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Consistently ranked among the nation's top 50 public universities and ranked by Princeton Review as a best value for students, NC State is a place where students can fit in — and dig in.

Beginning their freshmen year, NC State students start work on their major right away — whether it’s conducting research alongside faculty or starting a challenging co-op or internship. While the student population is large, you won’t get lost in the crowd. Faculty and staff are accessible, friendly and helpful; large classes are usually paired with smaller discussion sections or labs.

Living in the NC State Community

Many students and faculty from around the globe call Raleigh home.

Raleigh, the state’s capital city, is consistently ranked as one of the nation's best places to live and work. The Research Triangle region surrounds the NC State campus where many of the country’s leading, Fortune 500 technology, research and pharmaceutical companies are located.

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