North Carolina State University at Raleigh is a public, coeducational, extensive research university located in Raleigh, North Carolina, United States. Commonly known as NC State, NCSU, or simply “State” inside of North Carolina, the University is part of the University of North Carolina system and is a land, sea, and space grant institution.
The North Carolina General Assembly founded the North Carolina College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts, now NC State, on March 7, 1887, as a land-grant college. Today, NC State has an enrollment of more than 33,000 students, making it the largest university in North Carolina. While NC State has historical strengths in agriculture, design, engineering and textiles, it offers 115 bachelor’s degrees. The Center for Student Leadership, Ethics, & Public Service is the university’s premiere center dedicated to developing cultured students. The graduate school offers more than 100 areas of study leading to 169 master’s, 69 doctoral degrees, and a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine.
Tuition and fees for North Carolina residents are among the lowest in the nation. Fellowships andassistantships are also available to help defray the expense of graduate school. Applicants for these positions should correspond directly with the department of major interest. All financial aid recipients are selected on merit-based competition with other applicants. However, most fellowships are restricted to U.S. citizens and require Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores.
Non-resident graduate students awarded assistantships or fellowships may be eligible for tuition remission comparable to the in-state rate. To be eligible, non-residents must
For more information about tuition remission, please contact your department.
First-year graduate students are charged an orientation fee of $15. All graduate students enrolled in the College of Engineering are charged a computer fee of $45/semester, regardless of hours carried. This fee provides access to the Eos Engineering Computing Network. In summer, graduate students who are not enrolled in summer school but are preregistered for the fall semester will continue to have computing privileges all summer at no charge. If enrolled in a summer term, the Eos fee is $15.
Applicants may request financial aid on the application for admission; there is not a separate financial aid request form. Those who plan to request financial aid are encouraged to submit complete applications well in advance of the admission deadlines.
For more information about financial aid, please contact:
Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid
2016 Harris Hall
North Carolina State University
Raleigh, NC 27695-7302
At NC State, we produce more than graduates—we combine the theoretical with the practical to create innovators and leaders of tomorrow. With 12 colleges representing all major academic disciplines, a student population of more than 31,000 and nearly 2,000 faculty, NC State is the largest university in North Carolina. It is also a global center of learning for some of the most important emerging technologies and new sciences now shaping the future of our world – including nanotechnology, biotechnology, biomedical engineering and computer science. Our expertise in these groundbreaking areas is backed by historic strengths inagriculture, engineering, forestry, wood and paper science, textiles,veterinary medicine and design.
We also provide a high-quality education in the humanities and social sciences, education, life sciences, management, mathematics, natural resources and all the physical sciences. The breadth of our academic excellence is reflected in the strength of the NC State University library system, , which receives up to 14,000 visits a day from students and faculty using the 4.3 million volumes in its five libraries.