The front of Holladay Hall, the first building on NC State campus, as seen from the Court of North Carolina.

Admissions

NC State students learn by doing. They work alongside world-leading faculty and a wide array of innovative government, industry and nonprofit partners at the largest university in North Carolina.

Undergraduate Students

Our students develop skills that translate to the real world. At NC State you’ll learn in the classroom and apply that knowledge in the field. Our graduates are career-ready: In a Wall Street Journal survey, job recruiters rated our alumni among the top 20 most attractive job candidates in the country. With nearly 100 majors and more than 120 minors to choose from, we let you shape your education to fit your passions, goals and lifestyle. As part of the Wolfpack, you’ll have access to internship and co-op opportunities, on-campus career fairs that draw scores of potential employers, and personalized career counseling. NC State degrees also earn the top return on student investment among North Carolina’s public universities. When you attend NC State, you can be confident that your time, money, talent and effort will be well spent indeed.

Graduate Students

Recognized as a top institution driving innovation and supporting economic prosperity, NC State offers more than 160 master’s programs and more than 60 doctoral programs. We also offer the opportunity to work across disciplinary boundaries with the world’s top experts in their fields. Our faculty includes 21 members of the prestigious National Academies, and we’re leading interdisciplinary innovation with our faculty cluster hiring program. NC State’s facilities include major research centers, the cutting-edge Hunt Library, state-of-the art laboratories and a collaborative research community on Centennial Campus, where the public and private sectors converge to confront global challenges. Combine all this with our proximity to Research Triangle Park, a hotbed for innovation and technology, and you’ll see why the possibilities for what graduate students can think and do here are virtually endless.

International Students

Wherever you’re from, you’ll find a home here. Our world-­class faculty and internationally renowned programs in engineering, science and technology draw outstanding students from across the globe. Once here, they find a diverse, welcoming campus where many cultures join to form one university community.

3,136 International Graduate StudentsFrom 117 Countries

The top four countries they arrive here from? China, India, South Korea and Iran.

Meet the international students making NC State their home. 

Scholarships and Financial Aid

Consistently rated one of the best values in American higher education, NC State combines affordable cost with a high return on investment. We believe that a college degree shouldn’t come with a mountain of debt. The average NC State student graduates with 20 percent less student loan debt than the average college student, according to U.S. News & World Report.

Financial Aid and Scholarship Resources