Who We Are
You'll feel it the moment you step on campus. There's a special vibe here — an energy that makes NC State different. Our students know they're part of something special, and it shows in everything they do. From academics, athletics, service, research and just having fun, NC State students play just as hard as they work. It's what makes us unique, and it's why our university is simply one of the best.
There's a reason behind our Wolfpack pride. NC State is a comprehensive university globally recognized for our science, technology, engineering and mathematics leadership. We are also one of the leading land-grant universities in the nation.
OK, so what does this mean to you? We are looking for academically successful students with a passion for making the world a better place. We hope you'll join us.
Take a look at some of NC State's rankings:
- Ranked # 6 among Top 10 "Best Value Public Colleges for 2009" (Princeton Review, 2009)
- One of 75 best values for the nation's public colleges and universities (Princeton Review, 2012)
- One of 81 nationwide Colleges with a Conscience (Princeton Review, 2008)
- 13th best value among the nation's colleges and universities (Kiplinger's Personal Finance, 2008)
- Among America's best national colleges (U.S. News & World Report, 2008)
- Among the 25 most connected campuses in the nation (Princeton Review, 2006)
- Among the best overall value among public universities (U.S. News & World Report, 2008)