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What to Expect
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Welcome to NC State, the largest four-year institution in North Carolina and one of the leading public universities in the United States.
We invite all our future students and their families to explore our campus to get an up-close look at our cutting-edge facilities, meet our world-leading faculty and discover the wealth of educational and extracurricular opportunities that await you here.
Despite its size and scope, NC State retains a close-knit, college-town feel. Students from all over the world choose to make this place their home, finding their own community of thinkers and doers within the wider Wolfpack.
We can’t wait to meet you.
The historic heart of NC State includes North, Central and South campuses, where students live, attend many of their classes and share meals. You'll stroll the iconic Brickyard, relax on the Court of North Carolina and exercise at Carmichael Gymnasium.Tour Main 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. The College of Textiles and College of Engineering are based here.Tour Centennial Campus
Whether you’re looking for the close-knit community of a village or the diverse social opportunity of a traditional residence hall, we have the housing option that’s right for you.Take the Tour
Discover Raleigh, NC
City of Oaks
Explore the beautiful city of Raleigh, NC. Consistently rated as one of the best places to live and work in the U.S.
NC State University is located in the heart of Raleigh, North Carolina, the state’s capital and one of the best cities in America. A top spot for job-seekers and tech professionals, Raleigh is nationally recognized as a city on the rise.
- No. 2 easiest city to find a job (Forbes, 2015)
- No. 2 hot spot for tech jobs (Forbes, 2016)
- No. 3 best city for young professionals (Forbes, 2016)
- No. 4 best place to live (U.S. News & World Report, 2016)
- Best big city in the Southeast (Time, 2016)
- Selected as a Google Fiber expansion city
With nearby Durham and Chapel Hill, Raleigh anchors the Research Triangle, a national hothouse for high-tech enterprise. The top companies in the region — including IBM, Cisco Systems, SAS Institute, Biogen Idec and GlaxoSmithKline — are among the country’s best employers. They also lead the way in hiring new NC State graduates.
Raleigh is also home to nationally acclaimed restaurants, a vibrant nightlife and a wealth of celebrated arts, culture and sports, from the North Carolina Museum of Art to the Hopscotch Music Festival and the Carolina Hurricanes ice hockey team.
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