North Carolina State University

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PO Box 7901
Raleigh, NC 27695

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Engineering School Overview

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Engineering School Overview

The College of Engineering at North Carolina State University--Raleigh has an application deadline of June 25. The application fee is $75 for U.S. residents and $85 for international students. Its tuition is full-time: $7,173 per year (in-state); full-time: $19,511 per year (out-of-state); part-time: $5,380 per year (in-state); and part-time: $14,633 per year (out-of-state). The 2013 Ph.D. student-faculty ratio is 3.1:1. The College of Engineering at North Carolina State University--Raleigh has 326 full-time faculty on staff.

Graduate students at North Carolina State University’s School of Engineering can partner with faculty and outside researchers to explore topics ranging from textile engineering to renewable energy at one of nearly 30 research centers, laboratories, and institutes housed at the school’s Raleigh campus. Among the research centers at NC State’s engineering school is the Center for Robotics and Intelligent Machines, which conducts research programs in cognitive and evolutionary robotics, medical robotics and biorobotics, and intelligent sensing and control.

The diverse range of research opportunities complements the degree offerings at NC State’s School of Engineering. Graduate students can earn a master’s degrees in more than 15 different areas, including biomedical engineering, civil engineering, and aerospace engineering. The school also offers more than a dozen different online master’s degree programs, and many of the engineering departments have Ph.D. tracks for students attending classes in person.

In addition to classroom and research opportunities, graduate students at NC State can participate in student groups such as the Engineering Entrepreneurs Program, or Engineering Place, an outreach program to educate students from grade school to undergrad on the possibilities of the engineering field. The school also has special interest groups that include minority engineering programs and Women in Engineering. Several professional societies also have student chapters at NC State.

Notable alumni from NC State’s School of Engineering include Gayle Lanier, vice president and general manager of Nortel Knowledge Services, and Charles Manning, former head of the materials engineering group for NASA’s Langley Advanced Materials Research Program.


Application deadline (U.S. residents) June 25
Application fee (U.S. residents) $75
Application deadline (international students) March 1
Application fee (international students) $85


Full-time faculty (tenured or tenure-track) 326
Ph.D. student/faculty ratio 3.1:1

Student Body

Enrollment (full-time) 2,298
Gender distribution (full-time)
Gender distribution (full-time)



full-time: $7,173 per year (in-state)
full-time: $19,511 per year (out-of-state)
part-time: $5,380 per year (in-state)
part-time: $14,633 per year (out-of-state)

Required fees $2,293 per year

* Engineering School Overview details based on 2013 data

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