A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    B+
  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-A
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
52%
SAT Scores Range
1160-1330
ACT Scores Range
26-30
Application Fee
$80
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Recommended
Application Website
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Test Scores and GPA for North Carolina State University

Cost

Net Price
$13,579/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $6,451/ year
  • $30-48k
    $8,781/ year
  • $49-75k
    $13,118/ year
  • $76-110k
    $18,157/ year
  • $110k+
    $20,692/ year

Academics

Professors
A
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
16:1
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.173 responses
54%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.172 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
21,402Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
5%
Pell Grant
19%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 116 responses
Report
  • Diverse
    31%
  • Southern
    18%
  • Unique
    17%
  • Proud
    12%
  • Well-Rounded
    8%
  • Interesting
    4%
  • Driven
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
66%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.208 responses
Poll
82%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.262 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 128 responses
Report
  • Amazing
    21%
  • Spirited
    18%
  • The Right Choice
    16%
  • So helpful, for a big school
    10%
  • More Than Amazing!!!!!!!!
    9%
  • Welcome Home
    8%
  • Lively
    8%

After North Carolina State University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$47,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
75%
National
47%
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

North Carolina State University Reviews

2,812 reviews
All Categories
My four years at NC State University were incredible! The student body is diverse, welcoming, and supportive, and the faculty/staff are encouraging and truly want you to succeed. My experience in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences was particularly outstanding - there are numerous opportunities to get involved, make connections, and learn more about potential careers. NC State has excellent facilities, a world-class library, never-ending opportunities for growth and engagement in the community, and more. I could not be more satisfied with my time at NC State, and would highly recommend the university to any college student searching for their next home.
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NC State.. my "dream school" ladies and gentlemen. This was the first school I visited when I began my college search and I loved it. When I went back before officially applying, I still loved it. What turned me away? The admitted students day.

All this school wanted to focus on was statistics. I heard no genuine opinions of the school. What also struck me was that the school avoided the discussion of rape and sexual assault completely. If this isn't the definition of a red flag, then I'm not sure what is. Following this, I went to the panel for incoming engineers. When I tried to bring up the topic, THERE WERE GROANS COMING FROM MY FUTURE CLASSMATES. The girl who "answered" my question could not have been more scripted too.

If you want a school that only cares about statistics and their rankings and who only care for passing their "competition" (although Virginia Tech, Georgia Tech, and Ohio State all rank higher than this school), then congratulations! You found your school!
North Carolina State University is more than a welcoming environment. They provide many family friendly activities. Even the beautiful libraries, such as Hunt, are open to the public at certain times. The research coming from this school is also blooming! So many great inventions were created by students close to my age because they were offered such opportunities. I am excited to go to a university that offers opportunities to research and take what I learn in class to the next level.