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Think and Do

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NC State is a leading public university in one of the fastest-growing cities in America. We have world-class faculty and facilities, and our hands-on focus means you’ll learn by doing. Here, we imagine and innovate.

We think and do.

Top 5

Best Value Among U.S. Public Universities

U.S. News & World Report


Student-Faculty Ratio

#1 Best College for Your Money

In North Carolina


Areas of Interest

When you start at NC State, you can’t be stopped. With nearly 100 majors and 120 minors, you’ll find the path that’s right for you — and get a head start in your career. Here are some interest areas that top the charts.


We’re a powerhouse among national universities for science, technology, engineering and math.

Agriculture and Life Sciences

We stay true to our roots while innovating in some of the nation’s fastest-growing fields.

Business and Humanities

From entrepreneurship to linguistics, our offerings are as broad as your interests.

North Carolina Proud

We offer majors that support our state’s key industries, such as natural resources and textiles.

Undergraduate Majors

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Welcome to Raleigh

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As one of the fastest-growing cities in the nation, Raleigh is home to a vibrant and diverse community.

Here, top tech companies and a bustling downtown meet historic neighborhoods and acres of parks. You’ll also find nationally acclaimed restaurants and a wealth of celebrated arts, culture and sports.

No. 5

Best U.S. Cities for College Students

American Institute for Economic Research, 2017

Best Big Cities: Best in the Southeast

Money, 2016

No. 3

Best U.S. Cities for Young Professionals

Forbes, 2016

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Welcome to North Carolina

North Carolina is a thriving coastal state on the United States eastern seaboard. Raleigh is the state capital and is served by Raleigh-Durham International Airport. NC State is home to more than 3,800 international students from 120 countries.

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In the Southeast

Raleigh is a major Southeastern city within easy reach of Washington, D.C., Atlanta, New York and Miami. Expect warm summers, mild winters and plenty of Southern hospitality.

To Washington, D.C.: 278 mi., 447 km
To Atlanta: 407 mi., 655 km
To New York: 504 mi., 811 km
To Miami: 799 mi., 1286 km

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In the Heart of the State

As the state capital, Raleigh anchors the world-renowned Research Triangle Park, a key destination for high-tech enterprise. From its central location, it’s a short drive to both Atlantic Ocean beaches and the Appalachian mountains.

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The Wolfpack Community

Students place handprints on free expression tunnelWhen you come to NC State, you’re not just here to go to class. Our campus community and amenities will bring you into the heart of the Wolfpack.

This is where you’ll find opportunities for service projects, internships, study abroad and other high-impact learning experiences that challenge your worldview — and strengthen your resume.


Student Organizations

14 Living and Learning Villages