NCSU

North Carolina State University

2831 Thurman Drive, Raleigh, United States
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  • Total Documents
    3,359
  • Class Notes
    2,293
  • Textbook Notes
    618
  • Study Guides
    448
  • Currently Enrolled
    2,545
  • Previously Enrolled
    1,742

Overview of North Carolina State University (NCSU)

About this school

North Carolina State, founded in 1887, is a public, comprehensive university. Programs are offered through the Colleges of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Education and Psychology, Engineering, Forest Resources, Humanities and Social Science, Management, Physical and Mathematical Science, Textiles, and Veterinary Medicine, and the School of Design. Its 1,600-acre campus is located in Raleigh.
  • Institution Type


    Public

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:24,150
    • Men:13,191 Men (54.6%)
    • Women:10,959 Women (45.4%)

Location

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Admission Information (NCSU)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to North Carolina State University is very difficult: more than 50% of freshmen were in the top 10% of their high school class and scored over 1230 on the SAT I or over 26 on the ACT; about 60% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is required

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
4
-
Science
3
-
Foreign Language
2
-
Social Studies
1
-
History
1
-
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
January 15
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
Considered if submitted
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy
SAT: Used for admission ACT: Used for admission

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
-
City, State, Zip
Raleigh, NC 27695
Phone
(919) 515-2434
Fax
(919) 515-5039
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
January 15
Application Fee
$85
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
March 30
Accept Offer Of Admission
By May 1 or within 2 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
October 15
Early Action Notification
January 30

Application Form


Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Recommended for all freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
-
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
51% of 26,859 applicants were admitted
Women
Not reported
Men
Not reported

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
Not reported
Women
2471 admitted students enrolled
Men
2868 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.72
375 And Above
52%
3.50 - 3.74
32%
3.25 - 3.49
13%
3.00 - 3.24
2%
2.50 - 2.99
1%
2.00 - 2.49
-

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
662 average |620-710 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
31%
• Score 600 - 700
54%
• Score 500 - 600
15%
• Score 400 - 500
1%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
• Score 700 - 800
20%
• Score 600 - 700
64%
• Score 500 - 600
15%
• Score 400 - 500
1%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
29 average |27-31 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
39%
• Score 24 - 29
57%
• Score 18 - 23
4%
• Score 12 - 17
0%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid (NCSU)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - In-state: $9,100|Out-of-state: $28,444 (37.95%)
  • Room & Board: - $11,078 (46.2%)
  • Other Expenses: - $1,082 (4.51%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $2,716 (11.33%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expenses
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


North Carolina State University accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 1
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning April 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 002972
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
3,902 (81.0%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
2,407 (61.7%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
2,364 (98.2%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
542 (22.9%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
77%
Average Award
$13,222
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 2,248 (95.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $10,144
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,737 (73.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,542
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 435 (18.4%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
174 (3.6%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $5,766

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
14,729 (69.3%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
10,508 (71.3%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
10,307 (98.1%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
2,263 (22.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
75%
Average Award
$13,108
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 9,546 (92.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $9,974
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 7,503 (72.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,167
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 1,322 (12.8%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
1,093 (5.1%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $5,591

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
52%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$24,053
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
8.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
3.0%

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
Academic scholarships

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Agriculture, Architecture, Biological Sciences, Business, Computer Science, Education, Engineering/Technologies, Humanities, Mathematics, Military Science, Physical Sciences, Social Sciences
Creative Arts/Performance
Not reported
Special Achievements/Activities
Cheerleading/Drum Major, Leadership
Special Characteristics
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Faculty/Staff, Local/State Students

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,608

Academics & Instruction (NCSU)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Students not required to own/lease a computer

Foreign Language


Required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


2,245

Part-Time Faculty


362

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


80%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 6% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 32% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 26% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 13% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 8% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 9% of classes
  • Over 100 students: - 6% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 8% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 26% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 44% of discussion sections/labs
  • 30-39 students: - 18% of discussion sections/labs
  • 40-49 students: - 3% of discussion sections/labs
  • 50-59 students: - 1% of discussion sections/labs
  • Over 100 students: - 1% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-59
Over 100 students
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
3,828,483
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
3125
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


North Carolina State University provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


93.7%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


49.9%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


75.7%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


79.4%

Programs & Majors (NCSU)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (95)


