North Carolina State University at Raleigh

2101 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh, NC 27695-7001

School Details

North Carolina State University at Raleigh was founded in 1887 by the North Carolina General Assembly as the North Carolina College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts. In 1931, during the Great Depression, the school was consolidated with two other colleges to become the University of North Carolina. Later, in 1963 the school changed names to the University of North Carolina at Raleigh. After two years of protest, the school changed names again to its current name of North Carolina State University at Raleigh.

The school's mission is to promote an integrated approach to problem solving that transforms lives and provides leadership for social, economic, and technological development across North Carolina and around the world. The North Carolina State University at Raleigh has been accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools since 1928. In addition to the school's overall accreditation, many independent programs at North Carolina State University at Raleigh have also received specialized accreditation. The programs with specialized accreditation include:

  • Teacher Education
  • Veterinary Medicine
  • School Psychology

North Carolina State University at Raleigh’s campus is located in Raleigh, North Carolina. The Main Campus is split into a North Campus, Central Campus, and South Campus. They also have a Centennial Campus and a Centennial Biomedical Campus, both located in Raleigh, North Carolina as well.

When applying to North Carolina State University at Raleigh, potential students are required to pay a $70 application fee as well as submit their GPA, official transcript and SAT or ACT scores. North Carolina State University at Raleigh has an acceptance rate of 53 percent. Students who are granted acceptance ultimately decide to attend North Carolina State University at Raleigh at a rate of about 44 percent. Students who decided to attend North Carolina State University at Raleigh come back for a following year of classes at a rate 89 percent for full-time students and 55 percent for part-time students. Students at North Carolina State University at Raleigh graduate within the four years it is expected to earn a bachelor’s degree at a rate of 41 percent and graduate within six years at a rate of 72 percent.

There are 34,757 students currently enrolled at North Carolina State University at Raleigh, of these students, 25,176 are undergraduate students and 9,591 are graduate students. Undergraduate students at North Carolina State University at Raleigh are mostly full time enrollments, with 88 percent of students taking at least 12 credits per semester. Unlike undergraduate students, graduate students are split 56 percent full-time and 44 percent part-time on enrollment status.

The gender break down of the student body is 44 percent female students and 56 percent male students. There is little racial diversity with the largest represented race being white students making up 75 percent of the student population. The other racial groups, African American, Hispanic, Non-resident Alien and Asian, make up eight percent, four percent, two percent and five percent of the student body, respectively. In the student population there are 12,169 are adult learners who are over the age of 24. Most of the students declare in state residency, at 89 percent. The remaining students are made up of 10 percent out of state students and one percent students from foreign countries.

Students have a variety of options academically at North Carolina State University at Raleigh. There are 12 colleges in which students can find a program to interest them. The colleges include:

  • College Of Agriculture and Life Sciences
  • College of Design
  • College of Education
  • College of Engineering
  • College of Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Poole College of Management
  • College of Natural Resources
  • College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences
  • College of Textiles
  • College of Veterinary Medicine
  • First-Year College
  • The Graduate School

Within these colleges, students have the choice between a variety of over 150 departments and programs.

There are a total of 1,933 faculty members, all of which are part of the instructional faculty. These faculty members typically hold their highest degree in their specific field and place a heavy importance on student’s interaction and personalized attention. Classes are typically of smaller than average size due to a 18:1 student-to-faculty ratio.

For students wanting to complete a degree, but who have a hectic schedule, North Carolina State University at Raleigh offers programs that can be completed through its distance learning program. The distance learning program offers different options to meet the varying needs of a diverse group of students.

Students can find many ways to stay busy outside of class. One way for a student to spend free time while gaining valuable leadership and personal growth skills is through participating in extracurricular activities. There are over 400 official student organizations recognized at North Carolina State University at Raleigh. The types of extracurricular activities available North Carolina State University at Raleigh include:

  • Professional organizations
  • Honor societies
  • Religious clubs
  • Minority clubs
  • Special interest clubs
  • Cultural clubs

Student at North Carolina State University at Raleigh also have the option to become involved in athletics. There are 18 intercollegiate sports teams all competing in the National Collegiate Athletic Association, Division I and in the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC). Some of these teams are:

  • Women’s and Men’s Track
  • Football
  • Women’s and Men’s Basketball
  • Men’s Wrestling
  • Softball
  • Women’s Gymnastics

The yearly tuition and fees for enrollment at North Carolina State University at Raleigh is $7,788 for in-state students and $20,953 for out-of-state students. North Carolina State University at Raleigh offers a tuition guarantee plan and the assistance and guidance of its financial aid office to help students with the cost of higher education. The financial aid office can help students find and apply for grants, scholarships and loans. Currently, 53 percent of the student population accepts some form of grant or scholarship aid. The average grant or scholarship package is $9,508 per student per year. Students can also take on loans for extra assistance, 45 percent of students have student loans and the average loan amount is $5,317.




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    Public, 4-year or above
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  • Highest Level Of Offering:
    Doctorate degree
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