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NC State University is a nationally recognized leader in science and technology education with a 30,000 student population. NC State is ranked 8th among national research universities in non-federal funded research, 13th among national research universities in industry-funded research, and 31st nationally in total expenditures for research and development. It is ranked 1st in total research expenditures in the 16-campus University of North Carolina system, and 2nd in total state and local research funding among national research universities. NC State’s expenditures for research and sponsored programs exceed $440 million.

NC State University is located in Raleigh, the City of Oaks. Raleigh is the capital of N.C. and is a dynamic and rapidly growing area with lots of Southern hospitality and cultural diversity. Raleigh is adjacent to the Research Triangle Park, which has over 100 research and development related organizations, such as GlaxoSmithKline, BASF, and Eli Lilly. Of the 38,500 full-time employees about 99.4% work for research and development related companies. To learn more about Raleigh, the Research Triangle Park and their great restaurants, unique shops, abundant recreational facilities, mild weather conditions, etc., please visit some of the sites below.