North Carolina State University

Raleigh, NC

North Carolina State University

Raleigh, NC

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Tuition & Fees

$9,101

$29,220

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
690
25th
610
75th
720
25th
620
75th
33
25th
25
75th
31
25th
25
75th
32
25th
27
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undergraduateRatios

52%

male

48%

female

14

students

1

faculty

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Selective

46%

acceptance rate

Accepted 14,553
Declined 16,934
Total Received 31,487
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Public

28,869

undergraduate students

11,668

graduate students

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Location

School Facts

Founded in 1887, North Carolina State University is a public land-grant 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.

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Application link Apply online
Public/private Public
Campus enrollment 40,537
Established in 1887
Coeducational Coeducational

Social Networks

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.

  • Campus Setting: Major city

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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
38%
of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
97%
of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
no
Students are not required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

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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

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
690
25th
610
75th
720
25th
620
75th
33
25th
25
75th
31
25th
25
75th
32
25th
27

Admissions Facts

Application fee $85
Other application fee (waived with College Board, ACT, or NACAC waivers)
Admissions interview (required or recommended) Neither
Application deadline (priority deadline) November 1
Application deadline (final deadline) January 15
School has early action program Yes
Early action program application deadline November 1
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required SAT Subject Tests Not used

Selective

46%

acceptance rate

Accepted 14,553
Declined 16,934
Total Received 31,487

Admissions Factors

Required

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
Admission test scores
Secondary School Record
Completion of college-preparatory program

Recommended

Secondary School GPA
Secondary School Rank

Neither required nor recommended

Formal demonstration of competencies
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
Recommendations

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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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Financial Aid

56%

Of undergraduate students
receiving financial aid

$10,175

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $6,535
Room $6,070
Board $4,800
Additional fees $2,566
Books & supplies $1,082
Total $21,053
Average Financial Aid - $10,175
Total with Avg. Aid $10,878

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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Financial Facts

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Financial Aid Office


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

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Varsity Sports

M W
All track combined yes yes
Baseball yes
Basketball yes yes
Football yes
Golf yes yes
Gymnastics yes
Soccer yes yes
Softball yes
Swimming and diving yes yes
Tennis yes yes
Volleyball yes
Wrestling yes

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 Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Atlantic Coast Conference (Division I, Football I-A)

