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Colleges / North Carolina State University

North Carolina State University

Raleigh, NC 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate47%
Acceptance Rate47%

About NC State

North Carolina State University (NC State) is a prestigious public research university located in Raleigh, North Carolina. NC State is known for its strong academic programs, cutting-edge research, and vibrant sports-focused campus community. The College of Engineering is highly regarded and NC State's engineering graduates are sought after by top companies. The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) provides education in agriculture, food science, forestry, and animal sciences. CALS is committed to addressing global challenges in food security and sustainability. NC State also collaborates with industry, government agencies, and other academic institutions on research, and has been the birthplace of groundbreaking research in many areas, including biotechnology, nanotechnology, advanced materials, computer science, and renewable energy.

NC State's athletic teams, known as the Wolfpack, compete against schools like University of Virginia and Clemson in the Atlantic Coast Conference. NC State students are passionate about their sports teams, and tailgating and games are a huge part of the campus culture. The men's basketball team, in particular, has a rich history and has achieved success at the national level. 

Did You Know?

The iconic 115-foot Memorial Belltower on the NC State campus was built in 1937 as a tribute to alumni who lost their lives in World War I. It has become a beloved landmark on campus and a symbol of Wolfpack pride. The Belltowner is often used as a gathering place for celebrations, events and photo ops. It is lit-up in red for Memorial Day and Veterans Day, and any other holidays that honor vets. 

From the CC Community on NC State

"Things I liked about the NCSU that helped me decide: well known school with an amazing business program, big school but not too big, huge school spirit, long list of traditions, a million opportunities, tons of clubs and organizations, multiple greek life organizations, several dining options, mix of class sizes (<30 or 300), football and tailgates, location (2 hrs to beach/mtns & close to downtown & a mall)."

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North Carolina State University is a public, state institution in the city of Raleigh, North Carolina. NC State was founded in 1887. The college currently enrolls around 36,831 students a year, including 26,505 undergraduate students.

NC State Acceptance Rate 2022

It is very difficult to get into NC State. NC State admitted 47% of all applicants in 2022. In 2022, 15,534 out of 32,893 total applicants were accepted.

North Carolina State University Admissions Facts At-A-Glance
Overall Acceptance Rate 47%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate 53%
Average GPA 3.8
Test Optional Yes
Applicants Submitting ACT scores 53%
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 21%

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North Carolina State University is locatedin the city of Raleigh, North Carolina, near the city of Raleigh-Durham.

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College Info

121 Peele Hall, Campus Box 7103 Raleigh, NC 27695

Campus Setting: Urban

NC State Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Jan 15

Transfer Applications are Due

Feb 15

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to NC State is Jan 15.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to NC State is Feb 15.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

North Carolina State University is a member of the Coalition for College.

More than an application, the Coalition provides free tools and resources to help students through the college admissions process, beginning as early as 9th grade.

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NC State SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

Not available


Math SAT Range

640 - 740


Reading SAT Range

630 - 700

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Wondering what life at NC State is like? There are approximately 36,831 students enrolled at NC State, including 26,505 undergraduate students and 10,326 graduate students. 88% percent of students attend school full-time, 91% percent are from NC and 9% percent of students are from other states.


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