#T-123, overall score 43.5/100

Fun Fact:

In NCSU’s annual Krispy Kreme Challenge charity event, students must run 2.5 miles to a Krispy Kreme shop, eat a dozen donuts, then run back, all within one hour. ESPN called it the most difficult road race in the country.

Why should Jewish students attend NCSU? Over the past several years, Hillel at NC State has expanded rapidly, including the addition of a permanent Hillel Center and full-time staff presence. Our Hillel is large enough that you can always meet someone new at Shabbat dinner, but small enough that every student has the opportunity to make an impact. NC State has a chapter of AEPi and a strong Jewish Studies program of which students can take advantage. As part of NC Hillel’s statewide network, Jewish students at NC State regularly connect with other Jewish students across North Carolina for statewide Shabbat dinners, retreats, trainings, and travel to national Jewish conferences and Israel. — Ari Gauss, Executive Director, North Carolina Hillel

ACADEMICS Score: 10/30

  • Score: 10/30
  • Acceptance rate: 46%
  • Student/faculty ratio: 14:1
  • Jewish Studies major: Minor
  • Israel Studies major: No


  • In-state tuition: $8,880
  • Out-of-state tuition: $26,399
  • Room & board costs: $10,635
  • Average annual scholarship/grant package: $6,112


  • Location: Raleigh, N.C.
  • Region: South
  • Public/Private: Public
  • Undergraduate enrollment: 24,111
  • Jewish undergraduate enrollment: 400
  • Jewish population share: 2%
  • Student origin: 90% in-state / 10% out-of-state
  • NCAA Division: I
  • NCAA team: Wolfpack
  • Ultimate Frisbee team: Jaga Monsta

ISRAEL Score: 11.33/20

  • Score: 11.33/20
  • Size of Birthright trip: 68
  • School-approved study abroad program in Israel: Yes
  • BDS resolution: Never introduced

JEWISH LIFE Score: 12.17/40

  • Score: 12.17/40
  • Hillel: Hillel NC State
  • Chabad: None
  • OU-JLIC: None
  • Meor: None
  • Jewish fraternities: AEPi
  • Jewish sororities: None
  • Anti-Semitic incidents in 2016: 0
  • Can you get kosher food on the school meal plan?: No
  • Hillel Friday night services: 1
  • Average Shabbat attendance – Hillel: 35
  • Synagogues within 10 miles: 4 (1 Orthodox, 1 Conservative, 2 Reform)
  • Eruv: No
  • Where do Jewish students come from?: Roughly 70% of NCSU’s Jewish students are from North Carolina and 30% from out-of-state. By law, at least 82% of all UNC-system student bodies are North Carolina residents.
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