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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: 57%
Applicants who took ACT: 40%
SAT I Verbal score 600-699: 47%
SAT I Verbal score 700+: 11%
SAT I Verbal score 600+: 58%
SAT I Math score 600-699: 54%
SAT I Math score 700+: 20%
SAT I Math score 600+: 74%
ACT score 24-29: 58%
ACT score 30-36: 39%
ACT score 24+: 97%
Students applied: 21,099
Students admitted: 10,579
Admission rate: 50%
Students per faculty: 14
4-year graduation rate: 44%
6-year graduation rate: 0%

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment: 24,111
Full-time enrolled men: 11,473
Full-time enrolled women: 9,550
Part-time enrolled men: 1,822
Part-time enrolled women: 1,266
Freshmen retained: 94%

ANNUAL COSTS

Tuition (in state): $6,407
Fees (in state): $2,472
Tuition (out of state): $23,926
Fees (out of state): $2,472
Room and board: $10,635
Est. book expense: $1,082
Total cost (in state): $20,596
Total cost (out of state): $38,115
Cost after need-based aid
(in state):
$10,683
Cost after non-need-based aid
(in state):
$14,345
Cost after need-based aid
(out of state):
$28,202
Cost after non-need-based aid
(out of state):
$31,864
Average debt at graduation: $17,461

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met: 78%
Average need-based aid: $9,913
Average non-need-based aid: $6,251

SOURCE: Peterson's Undergraduate Database (© 2016 Peterson's/Nelnet LLC. All rights reserved.), U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard.

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