North Carolina State University

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North Carolina State University is a public research university commonly referred to as NCSU or N.C. 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
[email protected]
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.

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