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 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
Applicants Submitting SAT41%
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||660|
|SAT Math 25th||640|
|SAT Composite 25th||1300|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||700|
|SAT Math 75th||740|
|SAT Composite 75th||1440|
|Average SAT Score||1370|
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 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.
|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%|
NC State ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT60%
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||25|
|ACT Math 25th||25|
|ACT Composite 25th||26|
|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.
|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%|
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. 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.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|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|
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||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%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||32%||38%||35%|
Applications are DueFeb 1, 2020
Days left to Apply58
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|
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.