North Carolina State University

North Carolina State University (NCSU) is a public university located in Raleigh, NC.  Founded by the General Assembly in 1887 and opened in 1889, NCSU currently has more then 33,000 students and almost 8,000 faculty and staff.  It is the largest four year university in North Carolina.  Originally named North Carolina College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts, and with a class of 72 students, 6 faculty and one building, NCSU has always had strong agricultural and engineering programs.

The Memorial Bell Tower is a famous landmark on campus.  The Bell Tower was completed in 1937 as a memorial to Alumni killed in World War 1.  The Bell Tower is lit red at night after athletic victories and academic achievements.

Home to the Wolfpack, 23 sports are found at NCSU and 8 National Championships have been won by NCSU athletes!  The Wolfpack name was adopted in 1922 and prior to that time, the athletes from NCSU were called the Aggies, the Techs and the Red Terrors.  Red and white are the colors of the NCSU Wolfpack.  Carter Finley Stadium and the RBC Center are stadiums used when NCSU plays at home.

Notable alumni from NCSU include Jim Goodnight, founder of SAS Institute; John Edwards, US Senator and former vice president and presidential candidate; Hugh Shelton, former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and Four-Star General; Rakendra Kumar Pachauri, Novel Prize Winner; and General Dan McNeill who currently commands the International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan.

NCSU has been ranked 3rd Best Overall Public University Value among Public Universities (US News & World Report, 2009), 5th Among Public Colleges of Veterinary Medicine (US News & World Report, 2006), and 6th Best Value among Nation's Public Colleges and Universities (Princeton Review, 2009.)

Contact Us