North Carolina State University at Raleigh
2101 Hillsborough St.
Raleigh, NC 27695-7001
(919) 515-2011
Accrediting Agency:
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

This public four-year institution was originally established as the North Carolina College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts in 1887. Today, the school has an enrollment of nearly 35,000 students, including a growing number of distance learners. U.S. News & World Report ranked North Carolina State University at Raleigh number 51 on their list of the top public schools and 16th among up-and-coming schools. Additionally, the school’s online graduate programs in computer information technology and engineering earned recognition in areas such as faculty credentials and training, student services and technology, and student engagement and accreditation.

Programs Offered

Students enrolled at NCSU can choose from more than 300 programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Examples of available majors include accounting, agriculture, biology, chemistry, design, engineering, English, film studies, history, management, music, nutrition, public administration, psychology, social work, and zoology, to name a few. Distance education opportunities are also available for working adults and non-traditional students looking for more flexibility. More than 300 online courses and 50 degree and certificate programs are available in areas such as teacher certification, leadership, engineering, and business. These programs are ideal for those looking to enhance their skills, or even switch career paths, while still continuing to work full time.


North Carolina State University at Raleigh has been accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools since 1928. The school has also earned specialized accreditation for their programs in school psychology, veterinary medicine, and teacher education.


Individuals interested in enrolling at NCSU can submit their application via the school’s website. There is a $70 application fee for undergraduates. This is $100 for international and $65 for graduate students. Prospective students should also be prepared to submit official copies of their transcripts from high school, and any colleges they may have previously attended. In addition, first-time freshman will need to submit either their official SAT or ACT score report. A personal statement and teacher or counselor recommendation are not required, but are recommended. In 2010, 54% of students who applied to NCSU were admitted.

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