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NC State is a public graduate school in Raleigh, North Carolina. It has a large graduate student body with an enrollment of 10,280 graduate students. Of the 83 graduate programs offered at North Carolina State University, 36 are offered online or through graduate distance education programs. The most popular graduate school programs at North Carolina State University are Computer Science, Business, and Electrical Engineering. 41% of its graduate students are part-time graduate students.

Masters and Doctoral Programs

Graduate Students

Total Graduate Students
10,280
Part-Time Grad Students
4,229
Research Assistants
1,855
Teaching Assistants
1,476
Racial Diversity
  • White
    49.1%
  • International (Non-Citizen)
    28.7%
  • African American
    6.6%
  • Unknown
    5.6%
  • Asian
    4.2%
  • Hispanic
    3.6%
  • Multiracial
    1.8%
  • Native American
    0.3%
  • Pacific Islander
    0%

Student Life

Poll
What one word or phrase best describes students at your school?
Based on 7 responses
Report
  • Driven
    29%
  • Friendly
    57%
  • Intellectual
    14%
Poll
What phrase best describes your program?
Based on 7 responses
Report
  • Competitive and intense
    29%
  • Prepared me for the real world
    29%
  • Supportive/helped me grow
    14%
  • You get what you want out of it.
    29%

Professors

Poll
100%
of students agree that professors care about their students' success.7 responses
Poll
86%
of students agree that professors are engaging and easy to understand.7 responses
Poll
71%
of students agree that professors helped connect them to future opportunities.7 responses

Return On Investment

Poll
How much did you spend on your graduate degree?
Based on 7 responses
  • $50K-$75K
    43%
  • $25K-$50K
    29%
  • <$25K
    29%
Poll
How much did you make post-graduation?
Based on 7 responses
  • $50-$75K
    14%
  • <$50K
    14%
  • Did not graduate yet
    71%
57%
of students feel the degree they are getting at this school is worth the time and money.7 responses
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Nightlife
    A
Median Household Income
$63,891
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,074
National
$949
Median Home Value
$236,700
National
$184,700
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North Carolina State University Reviews

34 reviews
Overall, I had a really good experience and education from NC State that got me to where I wanted to be in my career. The department that I was in had great professors who were always willing to talk and help.
Being a large research university, NC State offers many great services from, for example, great library collections, fast library delivery, different offices (e.g., LGBTQ center), student health center, student mental heath service, and even to the gym.
The student body, both undergraduate and graduate, is pretty diverse and campus often had events that made the campus atmosphere interesting.
The location of campus is great, right by the downtown area and it is pretty easy to get to downtown by driving or taking a bus. Having Target and a few restaurants by the north end of the campus was another positive.
The campus is, for the most part, pretty safe. Even walking at night is not bad at all. The campus police is accessible and responsive.
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LOVE THIS SCHOOL with all my heart- very proud to be an alum. I wish Hillsborough street was cleaned up a little more- take out the old/sketchy stores/restaurants and replace them with trendier stores/restaurants.
Greek life was just okay.
Food on campus could be higher quality/healthier
Classes and education was great!
I went to UNC-Chapel Hill for undergraduate studies in psychology and biology. I felt like the academic advisors were merely trying to put students through their college careers for quota numbers and the professors were more concerned about their research at this university. NCSU has been a whole different experience in that the professors want you to learn and want to communicate with you the best way to succeed. I have enjoyed the environment/atmosphere of this campus and the people much more than my undergraduate experience.