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NC State Admission Chances


Acceptance Rate

50.4%
Admission Difficulty for North Carolina State University at Raleigh
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsVery High
Applicant CompetitionAverage

Can I get into NC State? The school has a 50% acceptance rate. Last year, 10,774 out of 21,364 applicants were admitted making NC State a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for average applicants.  Academically, it has very high requirements for admission test scores. North Carolina State University at Raleigh typically accepts and attracts "A" average high school students. Only 41% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

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SAT Requirements

SAT Range
1220-1380
Applicants Submitting SAT
55%
SAT Scores for North Carolina State University at Raleigh
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 610
SAT Math 25th 610
SAT Composite 25th 1220
SAT Scores for North Carolina State University at Raleigh
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 690
SAT Math 75th 710
SAT Composite 75th 1380
SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to North Carolina State University at Raleigh?

Reporting indicates the school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1220 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 1140. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1300 out of 1600. 55 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

North Carolina State University at Raleigh admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1380 and Above Good >63%
1300 to 1380 Avg + 50%-63%
1220 to 1300 Avg - 37%-50%
1140 to 1220 Reach 26%-37%
Less than 1140 Low <26%

ACT Requirements

ACT Range
26-31 
Applicants Submitting ACT
49%
ACT Scores for North Carolina State University at Raleigh
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 25
ACT Math 25th 26
ACT Composite 25th 26
ACT Scores for North Carolina State University at Raleigh
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 31
ACT Math 75th 31
ACT Composite 75th 31
ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into NC State?

Admission data indicates that NC State regularly accepts students with ACT's of 26 and above. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 24 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 28 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 31 and above have very competitive chances. 49 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to North Carolina State University at Raleigh.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

North Carolina State University at Raleigh admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
31 and Above Good >65%
28 to 31 Avg + 50%-65%
26 to 28 Avg - 40%-50%
24 to 26 Reach 30%-40%
Less than 24 Low <30%

Estimated GPA Requirements

Avg. High School GPA
4.37
Typical High School Grades
A

You will need exceptionally good grades to get into North Carolina State University at Raleigh. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at North Carolina State University at Raleigh was 4.37 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily A students are accepted and ultimately attend. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as NC State accepts 50% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted North Carolina State University at Raleigh students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 96% Good
3.50 to 3.75 3% Reach
3.25 to 3.50 1% Reach
3.00 to 3.25 0% Low
2.75 to 3.00 0% Low
2.50 to 2.75 0% Low
2.25 to 2.50 0% Low
2.00 to 2.25 0% Low

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Admission Statistics

North Carolina State University at Raleigh admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 10,191 11,173 21,364
Accepted 5,422 5,352 10,774
Acceptance Rate 53% 48% 50%
Enrolled 2,045 2,319 4,364
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 38% 43% 41%

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to North Carolina State University at Raleigh and what considerations affect admission decisions?

North Carolina State University at Raleigh Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Recommended
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at North Carolina State University at Raleigh
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=199193 IPEDS survey data for North Carolina State University at Raleigh.