration/Supervision
Educational Leadership/Policy/Human Development
Educational Research/Policy Analysis
Electric Power Systems Engineering
Electrical Engineering
Elementary Education
Engineering
English
Entomology
Environmental Assessment
Environmental Design in Architecture
Environmental Engineering
Environmental Sciences
Environmental Technology/Management
Fashion/Textile Design
Fashion/Textile Management
Fiber/Polymer Science
Field Crops Technology
Financial Mathematics
Fisheries/Wildlife/Conservation Biology
Food Science
Foreign Languages/Literatures
Forest Biomaterials
Forest Management
Forestry
Forestry/Environmental Resources
Functional Genomics
General Agriculture
Genetics
Geology
Geospatial Analytics
Geospatial Information Science/Technology
Graphic Design
Higher Education Administration
History
Horticultural Business Management
Horticultural Science
Horticultural Science Management
Industrial Design
Industrial Engineering
Integrated Manufacturing Systems Engineering
Interdisciplinary Studies
International Studies
Landscape Architecture
Leadership in the Public Sector
Learning Design/Technology
Learning/Teaching in STEM
Liberal Studies
Livestock/Poultry Management
Management
Marine Sciences
Marine/Earth/Atmospheric Sciences
Material Science Engineering
Materials Science/Engineering
Mathematics
Mathematics Education
Mechanical Engineering
Meteorology
Microbial Biotechnology
Microbiology
Middle Grades Education
Nanoengineering
Natural Resources
Nuclear Engineering
Nutrition
Nutrition Sciences
Operations Research
Paper Science/Engineering
Parks/Recreation/Tourism Management
Parks/Recreation/Tourism/Sport Management
Philosophy
Physics
Physiology
Plant Biology
Plant Pathology
Plant/Soil Sciences
Political Science
Polymer/Color Chemistry
Poultry Science
Professional Golf Management
Psychology
Public Administration
Public History
Religious Studies
School Administration
School Counseling
Science Education
Science/Technology/Engineering/Mathematics Education
Science/Technology/Society
Social Work
Sociology
Soil Science
Special Education
Specialized Veterinary Medicine
Sport Management
Statistics
Supply Chain Engineering/Management
Sustainable Materials/Technology
Teacher Education/Learning Sciences
Teaching
Technical Communication
Technology Education
Technology/Engineering/Design Education
Textile Chemistry
Textile Engineering
Textile Technology
Textile Technology/Management
Textiles
Toxicology
Training/Development
Turfgrass Management
Turfgrass Science
Veterinary Medicine
Youth/Family/Community Sciences
Zoology
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Business Administration
  2. Biological Sciences
  3. Mechanical Engineering

Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Self-designed majors

Cooperative Education Programs

  • Agriculture
  • Art
  • Business
  • Computer Science
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Health Professions
  • Humanities
  • Natural Science
  • Social/Behavioral Science
  • Technologies

Pre-professional Programs

  • Other
  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-optometry
  • Pre-pharmacy
  • Pre-veterinary science

36,304

total students

91%

in-state

9%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

72%

25,973
students

Female
48%
12,340

Male
52%
13,633

28%

10,331
students

Female
48%
4,950

Male
52%
5,381

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

87%

22,820
students

Female
48%
10,945

Male
52%
11,875

13%

3,153
students

Female
45%
1,395

Male
55%
1,758

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Student Break-down

3%
Nonresident aliens
5%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
7%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
6%
Hispanic/Latino
64%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
4%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

42%

Transfer applicants accepted

72%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements High School GPA: 2.00
College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Recommended of All
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Not Required/Recommended
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Not Required/Recommended
Essay or personal statement Not Required/Recommended

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: February 15

Spring: October 1

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

90

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Military
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Math

Career placement services

  • Career/job search classes
  • Co-op education
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Other
  • Resume assistance

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

82%

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Other
  • Placement service
  • Women's Center

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Special transportation
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 103
Countries most often represented Canada
China
India
Saudi Arabia
South Korea
Vietnam
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
English lab
Host family program
International student center
Other
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Jeong Powell
Director, International Admissions
919 515-2434
jcpowell@ncsu.edu

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Lists & Rankings

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