Students hear what it takes to get into NC State

June 20, 2011
By Bill Krueger
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Photo by Brandon Joyner

High school students – and even a few middle school students – visited the Park Alumni Center this weekend to get a sense of what it takes to be admitted to NC State.

Almost 100 people – students, parents and alumni – attended the annual Legacy Admissions Day hosted by the Alumni Association. They had a chance to hear from Benny Suggs, executive director of the Alumni Association, and Thomas Griffin, director of undergraduate admissions at NC State.

Griffin talked to the students – from rising eighth graders to rising high school senior – about how competitive it has become to get into NC State. He talked about the importance of good grades, high SAT/ACT scores and involvement in extracurricular activities. He also gave students insight into the admissions process at NC State, including details on how applications are evaluated.

Ellen Richardson, director of alumni outreach for the Alumni Association, said there were so many questions that they finally had to cut the discussion off.

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