At NC State, innovative programs are at the core of our academics. Our interdisciplinary focus allows you to combine your areas of interest to consider new ways of doing things. It’s your turn to move toward the person you want to become. See how you fit at NC State and make the choice to join the pack.

I went to high school here in Raleigh and I wanted to stay close to my family and I knew I wanted to be an engineer, so the decision was quite simple.

Mateo Schiemann, Chemical Engineering, Minors in German and Food Science from Bogotá, Columbia

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Applying what you’re studying is a great way to find out if it’s the right choice for you. By the time you graduate, you have not only mastered your area of expertise, you’ve gained valuable experience both inside and outside of the classroom. And, you’ve discovered in yourself the potential for great things. We’ll provide the options, but you get to make the choices.

Coming to NC State and majoring in Education and Psychology has assured me becoming a teacher is what I want to do. I have a very inspiring support staff I look up to in the College of Education student advising and success office. The staff is constantly uplifting and motivating students everyday.

Michael James, Education and Psychology from Magnolia, North Carolina

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Whether it’s volunteering with Service NC State, running the Krispy Kreme Challenge or just playing frisbee at a Sunday afternoon residence hall cookout, NC State’s student body is always active. Explore our 900+ student organizations, numerous student media outlets, intramural and club sports and thriving greek community. Discover something you are interested in and go for it!

It was great to live with all first-year students because we were all experiencing similar feelings of excitement and stress and accomplishment together. Living on campus is extremely convenient, and I was able to be in the middle of all activities and events going on around campus. I loved being able to live with all of my friends.

Madison Hoell, Communication from Bozeman, Montana

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You can jump right in and begin exploring your career path during your freshman year by attending events and career fairs and speaking with employer representatives. The Wall Street Journal reports that corporate recruiters say “NC State is their top choice in North Carolina and 19th in the entire country.” The degree you earn at NC State is highly respected and valued by employers.

There are many good resources to help you find an internship on campus. I used the Career Center to improve my resume before the engineering career fair. Because of the amazing people there, I am trying to decide on many options for summer internships.

Mariana Calvo, Exploratory Studies from El Paso, Texas

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You’ll fit right in with the roaring crowd of the Wolfpack! The camaraderie and excitement of the Wolfpack spirit carries you through every aspect of your NC State life. We’re a close-knit community where friendships are built through amazing experiences and shared adventures. You’ll catch the excitement of the Wolfpack on the first day you arrive and will carry it with you forever.

I’ve played tenor saxophone in the “Power Sound of the South,” the NC State Marching Band, since my freshman year and have loved every minute of it. Being in band allows you to meet people with different majors and interesting backgrounds, and also takes you to some pretty cool places.

Madison Bridges, Animal Science from Shelby, North Carolina

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Your new home away from home is consistently rated one of the best places to live in the United States. You’ll live halfway between the mountains and the beach. Enjoy plenty of cultural and sporting opportunities and have easy access to great shopping. And, we’re minutes from the largest research park in the world – your job-seeking paradise.

I’ve enjoyed trying new restaurants around downtown Raleigh. It is refreshing to have the farmers market to shop at and to have areas like Lake Johnson to enjoy on a nice day.

Shirelle Cunningham, Business Management - Human Resources from Goldsboro, North Carolina

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