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Discover Raleigh, N.C.

Our hometown is one of the fastest-growing cities in America, but it's also a thriving environment for outdoor enthusiasts. With lakes, rivers, botanical gardens, parks and over 100 miles of greenway trails, there's an adventure for everyone here.

Think and Do With Us

An NC State education is the key to whatever door you want to open. We offer more than 100 undergraduate majors and more than 200 master’s and doctoral programs. Our students graduate ready for successful careers and meaningful lives.

Our Pack is strong, and we’re always looking for more thinkers and doers from all over the world to help us get even stronger.

Top 1% Worldwide

The Center for World University Rankings puts NC State among the best universities on the planet.

#5 Best Value Among U.S. Public Universities

U.S. News & World Report

We Solve Problems

At NC State, we focus on real-world solutions for real-world problems. Our university is a research powerhouse where experts — and budding experts — work together across disciplines to make a difference in the world.

Whether we’re advancing quantum computing, creating wearable technology solutions, uncovering the causes of liver cancer or creating artificial intelligence tools, we’re always driving innovation.