North Carolina State University, Raleigh

North Carolina State University, Raleigh

North Carolina, United States | Public

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North Carolina State University (NCSU) is a public research university started in 1887. It has an enrollment of over 30,000 students, making it the largest university in Carolina by a margin. NCSU is especially well known for programs like ECE, CSE and Computer Networking (which is offered in very few other universities), and this fact coupled with its low tuition fees makes it a dream college for many students. It ranks #217 according to U.S. News' 'Best Global Universities Ranking' list.




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NCSU is located in Raleigh, which is the capital city of North Carolina. Raleigh is one of the fastest-growing cities in the country and the city of Raleigh is named after Sir Walter Raleigh, who established the lost Roanoke Colony in present-day Dare County.


NCSU main campus has three sub campuses, North, Central and South. Although your life would be pretty much centered around the buildings of your major, you should definitely take a few long walks around the rest of the campus, because it is beautiful! Added to the fact that all the libraries, laboratories and research centers are state-of-the-art, and you get the perfect ‘university feel’. The gym, recreation center and the sports/athletic facilities are great as well. The brand new Hunt Library is certainly one of the most amazing structures you'll ever see, magnificent and hi-tech, it is the world’s first artificial intelligence involved library.

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The NCSU campus offers you with 20 on-campus residential halls and 5 in-campus residential apartments. As for accommodation to live off-campus - you'll find the largest concentration of Indians in areas like Avery Close, Colonial Arms, Kensington Park, Kings Court, Gorman Street and Champions Court. NCSU has its own student apartment complexes like University House and University Suites, which afford students a fair amount of privacy and space.


Dedicated to fostering students who will be future leaders in shaping the field of STEM education, NCSU faculty and staff are the track makers in 21st century teaching and research methods. By combining real-world experience with a wealth of knowledge, the faculty here consistently focuses on innovative and creative solutions to today’s most critical educational issues. Professors go out of their way to help, provided the initiative comes from the students. Also, the course is structured in such a way so as to give you excellent practical as well as theoretical knowledge. NCSU also has a rather excellent Tutorial Center, where you can get free one-to-one help whenever you may need it.

Jobs and placements

With 92% employment rate, companies that have interned and hired for full-time employment are Cisco, Netapp, EMC, Yahoo, Amazon, RIM, Google, Microsoft, nVidia, Intel, Qualcomm and IBM being the regular recruiters at NCSU.

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