Record # Seek Admission to State

From Triangle Business Journal and NC State press releases.

“More students than ever before have applied to be freshmen at North Carolina State University.

NCSU received 15,236 applications seeking freshman admission this fall. The record number of applicants represents a 10.7 percent increase over the 13,762 students who applied for admission at NCSU a year ago.

The number of African-American applicants increased by 28 percent over last year, while the number of out-of-state applicants increased by 18 percent.

NCSU expects to enroll about 4,254 students in the Class of 2010, which would be the largest incoming freshman class in North Carolina and NCSU history.

Average SAT for entering freshman last year was 1193, with GPA average of 4.09. UNC was highest of the UNC System with 1287 and 4.18.

Some of the other SAT and GPA averages
(School, SAT Verbal, SAT Math, GPA)
UNC Chapel Hill 638, 649, 4.18
NC State 580, 613, 4.09
UNC-Asheville 593, 576, 3.81
Appalachian 559, 564, 3.67
UNC-Wilmington 558, 568, 3.62
UNC-Greensboro 522, 523, 3.51
UNC-Charlotte 531, 548, 3.50
East Carolina 515, 528, 3.44
UNC System overall 534, 545, 3.53

You can click here for a fantastic piece related to the admissions process written for NC State’s Alumni Magazine in the summer of 2005.

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10 Responses to Record # Seek Admission to State

  1. redfred2 05/19/2006 at 3:16 PM #

    There goes my theory on strong athletic programs being a factor in boosting overall enrollment.

  2. StateFans 05/19/2006 at 3:18 PM #


    Couldn’t a strong athletics program boost overall enrollment volume and quality more than what we see/have now?

  3. Pack92 05/19/2006 at 3:25 PM #


    I would also have to question “why” ? Stanford is a good example. They have had success in football, basketball, baseball, swimming and other sports but are supposed to be as academically stringent as Duke. However, Duke,as we all know, has only one REAL money sport.

  4. Jeremy Hyatt 05/19/2006 at 3:37 PM #

    what percentage of that is female — give us the numbers that matter! the ratio at state usually sucks. “if you want a peace go to saint, if you want a saint go to peace”

  5. redfred2 05/19/2006 at 3:43 PM #

    I was being sarcastic. There is no doubt that the overall image of any university, as a great place to attend school and a place to achieve success, is broadcast across the nation through athletics.

  6. Howling Wolf 05/19/2006 at 4:00 PM #

    When I was there is was Peace pieces and Meridith angels. St. Mary’s gets you in jail!

    Interesting that USUX has a higher math SAT than State.

  7. blpack 05/19/2006 at 11:27 PM #

    No one laughing.
    Seriously, this enrollment news is great and proves yet again ‘we all go to NC State.’

  8. Glen Sudhop54 05/19/2006 at 11:55 PM #

    It’s a shame that students now don’t have a clue what a great place Hillsborough Street used to be.

    Maybe it’s a trade off. They don’t have to endure drop/add day at sultry, un-airconditioned Reynold Coliseum like we did.

  9. Cardiff Giant 05/20/2006 at 10:17 AM #

    Part of this is simple demographics. There are just a lot of college age kids right now. Part of this is also NC population growth – a state population that is increased by, say, two million over ten years will naturally have a great many more kids applying to state schools. Finally, it gives credit to State as well.

  10. redfred2 05/20/2006 at 2:10 PM #


    Come on now, don’t knock down all of the theories with plain ol’ common sense, it takes all of the fun out of it.

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