The next list compares two colleges briefly in important perspectives. You can compare two colleges with comprehensive information on the full comparison page.
  • NCSU is a Public and Wake Forest University is a Private (not-for-profit) school and both are 4 or more years schools.
  • Wake Forest University has more expensive tuition & fees ($57,760) than NCSU ($29,220).
  • It is harder to admit to Wake Forest University than NCSU.
  • NCSU has more students with 36,042 students while Wake Forest University has 8,789 students.
  • Wake Forest University has more full-time faculties with 1,919 faculties while NCSU has 1,842 full-time faculties.
The following table compares the two rival schools - North Carolina State University at Raleigh and Wake Forest University.
Which school is more in your mind and would you like to go to?
NCSUWake Forest University
NCSUvs.Wake Forest University
Raleigh, North CarolinaLocationWinston-Salem, North Carolina
Public, 4 or more yearsSchool TypePrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more years
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practiceHighest Degree OfferedDoctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice
Research University (very high research activity)Carnegie ClassificationResearch University (high research activity)
In-State$9,101
Out-Of-State$29,220
Tuition & Fees$57,760
56% ($10,175)% Receiving Financial Aid (Avg. amount)48% ($37,880)
$10,175Average Amount of Financial Aid$37,880
51.36 %Acceptance Rates27.57 %
34.62 %Yield (Enrollment Rates)37.43 %
1,320SAT Score-
30ACT Score-
84 %Graduation Rate89 %
-Transfer-out Rate-
94 %Retention Rate95 %
36,042Student Population8,789
1,842Number of Faculties1,919
14 to 1Student to Faculty Ratio11 to 1
Distance Learning (Online Classes), ROTC, Study Abroad, Teacher CertificationSpecial Learning OpportunitiesDistance Learning (Online Classes), ROTC, Study Abroad, Teacher Certification
Remedial Service, Academic/career counseling service, Employment services, Placement servicesOn Campus Student ServicesRemedial Service, Academic/career counseling service, Employment services, Placement services

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