  • Accounting
  • Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering
  • African-American/Black Studies
  • Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations
  • Agricultural Engineering
  • Agricultural Mechanization, General
  • Agricultural Teacher Education
  • Agricultural and Extension Education Services
  • Agriculture, General
  • Agronomy and Crop Science
  • Animal Sciences, General
  • Anthropology
  • Applied Mathematics, General
  • Architecture
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General
  • Biochemistry
  • Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Biotechnology
  • Botany/Plant Biology
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry, General
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Computer Science
  • Construction Engineering
  • Criminology
  • Design and Visual Communications, General
  • Education, General
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Engineering, General
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Environmental Design/Architecture
  • Environmental Engineering Technology/Environmental Technology
  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
  • Fine and Studio Arts Management
  • Food Science
  • Forest Management/Forest Resources Management
  • French Language Teacher Education
  • French Language and Literature
  • Genetics, General
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • German Studies
  • Graphic Design
  • History, General
  • Horticultural Science
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Industrial and Product Design
  • International/Global Studies
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Materials Engineering
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Microbiology, General
  • Natural Resources Management and Policy
  • Natural Resources/Conservation, General
  • Nuclear Engineering
  • Nutrition Sciences
  • Oceanography, Chemical and Physical
  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General
  • Philosophy
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Poultry Science
  • Psychology, General
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Sales and Marketing Operations/Marketing and Distribution Teacher Education
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
  • Science Technologies/Technicians, Other
  • Science, Technology and Society
  • Social Studies Teacher Education
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Soil Sciences, Other
  • Spanish Language Teacher Education
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
  • Statistics, General
  • Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education
  • Textile Sciences and Engineering
  • Turf and Turfgrass Management
  • Women's Studies
  • Wood Science and Wood Products/Pulp and Paper Technology
  • Zoology/Animal Biology

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Engineering, Business/marketing, Biological/life sciences

Online Degrees


Business administration, engineering, nursing, agriculture, life sciences, physical sciences, communication, computer science, economics, foreign languages, history, mathematics, education, statistics, textiles

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Education

Master's Programs of Study (115)


  • Accounting
  • Adult Education
  • Aerospace/Aeronautical Engineering
  • Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness
  • Agricultural Education
  • Agricultural Engineering
  • Agricultural Sciences--General
  • Agronomy and Soil Sciences
  • Animal Sciences
  • Anthropology
  • Applied Arts and Design--General
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Architecture
  • Atmospheric Sciences
  • Bioengineering
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Biomathematics
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Biotechnology
  • Botany
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Business Education
  • Cell Biology
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Communication--General
  • Community College Education
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Counselor Education
  • Cultural Anthropology
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Developmental Education
  • Economics
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Media/Instructional Technology
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Elementary Education
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • English
  • English Education
  • Entomology
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Epidemiology
  • Financial Engineering
  • Fish, Game, and Wildlife Management
  • Food Science and Technology
  • Forestry
  • French
  • Genetics
  • Genomic Sciences
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Geosciences
  • Graphic Design
  • Higher Education
  • History
  • Horticulture
  • Human Resources Development
  • Immunology
  • Industrial Design
  • Industrial/Management Engineering
  • Infectious Diseases
  • International Affairs
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Liberal Studies
  • Manufacturing Engineering
  • Marine Sciences
  • Materials Engineering
  • Materials Sciences
  • Mathematical and Computational Finance
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics Education
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Meteorology
  • Microbiology
  • Middle School Education
  • Molecular Toxicology
  • Natural Resources
  • Nonprofit Management
  • Nuclear Engineering
  • Nutrition
  • Oceanography
  • Operations Research
  • Paper and Pulp Engineering
  • Pathology
  • Pharmacology
  • Physics
  • Physiology
  • Plant Biology
  • Plant Pathology
  • Public Administration
  • Public History
  • Recreation and Park Management
  • Science Education
  • Secondary Education
  • Social Psychology
  • Social Sciences Education
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Special Education
  • Sports Management
  • Statistics
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Technical Communication
  • Textile Sciences and Engineering
  • Toxicology
  • Travel and Tourism
  • Veterinary Medicine
  • Veterinary Sciences
  • Writing
  • Zoology

Campus Life (NCSU)

Location & Geography

Population


423,179

Nearest Metropolitan Area


Raleigh-Durham

Campus Size


2,100 acres

Weather


Temperature
28.8 average low in January, 85 average high in September
Rain
113 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Bus Station
2 mile(s) from campus in Raleigh
Nearest Train Station
2 mile(s) from campus in Raleigh

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Men only housing, women only housing, coed housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


41% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshmen are required to live on campus

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


61%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Wolfpack (Mr. and Mrs. Wuf)
School Colors
Red and white

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-Country Running
Fencing
Golf
Gymnastics
Riflery
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball
Wrestling

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-Country Running
Fencing
Golf
Gymnastics
Riflery
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball
Wrestling

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
badminton, basketball, bowling, football, golf, racquetball, soccer, softball, swimming and diving, table tennis, tennis, track and field, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


North Carolina State University offers choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities, student alumni association, student wolfpack club, finance club, national society of leadership and success, collegiate shag association

Sororities


17% of women participate

Fraternities


12% of men participate

ROTC


Army ROTC offered on campus, Navy ROTC is offered on campus, Air Force ROTC offered on campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


21,384

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
24,150
Women
10,959
Men
13,191

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.4% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 6.6% Asian
  • 6.1% Black/African-American
  • 5.3% Hispanic/Latino
  • 3.9% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 72.6% White
  • 5.1% Unknown

International Students


4.7% from 109 countries

Average Age


21

Number of Graduate Students


10,282

Student Resources (NCSU)