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North Carolina State University
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  • 4 Year
  • RALEIGH, NC

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We encourage you to connect with our staff by phone, email or a one-on-one virtual meeting. To speak with an admissions officer call 919-515-2434, Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. ET, email us at undergrad-admissions@ncsu.edu or schedule a virtual appointment. Learn More

Report Card

grade A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade A
  2. Value
    grade A+
  3. Diversity
    grade A minus
  4. Campus
    grade A minus
  5. Athletics
    grade A
  6. Party Scene
    grade A minus
  7. Professors
    grade A
  8. Location
    grade A minus
  9. Dorms
    grade B
  10. Campus Food
    grade A minus
  11. Student Life
    grade A+
  12. Safety
    grade B minus

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NC State is a highly rated public university located in Raleigh, North Carolina. It is a large institution with an enrollment of 22,820 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the NC State acceptance rate is 45%. Popular majors include Business, Biology, and Engineering. Graduating 82% of students, NC State alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $41,200.

About

2101 HILLSBOROUGH STREET
RALEIGH, NC 27695
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FBS
Athletic Conference
Atlantic Coast Conference

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.

NCSU Admissions

Acceptance Rate
45%
Application Deadline
January 15
SAT Range
1250-1420
ACT Range
27-32
Application Fee
$85
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Recommended
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$14,958 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$10,351 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
68%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade A
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
14:1
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. 204 responses
54%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 203 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
1
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
1
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    41%
  • On Campus
    56%
  • Online
    3%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
22,820 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
3,153
Undergrads Over 25
3%
Pell Grant
18%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 146 responses
  • Diverse
    28%
  • Southern
    15%
  • Unique
    14%
  • Well-Rounded
    12%
  • Proud
    12%
  • Friendly
    5%
  • Driven
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
No data available  
Poll
66%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join. 239 responses
Poll
82%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life. 293 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 159 responses
  • Amazing
    20%
  • The Right Choice
    19%
  • Spirited
    15%
  • So helpful, for a big school
    9%
  • More Than Amazing!!!!!!!!
    9%
  • Welcome Home
    9%
  • Lively
    7%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$52,500 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
82%
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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