North Carolina State University at Raleigh

2101 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh, NC

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Questions and Answers about North Carolina State University at Raleigh

Lavanya G.
4 months ago
Can students at NC State choose their first-year roommates through mutual requests?
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5 months ago
Does NC State have any 2+2 programs with community colleges?
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What type of assistance does NCSU at Raleigh offer to help students secure internships and first jobs?
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About how many students get accepted into NC State's Honors Program?
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How many food places are on North Carolina State University at Raleigh campus?
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Do you only get accepted into one living and learning dorm?
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Majors offered at North Carolina State University at Raleigh

Biggest majors
Business Administration, Management and Operations
Biology, General
Mechanical Engineering

Academics at North Carolina State University at Raleigh

SAT Score Range
Required with application
ACT Score Range
Required with application
Student Faculty Ratio
14 to 1
Somewhat Selective (47% Acceptance Rate)
School type
Public 4-year institution

Demographics for North Carolina State University at Raleigh Students

Ethnicity BreakdownAsianBlackCaucasianHispanicMiddle EasternNative AmericanPacific Islander
North Carolina State University at Raleigh Students11%22%56%17%2%2%1%
All College Students11%21%37%25%2%2%1%
Gender breakdown
North Carolina State University at Raleigh Students
< 3% Gender nonconforming
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Common careers for North Carolina State University at Raleigh students

Common Careers and Their Average Annual Salary

Senior Software Engineer117k
Software Engineer87k
Project Manager, (Unspecified Type / General)79k
Process Engineer74k
Electrical Engineer74k
Mechanical Engineer72k
Project Engineer69k
Based on 37,520 student responses
58.6kAvg. Early Career Pay
108.3kAvg. Mid-Career Pay
52%in High-Meaning careers
47%in STEM careers

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Student reviews of North Carolina State University at Raleigh

by students







Recommended by

95% of students

Known for

Lots of interesting clubs and activities
Awesome study spaces and libraries
Welcoming student body
Diverse and Inclusive
Access to outdoor activities
Montana Hocutt
Mental Health
Advocacy And Activism
Counseling And Therapy



I loved it here. It was a great environment and being in Raleigh is great. Wonderful campus and worthwhile to go here.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

Lack of scholarships available for grad school.

Meghan Jack
digital art



NCSU has a beautiful and large campus that is easy to walk around. The social life here is great, with a lot of clubs and opportunities to meet new people. The teachers I have had are all very engaging and knowledgeable. I definitely feel like NCSU is preparing me for a great future and career, not just trying to push me through with a degree.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

It can feel almost too big at times. If you're not used to a larger community it can be easy to feel lost and lonely. Coming here you have to be willing to explore and reach out.

Victor Gutierrez-Mendoza
Electric Guitar
Guitar + 4 others



I went to a community college before attending North Carolina State University and it seems like the college atmosphere at NCSU is much better than what I perceived at my local community college.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

When covid-19 hit, I didn't like the fact that NCSU was such a large school with a large number of students. It's fine now that the covid-19 numbers are dwindling.

Maria Prado
Horseback Riding



I liked the ambiance of the campus, as well as the classes, professors, and social activities.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

I didn't like how far Raleigh is from my hometown.

Callie Abernathy
Rock Climbing
Girl Scouts
Piano + 3 others



When I began my college search, the only thing I was certain about was that I wanted to go to a UNC system school. I had earned my associate's degree while I was still in high school, and I wanted to be sure that all of my credits and hard work would contribute to my bachelor's degree. In-state tuition was also a very important factor in this decision. The identity of several state universities is tied to their location, such as the beach or the mountains. In this way, NC State's identity is closely tied to the Research Triangle. Of the UNC schools, NC State has the best reputation for STEM prestige, and I wanted to be surrounded by like-minded people who are forward-thinking, and who are striving to learn more and to be the best in their fields. I'm about to begin my second year at NC State, and I've never, not for one moment, regretted my decision. The facilities are amazing, and the food is good and easy to get.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

The dorms leave a bit to be desired, but I'm in one of the older dorms on campus, and I've heard that many of the other halls are much nicer than the one I live in. There are tons of good options for food outside of the dining halls, but the dining halls aren't very good and don't have much variety. I figure other colleges have the same problem, though.

Alli Wray
Painting and Studio Art



I really enjoy the campus layout and the number of academic resources available. They have free tutoring for almost any subject you can think of, as well as material resources, and instructors who can review your work and provide feedback for certain classes before submitting it.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

I'm not a huge fan of the events they host. They're usually held directly next to the dorms, which creates a lot of noise and crowding around the living spaces which is very distracting and annoying when trying to go to the dining halls, use resident hall resources, do work, etc.

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