North Carolina State University

2,781 reviews
  1. Raleigh, NC
  2. 4 Year
A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    A
  5. Athletics
    A+
  6. Party Scene
    A
  7. Professors
    A
  8. Location
    A
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    A
  11. Student Life
    A
  12. Safety
    B-
North Carolina State University is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-A
Athletic Conference
Atlantic Coast Conference
Address
2101 Hillsborough Street
Raleigh, NC 27695
Website

North Carolina State University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
52%
SAT Range
1160-1330
ACT Range
26-30
Application Fee
$80
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Recommended
Application Website

Cost

Net Price
$13,579/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $6,451/ year
  • $30-48k
    $8,781/ year
  • $49-75k
    $13,118/ year
  • $76-110k
    $18,157/ year
  • $110k+
    $20,692/ year

Academics

Professors
A
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
16:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
78%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.174 responses
61%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.173 responses
54%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.172 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
21,402Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
5%
Pell Grant
19%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 116 responses
Report
  • Diverse
    31%
  • Southern
    18%
  • Unique
    17%
  • Proud
    12%
  • Well-Rounded
    8%
  • Interesting
    4%
  • Driven
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
66%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.208 responses
Poll
82%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.262 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 128 responses
Report
  • Amazing
    21%
  • Spirited
    18%
  • The Right Choice
    16%
  • So helpful, for a big school
    10%
  • More Than Amazing!!!!!!!!
    9%
  • Welcome Home
    8%
  • Lively
    8%

After North Carolina State University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$47,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
75%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
National
83%
85%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.134 responses

Reviews

2,781 reviews
  • Excellent
    504
  • Very Good
    1167
  • Average
    961
  • Poor
    108
  • Terrible
    41
I am in the engineering program at NC State. I am fortunate that this program offers tutors through the engineering department which makes it easy to get that extra help. The school is continuously updating facilities like the current space age renovations to the student center. Also, I am from a small hometown with limited opportunities, so being in the capital city of North Carolina is amazing! There is always something cultural or fun to do here! My parents did not allow me to bring my car to school for my freshman year, but, not to worry, schools buses take me all over campus and city buses are available for anywhere else.
  • College Freshman
  • Nov 29 2012
Mansion or Shack: Take Your Pick! The amount of off campus housing at North Carolina State University is immense. From numerous campus apartments to tons of 1-4 bedroom houses. There is also a variety in price range, which is incredibly important. For those students who wish to spend more and have a spacious living environment, large houses near campus are present. However, for those who are trying to spend cautiously, affordable apartments are a very short distance from campus.
  • College Sophomore
  • Mar 8 2012
NC State is by far one of the most diverse schools on the east coast! We have so many unique student organizations. The GLBT(gay,lesbian,bisexual,transsexual)center, MENASA(Middle East and North African Student Association, and Black Student Board are just a few. At NC State we also have the freedom expression tunnel where students are encouraged to express themselves through spray painting the tunnel
  • College Sophomore
  • Sep 2 2011