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5 College Sophomore

Academics: The academics are amazing. This school is probably one of the best universities to attend to achieve a great college experience. The professor are helpful, most of them. The curriculum and workload isn't too bad, and the study areas are beneficial to each student.

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5 College Sophomore

Academics: Being a psychology major is pretty awesome. The workload isn't too heavy as of now because I haven't gotten to the difficult tasks/classes yet, but psychology majors are the best.

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5 College Sophomore

Academics: Mrs. Zimmerman is the best math teacher EVER. Workload is a lot sometimes, but manageable. Library is a great place to study

5 College Sophomore

Academics: I feel so rare and smart and the internship possibilities are great

4 College Junior

Academics: I am a Criminal Justice and the workload can be heavy but it is nothing I cannot do. Most of the professors are great and I enjoy them a lot. The curriculum has changed a few times but it is bare able. My academic advisor is great and he has helped me a lot over the years.

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North Carolina A&T State University specializes in engineering, technical, and agricultural degree programs but has also produced shining stars in business, finance, theater, and journalism. North Carolina A&T also has the most diverse degree offerings of all other HBCUs in the country. The engineering and business programs are renowned, and A&T recently received an Engineering Research Center grant, a very prestigious honor. There are student instructors, teacher's aides, and tutors available for every subject, so seeking help is never a problem. Most professors are happy to clarify problems outside of class, as long as you express to them that you take their course and academics seriously. If you want to change your schedule, dropping and adding classes is not a problem because the deadline usually arrives one to two months into the semester. Building a relationship with your adviser can be very beneficial. Advisers not only help you register for classes each semester, but also keep you on track with your curriculum guide and direct you to clubs and organizations surrounding your major as well as scholarship opportunities. Networking with other students within your major and other majors is very helpful because it allows you to build a list of contacts in any industry that you may be able to call on in a time of need.

Facts & Statistics

Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-Time Instructional Faculty
Part-Time Instructional Faculty
Total FT Faculty
Faculty with Terminal Degree
Average Faculty Salary
Full-Time Retention Rate
Part-Time Retention Rate
Transfer-Out Rate
Graduation Rate
Programs/Majors Offered
Academic/Career Counseling?
Remedial Services?
Class Sizes
  • Fewer than 20 students: 57%
  • 20–49 students: 42%
  • More than 50 students: 0%
Instructional Programs
Occupational: No
Academic: Yes
Continuing Professional: No
Recreational/Avocational: No
Adult Basic Remedial: No
Secondary (High School): No
Special Credit Opportunities
Advanced Placement (AP) Credits: Yes
Dual Credit: Yes
Life Experience Credits: No
Undergraduate Schools/Divisions
  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • College of Engineering
  • School of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences
  • School of Business and Economics
  • School of Education
  • School of Nursing
  • School of Technology
Degrees Awarded
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Doctorate - Research/scholarship
  • Master's degree
  • Post-bachelor's certificate
Most Popular Majors
  • Business Administration and Management: 3%
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences: 3%
  • Mass Communication: 2%
  • Psychology: 3%
Graduation Requirements
  • Arts/fine arts
  • Computer literacy
  • English (including composition)
  • Foreign languages
  • History
  • Humanities
  • Mathematics
  • Philosophy
  • Sciences (biology or physical)
  • Social science
Special Study Options
  • Study abroad
  • Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)
  • Weekend/evening college
Other Academic Offerings
  • Cooperative education program
  • Cross-registration
  • Double major
  • Dual enrollment
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Liberal arts/career combination
  • Student-designed major
  • Weekend college
Online Courses
The University offers a Center for Distance Learning, where students can complete courses and degree programs online, including bachelor's degrees in agricultural education, business education, electronics technology, occupational safety and health, or technology education. Students also have the option of doing both online and on-campus classwork.
Best Places to Study
The small study rooms in the dorms are the best places to study. They are quaint and quiet. During the semester, the library is a great place to study, except during midterms and finals because it gets packed!
Tips to Succeed
  • Get involved in campus organizations and activities related to the field you want to enter after you graduate.
  • Keep your grade point average above 3.0 at all times for a better chance at landing professional work experience or scholarships and the opportunity to join organizations that require certain grade point averages, like honor societies dedicated to your major or fraternities and sororities.
  • Manage your time wisely by creating a schedule of your class times throughout the week and another table of your professors' office hours. Keep track of your assignments and their due dates by writing them down in a daily planner.
  • Visit the University's career services office during your first semester to get help creating your résumé. Go again each time you need to update your résumé for career fairs, job interviews, or internship and job applications.
  • Visit your professors and adviser during their office hours for any assistance you may need throughout the semester or year. Getting to know them will express your focus on academics, and in turn, they can help you find opportunities in your desired field.
Did You Know?
  • A&T School of Business offers membership to many relevant local and national organizations, including Aggie Economic Association (AEA), Aggie Toastmasters, Financial Management Association (FMA), and Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE), among others.
  • The Entrepreneur of the Year award is a scholarship awarded to the student with the best independently owned and operated business after one year.

Student Polls

How strongly do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements?    Based on 82 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • My Gen-Ed requirements are worthwhile and meaningful.
  • It is easy to get the classes you want.
  • The academic advisers are helpful.
  • Grading is generally consistent and fair.
  • There are a variety of interesting courses to take.
  • Students are encouraged to explore a wide range of courses and topics.
  • The workload is easy to manage.
  • There are plenty of good online course options.
  • Teaching assistants (TAs) are used effectively.
  • The course scheduling/registration process is efficient and student-friendly.
  • Classrooms/labs are up-to-date and incorporate new technologies effectively.

How strongly do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements regarding the professors at this school?    Based on 80 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Professors are approachable and helpful when needed
  • Professors are engaging and easy to understand.
  • Professors are experts in their field.
  • Professors are passionate about the topics they teach.
  • Professors care about their students' success.
  • Professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.
  • Professors use teaching assistants (TAs) effectively.

Who are the most notable alumni from this school?    Based on 23 responses

  • 30% Terrence J - notable TV host and personality
  • 22% Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr. - notable Civil Rights activist
  • 17% Dr. Joe Dudley Sr. - founder, Dudley Products
  • 13% Ronald E. McNair
  • 11% Taraji P. Henson - notable actress
  • 6% Debra E. Lee-President and Chief Executive of BET
  • 2% Dudley because he is from the area

How often do you:    Based on 8 responses

  • Attend class (lectures and recitation)
  • Do all of your homework
  • Do all of your assigned reading
  • Adequately study
  • Take advantage of office hours/study sessions
  • Take notes

Where did this school rank in your list of potential schools when applying?    Based on 8 responses

  • 12% This was my dream school.
  • 62% This was one of my top choices.
  • 25% This was a school I settled for (safety school).



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