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North Carolina State University

Overview
Type of school: Public institution
Year founded: 1887
Affiliation: None
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 23,730
Environment: Urban
Endowment: $155,116,373
Admissions Address

Box 7001
Raleigh, NC 27695

Website

http://www.ncsu.edu

Admissions E-mail

undergrad_admissions@ncsu.edu


 

QuickFacts
Selectivity: More Selective
Send application by: February 1
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Thomas H. Griffin
Admissions office telephone: (919) 515-2434
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: February 1
Decision sent by: Accept offer by: May 1
Early decision
Not offered
Early action
Send application by: November 1
 
Decision sent by: January 15
Application fee: $60
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? Yes
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: Yes
Applications via E-mail: No
Electronic application:
 
http://www.ncsu.edu/uga Tuition deposit: $100 (Nonrefundable)
Room deposit: N/A
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is not accepted
General college-preparatory program: Required
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English 4 4
Mathematics 4 4
Science 3 4
Lab 1 2
Foreign language 2 2
Social studies 1 1
History 1 1
Academic electives 1 4
Total academic units 16 20

*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
 
Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Neither required nor recommended
Off-campus interview: Not available
 
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: February 1
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: June 1
 
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
 
Class rank: Very important
Academic GPA: Very important
Standardized test scores: Very important
Application essay: Considered
Recommendation: Considered
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Not considered
Extracurricular activities: Considered
Talent/ability: Considered
Character/personal qualities: Considered
First generation: Considered
Alumni/ae relation: Considered
Geographical residence: Considered
State residency: Considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Considered
Volunteer work: Considered
Work experience: Considered
Level of applicant's interest: Not considered
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: More Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 61%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: 40%
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): N/A
Total applicants: 15,500
Total acceptances: 9,470
Total freshman enrollment: 4,559
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: 80%
Male applicants: 8,120
Male acceptances: 4,772
Male freshman enrollment: 2,504
 
Female applicants: 7,380
Female acceptances: 4,698
Female freshman enrollment: 2,055
Out-of-state freshmen: 8%
 
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: 750
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: N/A
Students enrolled from waiting list: 125

 2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 37%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 79%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 98%
 
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 87%
Average high school GPA: N/A
 
First-year students submitting GPA: 100%
 
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 93%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 520 – 620
Math: 560 – 660
Combined: 1080 – 1280

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 6.0% 12.0%
600-699 31.0% 46.0%
500-599 49.0% 36.0%
400-499 14.0% 6.0%
300-399 0.0% 0.0%
200-299 0.0% 0.0%

 
First-year students submitting ACT scores: 7%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: 21 – 28
Math: 23 – 28
Composite: 22 – 27

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 9.0% 19.0% 16.0%
24-29 56.0% 40.0% 57.0%
18-23 34.0% 33.0% 25.0%
12-17 1.0% 8.0% 2.0%
6-11 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Below 6 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%

 

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