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North Carolina A&T State University is a public institution that was founded in 1891. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 8,923, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 713 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. North Carolina A&T State University's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is National Universities, Tier 2. Its in-state tuition and fees are $5,422 (2013-14); out-of-state tuition and fees are $16,503 (2013-14).
North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, or North Carolina A&T, is a historically black school and one of several engineering colleges in the state. Students can live on the school’s campus in Greensboro in traditional residence halls or Living and Learning Communities, which group students based on interests, including Project M.A.R.C.H. (Male Aggies Resolved to Change History) and S.I.S.T.E.R.S. (Students Inspiring Success Through Education Reform and Service).
The North Carolina A&T Aggies sports teams compete in the NCAA Division I Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference. The NC A&T marching band, called the Blue and Gold Marching Machine, performs at sporting events. For graduate students, North Carolina A&T has programs through its business school and engineering school. Notable alumni of North Carolina A&T State University include civil rights activist Jesse Jackson; his son, former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.; and E! News co-host Terrence J (Jenkins).
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North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University is a public, doctoral/research activity, 1890 land-grant university committed to exemplary teaching and learning, scholarly and creative research, and effective engagement and public service. The University offers degrees at the baccalaureate, master's and doctoral levels and has a commitment to excellence in a comprehensive range of academic disciplines. Our unique legacy and educational philosophy provide students with a broad range of experiences that foster transformation and leadership for a dynamic and global society.
|School type||public, coed college|
When applying to North Carolina A&T State University, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due July 1. The application fee at North Carolina A&T State University is $45. It is less selective, with an acceptance rate of 69.6 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2012 acceptance rate||69.6%|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||July 1|
The student-faculty ratio at North Carolina A&T State University is 16:1, and the school has 38.7 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at North Carolina A&T State University include: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Engineering; Psychology; Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs; and Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 74.5 percent.
|4-year graduation rate||16%|
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North Carolina A&T State University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 8,923, with a gender distribution of 45.6 percent male students and 54.4 percent female students. At this school, 35 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 65 percent of students live off campus. North Carolina A&T State University is part of the NCAA I athletic conference.
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|Collegiate athletic association||NCAA I|
Campus Info & Services
North Carolina A&T State University offers a number of student services including placement service and health service. North Carolina A&T State University also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at North Carolina A&T State University.
|Students who have cars on campus||N/A|
|Health insurance offered||No|
Paying for School
At North Carolina A&T State University, 85.4 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $5,023.
Paying for college doesn't have to be difficult or devastating. Go to the Paying for College knowledge center to get advice on raising cash and reducing costs.
|In-state tuition and fees||$5,422 (2013-14)|
|Out-of-state tuition and fees||$16,503 (2013-14)|
|Room and board||$7,643 (2013-14)|
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* Overview details based on 2012 data