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting. yes yes
Adult and Continuing Education Administration. yes yes
Aerospace, Aeronautical, and Astronautical/Space Engineering, General. yes yes yes
African-American/Black Studies. yes
Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations. yes
Agricultural Business and Management, General. yes
Agricultural Economics. yes
Agricultural Engineering. yes yes yes
Agricultural Mechanization, General. yes
Agricultural Teacher Education. yes
Agricultural and Extension Education Services. yes yes yes
Agricultural and Food Products Processing. yes
Agroecology and Sustainable Agriculture. yes
Agronomy and Crop Science. yes yes yes
Animal Sciences, General. yes yes yes
Animal/Livestock Husbandry and Production. yes
Anthropology, General. yes yes
Applied Horticulture/Horticulture Operations, General. yes
Applied Mathematics, General. yes yes yes
Architectural and Building Sciences/Technology. yes
Architecture. yes
Art History, Criticism and Conservation. yes
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General. yes
Biochemistry. yes yes yes
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering. yes yes yes
Bioinformatics. yes yes
Biology/Biological Sciences, General. yes
Biometry/Biometrics. yes yes
Biotechnology. yes
Botany/Plant Biology. yes yes yes
Business Administration and Management, General. yes yes
Business/Managerial Economics. yes
Chemical Engineering. yes yes yes
Chemistry, General. yes yes yes
Civil Engineering, General. yes yes yes
College Student Counseling and Personnel Services. yes
Computer Engineering, General. yes yes yes
Computer Science. yes yes yes
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications. yes
Construction Engineering. yes
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services. yes yes
Creative Writing. yes
Criminology. yes
Crop Production. yes
Curriculum and Instruction. yes yes
Data Modeling/Warehousing and Database Administration. yes
Design and Visual Communications, General. yes yes
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia. yes
Economics, General. yes yes
Education, General. yes
Education, Other. yes
Educational Administration and Supervision, Other. yes yes
Educational Evaluation and Research. yes
Educational Leadership and Administration, General. yes yes
Educational/Instructional Technology. yes
Electrical and Electronics Engineering. yes yes yes
Elementary Education and Teaching. yes yes
Engineering, General. yes yes
Engineering, Other. yes
Engineering/Industrial Management. yes
English Language and Literature, General. yes yes
English/Language Arts Teacher Education. yes
Entomology. yes yes
Environmental Design/Architecture. yes yes
Environmental Science. yes yes
Environmental Studies. yes
Environmental/Environmental Engineering Technology/Technician. yes
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering. yes yes
Environmental/Natural Resources Management and Policy, General. yes yes
Financial Mathematics. yes
Fine and Studio Arts Management. yes
Food Science. yes yes yes
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General. yes yes
Forest Management/Forest Resources Management. yes
Forestry, General. yes yes
Genetics, General. yes yes yes
Genetics, Other. yes
Genome Sciences/Genomics. yes yes
Geology/Earth Science, General. yes
Graphic Design. yes
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration. yes yes
History, General. yes yes
Horticultural Science. yes yes yes
Human Development and Family Studies, General. yes
Industrial Engineering. yes yes yes
Industrial and Product Design. yes yes
International Relations and Affairs. yes
International/Globalization Studies. yes
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching. yes
Landscape Architecture. yes yes
Landscaping and Groundskeeping. yes
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other. yes
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies. yes yes
Manufacturing Engineering. yes
Materials Engineering. yes yes yes
Mathematics Teacher Education. yes yes yes
Mathematics, General. yes yes yes
Mechanical Engineering. yes yes yes
Microbiology, General. yes yes yes
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other. yes
Natural Resources/Conservation, General. yes yes yes
Nuclear Engineering. yes yes yes
Nutrition Sciences. yes yes yes
Oceanography, Chemical and Physical. yes
Operations Research. yes yes
Organizational Communication, General. yes
Parks, Recreation, and Leisure Facilities Management, General. yes yes yes
Philosophy. yes
Physical Sciences, Other. yes yes
Physics, General. yes yes yes
Physiology, General. yes yes
Plant Pathology/Phytopathology. yes yes
Plant Protection and Integrated Pest Management. yes
Political Science and Government, General. yes
Poultry Science. yes yes
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing. yes
Psychology, General. yes yes yes
Public Administration. yes yes
Public/Applied History. yes yes
Religion/Religious Studies. yes
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education. yes yes yes
Science Technologies/Technicians, Other. yes
Science, Technology and Society. yes
Social Work. yes yes
Sociology, General. yes yes yes
Soil Science and Agronomy, General. yes yes
Special Education and Teaching, General. yes
Speech Communication and Rhetoric. yes
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management. yes
Statistics, General. yes yes yes
Systems Science and Theory. yes yes
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Other. yes
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other. yes yes
Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education. yes yes yes
Textile Sciences and Engineering. yes yes yes
Toxicology. yes yes
Turf and Turfgrass Management. yes yes
Veterinary Sciences/Veterinary Clinical Sciences, General. yes yes
Women's Studies. yes
Wood Science and Wood Products/Pulp and Paper Technology/Technician. yes yes yes
Zoology/Animal Biology. yes yes yes

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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

40,537

total students

88%

in-state

12%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

71%

28,869
students

Female
48%
13,941

Male
52%
14,928

29%

11,668
students

Female
49%
5,702

Male
51%
5,966

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

82%

23,561
students

Female
48%
11,326

Male
52%
12,235

18%

5,308
students

Female
49%
2,615

Male
51%
2,693

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Student Break-down

4%
Nonresident aliens
6%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
7%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
6%
Hispanic/Latino
65%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Enrollment

164

Transfer applicants enrolled

1%

Students are transfer students

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
Essay or personal statement Not Required/Recommended
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Not Required/Recommended
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Not Required/Recommended

Transfer Application Deadline

Fall: February 15

Spring: October 1

Transfer Credits

Maximum transferred

90

semester hours

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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

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