North Carolina State University At Raleigh

North Carolina State University At Raleigh

North Carolina State University at Raleigh is commonly called NC State or NCSU. It was founded on March 7, 1887 as a land-grant college. North Carolina State University consists of more than 30,000 students and is one of the largest universities in North Carolina. More than thirty percent of students reside on campus. This university offers education in various fields like agriculture, lifestyle, computer, engineering and accounting.

The athletics teams of North Carolina State University at Raleigh are known as the Wolfpack. They participate in more than 20 intercollegiate varsity sports at the NCAA Division 1 level. Former Senator John Edwards and North Carolina Governor James B. Hunt are the notable alumni of this university.

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North Carolina State University at Raleigh
2101 Hillsborough Street
Raleigh , NC 27695-7001
General Phone: (919) 515-2011

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NC State Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Engineering1,307engineering, aerospace engineering, bioengineering, biomedical engineering, chemical engineering, civil engineering, electrical engineering, environmental engineering, materials engineering, ...
Business and Management870business management, accounting, managerial economics
Science833biology, biochemistry, botany, plant pathology, microbiology, immunology, zoology, entomology, genetics, ...
Liberal Arts715German studies, African-American studies, women's studies, French language, Spanish language, English, creative writing, technical and business writing, liberal arts and sciences, ...
Education and Teaching507education, curriculum and instruction, educational administration, adult ed administration, higher education administration, educational admin and supervision, instructional media design, educational research, special ed, ...
Computer Science and Engineering454computer science, database administration, computer networking, computer engineering
Media264communication studies, organizational communications
Therapy and Counseling222psychology, school psychology
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy188nutrition sciences, parks and recreation management, sports and fitness management
Agricultural Science and Management182agriculture, agricultural management, agricultural operations, agricultural economics, agricultural mechanization, crop production, agricultural education, food science
Mathematics163mathematics, applied mathematics, statistics
Landscaping and Horticulture145landscaping, turf management, agronomy, horticultural science, pest management, soil science
Conservation and Resource Management130conservation, environmental science, natural resources management, forestry, forest management, wood science
Animal Science and Care121animal husbandry, animal science, poultry science
Architecture and Planning96architecture, environmental design, landscape architecture
Medicine89pre-med, veterinary medicine, veterinary sciences
Security and Law Enforcement85criminal justice and safety, criminology
Design78design and visual communication, industrial design, graphic design
Family and Social Work54family studies, public administration, social work
Art Studies28arts management
Religion and Philosophy26philosophy, religion
Engineering Technician19environmental engineering tech
Science and Laboratory Technician0science tech
Fine Arts0art history and criticism

Number of programs and degrees for NC State in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree1327
Bachelor's degree4,53596
Master's degree1,507102
Doctor's degree32862
First-professional degree741

NC State Student Body

In 2007-2008, NC State had a total enrollment of 31,802 students (27,755 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 55%
Women 45%
Full-Time 100%
Part-Time 0%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 75%
Graduate 25%
First Professional 1%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 74%
Black 9%
Hispanic 2%
Asian 5%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 2%
(Foreign Students) 8%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 28%
20-21 27%
22-24 19%
25-29 12%
30-34 6%
35-39 3%
40-49 3%
50-64 1%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

North Carolina92%
New York1%
New Jersey1%

NC State Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 87 %
Part-Time 32 %

NC State Room and Board (2007)

NC State offers campus housing for 8,410 of its 27,755 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Raleigh, North Carolina for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other North Carolina Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

NC State Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal520610
SAT Math550650
SAT Writing510610
ACT Verbal2127
ACT Math2328
ACT Composite2227

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrequired
Recommendationsnot required
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT96%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT19%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required

NC State Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 5,286
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 17,584
Room and board $ 7,982
Room charge $ 4,924
Board (meal plan) charge $ 3,058
Books and supplies $ 930
Other expenses $ 1,830

Financial Aid:
NC State participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 297200)

NC State Faculty

NC State has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track211129
Non-tenured and not on tenure track176204

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year246$130,37849$131,929
Associate professorcalendar year100$97,43432$98,088
Assistant professorcalendar year80$77,73047$78,861
Instructorcalendar year1*1*
Lecturercalendar year8$77,41412$67,910
No academic rankcalendar year24$91,79726$81,009
All faculty totalcalendar year459$110,912167$97,479

