North Carolina State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Raleigh, NC

Founded in 1887

Motto: "Think and Do"






Acceptance Rate

$3,268 / $12,939

Tuition In-state / Out-of-state


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As the state’s preeminent college of agriculture and life sciences, we serve the needs of North Carolina through teaching, research, extension and international programs — helping citizens benefit from what we discover, develop and extend into the communities and fields across our state, our nation and the world. Simply stated: We transform challenges into agriculture and life sciences opportunities, and we need you here to help us.

From our campus in the heart of North Carolina’s capital city, to our 18 research stations strategically located across the state, to the farms, agribusinesses, and industry partners we work with on a daily basis, NC State’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences is leading the charge for agricultural and life sciences innovation. Our work is feeding, clothing, fueling and healing a growing population. Take some time to get to know us – and then join us.

Agricultural Degrees Offered

  • Agricultural and Human Sciences
  • Agricultural Business Management
  • Animal Sciences
  • Applied Ecology
  • Biological and Agricultural Engineering
  • Crop and Soil Sciences
  • Entomology and Plant Pathology
  • Food, Bioprocessing and Nutrition Sciences
  • Horticultural Sciences
  • Molecular and Structural Biochemistry
  • Plant and Microbial Biology
  • Prestage Department of Poultry Science
  • Horticultural Science
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Total Enrollment: 5,319

Agricultural Students: 528

Male Female Student Ratio: 55%/45%

Acceptance Rate: 53%


Application Fee: $85

Application Deadline: January 15

Target GPA: 3.2

Target SAT Score: 1090

Target ACT Score: 22


In-State: $3,268

Out-of-State: $12,939

Student Fees: $1,268

Room and Board: $11,359

Room Only: $6,714

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Religious Affiliation: non-denominational

Faculty/Student Ratio: 13/1

Off-Campus Research Opportunities

N.C. State's research is found in every corner of the state. The school partners with the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services at 18 research stations to test research in real world scenarios under natural conditions. The mission is to manage crop and livestock facilities that serve as a platform for agriculture research. NCSU strives to make farming more efficient, productive and profitable, while maintaining a sound environment and providing consumers with safe and affordable products. CALS physical facilities include both on- and off-campus sites specifically equipped to support research programs. The facilities themselves provide a window into our research programs and accomplishments.