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Raleigh, North Carolina

NC State Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into North Carolina State University at Raleigh

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
51.4%
Admission Difficulty for North Carolina State University at Raleigh
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsVery High
Applicant CompetitionAverage

How hard is it to get into NC State and can I get accepted? The school has a 51% acceptance rate ranking it #18 in North Carolina for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 13,856 out of 26,980 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 15 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. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.

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NC State SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1300-1440
Applicants Submitting SAT
41%
SAT Scores for North Carolina State University at Raleigh
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 660
SAT Math 25th 640
SAT Composite 25th 1300
SAT Scores for North Carolina State University at Raleigh
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 700
SAT Math 75th 740
SAT Composite 75th 1440
Average SAT Score 1370

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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 12 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1300 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 1230. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1370 out of 1600. The school ranks #4 in North Carolina for highest average SAT composite score. 41 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
1440 and Above Good >64%
1370 to 1440 Avg + 51%-64%
1300 to 1370 Avg - 38%-51%
1230 to 1300 Reach 26%-38%
Less than 1230 Low <26%
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NC State ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
26-31 
Applicants Submitting ACT
60%
ACT Scores for North Carolina State University at Raleigh
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 25
ACT Math 25th 25
ACT Composite 25th 26
ACT Scores for North Carolina State University at Raleigh
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 32
ACT Math 75th 30
ACT Composite 75th 31
Average ACT Score 28

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. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 18 percent nationally. 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. The school ranks #4 in North Carolina for highest average ACT composite score. 60 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 >66%
28 to 31 Avg + 51%-66%
26 to 28 Avg - 41%-51%
24 to 26 Reach 31%-41%
Less than 24 Low <31%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

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. The school ranks #2 in North Carolina for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as NC State accepts 51% 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 Competitiveness
3.75+ 96% Good
3.50 to 3.75 3% Reach
3.25 to 3.50 1% Reach
3.00 to 3.25 N/A% Low
2.75 to 3.00 N/A% Low
2.50 to 2.75 N/A% Low
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

High School Class Rank

87% of North Carolina State University at Raleigh freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted North Carolina State University at Raleigh students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 49%
Top 25% of class 87%
Top 50% of class 99%
Bottom 50% of class 1%
Bottom 25% of class 0%

Admission Statistics

North Carolina State University at Raleigh admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 13,256 13,724 26,980
Accepted 7,139 6,717 13,856
Acceptance Rate 54% 49% 51%
Enrolled 2,262 2,535 4,797
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 32% 38% 35%

Fall 2020 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Feb 1, 2020
Days left to Apply
58

Applicants have 58 days left until the Fall 2020 term applications are due on Feb 1, 2020.

Seniors, these are the SAT and ACT test dates you can still sit for a test and send your results to NC State before the Feb 1 application deadline.

SAT Test Date Scores Available
Dec 7 Dec 20
ACT Test Date Scores Available
Dec 14 Dec 24

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.