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NC State SAT Scores

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SAT scores needed to get into North Carolina State University at Raleigh

Average Score and SAT Requirements

Average SAT Score 1320

The average composite SAT score for admitted North Carolina State University at Raleigh freshman is 1320 out of 1600. NC State students have the 106th highest average SAT score in the United States. For perspective, a 1320 is in the 90th percentile of all SAT test takers.

SAT Score Range 1230 to 1410

The middle fifty percent of incoming students have SAT composite scores ranging from 1230 to 1410. The 75th percentile score is 1410 while the 25th percentile score is 1230.

Minimum SAT score requirement

The lowest SAT score accepted is not reported by NC State but we estimate it to be around a 1140 total composite SAT score.

Average SAT Math Score 670

The average score for NC State students on the math portion of the SAT is 670 out of 800. The 25th percentile of students score a 620 and the 75th percentile score 720.

Average SAT Reading Score 650

The 25th and 75th percentile range for SAT reading scores range from 610 to 690 and the average score for North Carolina State University at Raleigh students is 650.

Number of Students Submitting SAT Scores

47 percent of students submit SAT scores with their application to North Carolina State University at Raleigh

Admission Chances by SAT Score

Below are estimated chances of being accepted at North Carolina State University at Raleigh based on SAT score ranges and the overall admission rate of 46.2%. These chances assume you have an average GPA for the school, around 3.81.

Can I get into NC State with a 1410 SAT?

  • Score competitiveness Very Good

An SAT score of 1410 or higher is very competitive at NC State and is a better score than three quarters of students who are accepted. You have an above average chance of acceptance, around 62% or higher.

Can I get into NC State with a 1320 SAT?

  • Score competitiveness Above Average

Scores between 1320 to 1400 are above average giving you an advantage over most applicants. You have a slightly above average chance of acceptance, around 46% to 60% but admission is competitive.

Can I get into NC State with a 1230 SAT?

  • Score competitiveness Below Average

SAT scores between 1230 to 1310 are still in the middle range of accepted students a but a little lower than the average. You can get in and have about a 31% to 44% percent chance of being admitted.

Can I get into NC State with a 1140 SAT?

  • Score competitiveness Reach

SAT scores from 1140 to 1220 are on the very low end of the range where students are accepted. Scores in this range are not competitive with most other applicants but you still have a chance. We estimate scores in this range have less than a 29% chance of admission to NC State. SAT scores below 1140 likely fall out of the range where students are regularly accepted.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class
Admission chances to North Carolina State University at Raleigh by SAT score
SAT Score Admission Chances
1600 86%
1590 85%
1580 84%
1570 84%
1560 83%
1550 81%
1540 80%
1530 79%
1520 78%
1510 77%
1500 75%
1490 74%
1480 73%
1470 71%
1460 70%
1450 68%
1440 67%
1430 65%
1420 63%
1410 62%
1400 60%
1390 58%
1380 57%
1370 55%
1360 53%
1350 51%
1340 50%
1330 48%
1320 46%
1310 44%
1300 42%
1290 41%
1280 39%
1270 37%
1260 36%
1250 34%
1240 33%
1230 31%
1220 29%
1210 28%
1200 27%
1190 25%
1180 24%
1170 23%
1160 21%
1150 20%
1140 19%
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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=199193 IPEDS survey data for North Carolina State University at Raleigh.