NC State Admission Requirements
Chances of getting into North Carolina State University at Raleigh
|Admission Standards||Very High|
How hard is it to get into NC State and can I get accepted? The school has a 47% acceptance rate ranking it #18 in North Carolina for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 14,219 out of 30,350 applicants were admitted making NC State a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants. Academically, it has very high requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 16 percent. North Carolina State University at Raleigh typically accepts and attracts "A" average high school students. Only 35% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.
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NC State SAT Scores
Applicants Submitting SAT47%
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||620|
|SAT Math 25th||630|
|SAT Composite 25th||1250|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||680|
|SAT Math 75th||710|
|SAT Composite 75th||1390|
|Average SAT Score||1320|
SAT Scores you need to get in
What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to North Carolina State University at Raleigh?
North Carolina State University at Raleigh typically requires applicants to be in the top 18 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1250 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 1180. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1320 out of 1600. The school ranks #4 in North Carolina for highest average SAT composite score. 47 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.
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1390 and Above||Good||>60%|
|1320 to 1390||Avg +||47%-60%|
|1250 to 1320||Avg -||34%-47%|
|1180 to 1250||Reach||23%-34%|
|Less than 1180||Low||<23%|
NC State ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT51%
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||26|
|ACT Math 25th||26|
|ACT Composite 25th||27|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||33|
|ACT Math 75th||30|
|ACT Composite 75th||31|
|Average ACT Score||29|
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 27 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 15 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 25 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 29 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 31 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #4 in North Carolina for highest average ACT composite score. 51 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to North Carolina State University at Raleigh.
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|31 and Above||Good||>60%|
|29 to 31||Avg +||47%-60%|
|27 to 29||Avg -||34%-47%|
|25 to 27||Reach||23%-34%|
|Less than 25||Low||<23%|
Avg. High School GPA4.37
Typical High School GradesA
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. The school ranks #2 in North Carolina for highest average GPA. Even with a competitive GPA, admission to NC State will be challenging as the school denies more applicants than it admits.
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||33%||37%||35%|
What are the requirements for admission to North Carolina State University at Raleigh and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|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|
|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.
Frequently Asked Questions
47% of students submit their SAT scores to NC State. 51% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
47% of those who apply are granted admission to NC State. Admission competition is low and the college has very high admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1250 and 1390. 47% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.