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A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Value
    A+
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    A-
  5. Athletics
    A+
  6. Party Scene
    A
  7. Professors
    A
  8. Location
    A-
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    A-
  11. Student Life
    A+
  12. Safety
    B-
North Carolina State University is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FBS
Athletic Conference
Atlantic Coast Conference
Address
2101 Hillsborough Street
Raleigh, NC 27695
Website

North Carolina State University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
48%
Application Deadline
January 15
SAT Range
1170-1350
ACT Range
26-31
Application Fee
$85
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Recommended
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$13,066/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $6,701/ year
  • $30-48k
    $8,747/ year
  • $49-75k
    $13,244/ year
  • $76-110k
    $18,226/ year
  • $110k+
    $20,889/ year
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Academics

Professors
A
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
13:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
78%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.174 responses
61%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.183 responses
53%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.182 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
20,951Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
4%
Pell Grant
19%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 126 responses
Report
  • Diverse
    29%
  • Southern
    17%
  • Unique
    17%
  • Proud
    11%
  • Well-Rounded
    11%
  • Interesting
    5%
  • Driven
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
65%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.218 responses
Poll
81%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.272 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 138 responses
Report
  • Amazing
    21%
  • The Right Choice
    17%
  • Spirited
    17%
  • So helpful, for a big school
    10%
  • More Than Amazing!!!!!!!!
    9%
  • Welcome Home
    8%
  • Lively
    7%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$49,300/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
77%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
National
83%
85%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.134 responses
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North Carolina State University Reviews

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One thing that I love about North Carolina State University is the amount of diversity and school pride here on campus. The people here at State are so welcoming and friendly towards one another that it is easy to find someone to study with, party with, or just become friends with overall. I think NCSU has one of the best engineering and communication programs here on campus and they also have a lot of resources at our libraries and everywhere else on campus. Their database is incredible and the library has so much information for you to refer to when doing research or completing an essay. This University has a strong reputation of academic success as well competitive students, which is makes our school very exciting. Each student is engaged and passionate about something and NC State encourages that each student pursue those goals. I highly recommend NC State as a college to consider in your future!
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Campus overall is a wonderful place. It's a bit spread out but that's on purpose as there's one area devoted to Engineering while there are others focused on Bio&Ag, Design, and Veterinary schools throughout the school. Their physics and chemistry department can be a bit frightening initially, but after a while, it's nothing an average student can't do on their own. Highly recommend it to any one who is interested in becoming an Engineering, Veterinary, or want to be in the Bio&Ag program!
I just finished my first year at NC State and I can say that I chose the right college. At first I wasn’t so sure how I would fit in, but there’s everything for everyone. The students are nice, the faculty are nice, and the campus is so nice! We have almost everything right on campus. We have a nice food court with a good selection and a more options around the campus across the street. However, if I could see something that is change I would say the even more food selections. It can be quite tiring to get at the same food court for the rest of the semester. But overall, I’m satisfy with what they have.