North Carolina State University

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Coordinates: 35°47′08″N 78°40′18″W / 35.785548°N 78.67157°W / 35.785548; -78.67157

North Carolina State University at Raleigh[4] is a public, coeducational, extensive research university located in Raleigh, North Carolina, United States.[5] Commonly known as NC State, NCSU, or simply "State" inside of North Carolina, the University is part of the University of North Carolina system and is a land,[6] sea,[7] and space grant institution.[8]

The North Carolina General Assembly founded the North Carolina College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts, now NC State, on March 7, 1887, as a land-grant college. Today, NC State has an enrollment of more than 33,000 students, making it the largest university in North Carolina. While NC State has historical strengths in agriculture, design, engineering and textiles, it offers 115 bachelor's degrees. The Center for Student Leadership, Ethics, & Public Service is the university's premiere center dedicated to developing cultured students. The graduate school offers more than 100 areas of study leading to 169 master's, 69 doctoral degrees, and a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine.[9]

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