NC State University

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School Overview

NC State University is a public research university commonly referred to as NCSU or North Carolina State. Locally it is just called “State.” Located in Raleigh, North Carolina, NCSU is part of the Research Triangle, along with Duke (Durham, NC) and the University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill, NC). NCSU has the largest student enrollment of any college in North and South Carolina, with over 34,000 students.

NCSU was founded in 1887 as a land-grant college. It was originally called North Carolina College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts. Today it remains a federal land-grant, sea-grant and space-grant institution.

NCSU offers over 100 Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees and more than 60 Doctoral degrees. The school is known for its programs in agriculture, design, life sciences, engineering, textiles and veterinary medicine. NCSU no offers a select number of online courses that are available to degree-seeking and non-degree seeking students. The majority of the university’s degrees, however, are not available online.

General Information

Admission Office

203 Peele Hall, Box 7103

Raleigh, NC 27695-7103

(919) 515-2434

Fax: (919) 515-5039



Contact: Thomas Griffin

Director of Undergraduate Admissions
Main Address

Box 7103

Raleigh, NC 27695-7103

(919) 515-2011

www.ncsu.edu
Size

Total undergrads: 24,741

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 4,804

Degree-seeking undergrads: 22,839

Graduate enrollment: 7,819

Setting

Urban setting

Large city (250,000 – 499,999)

Residential campus

Degrees offered:
Associate
Bachelor’s
Master’s
Doctoral
First Professional

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $70

Online application fee: $70
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 59%

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 90%

Tuition & Fees

Estimated Expenses for Academic Year 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
Tuition and fees $5,117 $5,274 $5,475 $6,529 +19.25%
Books and Supplies $930 $930 $950 $1,000 +5.26%
Living Arrangement – On Campus
Room and Board $7,370 $7,982 $7,966 $8,154 +2.36%
Other $1,780 $1,830 $2,324 $2,744 +18.07%
Living Arrangement – Off Campus
Room and Board $7,979 $8,456 $8,760 $8,154 -6.92%
Other $2,280 $2,550 $2,600 $2,744 +5.54%
Total Expenses 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
In-state On Campus $15,197 $16,016 $16,715 $18,427 +10.24%
In-state Off Campus $16,306 $17,210 $17,785 $18,427 +3.61%
In-state with Family $6,047 $6,204 $6,425 $7,529 +17.18%
Average Graduate School Tuition & Fees
Tuition for In-state Students $5,358
In-state Student Fees $1,687
Tuition for Out-of-state Students $17,406
Out-of-state Student Fees $1,687

Financial Aid

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Students Percent Amount Average Per Student
All students financial aid 2,960 62%
Grant or scholarship aid 2,346 49% $20,255,065 $8,634
• Federal grants 928 19% $4,503,332 $4,853
• Pell grants 826 17% $2,864,337 $3,468
• Other federal grants 772 16% $1,638,995 $2,123
Institutional scholarships or grants 1,593 33% $7,013,579 $4,403
Institutional grants or scholarships 1,921 40% $8,738,154 $4,549
Student loan financial aid 1,887 39% $10,384,831 $5,503
• Federal student loans 1,841 38% $9,107,327 $4,947
• Other student loans 182 4% $1,277,504 $7,019

