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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
NC State is a highly rated public university located in Raleigh, North Carolina. It is a large institution with an enrollment of 21,384 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the NC State acceptance rate is 51%. Popular majors include Business, Biology, and Engineering. Graduating 79% of students, NC State alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $41,200.
About North Carolina State University...
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
51%
Application Deadline
January 15
SAT Range
1230-1390
ACT Range
26-31
Application Fee
$85
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Recommended
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$13,442/ 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
$10,998/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
69%

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.194 responses
53%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.193 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
21,384Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
2,766
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 137 responses
Report
  • Diverse
    27%
  • Unique
    15%
  • Southern
    15%
  • Proud
    12%
  • Well-Rounded
    12%
  • Interesting
    5%
  • Driven
    5%

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.229 responses
Poll
81%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.283 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 149 responses
Report
  • Amazing
    19%
  • The Right Choice
    19%
  • Spirited
    15%
  • So helpful, for a big school
    10%
  • Welcome Home
    9%
  • More Than Amazing!!!!!!!!
    9%
  • Lively
    7%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$52,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
79%
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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NC State, like any other university, has its pros and cons. The beautiful bricks, the scenic view from the top floor of Hill, and amazing ice cream are all wonderful aspects of being a part of the Pack. NCSU will certainly leave you with some good memories. But, it will also leave you with some bad ones too.
If you plan on entering the College of Engineering, just remember that this is the most popular college. Engineering is one of the most (if not the most) popular major NC State is known for. Due to this, the program is very rigorous and you may not feel or receive the support that you need. Sometimes, you will feel like you are just a number. But, when you hit rock bottom (possibly by making your first C in your academic career, failing to CODA into the College of Engineering, or failing an exam that you spent hours upon hours studying for) know that you can get back up!
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I love that NC State has the academic programs I am looking for close to home. The campus is beautiful and the dorm rooms are a decent size. There are many options for dining on campus and the howling cow is amazing. The student center is a great place to meet people and even study on the upper levels. The tunnel of expression is an inspiration to all. With all the wonderful opportunities that Raleigh has to offer, the educational experience at NC State cannot be beat!
I like the atmosphere of NC State. There are a lot of people and a lot of diversity on campus. There are constantly campus wide events happening so you can always meet new people and have a lot of fun in between classes! I wish they would do a bit better with housing though and trying to put people with similar majors in dorms together. I live in Syme and I am an engineering major and I am the only one in the whole building, so I wish I was put in a dorm with more engineering majors.