North Carolina State University - Raleigh
NC State University was founded in 1887. It has developed into a vital educational and economic resource, with more than 35,000 students and 9,000 faculty and staff. A wealth of university outreach and extension programs continues to provide services and education to all sectors of the state’s economy and its citizens. Consistently ranked a best value among the nation’s public universities, NC State — the state’s largest university — is an active, vital part of North Carolina life. Today, more than 128 years after its founding, NC State continues to follow its original mission: opening the doors of higher education to the citizens of North Carolina and providing teaching, research and extension that strengthen the state and its economy.
With 12 colleges representing all major academic disciplines, NC State’s colleges collectively offer more than 300 undergraduate and graduate degree programs through 65 departments. It is a pre-eminent research enterprise where undergraduate and graduate students learn from award-winning faculty.
At NC State, experience is education. With more than 700 student organizations on campus, students can experience it all: running a daily newspaper, deejaying for one of the nation’s top college radio stations, building robots, exploring improv comedy or dance and much, much more. Whatever be the area of interest, be it political, professional, social, ethnic or academic, there’s a student organization for everyone. The hub for student activities is the new Talley Student Union, a state-of-the-art foundation for student life.
In sports, the final score isn’t the only important number. Try these figures on for size: 70 intramural and club sports programs, 23 Division I varsity teams and two recreation complexes encompassing 350,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor fitness space. That’s not to mention an Outdoor Adventure program that puts North Carolina’s mountains and waterways at student’s disposal.
The university is a place for thinking and doing. That’s as true in galleries and on stage as it is in classrooms and laboratories. With hundreds of year-round arts programs and other activities for students and faculty, actors, singers, sculptors, painters, woodworkers and DIYers can have the tools and facilities to bring their ideas to life, as well as a supportive community of fellow creators.
The university’s award-winning Centennial Campus is home to more than 70 public and private partners — as well as the innovative Hunt Library, which Time magazine has dubbed “the library of the future.” At Centennial, students get to collaborate with the best in the business. It’s a place where NC State students and faculty live, work and learn alongside leaders in industry.
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