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Study at North Carolina State University At Raleigh

North Carolina State University at Raleigh is commonly called NC State or NCSU. It was founded on March 7, 1887 as a land-grant college. North Carolina State University consists of more than 30, 000 students and is one of the largest universities in North Carolina. More than thirty percent of students reside on campus. This university offers education in various fields like agriculture, lifestyle, computer, engineering and accounting.

The athletics teams of North Carolina State University at Raleigh are known as the Wolfpack. They participate in more than 20 intercollegiate varsity sports at the NCAA Division 1 level. Former Senator John Edwards and North Carolina Governor James B. Hunt are the notable alumni of this university.

Profile of North Carolina State University At Raleigh

NC State is in a large city, in Raleigh, NC. The school is classified as a public college. Students at NC State earn degrees up to the Doctoral degree.

Course Topics

There are more programs of study at the school than you'll find at most colleges of similar size. The most common major fields study at NC State include mathematics, science, engineering, landscaping and horticulture, computer science and engineering, and conservation and resource management.

NC State Selectivity

The school does not admit all applicants. The middle range of verbal SAT scores in 2007 was 520 to 620 for students at NC State. While math SAT scores among applicants varied, those accepted commonly had scores between 560 and 660.


Some professors at the school are awarded tenure, allowing the school to retain good faculty members. Faculty salaries at NC State are higher than most.

Student Enrolment

The school, in 2007, had 31, 802 students (27, 596 full-time equivalent).

Student Life

Athletic teams at NC State belong to the Atlantic Coast Conference for major sports.

NC State Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Engineering1, 414electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, civil engineering, textile sciences, chemical engineering, industrial engineering, aerospace engineering, materials engineering, . . .
Business and Management867business management, accounting, managerial economics
Science837biology, chemistry, biochemistry, zoology, microbiology, physics, physical science courses, atmospheric sciences, . . .
Liberal Arts737political science, English, sociology, history, economics, Spanish language, liberal arts and sciences, anthropology, . . .
Education and Teaching492educational administration, math teaching, industrial arts teaching, middle school teaching, social studies teaching, agricultural teaching, English teaching, adult ed administration, . . .
Computer Science and Engineering429computer science, computer engineering, computer networking, database administration
Media270communication studies, organizational communications
Agricultural Science and Management191agricultural operations, agricultural management, food science, agricultural education, crop production, agriculture, agricultural mechanization, agricultural economics
Therapy and Counselling174psychology, school psychology
Landscaping and Horticulture169horticultural science, agronomy, turf management, landscaping, soil science, pest management
Mathematics162statistics, mathematics, applied mathematics
Animal Science and Care154animal science, poultry science, animal husbandry
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy134parks and recreation management, nutrition sciences, sports and fitness management
Conservation and Resource Management126natural resources management, wood science, conservation, forest management, forestry, environmental science
Architecture and Planning105environmental design, architecture, landscape architecture
Security and Law Enforcement94criminology, criminal justice and safety
Medicine90veterinary medicine, veterinary sciences, pre-med
Family and Social Work80public administration, social work, family studies
Design67graphic design, industrial design, design and visual communication
Art Studies49arts management
Religion and Philosophy20religion, philosophy
Engineering Technician13environmental engineering tech
Science and Laboratory Technician0science tech
Fine Arts0art history and criticism

Contact: NC State

North Carolina State University At Raleigh

2101 Hillsborough Street

Raleigh, NC 27695-7001

General Phone: (919) 515-2011


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