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Located in Raleigh, North Carolina, North Carolina State University is a public institution. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.

131 Undergraduate Degrees
361 Graduate Degrees
$33,138 Avg Cost After Aid (Undergrad)
51% Acceptance Rate

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North Carolina State University Rankings

NC State holds the #2 spot on the Best Colleges in North Carolina ranking.

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

NC State has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#23 Most Popular Teaching Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#53 Best Teaching Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#109 Most Popular Teaching Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#192 Most Popular Teaching Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at NC State.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#2 Most Popular Educational Assessment Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#6 Best Educational Assessment Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#9 Best Student Counseling Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#10 Most Popular Student Counseling Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#31 Best Teacher Education Subject Specific Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#43 Most Popular Teacher Education Grade Specific Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#73 Best Teacher Education Grade Specific Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#88 Most Popular Teacher Education Subject Specific Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#104 Most Popular Educational Administration Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards NC State has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#4 Best Colleges for Teacher Education Subject Specific College Factual
#6 Best Teacher Education Subject Specific Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#7 Best Colleges for Teacher Education Grade Specific College Factual
#19 Best Colleges for Education College Factual
#38 Best Education Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#223 Best Schools Course Advisor

Where Is North Carolina State University?

Location of North Carolina State University

Contact details for NC State are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 2101 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh, NC 27695-7001
Phone: 919-515-2011
Website: www.ncsu.edu
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ncstate
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/ncstate

How Do I Get Into NC State?

You can apply to NC State online at: commonapp.org

Admission Requirements for NC State

Submission Required?
High School GPA recommended
High School Rank recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program required
Recommendations neither required nor recommended
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into NC State?

51% Acceptance Rate
52% Of Accepted Are Women
41% Submit SAT Scores
With an acceptance rate of 51%, NC State does not let just anybody through their doors! Make sure you spend enough time polishing up your application so you will make a great impression.

Approximately 48% of accepted students are men and 52% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 49%, and the acceptance rate for women is 54%.

Average Test Scores

About 41% of students accepted to NC State submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 610 and 680. Math scores were between 620 and 710.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for North Carolina State University  ( 610 to 680 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for North Carolina State University  ( 620 to 710 )
200
800
NC State received ACT scores from 60% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 25 and 32. Math scores were between 25 and 30. Composite scores were between 26 and 31.

ACT English Scores for North Carolina State University  ( 25 to 32 )
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36
ACT Math Scores for North Carolina State University  ( 25 to 30 )
1
36
ACT Composite Scores for North Carolina State University  ( 26 to 31 )
1
36

Can I Afford North Carolina State University?

$33,138 Net Price
47% Take Out Loans
2.8% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of NC State is $33,138. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At NC State, approximately 47% of students took out student loans averaging $6,809 a year. That adds up to $27,236 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at NC State is 2.8%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

North Carolina State University Undergraduate Student Diversity

22,820 Full-Time Undergraduates
48% Women
24% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 25,973 undergraduate students at NC State, with 22,820 being full-time and 3,153 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  NC State

There are also 10,331 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 22,820 full-time undergraduates at NC State, 52% are male and 48% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  NC State

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of North Carolina State University students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of NC State Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 1,726
Black or African American 1,337
Hispanic or Latino 1,412
White 15,515
International Students 922
Other Races/Ethnicities 1,908

Geographic Diversity

North Carolina students aren't the only ones who study at North Carolina State University. At this time, 42 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 103 countries are represented at NC State. The most popular countries sending students to the school are India, China, and South Korea.

Online Learning at North Carolina State University

2,986 Took All Classes Online
14,541 Took At Least One Class Online
3.7% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 1 bachelor’s degree and 38 master’s degree programs available online at NC State. In 2017-2018, 14,541 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at NC State has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 5th most popular in North Carolina for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of NC State

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at North Carolina State University was 3.7%. This is the #1,290 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at NC State regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of NC State majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Adult & Continuing Education Administration 26%
College Student Counseling & Personnel Services 26%
Counselor Education/School Counseling & Guidance Services 5%
Curriculum & Instruction 2%
Curriculum & Instruction 2%
Educational/Instructional Technology 6%
Instructional Media Design 6%
Student Counseling 18%
Teacher Development & Methodology 2%
Teacher Education Grade Specific 8%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at NC State ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at NC State.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Adult & Continuing Education Administration #4
Technology Education #8
College Student Counseling & Personnel Services #10
Science Education #17
Teacher Development & Methodology #42
Counselor Education/School Counseling & Guidance Services #43
Student Counseling #47
Educational/Instructional Technology #105
Instructional Media Design #105
Curriculum & Instruction #109
Curriculum & Instruction #109
Teacher Education Subject Specific #157
Educational Administration #210
Teacher Education Grade Specific #217

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

North Carolina State University Teaching Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Teacher Development & Methodology 0 81 0 81
Elementary Education 42 20 0 62
Curriculum & Instruction 0 39 9 48
Adult & Continuing Education Administration 0 30 13 43
College Student Counseling & Personnel Services 0 31 0 31
Technology Education 25 3 2 30
Mathematics Education 15 6 4 25
Science Education 10 10 5 25
Educational Evaluation & Research 0 0 22 22
Counselor Education/School Counseling & Guidance Services 0 12 8 20
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration 0 18 0 18
Educational/Instructional Technology 0 16 0 16
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education & Teaching 16 0 0 16
General Educational Leadership & Administration 0 14 0 14
Agricultural Teacher Education 13 0 0 13
Other Educational Administration & Supervision 0 0 11 11
General Education 10 0 0 10
General Special Education 0 5 0 5
Other Education 0 0 2 2
English & Language Arts Education 0 0 0 0
Other Teacher Education & Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 131 285 76 492

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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