North Carolina State University--Raleigh

North Carolina State University was founded with a purpose: to create economic, societal and intellectual prosperity for the people of North Carolina and the nation. What began as a land-grant institution teaching the agricultural and mechanical arts is now a pre-eminent research enterprise where world-leading faculty provide an unparalleled experiential education to high-performing students from around the globe. NC States 12 colleges offer more than 300 undergraduate and graduate degree programs through 65 departments representing all major academic disciplines. The universitys 2,090-acre principal campuses are located in Raleigh, a city consistently rated among the best places to work and live in the country. Raleigh is one of the cornerstones of the states vibrant Research Triangle region, where industry leaders such as NC State partners IBM, Cisco, GlaxoSmithKline and Lenovo have created a high-tech hot spot. NC States pioneering research campus, Centennial Campus, houses more than 70 corporate, government and nonprofit partners who work side by side with dozens of NC State research and academic units. Centennial Campus is also home to the ultramodern James B. Hunt Jr. Library, winner of the prestigious Stanford Prize for Innovation in Research Libraries and one of the most technologically advanced learning and collaboration spaces in the world.Because of NC States groundbreaking innovations in science and technology, the federal government has selected the university to lead some of the nations most ambitious research partnerships, including a $140 million institute to create the next generation of power electronics, a $60 million initiative to advance the science of big data analysis, and a $25 million effort to combat the spread of nuclear weapons. NC State is the only university in the country leading two of the National Science Foundations Engineering Research Centers one remaking the nations electrical grid and the other developing self-powered health monitors using nanotechnology. NC State is a national leader in providing research opportunities for undergraduates, so its no wonder that corporate recruiters have ranked NC States graduates among the top 20 most desirable of any university in the nation. NC State alumni also enjoy the highest starting salaries of any public university graduates in the state, and they graduate with lower-than-average debt. Year after year, NC State is nationally ranked as one of the best values in higher education for its combination of high academic standards, generous financial aid and affordable tuition. The universitys programs in cooperative education, service learning, honors education and study abroad give students boundless opportunities to develop the personal and career-ready skills they need to put learning into practice throughout their lives.For more information about NC State, visit .

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school_type year_founded religious_affiliation academic_calendar year_2016_endowment address telephone
Public, Coed 1887 N/A Semester $998.6 million Box 7001, Raleigh, NC 27695 (919) 515-2011
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54 100.0 North Carolina Raleigh 237 236 47