A Top-Ranked American University in a Safe and Diverse City
NC State was founded as a public, state supported, land-grant university in 1887 and is the largest university in North Carolina. More than 35,000 students enroll in over 120 different degree programs in engineering, agriculture and life sciences, physical and mathematical sciences, management, humanities and social sciences, education, textiles, design, veterinary medicine, and natural resources.
The University is known for its STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) focus, extensive research funding, outreach and community service, use of technology, innovation and entrepreneurialism, and student support. Many engineering programs and other disciplines such as statistics, textiles, and design are nationally ranked and admission is competitive. NC State graduates are leaders in their fields and embody the university’s Think and Do spirit. Click here to read more about what makes NC State so competitive and special.