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NC State Admission Requirements


Acceptance Rate

47.5%
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 48% acceptance rate. Last year, 12,568 out of 26,451 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 18 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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SAT Requirements

SAT Range
1240-1410
Applicants Submitting SAT
51%
SAT Scores for North Carolina State University at Raleigh
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 620
SAT Math 25th 620
SAT Composite 25th 1240
SAT Scores for North Carolina State University at Raleigh
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 690
SAT Math 75th 720
SAT Composite 75th 1410
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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 19 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1240 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 1155. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1325 out of 1600. 51 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
1410 and Above Good >61%
1325 to 1410 Avg + 48%-61%
1240 to 1325 Avg - 35%-48%
1155 to 1240 Reach 24%-35%
Less than 1155 Low <24%

ACT Requirements

ACT Range
26-31 
Applicants Submitting ACT
54%
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 32
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. 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. 54 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 >64%
28 to 31 Avg + 48%-64%
26 to 28 Avg - 38%-48%
24 to 26 Reach 28%-38%
Less than 24 Low <28%

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. Even with a competitive GPA, admission to NC State will be challenging as the school denies more applicants than it admits.

 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 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

Admission Statistics

North Carolina State University at Raleigh admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 12,759 13,692 26,451
Accepted 6,290 6,278 12,568
Acceptance Rate 49% 46% 48%
Enrolled 1,984 2,404 4,388
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 32% 38% 35%

Fall 2019 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Feb 1, 2019
Days left to Apply
43

Applicants have 43 days left until the Fall 2019 term applications are due on Feb 1, 2019.

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.