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Undergraduate Students

Our students develop skills that translate to the real world. At NC聽State you鈥檒l learn in the classroom and apply that knowledge in the field. Our graduates are career-ready: In a Wall Street Journal survey, job recruiters rated our alumni among the top 20 most attractive job candidates in the country. With nearly 100 majors and more than 120 minors to choose from, we let you shape your education to fit your passions, goals and lifestyle.

As part of the Wolfpack, you鈥檒l have access to internship and co-op opportunities, on-campus career fairs that draw scores of potential employers, and personalized career counseling. NC聽State degrees also earn the top return on student investment among North Carolina鈥檚 public universities. When you attend NC聽State, you can be confident that your time, money, talent and effort will be well spent.

Graduate Students

Recognized as a top institution driving innovation and supporting economic prosperity, NC State offers more than 160 master鈥檚 programs and more than 60 doctoral programs. We also offer the opportunity to work across disciplinary boundaries with the world鈥檚 top experts in their fields. Our faculty includes 23 members of the prestigious National Academies, and we鈥檙e leading interdisciplinary innovation with our faculty cluster hiring program. NC State鈥檚 facilities include major research centers, the cutting-edge Hunt Library, state-of-the art laboratories and a collaborative research community on Centennial Campus, where the public and private sectors converge to confront global challenges. Combine all this with our proximity to Research Triangle Park, a hotbed for innovation and technology, and you鈥檒l see why the possibilities for what graduate students can think and do here are virtually endless.

International Students

Wherever you鈥檙e from, you鈥檒l find a home here. Our world-颅class faculty and internationally renowned programs in engineering, science and technology draw outstanding students from across the globe. Once here, they find a diverse, welcoming campus where many cultures join to form one university community.

3,800+ International Graduate StudentsFrom 120 Countries

The top four countries they arrive here from? India, China, South Korea and Iran.

Meet the international students making NC State their home.

Scholarships and Financial Aid

Consistently rated one of the best values in American higher education, NC State combines affordable cost with a high return on investment. We believe that a college degree shouldn鈥檛 come with a mountain of debt. The average NC State student graduates with 28 percent less student loan debt than the average college student, according to U.S. News & World Report.

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