North Carolina State University (also known as NCSU, NC State or State for short) is a public land research university located in Raleigh, North Carolina. It was founded in 1887 and is part of the University of North Carolina system and is the largest university in the state of Carolina. Together with Duke University in Durham and the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, the university has become one of the corners of the research triangle. It is classified as “R1: Doctoral University-High Research Activity”.
The North Carolina State General Assembly established the North Carolina College of Agricultural and Mechanical Arts on March 7, 1887. It is now North Carolina State University and was originally a land grant to the college. Today, North Carolina State University has more than 35,000 students enrolled, making it one of the largest students in the country. North Carolina State University has historical advantages in engineering, statistics, agriculture, life sciences, textiles, and design, and offers bachelor’s degrees in 106 research fields. The Graduate School offers a master’s degree in 104 fields, a doctorate in 61 fields and a doctorate in veterinary medicine.