North Carolina State University at Raleigh

Raleigh, NC, USA
3.95 Average Rating

North Carolina State University is a public land-, sea-, and space-grant research university located in the state capital, Raleigh, home of the annual state fair and Winterfest. The largest university in the Carolinas by enrollment, NC State is home to 12 colleges and an entire research park, Centennial Campus, which is comprised of 75 university centers, institutes, and departments with 76 industry, government, and nonprofit partners. NC State’s Raleigh location also hosts the Gregg Museum of Art and Design, a Craft Center, and a number of “hallowed places,” such as the Memorial Tower and Free Expression Tunnel.  

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed
Level of Institution 4 Year
Campus Setting Major city
In-State Students
84%
Out-Of-State Students
11%
0
100
51%
Acceptance Rate
Average ACT Composite: 28
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1264
0
1600

Key Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Early Action Acceptance is not binding, but student will receive admissions decision earlier. November 1, 2019
Fall Regular Decision January 15, 2020
Spring Regular Decision October 1, 2019
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
34,432
Total Number of Undergrads
24,150
Academic Calendar

Semester

Non Traditional Learning
  • Online Classes
  • Online Undergrad Degrees
  • Summer Sessions
  • Combined Institution Double Degree Programs
  • Some Programs Requires Co-Op/Internship
Learning Options
  • ROTC Army
  • ROTC Air Force
  • Study Abroad
  • Honors Program
  • Teacher Certification Offered
0
100
44%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
76%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
14:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$13,442
Tuition
In-State Tuition
$9,100
Out-of-State Tuition
$29,220
0
100
73%
Need Met
Students Receiving Financial Aid
51%
Average Aid Per Year
$10,144
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Gender
Male
Female
55%
45%
Student Organizations
729
Size of Town
Major city
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
yes
On Campus Women's Center
yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Raleigh
Charlotte
Greensboro
Washington
San Francisco
Employed
6 mos. after graduation
60%
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$52,500
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What Students Are Saying

3.95 Average Rating
NC State is a great place to start your college education. A university that offers many subjects; and if you're undecided, there are many programs that will help you make your decision. Recommended for any engineer majors.
Freshman at NC State
My father attended NC State as an engineering student. Growing up, I wanted to follow in his footsteps and always assumed I would go here. After moving to Florida, my plans changed and I never entertained the thought of going back to NC, especially for college. I applied for the heck of it my senior year and was extremely shocked to be deferred to a later decision as a legacy student, top 10 of my class, 5.06 GPA, AA degree upon graduation, and 1800 SAT. Later on, I was accepted. I went back to NC to visit family and thought we could just stop by the campus and see how it has changed. Seeing NC State as a senior in high school was so different from seeing it as a child. After touring the best schools in Florida, I wish I could go to THIS school. I loved the vibe, layout, and tradition on the campus. I felt like I was welcome. I had mostly committed to University of Florida, but after visiting NC State I tried everything in my power to get aid and make the out-of-state tuition affordable. I just didn't happen for me.
Kayla Lauren from Coral Springs, FL