The acceptance rate at NC State is 46%. It ranks #0 in North Carolina for lowest rate of acceptance. NC State is a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants. Last year, 14,553 out of 31,487 applicants were admitted.
The school has very high admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 18 percent (SAT 1230/1410 ACT 27/32). North Carolina State University at Raleigh typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.81. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top quarter of their high school class. 33% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.
You are required to submit admission test scores with your application. North Carolina State University at Raleigh is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to confirm the most up to date testing requirements.
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||610|
|SAT Math 25th||620|
|SAT Composite 25th||1230|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||690|
|SAT Math 75th||720|
|SAT Composite 75th||1410|
|Average SAT Score||1320
What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to North Carolina State University at Raleigh?
North Carolina State University at Raleigh typically prefers applicants to be in the top 20 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1230 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 average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1320 out of 1600. NC State ranks #0 in North Carolina for highest average SAT composite score. 47 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.
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|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||25|
|ACT Math 25th||25|
|ACT Composite 25th||27|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||33|
|ACT Math 75th||31|
|ACT Composite 75th||32|
|Average ACT Score||29
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 24 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 30 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 32 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #0 in North Carolina for highest average ACT composite score. 51 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to North Carolina State University at Raleigh.
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What GPA do you need to get into North Carolina State University at Raleigh?
Applicants require exceptionally good grades to get into NC State. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at North Carolina State University at Raleigh was 3.81 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily A- students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #0 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.
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|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|3.75 to 3.99||50.66%||Avg|
|3.50 to 3.74||25.11%||Reach|
|3.25 to 3.49||4.01%||Reach|
|3.00 to 3.24||0.83%||Reach|
|2.50 to 2.99||0.59%||Reach|
|2.00 to 2.49||0.7%||Reach|
|1.00 to 1.99||0.1%||Low|
|less than 1.00||0%||Low|
GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021
83% 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||Freshmen Within Range|
|Top 10% of class||47%|
|Top 25% of class||83%|
|Top 50% of class||98%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||30%||36%||33%|
The cost for prospective students to apply to North Carolina State University at Raleigh is $85.
What are the requirements for admission to North Carolina State University at Raleigh and what student information is used for 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.
47% of students submit their SAT scores to NC State. 51% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
46% 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 1230 and 1410. 47% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 27 and 32. 51% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.