North Carolina State University, Raleigh

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North Carolina State University (NC State) is a public land-grant research university in Raleigh, North Carolina. Founded in 1887 and part of the University of North Carolina system, it is the largest university in the Carolinas. The university forms one of the corners of the Research Triangle together with Duke University in Durham and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. It is classified among "R1: Doctoral Universities – Very high research activity".
The North Carolina General Assembly established the North Carolina College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts, now NC State, on March 7, 1887, originally as a land-grant college. The college underwent several name changes and officially became North Carolina State University at Raleigh in 1965, and by longstanding convention, the "at Raleigh" portion was omitted. Today, NC State has an enrollment of more than 35,000 students, making it among the largest in the country. NC State has historical strengths in engineering, statistics, agriculture, life sciences, textiles, and design and offers bachelor's degrees in 106 fields of study. The graduate school offers master's degrees in 104 fields, doctoral degrees in 61 fields, and a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine.
NC State athletic teams are known as the Wolfpack. The name was adopted in 1922 when a disgruntled fan described the behavior of the student body at athletic events as being "like a wolf pack." They compete in NCAA Division I and have won eight national championships: two NCAA championships, two AIAW championships, and four titles under other sanctioning bodies.
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  • Visited academic buildings, sports facilities, and student common areas...campus was clean, easy to navigate...the staff was very welcoming and helpful...we took a guided tour, saw most of the campus 
    Visited academic buildings, sports facilities, and student common areas...campus was clean, easy to navigate...the staff was very welcoming and helpful...we took a guided tour, saw most of the campus  more »
  • The highlight of the city. A very strong educational institution that has a beautiful and huge campus. 
    The highlight of the city. A very strong educational institution that has a beautiful and huge campus.  more »
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  • North Carolina State University Raliegh is one of the most reputed universities in the USA. It's ranking is high. This university is famous for research activities. Its campus is a very good huge area and all the buildings are separated. There is a lake near this university. It is on the east coast of the United States of America.
  • An excellent learning environment with huge grand sum for research. Students are given the best of tuition you can find anywhere, while they also build their independent thinking and creative ability. Their Agronomy department especially is known for groundbreaking and innovative research geared at improving the many agricultural problems of the state and work on a range of crops including cereal, legumes, fruits and turf grass. Highly recommended for anyone who so desires.

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