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Raleigh, North Carolina skyline


NC State’s campus is located in the thriving city of Raleigh, North Carolina. Experience the place where you’ll think and do.

Welcome to NC State

We’re the largest four-year institution in North Carolina and one of the leading public universities in the United States. Here, students get the best of both worlds: an expansive campus with cutting-edge facilities that’s just minutes away from a major metropolitan area brimming with opportunity.

You’ll find lots of ways to fill a day here — whether you’re scouting out campus landmarks, doing a deep dive on majors and programs, or exploring the surrounding area.

Explore With a Virtual Tour

Can’t make it to Raleigh in person before you arrive at NC State? We’ve got you covered. Our virtual tours let you travel to campus from wherever you are.

Main Campus

The historic heart of NC State. Students live, attend many of their classes and share meals here. You’ll stroll the iconic Brickyard, relax on the Court of North Carolina, exercise at Carmichael Gymnasium and so much more.

Aerial shot of Main Campus

Centennial Campus

As the home to more than 130 businesses, research labs, government agencies and NC State’s state-of-the-art Hunt Library, Centennial Campus offers a landscape for education and industry to unite.

An exterior of the Fitts-Woolard engineering building
An exterior of the Fitts-Woolard engineering building on Centennial campus. Photo by Marc Hall

Centennial Biomedical Campus

Anchored by our world-renowned College of Veterinary Medicine, our innovative 250-acre biomedical campus connects researchers with corporate and government partners to advance animal and human health.

Aerial shot of Centennial Biomedical Campus

Start Your Adventure Here

We’re proud of this dynamic campus we call home, and we can’t wait for you to see it for yourself — whether you’re joining us online or in person.

Dig into visitor resources and other opportunities to engage with us:

Discover the City of Oaks

Our hometown, Raleigh, North Carolina, is one of the fastest-growing cities in the U.S. and a hub of culture and tech for our state.

Just minutes from campus, you’ll find acres of gorgeous parks and greenways, a flourishing downtown (and foodie paradise), bustling business parks and so much more.

#4 Best Big City to Live In Right Now


#3 Best Area for Business and Careers


#9 Best College City in America