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NC State University

Raleigh, NC 27695
United States

Discovery begins at NC State

As we’ve done for 125 years, NC State continues to transform lives on campus, in North Carolina, across our nation, and throughout the world every day. With more than 34,000 students and 7,000 faculty and staff, NC State is a comprehensive public research university globally recognized for leadership in developing new knowledge, educating the next generation for the use of that knowledge, and applying that knowledge for the benefit of society.

NC State students, faculty and staff are focused. As one of the leading land-grant institutions in the nation, NC State is committed to playing an active and vital role in improving the quality of life for the citizens of North Carolina, the nation and the world.


How? Researchers across the university and Centennial Campus are deeply engaged in making new, application-driven discoveries. As a major research university, NC State has the people —from undergraduate and graduate students to faculty — and the responsibility to advance knowledge, transfer technology, and discover and develop innovations that solve some of the world’s most pressing problems.

And we are. NC State’s research expenditures are approaching more than $325 million annually, with almost 70 percent of faculty engaged in sponsored research and 2,500 graduate students supported by research grants. NC State is ranked third among all public universities (without medical schools) in industry-sponsored research expenditures.

North Carolina Cooperative Extension, a joint effort with NC A&T State University, puts knowledge to work, providing unbiased, research-based information to more than 2.2 million citizens throughout the state each year. And when the Industrial Extension Service knocks on the door of a business, they are warmly greeted. Over the past five years, the group has returned nearly $540 million in direct annual gain to the state by helping businesses increase efficiency, productivity and quality through the use of the latest technologies and best practices in engineering and business management.


NC State’s Centennial Campus is a unique community of collaboration. Industry and government partners work alongside faculty, staff, post-docs and students conducting cutting-edge research in state-of-the art facilities. Home to more than 130 corporate and government research partners, as well as incubator companies, and NC State University research units, Centennial Campus is the premier university research campus in the country.


Calling NC State and Raleigh home

Consistently ranked among the nation's top 50 public universities and ranked by Princeton Review as a best value for students, NC State is a place where students can fit in — and dig in. Beginning their freshmen year, NC State students start work on their major right away — whether it’s conducting research alongside faculty or starting a challenging co-op or internship. While the student population is large, you won’t get lost in the crowd. Faculty and staff are accessible, friendly and helpful; large classes are always paired with smaller discussion sections or labs.

Many students and faculty from around the globe call Raleigh home. And it's no wonder why. Raleigh, the state’s capital city, has recently been ranked the best city to live in the United States. The Research Triangle region surrounds the NC State campus where many of the country’s leading, Fortune 500 technology, research and pharmaceutical companies are located.


NC State University at a glance

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NC State University consists of 10 schools and colleges: College of Agriculture and Life SciencesCollege of DesignCollege of EducationCollege of EngineeringCollege of Humanities and Social SciencesPoole College of ManagementCollege of Natural ResourcesCollege of Physical and Mathematical SciencesCollege of TextilesCollege of Veterinary Medicine as well as the First Year College and Graduate School.



The Chancellor’s Faculty Excellence Program

The Chancellor’s Faculty Excellence Program is bringing some of the best and brightest minds to join NC State University’s interdisciplinary efforts to solve some of the globe’s most significant problems. Guided by a strong strategic plan and an aggressive vision, the cluster hiring program is adding 38 new faculty members in 12 select fields to add more breadth and depth to NC State’s already-strong efforts.

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