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Students head for class on NC State's Centennial Campus, with the sky reflected in glass behind them.

Discover NC State

Welcome to North Carolina's flagship STEM institution — and one of the top public universities nationwide.

Think and Do With Us

NC State is North Carolina’s flagship STEM institution — and 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 become even stronger.

Top 30 Public University Nationally

In 2022 we achieved our highest ranking ever on U.S. News & World Report‘s Best Colleges list.

#1 in the Southeast for Entrepreneurship

You won’t find better student entrepreneurship programs in the region, according to Princeton Review and Entrepreneur.

Get up. Game on. It’s rivalry week! 🐺🐾🐏

Closing out the season with @packfootball in Chapel Hill. Tune in at 3:30 p.m. | #BeatUNC #HTT #1Pack1Goal

🎨: 27 seasons of Wolfpack Cartoons by @markmclawhorn.
Have a safe and happy Thanksgiving, Wolfpack. 🐺🍁♥️
Meet Chocolate and Chip. 👋🦃 

As this year’s National Thanksgiving Turkeys, the Monroe, N.C., natives made the trip to Washington, D.C., for their red carpet moment. On Monday, the @natlturkeyfed presented Chocolate and Chip to President Biden at the White House National Thanksgiving Turkey Presentation. 

Now, they’re returning to NC State to live out their days in special private quarters at @ncstatecals’ Lake Wheeler Road facilities under the expert care of university poultry specialists and students — and the rest is gravy. 

“We’re honored and excited for the opportunity to care for the National Thanksgiving Turkey and his ‘wingman,’” said Peter Ferket, interim head of the Prestage Department of Poultry Science. “We’ve prepared a first-class retirement home for our fine-feathered friends to live out their days in fame and comfort.”
The countdown is on. ⏱

@packfootball is in Louisville today to take on the Cardinals. Tune in at 3:30 p.m. WOLF! 🐺🤘🐾 | #BeatLouisville #HTT #1Pack1Goal 

🎨: Wolfpack Cartoons by @markmclawhorn

See Yourself Here

Our campus is full of legendary landmarks, beautiful outdoor spaces, state-of-the-art facilities and ways to find your community — and celebrate with it. This is a place to live, learn and thrive.

North Carolina’s Intellectual Capital

NC State is located in Raleigh, North Carolina: a nationally recognized tech hub that anchors the Research Triangle region. Some of the biggest names in business — Apple, Google and FUJIFILM — have flocked to our hometown, and we’re a key reason why.

It pays to be next door to the ideas and talent emerging from NC State; just ask the 70-plus partners located on our Centennial Campus, and the 150-plus companies that began life here in the last decade.

We attract new businesses and industries to every corner of our state, bringing in billions in capital investment and creating thousands of new jobs. It’s safe to say that life in Raleigh has never been better.

#3 Best Place for Business and Careers

Forbes named Raleigh one of the top places nationwide to begin your career.

#4 Best Place to Live in the U.S.

Vibrant culture, a booming tech economy and a dash of Southern charm — Money says our hometown defies expectations.

Join the Wolfpack

Your mind is not a vessel to be filled. It’s rocket fuel.

An NC State education gives you tools, community, partnerships and a launchpad. What happens next is up to you — but once you start here, you can’t be stopped.