Home to more than 36,000 students, NC State is the largest university in the Carolinas and a world-renowned research powerhouse. It combines traditional strengths in STEM, agriculture, and life sciences with a wealth of programs in the humanities and social sciences, design, education, natural resources, textiles, and veterinary medicine. A national leader in entrepreneurship and research commercialization, the university launched more than 20 startups in the last year alone. Across its teaching, research, and outreach, NC State is focused on real-world results and matching thought with action.


public college in North Carolina, according to Money


in the nation for undergraduate entrepreneurship, according to The Princeton Review


startups and spinoffs based on NC State research

The five-year Strategic Plan calls on the UNC System to achieve ambitious goals. Progress toward these goals and metrics will be achieved through the hard work and commitment of institutional leaders, faculty, and staff.

NC State’s land-grant mission is to provide education, research, and outreach that benefits all North Carolinians. With the local, national, and global landscape constantly changing, the university seeks to improve the future by preparing today’s students for tomorrow’s careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. NC State is creating a path forward through prioritizing success in increasing rural enrollments, five-year undergraduate graduation rates, undergraduate degree efficiency, critical workforces, and research productivity.

Tour NC State!

Take a 360-degree tour of each of our 16 universities, either on your desktop, laptop, phone, VR headset, or through the GEAR UP NC VR app. The GEAR UP NC VR app is the first of its kind, and the largest VR project for social good to date. This marks the first time a university system has used the technology across all of its institutions.

Download the GEAR UP VR app from the iTunes store or from the Google Play store.



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