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 love the atmosphere around Raleigh. Coming from a small town, it's definitely weird to see all the cliques though. The sororities and fraternities all hangout, then there's the engineering/science groups, design majors accompanied by English Lit. Majors, and the pot heads. Of course there are others and the few exceptions of those who co-mingle between the groups. But everyone is so friendly. NC State is sort of surrounded by the ghetto, but college students are expanding their territory year by year. Downtown and Hillsborough are the "going out" places. Neither have a good variety of places to go for those under 21. The housing options are great! Although there is a bit of a monopoly on it by The Preiss company.
  • College Sophomore
  • Nov 19 2014
Because of our great Agriculture and Nutrition departments, we have a TON of information on the nutritional quality of the food that is served on campus. The dining halls include many options that are locally sourced, and every Wednesday, our campus has a farmer's market in the brickyard where local vendors sell fresh produce and homemade products! In addition, we serve milk produced from our own cows at NC State's vet school! The dining program here has also made great efforts to accomodate people with food allergies and sensitivities by making allergen information more accessible, and by serving allergy-friendly options at the different on-campus dining locations. We even have a blog dedicated to allergy-friendly options on campus! http://www.ncsudining.com/allergy-friendly-at-ncsu-talley-student-union/
  • College Junior
  • Nov 7 2013
There are very few vegan options (and hardly any variety) at the dining halls. Most of the vegetarian meat substitutes (hot dogs, burgers, etc) have eggs in them and tofu is served RARELY. Why not just make the switch to vegan meat substitutes? The vegetarians will be blissfully unaware and the vegans will be SUPER thankful for some kind of protein source!

Also, many of the pre-made, non-dining hall options are not vegan either (WolfPack To-Go wraps, salads, sandwiches etc). They often include cheese or a dairy-based sauce. Why not just exclude the cheese and make the sauces and dressings oil/vinegar based?

And vegan options from the brickyard Pizza/Pasta place? That's laughable. What about baked goods from the PCJ? All contain some form of eggs or milk.

The only really reliable options are Wolfpack subs, and the Chinese tofu stir fry from the Atrium (which I am still concerned about).

If you're a vegetarian or omnivore looking to make the switch to veganism, or are a current vegan, then don't expect university dining to help you find good variety or flavors. Bring a lunch to campus.
  • College Senior
  • Apr 3 2013