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North Carolina State University Admissions

NC State admissions is selective with an acceptance rate of 48%. Students that get into NC State have an average SAT score between 1170-1350 or an average ACT score of 26-31. The regular admissions application deadline for NC State is January 15. Interested students can apply for early action, and the NC State early action deadline is October 15.

Admissions Statistics

Acceptance Rate
48%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate
Total Applicants
26,451
SAT Range
1170-1350
SAT Reading
570-660
SAT Math
600-690
Students Submitting SAT
51%
ACT Range
26-31
ACT English
25-32
ACT Math
26-31
ACT Writing
7-8
Students Submitting ACT
54%

Admissions Deadlines

Application Deadline
January 15
Early Decision Deadline
Early Action Deadline
October 15
Offers Early Decision
No
Offers Early Action
Yes
Application Fee
$85
Application Website
Accepts Common App
Yes
Accepts Coalition App
Yes

Admissions Requirements

What Really Matters When Applying
  • High School GPA
    Recommended
  • High School Rank
    Recommended
  • High School Transcript
    Required
  • College Prep Courses
    Required
  • SAT/ACT
    Required
  • Recommendations
    Neither required nor recommended
Poll
61%
of students say the admissions process made them feel like the school cared about them as an applicant.85 responses
Poll
66%
of students feel the admissions process evaluated them individually as a real person, not just a set of numbers.85 responses
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