North Carolina State University is a public land-, sea-, and space-grant research university located in the state capital, Raleigh, home of the annual state fair and Winterfest. The largest university in the Carolinas by enrollment, NC State is home to 12 colleges and an entire research park, Centennial Campus, which is comprised of 75 university centers, institutes, and departments with 76 industry, government, and nonprofit partners. NC State’s Raleigh location also hosts the Gregg Museum of Art and Design, a Craft Center, and a number of “hallowed places,” such as the Memorial Tower and Free Expression Tunnel.
NC State is a great place to start your college education. A university that offers many subjects; and if you're undecided, there are many programs that will help you make your decision. Recommended for any engineer majors.
Freshman at NC State
My father attended NC State as an engineering student. Growing up, I wanted to follow in his footsteps and always assumed I would go here. After moving to Florida, my plans changed and I never entertained the thought of going back to NC, especially for college. I applied for the heck of it my senior year and was extremely shocked to be deferred to a later decision as a legacy student, top 10 of my class, 5.06 GPA, AA degree upon graduation, and 1800 SAT. Later on, I was accepted. I went back to NC to visit family and thought we could just stop by the campus and see how it has changed. Seeing NC State as a senior in high school was so different from seeing it as a child. After touring the best schools in Florida, I wish I could go to THIS school. I loved the vibe, layout, and tradition on the campus. I felt like I was welcome. I had mostly committed to University of Florida, but after visiting NC State I tried everything in my power to get aid and make the out-of-state tuition affordable. I just didn't happen for me.