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Kiplinger's Best College Values

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North Carolina State University (Raleigh, NC)

ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT: 65%
Applicants who took ACT: 32%
SAT I Verbal score 600-699: 45%
SAT I Verbal score 700+: 10%
SAT I Verbal score 600+: 55%
SAT I Math score 600-699: 55%
SAT I Math score 700+: 21%
SAT I Math score 600+: 76%
ACT score 24-29: 60%
ACT score 30-36: 36%
ACT score 24+: 96%
Students applied: 20,208
Students admitted: 10,390
Admission rate: 51%
Students per faculty: 16
4-year graduation rate: 44%
6-year graduation rate: 0%

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment: 24,473
Full-time enrolled men: 11,885
Full-time enrolled women: 9,517
Part-time enrolled men: 1,827
Part-time enrolled women: 1,244
Freshmen retained: 93%

ANNUAL COSTS

Tuition (in state): $6,220
Fees (in state): $2,361
Tuition (out of state): $22,571
Fees (out of state): $2,361
Room and board: $10,311
Est. book expense: $1,076
Total cost (in state): $19,968
Total cost (out of state): $36,319
Cost after need-based aid
(in state):
$9,953
Cost after non-need-based aid
(in state):
$13,437
Cost after need-based aid
(out of state):
$26,304
Cost after non-need-based aid
(out of state):
$29,788
Average debt at graduation: $20,482

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met: 78%
Average need-based aid: $10,015
Average non-need-based aid: $6,531

SOURCE: Peterson's Undergraduate Database. (© 2015 Peterson's/Nelnet LLC. All rights reserved.), U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard.

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