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Money Magazine Ranks NC State as #1 College in North Carolina

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Money Magazine released their ‘best schools for the money’, and look who is slotting in at #1 in North Carolina.

That’s right pack fans. NC State is atop the list, followed by Duke at #2 and UNC at #3. In fact, NC State ranks 31st in the nation.

Taken into account for this ranking was Median SAT/ACT score, estimated price without aid, estimated price with average grant, percent with need who get grants, average student debt and early career earnings.

There are some interesting takeaways here. While it’s a little harder to get into Duke and UNC, students coming out of NC State with a degree make more ($53,800) in their early career than UNC students ($51,200).

So the boys in blue can keep running around with their dated data about how much more valuable their degrees are, but the statistics have spoken.

If you want to pay less and earn more in North Carolina…You go to NC State.

Here’s what they had to say about the Wolfpack:

North Carolina State University is a school with deep-rooted tradition and local pride. In fact, many current students have parents and grandparents who are NC State alumni. Probably best known for its agricultural science program, as well as its science research majors, NC State offers its 34,000 students some 300 undergraduate and graduate degree programs. With its location in urban Raleigh, there’s always plenty to do, both on campus and off. Hundreds of student clubs are constantly recruiting on the Brickyard, State’s central quad, and Greek parties run late into the night. But nothing brings the community together as much as cheering for their Division I sports teams, now in a century-old rivalry with nearby UNC. Students and professors go all out, dressing in red, roasting pigs at tailgating sessions and pitching tents in parking lots before games. When it comes time to study, the recently built learning commons offers a quiet escape. Classes are large, especially the introductory ones in the core curriculum. Nevertheless, undergrads say that professors are attentive and almost always available. The university has a solid 78% graduation rate, according to MONEY’s calculations, which is 10% higher than would be expected based on the academic preparation and economic background of NC State Raleigh’s students. In their first three years after graduating, alumni tend to earn an average salary of $53,800. (Link)

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CNBC Ranks NC State as 1 of Top-15 Colleges with Biggest Pay Off in Big Cities

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CNBC recently made a list of the Top-15 schools with the biggest pay off located in big cities, and NC State was one of them. Earlier this summer, they ranked 22nd on their list of Top-50 colleges with the biggest pay off.

Here’s a list of the Top-15 colleges with the biggest pay off in big cities.

Baruch College (New York)
Columbia University (New York)
Duke University (Durham)
Georgia Tech (Atlanta)
NC State (Raleigh)
Rice University (Houston)
The Cooper Union (New York)
University of Chicago (Chicago)
University of California, Irvine (Irvine)
University of California, Los Angeles (Los Angeles)
University of California, Riverside (Riverside)
University of California, San Diego (San Diego)
University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia)
University of Washington (Seattle)
Vanderbilt (Nashville, TN)

NC State

NC State University in Raleigh, North Carolina, is a public university that enrolls roughly 35,479 students. The public university is known for its veterinary medicine program.

Location: Raleigh, NC
Census population estimate: 469,298
CNBC Make It ranking: 22, public schools

Average net cost (income $48,001-$75,000): $13,244
Median salary for alumni with 0-5 years of experience: $55,800
Median salary for alumni with 10+ years of experience: $104,700
Salary average, early and mid career: $80,250 (CNBC)

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Latest Mock Drafts for NC State Players Before Tomorrow’s Draft

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The 2019 NFL Draft kicks off tomorrow night, so lets take one last look at the most recent Mock Drafts to see how NC State players are projected.

To be clear, only two of the below Mock Drafts linked are 7 rounds. Even still, the fact that both of those don’t have WR Jakobi Meyers, OL Terronne Prescod and OL Tyler Jones drafted is a shame.

NFL.com (7 Round)

C Garrett Bradbury – 1st Round – 22nd/Ravens (Rhett Lewis), 31st/Rams (Charles Davis), & 1st Round – 29th/Chiefs (Chad Reuter)

QB Ryan Finley – 2nd Round – 46th/Redskins

WR Kelvin Harmon – 3rd Round – 76th/Bills

LB Germaine Pratt – 6th Round – 184th/Lions

ProFootballFocus

C Garrett Bradbury – 1st Round – 31st/Rams (Chris Collinsworth)

Sports Illustrated

C Garrett Bradbury – 1st Round – 29th/Chiefs

Evan Silva

C Garrett Bradbury – 1st Round – 14th/Falcons

ProFootballTalk (Peter King)

C Garrett Bradbury – 1st Round – 18th/Vikings

RotoWorld (Josh Norris)

C Garrett Bradbury – 1st Round – 22nd/Ravens

CBS Sports (Chris Trapasso)

C Garrett Bradbury – 1st Round – 18th/Vikings

Walter Football (7 Round)

C Garrett Bradbury – 1st Round – 18th/Vikings

WR Kelvin Harmon – 2nd Round – 38th/Jaguars & 61st/Chiefs

QB Ryan Finley – 2nd Round – 56th/Patriots

LB Germaine Pratt – 2nd Round – 64th/Patriots

USAToday

C Garrett Bradbury – 1st Round – 19th/Titans

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NC State Names Holmes Hall After 1st African-American Graduate & ACC Athlete

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Today NC State changed the name of University College Commons to Holmes Hall in honor of Irwin Holmes, the first African-American to earn an undergraduate degree.

Holmes proudly walked across the graduation stage on May 29th, 1960, with a degree in electrical engineering in hand.

Not only was Holmes the school’s first African-American graduate, he was also the ACC’s first African-American athlete, playing tennis and running indoor track.

In 1960, Holmes became co-captain of the Tennis team, becoming the 1st African-American captain of a varsity team in ACC history.

Truly a remarkable story.

The legendary Tim Peeler broke it down in story form here.

 

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Check Out This NC State Themed Corn Maze!

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The Granville Haunt Farm has raised the bar of what it means to be an NC State fan.

Grey Blackwell, who graduated from NC State’s College of Design in 1992, runs the Haunted Corn Maze in Granville County every year, and this year the maze is also a shrine for all Wolfpack fans to experience. As you walk through the haunted maze, you are walking through the shape of the Tuffy head logo, the block “S” logo, and the word Wolfpack.

A company from Idaho designed the maze to fit the space and then arrived in August with two small John Deere tractors equipped with GPS to direct them where to cut. It took them about a half a day to make Tuffy appear in Blackwell’s corn field.

“It’s an agri-tourism event, so it made sense for NC State to be part of it,” says Blackwell, who has season tickets to NC State football games.

(NCSU)

With Fall getting in full swing, you should take a trip out to the Granville Haunt Farm. Prices start as low as $10 for individual attractions, and it’s right under an hour drive from the Raleigh area.

Check out their website here, and you can buy tickets before you go.

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