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year308$122,01955$110,432
Associate professoracademic year213$88,87380$82,820
Assistant professoracademic year148$77,52595$72,800
Instructoracademic year1*3$58,611
Lectureracademic year66$47,833100$44,745
No academic rankacademic year32$58,50041$57,277
All faculty totalacademic year768$95,139374$71,161

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

NC State Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football Atlantic Coast Conference
Basketball Atlantic Coast Conference
Baseball Atlantic Coast Conference
Track Atlantic Coast Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports77102179

NC State Degree Programs (2007)

Agricultural Science And Management
Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations
Agricultural Business and Management, General
Agricultural Economics
Agricultural Mechanization, General
Agricultural and Extension Education Services
Agriculture, General
Crop Production
Food Science

Animal Science And Care
Animal Sciences, General
Animal/Livestock Husbandry and Production
Poultry Science

Architecture And Planning
Architecture (BArch, BA/BS, MArch, MA/MS, PhD)
Environmental Design/Architecture
Landscape Architecture (BS, BSLA, BLA, MSLA, MLA, PhD)

Art Studies
Arts Management

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Managerial Economics

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Engineering, General
Computer Science
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
Data Modeling/Warehousing and Database Administration

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Science
Forest Management/Forest Resources Management
Forestry, General
Natural Resources Management and Policy
Natural Resources/Conservation, General
Wood Science and Wood Products/Pulp and Paper Technology

Design and Visual Communications, General
Graphic Design
Industrial Design

Education And Teaching
Adult and Continuing Education Administration
Agricultural Teacher Education
College Student Counseling and Personnel Services
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Curriculum and Instruction
Education, General
Education/Teaching Individuals - Specific Learning Disabilities
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Emotional Disturbances
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Mental Retardation
Educational Administration and Supervision, Other
Educational Evaluation and Research
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Educational/Instructional Media Design
Elementary Education and Teaching
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
French Language Teacher Education
Health Occupations Teacher Education
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration
History Teacher Education
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
Mathematics Teacher Education
Reading Teacher Education
Sales & Marketing Oper/Marketing & Distribution Teacher Education
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Social Studies Teacher Education
Spanish Language Teacher Education
Special Education and Teaching, General
Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education

Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering
Agricultural/Biological Engineering and Bioengineering
Biomedical/Medical Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering, General
Construction Engineering
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
Engineering, General
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
Industrial Engineering
Manufacturing Engineering
Materials Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Nuclear Engineering
Operations Research
Textile Sciences and Engineering

Engineering Technician
Environmental Engineering Technology/Environmental Technology

Family And Social Work
Human Development and Family Studies, General
Public Administration
Social Work

Fine Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation

Landscaping And Horticulture
Agronomy and Crop Science
Horticultural Science
Landscaping and Groundskeeping
Plant Protection and Integrated Pest Management
Soil Science and Agronomy, General
Turf and Turfgrass Management

Liberal Arts
African-American/Black Studies
Creative Writing
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
French Language and Literature
German Studies
History, General
International Relations and Affairs
International/Global Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Political Science and Government, General
Public/Applied History and Archival Administration
Spanish Language and Literature
Technical and Business Writing
Women's Studies

Applied Mathematics
Mathematics, General
Statistics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Organizational Communication, General

Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
Veterinary Medicine (DVM)
Veterinary Sciences/Veterinary Clinical Sci, Gen (Cert,MS,PhD)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Nutrition Sciences
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

Religion And Philosophy
Religion/Religious Studies

Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Botany/Plant Biology
Chemistry, General
Genetics, General
Genetics, Other
Geology/Earth Science, General
Microbiology, General
Oceanography, Chemical and Physical
Physical Sciences, Other
Physics, General
Physiology, General
Plant Pathology/Phytopathology
Science, Technology and Society
Zoology/Animal Biology

Science And Laboratory Technician
Science Technologies/Technicians, Other

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General
School Psychology

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Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
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Top 16%NC State Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
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Top 16%NC State Student SAT scores
% of degrees in conservation and resource management
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Top 18%NC State % of degrees in conservation and resource management
% of degrees in agricultural science and management
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Top 19%NC State % of degrees in agricultural science and management

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