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Admissions Fast Facts

As high school seniors and college transfer students prepare for admission to NC State, they may find it helpful to see how they compare to the current student body and previous first-year and transfer classes. The following resources provide fast facts for students as they transition their studies to NC State.

37,000+ students

undergraduate and graduate

100+ majors

offered to undergraduate students

35 students

average class size

There’s a community spirit – we’re all moving forward, and we’re all getting to our goals together.

Laura Cooper

Fashion Textile Management, 2024

2021 Commencement at Carter Finley

Application Numbers

With another record-breaking year of applications received, we continue to be impressed by the many successes and accomplishments of the new students pursuing our Wolfpack from across the globe. Download a PDF of this information here.

Fall 2023 Applications

  • 39,855 first-year applications received
    • 39.5% acceptance rate
  • 4,726 transfer applications received
    • 44.1% acceptance rate
  • 7,132 total incoming students


incoming first-year students


incoming transfer students


incoming out-of-state
first-year students

Students walk in front of Park Shops

First-Year Students

We’ve provided the middle 50% ranges for weighted and unweighted GPA’s for first-year enrolled students.

4.24 – 4.5

weighted GPA

3.79 – 3.97

unweighted GPA


first-year students applied without submitting test scores

Major Opportunities

While NC State is known for its STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) programs, 43% of our incoming students are pursuing a non-STEM program.

A CNR student works in a greenhouse.
A CNR student works in a greenhouse. Photo by Marc Hall College of Natural Resources student Jarami Bond works in the field and in the greenhouse. Photo by Marc Hall

NC State has great people, a great environment and a great education.

Anthony Carter

Art Studies, 2024

Our Students Come From Far and Wide

Incoming students are typically representative of 96 North Carolina counties, 39 states and more than 30 countries.

Among those students, Haleema Begum from Pakistan found her community among the Goodnight Scholars program and the mathematics department on campus.

Access and Inclusion

NC State is enriched through the varied knowledge and backgrounds of our students and we expect everyone to give of their talents, skills, time and effort to make NC State an environment of inclusive excellence for all.

NC State’s community centers, committees and affinity groups help incoming students find a welcoming home on campus.

  • 29% of incoming first-year students are from rural NC counties
  • 30.3% of our first-year class identify as a student of color

Transfer Students

Below you will find stats for the incoming fall 2023 transfer class.


average number of
credits transferred


average GPA for admitted transfer students


students from
NC Community Colleges

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