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North Carolina State University - Raleigh

Students who got into NCSU-Raleigh:

Tips mention: Interview (1), ACT/SAT (12), Grades (24), Sports/Extracurriculars (6), College Essay (4)
I thought I was not going to get inNov 24 2012Chemical Engineering
I thought I was not going to get in because of average SAT scores (except on math) but when i got to campus i wasn't as behind as I thought.
SAT: 1170 Male
I did a LOT of extracurricularsJun 20 2012Biology
I did a LOT of extracurriculars my freshman year and had a 4.0 when I applied as a transfer and still got wait listed. It's competitive, so make sure you're writing in the application is unique and says something about your character and why you are up the challenge.
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I applied from a community college with a 4Jan 31 2012Electrical Engineering
I applied from a community college with a 4.0 GPA and was accepted no problem.
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Admissions is a numbers gameDec 31 2011Computer Engineering
Admissions is a numbers game. For everyone: WRITE YOUR PERSONAL STATEMENT!!! Anybody who I know who got waitlisted/rejected did not write a personal statement. It doesnt have to be a piece of Shakespearean literature, just something that shows you want to go to the school.

For non-engineering/design: break the average SAT, average GPA, and be a part of two school clubs and you are in.

For engineering majors: Apply "Engineering Undecided". By selecting a major on your application, you are competing with others FOR THAT MAJOR. By applying undecided you get increased chances of acceptance with absolutely no negative consequences. The way the Engineering College works is that all freshman are considered to be "unmatriculated" (ie- unaffiliated with a major) regardless of what they put on their application. When you are accepted, you are accepted to "NCSU College of Engineering". Based on your performance in your first two semesters, you are given the ability to "matriculate" (apply to a certain major) and if you have above a 3.25 you pretty much are guaranteed any major you want.

For Design majors: SPEND MORE THAN FIVE MINUTES ON YOUR PORTFOLIO. You dont have to be Dali, you just have to show creativity and originality of thought.

Good luck!
ACT: 33 Male

Getting in even with stellar grades is all inSep 14 2011Education
Getting in even with stellar grades is all in who you know. This is a family institution instead of a professional university. The professors are not very challenging at all. In fact most of the text books are out of date or just repeats of what you more than likely have learned while in high school. Not a very challenging setting at all - especially for a technical university.
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