NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY - [NCSU], RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA - ADMISSION

Raleigh, North CarolinaLOCATION
UniversitySCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1887Established Year
  35479Enrollment

North Carolina State University Admission 2020-2021, Requirement, Deadline & Acceptance Rate

Updated By : ARUSHI ANAND

North Carolina State University enrolled only 13,856 students out of 26,980 applications. The acceptance rate of 51% makes it a more competitive university. Generally, the admitted students are in top 15% of the test scorers. NC State University has very high admission requirements with average applicant competition.

  • International students admission decisions are released on rolling basis.
  • Some colleges have higher admission requirements than others.
  • Transfer admissions are very competitive and applications are accepted through the Common Application and the Coalition Application.

North Carolina State University Admissions Highlights

Application PortalUG- Common Application/ Coalition Application
PG – Official Website of the university
Application FeeUG- 100 USD
PG- 80 USD
Acceptance Rate51.4%
Mode of PaymentVisa/MasterCard Credit Card
SAT Score Range1300-1440
ACT Score Range26-31
Academic CalendarSemester wise
Interview RequirementsDepends on course requirements
Work ExperienceHighly recommended for MBA aspirants
Financial AidAvailable for International Students

North Carolina State University Important Dates and Deadlines

Fall Entry

Type of ApplicantsEarly ActionRegular Decision
FreshmanDeadline – November 1
Notification- January 30
Deadline – January 15
Notification – March 30
Transfer-Deadline – February 15
Notification – April 15

Spring Entry

Freshman and Transfer applicantsDeadline – October 1
Notification date – December 1
Agricultural InstituteDeadline – November 1

Some of the programs does not accept applications for spring entry, names of such programs are listed below:-

  • Applied Mathematics and Mathematics
  • College of Design studio based majors
  • College of Engineering
  • Exploratory Studies
  • Fashion and Textile Design
  • Physics
  • Statistics

For Graduate Students

TypeFallSpringSummer 1Summer 2
U.S citizensJune 25November 25March 25May 10
InternationalsMarch 1July 15December 15December 15

Other important dates

Agricultural InstituteDeadline – July 1 for Fall entry
Studio based majorsDeadline – November 1
Portfolio and additional essay due – November 1
Agricultural InstituteDeadline – November 1 – for Spring entry

North Carolina State University International Students Admissions

English Language Proficiency Test Scores

Proficiency TestsScores required for full undergraduate AdmissionScores required for conditional Admission
TOEFL IBT85 or higher ( min 18 in each sub score)60 or higher
TOEFL paper based563 or higher500 or higher
IELTS Academic6.5 or higher ( min of 6.5 in each sub score)6.0 or higher
PTE Academic62 or higher (min of 53 in each sub score)45 or higher
Intensive English ProgramCompletion of level 6 with a grade of B or higher and meet all other exit criteria-
English Composition I and II from an accredited U.S college or UniversityGrade C or higher-

North Carolina State University International Undergraduate Admissions

North Carolina State University provides more than 100 undergraduate programs across various academic majors.

How-to-apply – Candidates can apply through the Common Application or the Coalition Application

Application Fee – 100 USD

Requirements – Official transcripts, high school transcripts with proper translations, Portfolio ( if applying for Studio based program), Standardized test scores ( Optional ), English Language Proficiency test Scores, Completion of financial responsibilities and personal transcripts.

North Carolina State University Transfer Students Admissions

Transfer student admissions are given equal importance and are highly competitive. Almost 20% of the students are transfer students.

How-to-apply- Candidates can apply through the Common Application or the Coalition Application

Application Fee – 100 USD

Requirements – Official transcripts from each and every institute attended, Portfolio ( if applied for studio-based major), English Language proficiency test scores and standardized test scores

Note – High school transcripts are required only if the candidate is under the age of 21 years or have less than 30 credits.

North Carolina State University International Graduate Admissions

North Carolina State University offers over 130 graduate programs along with 60 plus doctoral programs for all the students. Almost 3,800 international students take admissions into the graduate programs of the university.

How-to-apply- Candidates can apply by completing the application on The Graduate School portal of the university.

Requirements – Specific academic materials as per program selected, Standardized test scores, official / unofficial transcripts, English Language proficiency test scores, personal transcripts and letters of recommendations.

North Carolina State University MBA

Application DeadlineApplication Deadline – April 1, Materials Deadline – April 8 and Decision Notification – Week of May 27
Application PortalOfficial website of the university
Application fee85 USD
Academic requirementsGRE and GMAT scores along with Interview
Supporting DocumentsPersonal statement, resume, essays, unofficial transcripts, three letters of recommendations and personal transcripts
Additional Requirements for International StudentsEnglish Language proficiency test scores
Course fee85,009 USD

North Carolina State University Aerospace Engineering

Application DeadlineApplication Deadline – April 1, Materials Deadline – April 8 and Decision Notification – Week of May 27
Application PortalOfficial website of the university
Application fee85 USD
Academic requirementsGRE and GMAT scores along with Interview
Supporting DocumentsPersonal statement, resume, essays, unofficial transcripts, three letters of recommendations and personal transcripts
Additional Requirements for International StudentsEnglish Language proficiency test scores
Course fee85,009 USD

North Carolina State University Aerospace Engineering

Application DeadlineFall – March 1 and Spring – July 15
Application PortalOfficial website of the university
Application fee85 USD
Academic requirementsGRE scores
Supporting DocumentsUnofficial transcripts, copy of resume, well written personal statement, applicable test scores and three letters of recommendations
Additional Requirements for International StudentsEnglish Language proficiency test scores
Course fee17,649 USD

North Carolina State University Doctor of Design

Application DeadlineMarch 1
Application PortalOfficial website of the university
Application fee85 USD
Academic requirementsGRE scores and digital portfolio of creative work
Supporting DocumentsUndergraduate and graduate degree transcripts, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendations and personal transcripts
Additional Requirements for International StudentsEnglish language proficiency test scores
Course fee-

North Carolina State University Veterinary Medicine

Application DeadlineSeptember 17
Application PortalVeterinary Medical College Application Service (VMCAS)
Application fee60 USD
Academic requirementsGRE Scores and a course in animal nutrition
Supporting DocumentsComplete courseworks along with transcripts, official transcripts, letters of recommendations and personal transcripts.
Additional Requirements for International StudentsEnglish language Proficiency test scores
Course fee-

North Carolina State University Documents Assessments

The admission process in the North Carolina State University is very applicant centric therefore, personal essays are given high importance in the entire process. The university analysis the application on following criteria:-

  • Candidate’s academic achievements
  • Highest ACT or SAT score
  • Interest in program applied for
  • Extracurricular Activities
  • Applicant’s background is examined carefully
  • Candidate’s individual story

Once a candidate has applied into the NC State University he/she receives a link to the WolfPAW portal. WolfPAW is a portal offered to the students for checking any updates regarding their applications. Two days after the deadline are granted to the students for submitting and updating all their documents.

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