All Degrees and Programs

Program Completions for Most Recent Year BA/BS MA/MS Doctor AA/AS CERT
Total of All Education Programs 4987 1795 501 160
Agriculture 364 49 26 160
Agribusiness/agricultural Business Operations 105
Agricultural and Extension Education Services 13 4
Agricultural Business and Management 72
Agricultural Economics
Agricultural Mechanization 4
Agronomy and Crop Science 15 9 6
Animal Sciences 143 8 4
Animal/livestock Husbandry and Production 28
Crop Production 20
Food Science 21 16 7
Horticultural Science 40 7 5
Landscaping and Groundskeeping 16
Plant Protection and Integrated Pest Management 1
Poultry Science 14 1
Soil Science and Agronomy 4 4
Soil Sciences, Other
Turf and Turfgrass Management 9 23
Architecture and Related Services 73 45 1
Architecture 22 32
Environmental Design/architecture 37 1
Landscape Architecture 14 13
Area, Gender, Cultural, Ethnic, and Group Studies 19
African-american/black Studies 7
German Studies 5
Women’s Studies 7
Biology and Biomedical Sciences 548 53 54
Biochemistry 108 1 4
Bioinformatics 4 7
Biology and Biological Sciences, General 297
Biometry/biometrics 4 1
Biotechnology 8
Botany/plant Biology 25 5 4
Entomology 7 3
Genetics 1 5
Genetics, Other 1 6
Immunology 3
Microbiology 37 3 5
Physiology 7 1
Plant Pathology/phytopathology 5 6
Toxicology 2 5
Zoology/animal Biology 81 5 4
Business, Administration, Management, Marketing, etc. 717 247
Accounting 183 81
Business Administration and Management 493 166
Business/managerial Economics 41
Communication and Journalism Programs 214 16
organizational Communication 16
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 214
Computing and Information Sciences 104 195 22
Computer Science 104 109 22
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications 47
Data Modeling/warehousing and Database Administration 39
Education 269 247 45
Adult and Continuing Education Administration 25 11
Agricultural Teacher Education 16 14
College Student Counseling and Personnel Services 16
Counselor Education/school Counseling and Guidance Services 8 3
Curriculum and Instruction 26 5
Education 16
Education/teaching Of Individuals With Mental Retardation 2
Education/teaching Of Individuals With Specific Learning Disabilities 3
Educational Evaluation and Research 3
Educational Leadership and Administration 61 6
Educational/instructional Technology 7
Elementary Education and Teaching 52 4
English/language Arts Teacher Education 16 7
French Language Teacher Education 3
Higher Education/higher Education Administration 20 10
History Teacher Education
Junior High/intermediate/middle School Education and Teaching 30 7
Mathematics Teacher Education 51 7 3
Reading Teacher Education 11
Sales and Marketing Operations/marketing and Distribution Teacher Education 4
Science Teacher Education/general Science Teacher Education 12 4 3
Social Studies Teacher Education 21 6
Spanish Language Teacher Education 10
Special Education and Teaching 6
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Other 8
Technical Teacher Education
Technology Teacher Education/industrial Arts Teacher Education 38 5 1
Engineering 1165 484 132
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/space Engineering 62 14 6
Agricultural Engineering 31 11 4
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering 44 6 4
Chemical Engineering 107 24 17
Civil Engineering 176 68 13
Computer Engineering 81 90 9
Construction Engineering 35
Electrical and Electronics Engineering 131 86 33
Engineering 10 24
Environmental/environmental Health Engineering 19
Industrial Engineering 36 30 7
Manufacturing Engineering 25
Materials Engineering 11 8 12
Mechanical Engineering 209 44 4
Nuclear Engineering 19 9 1
Operations Research 10 5
Textile Sciences and Engineering 194 35 17
Engineering Technology 27
Environmental Engineering Technology/environmental Technology 27
English Language, Composition and Literature/letters 84 55
Creative Writing 4
English Language and Literature 84 44
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing 7
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 54 14
French Language and Literature 4 5
Spanish Language and Literature 50 9
Health Services and Allied Health Sciences 3 3 86
Pre-medicine/pre-medical Studies 3
Veterinary Medicine 79
Veterinary Sciences/veterinary Clinical Sciences 3 7
History 103 29
History 103 14
Public/applied History 15
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Criminal Justice/safety Studies
Human Services 33 60 5
Public Administration 30 5
Social Work 33 30
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 15 20
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other 6
Liberal Arts and Sciences/liberal Studies 9 20
Mathematics and Statistics 81 55 34
Applied Mathematics 21 13 11
Mathematics 44 11 4
Statistics 16 31 19
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies 129 24 6
International/global Studies 69
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies, Other 19 2
Nutrition Sciences 46 3 4
Science, Technology and Society 14
Systems Science and Theory 2
Natural Resources and Conservation 74 36 7
Environmental Science 6
Forest Management/forest Resources Management 13
Forestry 11 3
Natural Resources Management and Policy 9 11
Natural Resources/conservation 22 8 1
Wood Science and Wood Products/pulp and Paper Technology 24 6 3
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies 175 11 4
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management 93 11 4
Sport and Fitness Administration/management 82
Physical Sciences 120 39 48
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology 26
Chemistry 55 6 25
Geology and Earth Science 12
Oceanography, Chemical and Physical 8
Physical Sciences, Other 23 7
Physics 19 10 16
Psychology 176 16 15
Psychology 176 15 15
School Psychology 1
Science Technologies/technicians 2
Science Technologies/technicians, Other 2
Social Sciences 313 62 16
Anthropology 28 2
Criminology 66
Economics 34 11
International Relations and Affairs 23
Political Science and Government 160
Sociology 59 3 5
Visual and Performing Arts 125 29
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Design and Visual Communications 24 5
Fine and Studio Arts Management 52
Graphic Design 30 12
Industrial and Product Design 19 12
Work and Family Studies 6
Human Development and Family Studies 6
Above data represent first majors only.
(-) Indicates that program is not offered at this award level.

