Why NC State?

NC State students identify solutions to the world’s biggest problems. They are research-focused and globally-minded.

A Top-Ranked American University in a Safe and Diverse City

NC State University is the largest university in North Carolina with more than 34,000 students from over 117 countries. Our students and faculty excel in research and entrepreneurship and everything STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) related. 

You can choose among nearly 100 different majors to find the program that is right for you. Many programs are nationally ranked and admission is competitive.  NC State graduates are leaders in their fields and demonstrate the university’s Think and Do spirit.  


Degree Programs at NC State University

Devin Hoffman uses a handheld 3-D scanner on a dinosaur bone at the North Carolina Museum of Sciences.

Undergraduate Programs

NC State offers nearly 100 majors and more than 120 minors.

Dr. Lindsay Zanno and her team from NC State have identified a new species of dinosaur.

Graduate Programs

NC State offers 160 master’s and 60 doctoral programs.

Alumni Gateway near sunset. PHOTO BY ROGER WINSTEAD

Ranked Among the Best

NC State University consistently ranks as one of the best values in public higher education.