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North Carolina State University

North Carolina State University

121 Peele Hall Raleigh, NC USA 27695

Located in Raleigh, North Carolina, North Carolina State University (NC State) is a public institution that was founded in 1887. NC State is the largest four-year college in the state. Its programs in engineering, agriculture, business, and technology are highly regarded across the country. Its many notable alumni have pursued successful careers in professional sports, politics, and entertainment.

Ranked 85 nationwide, NC State is a selective school. Its acceptance rate is 46% and a graduation rate of 79%. Over 36,000 students are enrolled, but the university keeps class sizes small with a student-teacher ratio of 15:1. NC State’s in-state tuition is $9,101 per year, plus fees; its out-of-state tuition is $29,220 per year, plus fees. The university offers over 300 undergraduate and postgraduate academic programs. It follows a semester-based academic calendar.

NC State sits on 2,137 acres in an urban environment. Forming the “Research Triangle” with Durham and Chapel Hill, Raleigh offers students a dynamic experience. Raleigh is known for its booming tech industry and attractiveness to young professionals, and the university’s research makes significant contributions to North Carolina and beyond. Students can participate in more than 700 clubs and organizations. The university’s 50 sororities and fraternities attract about 13 percent of the student body. NC State’s “Wolfpack” athletes compete in the NCAA Division I Atlantic Coast Conference. When students aren’t at a game or participating in groundbreaking research, they might be at any one of NC State’s “Hallowed Places”: relaxing on the sprawling greens of the Court of North Carolina, adding new art to the Free Expression Tunnel, or exploring Lake Raleigh Woods.

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