Undergraduate Majors

Agriculture & Related Sciences

Agribusiness Operations B
Agricultural Business A
Agricultural Education Services B
Agricultural Mechanization B
Agriculture – General A
Agronomy/Crop Science B
Animal Husbandry A
Animal Sciences B
Crop Production A
Food Science B
Horticulture Science B
Landscaping A
Pest Management A
Poultry Science B
Turf Management A

Architecture & Related Programs

Architecture B
Environmental Design B
Landscape Architecture B

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies

African-American Studies B
Women’s Studies B

Arts, Visual & Performing

Arts Management B
Design/Visual Communications B
Graphic Design B
Industrial Design B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biochemistry B
Biology B
Botany B
Microbiology B
Zoology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B
Business Administration/Management B
Business/Managerial Economics B

Communications & Journalism

Communications/Rhetoric B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Science B

Education

Agricultural Education B
Education – General B
Elementary Education B
English Teacher Education B
French Teacher Education B
Health Occupations Teacher Education B
Junior High Education B
Mathematics Education B
Sales/Marketing Education B
Science Teacher Education B
Social Studies Teacher Education B
Spanish Language Teacher Education B
Technology/Industrial Arts Education B

Engineering

Aeronautical/Aerospace Engineering B
Agricultural Engineering B
Biomedical Engineering B
Chemical Engineering B
Civil Engineering B
Computer Engineering – General B
Construction Engineering B
Electrical/Communications Engineering B
Engineering – General B
Environmental Engineering B
Industrial Engineering B
Materials Engineering B
Mechanical Engineering B
Nuclear Engineering B
Textile Sciences/Engineering B

Engineering Technologies

Environmental Engineering Technology B

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General B

Family & Consumer Sciences

Apparel/Textile Marketing Management B
Clothing/Apparel/Textile Studies B

Foreign Language & Literature

French B
Spanish B

History

History – General B

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Liberal Arts & Sciences B
Public Sector Leadership B

Mathematics

Applied Mathematics B
Mathematics – General B
Statistics B

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

Global Studies B
Science, Technology & Society B

Natural Resources & Conservation

Environmental Science B
Forest Management B
Natural Resources & Conservation – General B
Natural Resources Management/Policy B
Wood Science/Paper Technology B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Parks/Leisure Facilities Management B
Sport/Fitness Administration B

Philosophy & Religion

Philosophy B
Religion/Religious Studies B

Physical Sciences

Atmospheric Sciences B
Chemistry B
Geology B
Oceanography B
Physics B
Polymer Chemistry B

Psychology

Psychology – General B

Public Administration & Services

Social Work B

Science Technologies

Bioprocessing Science B

Social Sciences

Anthropology B
Criminology B
Geography B
Political Science/Government B
Sociology B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

North Carolina State University at Raleigh Highlights

School Information

Phone Number:(919) 515-2011
Website:www.ncsu.edu
Type of School:4-year, Public
Apply Online:commonapp.org
Address:2101 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh, NC 27695-7001
Setting:Rural: Distant
Campus Housing:Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population:33,755
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's):74%
Student-to-faculty Ratio:13 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:Yes
Distance Learning Students*:21,378 (63% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered:Associates, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition:$8,880
Out-of-state Tuition:$26,399
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid:69%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded:$10,353

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students

North Carolina State University at Raleigh Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at North Carolina State University at Raleigh.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences171176
Architecture and Related Services321
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies3
Biological and Biomedical Sciences61413
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services33
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs11
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services1131
Education8138
Engineering151713
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields1
English Language and Literature/Letters13
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences1
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics31
Health Professions and Related Programs11
History12
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities21
Mathematics and Statistics343
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies322
Natural Resources and Conservation553
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies211
Philosophy and Religious Studies2
Physical Sciences533
Psychology111
Public Administration and Social Service Professions121
Science Technologies/Technicians1
Social Sciences442
Visual and Performing Arts53
Grand total27919459

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Online Programs & Distance Learning

See the distance education degree programs that are offered at North Carolina State University at Raleigh.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences4
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services12
Education7
Engineering15
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences1
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities1
Mathematics and Statistics1
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies2
Natural Resources and Conservation2
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies1
Grand total1135

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at North Carolina State University at Raleigh and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$8,880
Out-of-state$26,399
Books and supplies$1,082

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$10,572
Out-of-state$25,094

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2015-2016

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid2,99369%
Grant or scholarship aid2,20651%$10,353
Student loan aid1,88743%$6,383

All Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid12,42652%$9,857
Federal student loans9,65340%$6,139

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for North Carolina State University at Raleigh. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled North Carolina State University at Raleigh students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2017

TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants26,45113,69212,759
Percent admitted100%46%49%
Percent admitted who enrolled17%18%16%

Admissions Considerations

RequiredRecommendedOptional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Recommendations
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

North Carolina State University at Raleigh Enrollment, Fall 2017

Total Enrollment33,755
Undergraduate enrollment23,827
Graduate enrollment9,928

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

North Carolina State University at Raleigh Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
    • School Psychology (SCPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs
  • American Veterinary Medical Association, Council on Education
    • Veterinary Medicine (VET) - Programs leading to a D.V.M. or D.M.V. degree (College of Veterinary Medicine)
  • National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation
    • (ARTG) - Single Professional Program Accreditation in Graphic Design
    • (ARTI) - Single Professional Program Accreditation in Industrial Design

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. CollegeAtlas.org does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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