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NC State University Profile - SAT Scores, Costs and Admissions Data


NC State University Tower

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NC State Description:

Founded in 1887 and located in Raleigh, NC State is now the largest university in North Carolina. Of all the colleges that make up NC State, Engineering, Humanities / Social Sciences, and Agriculture / Life Sciences have the highest undergraduate enrollments. Business is also popular. Strengths in the liberal arts and sciences earned the school a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society. In national rankings, NC State often gets high marks for its value. Athletics are big at NC State, and the university's 60,000-seat football stadium nearly always sells out. The NCSU Wolfpack are a founding member of the Atlantic Coast Conference.

Admissions Data (2012):

Enrollment (2012):

  • Total Enrollment: 34,340 (24,833 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 56% Male / 44% Female
  • 88% Full-time

Scholarships for NC State (powered by Cappex.com)

Costs (2012 - 13):

  • Tuition and Fees: $7,788 (in-state); $20,953 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,000 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $8,414
  • Other Expenses: $3,442
  • Total Cost: $20,644 (in-state); $33,809 (out-of-state)

NC State University Financial Aid (2011 - 12):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 72%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 55%
    • Loans: 48%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $9,355
    • Loans: $5,565

Most Popular Majors:

Accounting, Biology, Business Administration, Communication Studies, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Political Science, Psychology, Textile Sciences

Graduation, Retention and Transfer Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 92%
  • Transfer Out Rate: 11%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 39%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 71%

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

NC State University Mission Statement:

mission statement from http://www2.acs.ncsu.edu/UPA/strategicplan/mission.htm

"The mission of North Carolina State University is to serve its students and the people of North Carolina as a doctoral/research-extensive, land-grant university. Through the active integration of teaching, research, extension, and engagement, North Carolina State University creates an innovative learning environment that stresses mastery of fundamentals, intellectual discipline, creativity, problem solving, and responsibility. Enhancing its historic strengths in agriculture, science, and engineering with a commitment to excellence in a comprehensive range of academic disciplines, North Carolina State University provides leadership for intellectual, cultural, social, economic, and technological development within the state, the nation, and the world."

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